Women’s Fencing Makes Strong Showing at Penn

Veronica Czyzewski action photo.

PHILADELPHIA, Penn.- On the road at Penn, women's fencing scored a 3-3 record to kick off its season.

In Harvard's epee bouts on the strip Cindy Gao went 3-0 against Temple in the second round of the Elite Invitational. The Crimson would go on to defeat the Owls 16-11.

In the next two rounds the women would notch back to back victories against Penn, 15-12 and Air Force, 15-12. Foil specialist and team captain Natalie Yang took on a big part in scoring winning all three of her bouts against Penn. First-year Karina Wang tabbed a 4-2 record in foil across the two rounds in her first tournament on the collegiate stage.

Senior saber fencer and team captain Marta Lasota tabbed a 7-2 record in the teams three losses. Sophomore saber specialist Veronica Czyzewski also went 7-2 in those final three rounds to round out the day for the Crimson. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Harvard won three straight matches against Temple, Penn and Air Force to begin the season.
  • First-years Karina Wang and Maria Theodore made their collegiate debuts for the Crimson.
  • Saber fencer Veronica Czyzewski posted a team best 13-5 record on the day.

Results
Harvard 16, Temple 11
Foil: 5-4-0; Epee: 6-3-0; Saber: 5-4-0
Harvard 15, Penn 12
Foil: 7-2-0; Epee: 4-5-0; Saber: 4-5-0
Harvard 15, Air Force 12
Foil: 6-3-0; Epee: 3-6-0; Saber: 6-3-0
Harvard 10, Penn State 17
Foil: 2-7-0; Epee: 4-5-0; Saber: 4-5-0
Harvard 13, Northwestern 14
Foil: 2-7-0; Epee: 5-4-0; Saber: 6-3-0
Harvard 9, Princeton 18
Foil: 1-8-0; Epee: 2-7-0; Saber: 6-3-0

Foil Squad (23-31)
Natalie Yang - 7-8
Karina Wang - 7-7
Melissa Du - 2-6
Cynthia Liu - 7-10

Epee Squad (24-26)
Saanchi Kukadia - 9-9
Catherine Beddingfield - 6-8
Cindy Gao - 9-9

Saber Squad (31-23)
Maria Theodore - 6-12
Veronica Czyzewski - 13-5
Marta Lasota - 12-6