Posted: Jan 21, 2017
Jarocki tallied a +32 touch-differential over the course of the tournament (Gil Talbot).
QUEENS, N.Y. - The Harvard women's fencing team was challenged at the St. John's Invitational, tallying a 2-3 finish. The Crimson (5-6) were able to tally an 16-11 victory over Penn State.
In the final bouts of the day, Harvard faced Penn State. The Crimson were able to walk away with a 16-11 victory, with scores of 6-3 in sabre, 7-2 foil and 3-6 in epee. Senior Adrienne Jarocki swept the Lions 3-0, finishing with a +7-touch differential in sabre. Freshman Natalie Yang registered a +11-touch differential in foil against Penn State.
The women started off the tournament against the host Red Storm, earning a 19-8 victory. The foil squad swept St. John's 9-0, while the sabre fencers added a 7-2 tally. Jarocki led the sabre fencers with a +11-touch differential, while Yang added a +12-touch differential in foil. Shawn Wallace went 2-1 with the Red Storm, earning a +4-touch variance.
Although the Crimson were able to earn a 6-3 win in sabre, Harvard fell to Ohio State, 11-16. The Crimson also faced Notre Dame and Columbia during the tournament, but were unable to gain the point, falling 9-18 and 11-16, respectively.
Harvard will return to the mats on Feb. 4, hosting NYU and Tufts at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively. The bouts will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.
Harvard vs. Penn State: W, 16-11
Harvard vs. St. John's: W, 19-8
Harvard vs. Ohio State: L, 11-16
Harvard vs. Notre Dame: L, 9-18
Harvard vs. Columbia: L, 11-16