CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard women's fencing team extended its winning streak to six matches after defeating Wellesley, 18-9 and Tufts, 17-10.
Despite battling a number of injuries the Crimson powered through the double header winning both bouts on the strip. The sabre squad of first-year Maria Theodore and senior captain Marta Lasota went undefeated on the strip combining for a 12-0 record. The only losses came from forfeits due to the previously mentioned injuries.
Junior epeeist Saanchi Kukadia also tabbed a perfect record on the strip against Wellesley and Tufts.
- Three players went undefeated for the Crimson in its fifth and sixth straight wins in the home opener.
- First-year Karina Wang tabbed her first collegiate match clinching win for Harvard.
- Cindy Gao capped off the night with a 5-1 win in the final bout to give the Crimson a 17-10 victory over Tufts.
- First-year head coach, Daria Schneider tabbed her first career wins at home for Harvard.
Harvard 18 Wellesley 9
Sabre: 6-3; Foil: 6-3 ; Epee: 6-3
Harvard 17 Tufts 10
Sabre: 6-3; Foil: 7-2; Epee: 4-5
Harvard will have over a month long break before returning to action on Jan.18 in Queens, N.Y. at the St. John's Invitational.