Jarocki goes undefeated to help Harvard to 3-1 start (Gil Talbot).
NEW YORK – At the end of the first day of competition at the 2015 Ivy League Fencing Round Robins, the Harvard women's fencing team sits in second place with a 3-1 record. The Crimson posted victories over Yale (23-4), No. 8 Penn (17-10), and Brown (21-6), but fell to No. 1 Columbia (17-10) in the final bout of the day.
Adrienne Jarocki leads all sabre fencers with a 12-0 record, closely followed by Isabel DiTella, who went 10-2, and Aliya Itzkowitz, at 9-3. MacKenzie Lawrence led Harvard's foil squad with an 8-4 first-day record.
The epee squad, of DiTella, Claire Dinhut and Emma Väggö, helped Harvard make quick work of the Yale sabre team, keying Harvard to a 23-4 victory. Jarocki, Itzkowitz and Lawrence all went undefeated against the Elis as well.
In round two against the Quakers, the sabre team led the way with a 7-2 mark, while the foil and epee fencers joined together for 5-4 wins.
In its final contest of the day, Harvard could not overcome the top-ranked Columbia Lions, falling 17-10. The sabre fencers won a 5-4 decision to get out to an early lead, but the Lions responded with 7-2, and 6-3 victories to close the match.
Harvard continues with day two of the Ivy League Round Robins tomorrow with bouts against Princeton and Cornell.
Adrienne Jarocki- 12-0
Aliya Itzkowitz- 9-3
Kara Lee- 5-7
MacKenzie Lawrence- 8-4
Hali Nelson- 5-4
Liana Yamin- 5-5
Hellary Zhang- 4-1
Isabel DiTella- 10-2
Emma Väggö- 7-5
Claire Dinhut- 6-6