CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- No.7 Harvard women's fencing travels down the road to Boston College in search of its 13th consecutive Beanpot title.
In round one the women will meet Brandeis. The women defeated the Judges on their home turf at the Brandeis Invitation, 19-8, in December. The Crimson look to stretch the series lead to 36-6 all-time with a win.
In round two the women step to the strip against MIT. Earlier this season Harvard defeated the Engineers, 18-9, at the Brandeis Invitational to secure its 34th win all-time. The Crimson hold the edge in the series 34-12.
In the final round of the night, Harvard fences against Boston College. In a tightly contested match Harvard downed the Eagles, 16-11, back in December. That victory marked the Crimson's 22nd straight win over Boston College.
What to Know
- The women have won 12 straight Beanpot titles stretching back to 2007.
- The Crimson are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Ivy Championships last weekend.
- Veronica Czyzewski, Saanchi Kukadia and Karina Wang tabbed first team All-Ivy League honors at the round robins.
- Harvard defeated all three opponents earlier this season at the Brandeis Invitational.
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.
Harvard travels to Ithaca, N.Y. on March 8th to compete in the NCAA Regionals.