Women's Fencing Readies for the Big Apple

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Opening up the new year of competition, the Harvard women's fencing team heads south for the St. John's Invitational. Looking for redemption, the Crimson begins event play at 10 a.m. taking on Penn State, Columbia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and will conclude with host St. John's. 

During the last outing, hosting Tufts and Wellesley, the women secured a sweep boasting a 25-2 victory over the Jumbos and 24-3 against the Blue. Prior to the home meet, the Crimson found success at the Sacred Heart Invitational with victories over Vassar, Temple, NYU and Sacred Heart.

What to Know

  • The Crimson went 2-3 in last year's invite, finding success against St. John's and Ohio State.
  • Senior Gabrielle Tartakovsky leads the Crimson with a perfect 12-0 record and +41 touch differential on the season in her respective class, sabre.
  • In foil, Junior Natalie Yang boasts a 14-2 record over her opponents this season while registering a +34 touch differential.
  • Sophomore Saanchi Kukadia and first-year Catherine Beddingfield tally strong 10-3 records in epee.

Up Next
The Crimson hosts its last opponent of the season on Feb. 2 against NYU with ESPN+ broadcast coverage beginning at noon.