Women’s Fencing Welcomes Wellesley and Tufts on ESPN+

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass- After a successful weekend on the strip, the Harvard women's fencing team will host Wellesley and Tufts, tomorrow, Dec. 4 for its first home match of the season. Broadcast coverage will air on ESPN+ with action beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to the evenings contests if free.

How to Follow

Broadcast: ESPN+

Talent: Alex Vispoli and Kevin Gehl

Location: Malkin Athletic Center, 3rd Floor

Admission: FREE

The Crimson looks to continue its annual success over Tufts and Wellesley this Tuesday, Dec. 4. Last year, Harvard bested the Jumbos, 24-3 and Blue, 21-6. In a dominant outing, Liana Henderson-Semel and Natalie Yang captured a perfect performance, defeating each opponent with combined plus-15 and plus-13 touch differentials, respectively.  

Over the weekend the Crimson went 4-1 at the Sacred Heart Invitational, besting opponents Vassar, Temple, NYU and host Sacred Heart. With strong showings from a variety of the women, stand out performances came from first-year Martha Merriam (8-1), junior Natalie Yang (10-2) and seniors Shawn Wallace (10-2) and Gabrielle Tartakovsky (9-0). 

What to Know

  • Harvard leads 21-5 in all-time series against Wellesley and 24-0 versus Tufts.
  • The foil squad secured a 9-0 sweep against both teams last year, while the epee class saw a sweep over Tufts.

Up Next

The Crimson moves into the new year before tackling its second round robin tournament of the season at the St. Johns invitational on Jan 19. While in Brooklyn, N.Y., Harvard will face Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Columbia and host St. Johns.