Five Wins Help Women’s Fencing Continue Undefeated Start

Five Wins Help Women’s Fencing Continue Undefeated Start

Itzkowitz, Väggö end Tradition Tournament undefeated at 15-0 (Gil Talbot).

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Harvard women's fencing posted five wins in its second outing of the year at the Tradition Tournament, hosted by Sacred Heart, to remain unbeaten on the year. The Crimson moves to 6-0 on the season, having defeated Tufts in its opener December 5.

Facing the defending national champion Penn State, the Crimson toppled the Nittany Lions 21-6, posting strong performances in each division. Harvard was able to continue its hot streak, winning its next four matches to end the tournament 5-0.

In round two, Harvard posted a convincing victory over Vassar, 24-3, and took down Sacred Heart 23-4 in the third series of matchups. The Crimson finished its opening tournament with wins over Temple, 17-10, and New York University, 24-3.

The Crimson was led by junior sabre fencer Aliya Itzkowitz and senior epeeist Emma Väggö, who both went a perfect 15-0 at the meet. The Harvard sabre squad was in full control, going undefeated in each of the five matches.

Harvard continues its schedule January 24 at the St. John's Invitational, where it will take on Notre Dame, Ohio State, Columbia, Penn State, and the host Red Storm.

Round 1

Harvard 21, Penn State 6

Vassar 17, NYU 10

Princeton 17, Sacred Heart 10

Round 2

Princeton 22, NYU 5

Harvard 24, Vassar 3

Penn State 15, Sacred Heart 12

Round 3

Penn State 22, Vassar 5

Temple 25, NYU 2

Harvard 23, Sacred Heart 4

Round 4

Penn State 24, NYU 3

Harvard 17, Temple 10

Princeton 21, Vassar 6

Round 5

Harvard 24, NYU 3

Temple 18, Sacred Heart 9

Penn State, Princeton

Round 6

Temple 21, Vassar 6

Sacred Heart 14, NYU 13