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No. 3 Harvard Women's Fencing Sweeps to Beanpot Title

Elena Helgiu went 3-0 against Brandeis Wednesday in the Crimson's 22-5 win over the Judges (Harvard Athletic Communications).

WALTHAM, Mass.  The women's fencing version of the Beanpot has only seen one winner since its inception four seasons ago, and Wednesday the No. 3 Harvard women's fencing team continued that trend by topping three of its local foes in Waltham, Mass., to take the title again.

The Crimson beat host Brandeis, 22-5, defeated Boston College, 20-7, and earned a 19-8 victory over Cambridge rival MIT to claim its fourth Beanpot title in as many years. Harvard was anchored once again by its foil squad, which went 26-1 with freshman Alexandra Kiefer and junior Shelby MacLeod going a perfect 9-0.

Sophomore Felicia Sun went 8-1 on the day to lead an epee squad that went unbeaten in three duals with a 21-6 record. Classmate Katherine Chou went 8-1 in the foil event and fellow sophomores Elena Helgiu and Alexa Fishman both were perfect (3-0) against Brandeis in the epee and saber, respectively.

The Crimson will now prepare for the NCAA Northeast Regional, set for March 13 at a site to be determined.