Men’s Fencing Travels to Sacred Heart

Photo Credit: Gil Talbot
Photo Credit: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard men's fencing team hits the road to Fairfield, Conn. to take part in the round-robin styled Sacred Heart Invitational on Sunday, Dec.2. Beginning at 8 a.m., the Crimson will face Temple, NYU, Penn State, Vassar and host Sacred Heart.

 In the Crimson's opening appearance at the Penn State Open from Nov. 3-4, the men produced successful numbers, as all those competing in foil finished in the top-15. Additionally, junior George Haglund took home the bronze medal, while sabre fencer, Erwin Cai advanced to seventh-place finish with 13 wins.

What to Know?

  • Senior sabre fencer Eli Dershwitz ranks as the top contender across the globe in his respective class.
  • In the last match up with Sacred Heart, the Crimson bested the Pioneers 26-1, and notched a perfect score in sabre and foil.
  • Harvard went on to win the tournament last year, 4-1, with victories over Vassar (20-7), Penn State (19-8) and NJIT (19-8).

What's Next?

The Crimson looks towards the new year when they will travel to the Big City to partake in the St. Johns Invitational on Jan. 19.