Men’s Fencing Travels Down the Road to Brandeis Invitational

Geoffrey Tourette action photo.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

WALTHAM, Mass.- Coming off a sweep in their first contest of the year, men's fencing travels to Brandeis University for the Brandeis Invitational on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Harvard will have byes in the first two rounds before meeting University of Incarnate Word in round three, which the team has never faced before in competition. After the lunch break, the Crimson will face MIT in round four. Harvard holds the commanding series lead over MIT 100-18-1.

In round five the Crimson takes to the strip to fence against Brandeis in their 64th meeting all time, to which Harvard leads 53-11. In the final round of the day the team will meet Boston College, to which Harvard holds a perfect 21-0 record over.

What to Know

  • In Philadelphia in its first contests of the year the Crimson went 5-0 defeating the likes of Penn, Princeton, Penn State, NJIT, and Air Force
  • Junior foilist Geoffrey Tourette holds the best touch differential on the team at plus 28.
  • The foil squad holds the best record for the team across the three weapons at 38-7.
  • Harvard has never competed at the Brandeis Invitational.

At the Helm
The Crimson had a busy offseason adding many new faces to Cambridge including Daria Schneider who will enter her first season at the helm for Harvard. Schneider comes to Harvard after a three year stint as head coach at Cornell where she notched 34 victories including a program best 19 in 2016-17 and Ivy Co-Coach of the Year in 2018.

Up Next
Harvard will have over a month long break before returning to action on January 18 in Queens, N.Y. at the St. John's Invitational.