Harvard Women’s Fencing Places Third at Ivy Round-Robins

Emma Vaggo (center) was named to the All-Ivy League first team (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 8 Harvard women's fencing team finished the Ivy Round-Robins with a 4-2 record, as the Crimson earned a third-place finish at the championships hosted at Harvard's Gordon Indoor Track.  

Harvard (12-8) went 2-1 on Sunday and saw three of its fencers earn All-Ivy League honors. Emma Vaggo went 16-2 in the women's epee to garner first-team all-conference accolades, while Felicia Sun had a 9-5 record, receiving an All-Ancient Eight second-team nod.

In the women's sabre, Aliya Itzkowitz posted a 14-4 record, earning All-Ivy second-team honors. Alexandra Kiefer had Harvard's best record in the women's foil, going 11-7 on the weekend.

Harvard opened the day by topping Brown, 17-10, as the Crimson used an 8-1 advantage in the women's epee to hold off the Bears. The Crimson then faced Princeton, who completed the Ivy Round-Robins with a 6-0 record, with the Tigers emerging with a 19-8 victory. The Crimson took the epee event, 5-4, but the Tigers won the sabre, 8-1, and the foil, 7-2.

In its final match of the weekend, Harvard defeated Penn by a 16-11 margin. The Crimson women's sabre team cruised to an 8-1 mark, while the epee squad led 5-4 against the Quakers.

Harvard will return to action Sunday, March 10 at the NCAA Regionals, hosted by St. John's in Queens, N.Y. The Crimson will look to earn bids to the NCAA Championships later in the month, March 21-14.  

Princeton, 6-0
Columbia, 5-1
Harvard, 4-2
Brown, 3-3
Cornell, 2-4
Penn, 1-5
Yale, 0-6

Harvard def. Brown, 17-10 (S54/F45/E81)
Cornell def. Penn, 14-13 (S54/F45/E54)
Princeton def. Columbia, 18-9 (S81/F45/E63)

Princeton def. Harvard, 19-8 (S81/F72/E45)
Brown def. Penn, 14-13 (S72/F45/E36)
Cornell def. Yale, 19-8 (S63/F81/E54)

Harvard def. Penn, 16-11 (S81/F36/E54)
Brown def. Yale, 16-11 (S72/F72/E27)
Columbia def. Cornell, 20-7 (S45/F90/E72)