Men’s Fencing Sweeps at Sacred Heart Invitational

Photo Credit: Gil Talbot
Photo Credit: Gil Talbot

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Harvard men's fencing team took to the strip for the Sacred Heart Invitational and swept today, Sunday Dec. 2. The Crimson found victories over Vassar, Penn State, NJIT, NYU and host Sacred Heart.

Beginning with an 8 a.m. contest against Vassar, Erwin Cai, Jason Oh and Daniel Solomon led the charge for the Crimson, recording the first touches of the day, going 8-1. The success continued throughout the match as the men put together a strong offense and defense to leave Vassar scoreless in foil.

The Crimson edged out Penn State in a close battle, 15-12. Harvard found its advantage from foil fencers George Haglund, Geoffrey Tourette and Duncan Rheingans-Yoo who put up seven touches to Penn State's two. The remainder of the day saw three more successful bouts from Harvard. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Two Crimson members went 9-for-10 on the day in their respective weapons, first-year Daniel Solomon (sabre) and junior Matt Branman (foil).
  • Geoffrey Tourette was perfect on the day going 11-for-11 in each foil appearance.
  • Albert Chien led the way in Epee putting together an 11-for-12 performance.

Harvard 23, Vassar 4
Sabre: 8-1
Foil: 9-0
Epee: 6-3

Harvard 15, Penn State 12
Sabre: 4-5
Foil: 7-2
Epee: 4-5 

Harvard 21, Sacred Heart 6
Sabre: 9-0
Foil: 9-0
Epee: 3-6 

Harvard 20, NJIT 7
Sabre: 7-2
Foil: 6-3
Epee: 7-2 

Harvard 19, NYU 8
Sabre: 8-1
Foil: 7-2
Epee: 4-5 

Up Next

The Crimson resumes play after the new year at the St. Johns Invitational Jan. 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y. with bouts against Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Columbia and host St. Johns.