Women’s Fencing Travels to In-state Rival Brandeis for Invitational

Marta Lasota action photo.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

WALTHAM, Mass.- Returning home after winning three bouts during the opening weekend, women's fencing looks to compete at the Brandeis Invitational on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Harvard will have byes in the first two rounds before meeting Univeristy of the Incarnate Word in round three, which the team has never faced before in competition. After the lunch break, the Crimson will face MIT in round four. Harvard holds the commanding series lead over MIT 33-12.

In round five the Crimson takes to the strip to fence against Brandeis in their 41st meeting all time, to which Harvard leads 35-6. In the final round of the day the team will meet Boston College, to which Harvard holds a perfect 21-0 record over.

What to Know

  • Harvard began its season going 3-3 at the Elite Invitational defeating Temple, Penn and Air Force.
  • The Crimson has never competed at the Brandeis Invitational.
  • Sophomore sabre fencer Veronica Czyzewski leads the women's team in touch differential at plus-19 with a 13-5 record.
  • The sabre squad holds the best record out of the three weapons at 31-23.

At the Helm
The Crimson had a busy offseason adding many new faces to Cambridge including Daria Schneider who will enter her first season at the helm for Harvard. Schneider comes to Harvard after a three year stint as head coach at Cornell where she notched 34 victories including a program best 19 in 2016-17 and Ivy Co-Coach of the Year in 2018.

Up Next
Harvard will have four days off before returning to Cambridge for a home competition with Wellesley and Tufts on Thursday, Dec. 5. The meet will be broadcast on ESPN+ and take place at the Malkin Athletic Center.