Women’s Fencing Earns Fourth Place Finish at Ivy Championships

Jarcoki led the meet with a 15-3 record and plus-44 touch-differential (Gil Talbot).

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The No. 7 Harvard women's fencing team finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships. The Crimson tallied a 3-3 record over the course of the tournament.

Senior captain Adrienne Jarocki led the Crimson (11-8) with a 15-3 record, registering a plus-44 touch differential en route to being the sabre champion. Jarocki was named to the All-Ivy first team along with teammate Natalie Yang. Marta Lasota and Sharon Ra were named to the second team.

Harvard started off the weekend against No. 2 Princeton. Although the foil and sabre squads finished within one point of Princeton, the Crimson was unable to catch the Tigers, falling 10-17.   

Next up, Harvard faced No. 4 Penn on the strips. The sabre group was able to tally a 7-2 win over the Quakers, paced by Lasota and Gabby Tartakovsky, who earned 3-0 tallies. Harvard was unable to earn the set point, falling to Penn 12-15.

The Crimson concluded play on Saturday against Cornell, earning a 17-10 win over the Big Red. The sabre and foil squads each registered a 7-2 victory against Cornell.  Jarocki paced the Crimson with a 3-0 record and a perfect plus-15 touch differential. Liana Yamin also earned a 3-0 record against the Big Red, tallying a plus-eight touch variance.

On Sunday, Harvard went head-to-head with No. 1 Columbia. Once again, Jarocki registered a 3-0 mark against her competitors. Natalie Yang also contributed a 3-0 record to the board, but that would not be enough for the Crimson. Harvard fell to Columbia, 16-11.

Next up, Harvard faced Brown on the strips. The sabre and foil squads swept the Bears, 9-0. Tartakovsky paced the sabre team, adding 13 to her overall touch differential. Liana Henderson-Semel contributed a 3-0 record and a plus-8 tally to the board. Claire Dinhut paced the epee group with a 2-1 record. Harvard bested the Bears, 23-4.

In the final bouts of the championships, Harvard faced Yale. Jarocki notched a 3-0 sweep over the Bulldogs, adding ten to her overall touch differential. On the foil strips, Yamin registered a 2-1 record, and Shawn Wallace added a 2-1 mark against the Bulldogs in epee. Harvard earned a 19-8 win over Yale.

Harvard will have a quick turnaround, heading to Boston College on Wednesday Feb. 15 to compete in the Beanpot.