Women’s Fencing Captures 25-2 Win Against Wellesley

Sharon Ra finished the meet with a plus-13 touch differential (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's fencing team shattered Wellesley in a dual meet on Wednesday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center, with the final tally reading 25-2.

The win helps the Crimson women improve its record to 4-2, while the Blue drops to 5-10. Harvard now boasts a 21-5 all-time record against Wellesley.

The Blue never had a chance to come up on top in sabre, as the Crimson went 9-0. Adrienne Jarocki improves to a team-best plus-47 margin and a 17-1 count. Gabby Tartakovsky added three wins to her overall score, improving to 13-5 and a plus-29 differential. Freshman Marta Lasota boasts a 13-5 record and plus-31 variance.

The foil fencers had five contributors to the 8-1 finish: Hali Nelson, MacKenzie Lawrence, Liana Yamin, Liana Henderson-Semel and Natalie Yang. The Crimson only gave up 11 touches in the bouts. Lawrence went 2-0 to lead the foil squad, and now paces the Crimson with a plus-32 differential and a 10-1 record for the season.

Fencing in the epee, Julia Carstens, Sharon Ra and Shawn Wallace went 8-1 to help Harvard out to a great start. With her 3-0 sweep, Ra improves to a plus-36 differential on the season, going a combined 15-3 for the first two meets. Also adding three wins, Wallace leads the squad with a +38 differential and a 14-4 combined tally.  

The team will take a break from action and will return on January 21st at St. John's against Columbia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and the host Red Storm.

Sabre: Jarocki (3-0), Tartakovsky (3-0), Lasota (3-0)
Foil: Yang (2-0), Lawrence (2-0), Nelson (1-0), Yamin (1-0), Semel (2-1)
Epee: Ra (3-0), Wallace (3-0), Carstens (2-1)