Men’s Fencing Battles to 4-1 Record at Tradition Tournament

Men’s Fencing Battles to 4-1 Record at Tradition Tournament

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Harvard men's fencing team completed play this Sunday at the Tradition Tournament in its second tournament of the season and first of dual action. The team ended the weekend with a 4-1 record after facing competitors from host Vassar, NJIT, NYU, Penn State and Sacred Heart.

The men's foil fencers led the team, each posting final records with no more than two losses. Freshman Geoffrey Tourette led the squad with a 10-1 record, while Duncan Rheingans-Yoo, George Haglund and Matt Branman followed behind with 9-2, 9-2 and 10-2 records, respectively.

Adrian Thein-Sandler led epee and Phillipe Guy topped sabre, both with an 11-4 record.

The Crimson earned a 20-7 victory over Vassar in the first round of the tournament, including a 9-0 sweep in foil. The men continued on to defeat Penn State in the second round 19-8, before narrowly falling to NYU 14-13 in the third round.

Harvard closed out the weekend strong, capturing a 19-8 win over NJIT and crushing Sacred Heart 26-1, including 9-0 marks in sabre and foil.

Up Next:
The men will travel to Queens, N.Y. to compete in the St. John's Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 20. Harvard will face competitors from host St. John's, Columbia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State. 

Results Round 1
Harvard 20, Vassar 7
Sabre: 6-3
Foil: 9-0
Epee: 5-4

Results Round 2
PSU 8, Harvard 19
Sabre: 3-6
Foil: 2-7
Epee: 3-6

Results Round 3
NYU 14, Harvard 13
Sabre: 6-3
Foil: 3-6
Epee: 5-4

Results Round 4
Harvard 19, NJIT 8
Sabre: 8-1
Foil: 7-1
Epee: 4-5

Round Five Results
SHU 1, Harvard 26
Sabre: 0-9
Foil: 0-9
Epee: 1-8