No. 7 Women’s Fencing Rebounds with Statement Win over NYU, 21-6

Maria Theodore action photo.
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass- No. 7 Harvard women's fencing (10-8) made a statement with a 21-6 victory over NYU at home on Sunday afternoon.

First-year Maria Theodore returned to the strip from injury without missing a beat. Theodore posted a 2-1 record on the day. The sabre squad went 8-1 against NYU en route to the Crimson's 24th straight victory over the Violets.

Senior Marta Lasota, sophomore Veronica Czyzewski, first-year Karina Wang, junior Saanchi Kukadia and junior Cinday Gao each went a perfect 3-0 for the day.

Three of Harvard's six losses on the day came from forfeits with the Crimson fencing down one fencer in the foil event.

Harvard Highlights

  • Five Crimson fencers posted perfect 3-0 records on the day.
  • The sabre and foil squads lead the way both going 8-1.
  • Harvard improves to 24-0 against NYU all-time.

Results
Harvard 21 NYU 6
Sabre 8-1 | Foil 5-4 | Epee 8-1

Sabre (8-1)
Marta Lasota- 3-0
Veronica Czyzewski- 3-0
Maria Theodore- 2-1
Foil (5-4)
Natalie Yang- 2-1
Karina Wang- 3-0
Epee (8-1)
Saanchi Kukadia- 3-0
Cindy Gao- 3-0
Melissa Du- 2-1

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The Crimson will return to Cambridge for the Ivy League Championships from February 8-9. Those matches are scheduled to take place at the Gordon Indoor Track and be broadcast on ESPN+.