CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's fencing team picked up two home victories against Tufts and Wellesley this Tuesday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson defeated the Tufts Jumbos, 24-3, and the Wellesley Blue, 21-6, to improve to 6-1 overall in the 2017-18 season.
Against Tufts, the Crimson came out dominant on offense, posting 9-0 marks in both foil and epee. Liana Henderson-Semel went 5-0 against all three competitors she faced, posting a plus-15 touch differential. Junior co-captain MacKenzie Lawrence and sophomore Natalie Yang went 3-0 in foil action, registering plus-14 and plus-13 touch differentials, respectively.
Epee fencers Saanchi Kukadia, Cindy Gao, Sharon Ra, and Shawn Wallace all contributed to a perfect 9-0 tally against Tufts. Freshman Gao led epee fencers with a plus-11 touch differential. In sabre action, the Crimson recorded a 6-3 mark. Marta Lasota paced sabre fencers with a plus-nine touch differential.
The Crimson went on to face Wellesley next, earning a 21-6 win against the Blue.
The women's epee won a 6-3 victory, led by efforts from Kukadia, Gao, Ra and Wallace. Wallace led the Crimson with a plus-nine touch differential this round.
The foil squad added another 9-0 sweep to the board, with victories from the Henderson-Semel, Lawrence and Yang trio to finish off their perfect weekend. Lawrence nearly swept all three of her opponents, posting 5-1, 5-2 and 5-1 wins.
Harvard's sabre team posted a 6-2 mark against the Blue. Lasota ended the weekend posting a 3-0 record and defeating all three of her opponents, 5-0.
The Crimson moves to 24-0 all-time against Tufts, while extending its lead to 21-5 all-time against Wellesley.
Harvard- W, 24-3
Harvard- W, 21-6