Women’s Fencing Routs Tufts 25-2 in Season Opener

Seven Harvard fencers go 3-0 in picking up first win of the season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's fencing got off to a great start in 2014-15, defeating Tufts 25-2 Friday night at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Crimson was particularly dominant in the sabre and foil divisions, winning each of the respective round robins 9-0, while the epee squad finished 7-2.

The win helps Harvard (1-0) move to 22-0 all-time over the Jumbos (0-1), and was Harvard's 35th-straight win in Cambridge.

Wielding the sabre, Aliya Itzkowitz, Adrienne Jarocki and Kara Lee each went 3-0 to help Harvard get out to an early lead. Jarocki led all fencers with a plus-14 indicator.

Tufts managed only six total touches in nine matches in the foil division, as Hali Nelson, Liana Yamin and Hellary Zhang blanked the Jumbos 9-0. All three foil fencers recorded at least one bout of 5-0, with each finishing with a plus-13 touch differential.

In the epee division, Harvard went 7-2, led by senior Emma Väggö's 3-0 record. Freshmen Claire Dinhut and Julie Park each went 2-1.

Harvard women's fencing returns to action Sunday at the Tradition Tournament, hosted by Sacred Heart. The first matches will take place at 10 a.m.

Results (W-L, touch differential)

Sabre: Jarocki (3-0, +14), Itzkowitz (3-0, +10), Lee (3-0, +8)

Foil: Nelson (3-0, +13), Yamin (3-0, +13), Zhang (3-0, +13)

Epee: Väggö (3-0, +10), Dinhut (2-1, +4), Park (2-1, +2)