Fencing Wraps Up Competitive Brandeis Invitational

Fencing Wraps Up Competitive Brandeis Invitational

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Brown University fencing men's epee squad led the team with a 24-21 composite record as the Bears competed at the Brandeis Invitational on Sunday at the Gosman Sports Center on the campus of Brandeis University.

The Brown men went 2-3 as a team while the women's side finished 0-5. The men defeated Boston College (14-13) and North Carolina (15-12) while falling to St. John's (19-8), Brandeis (14-13), and MIT (14-13). The women dropped decisions to BC (21-6), UNC (23-4), St. John's (15-12), Brandeis (15-12), and MIT (16-11).

The men's epee squad went 4-1 on the day behind its 24-21 record. Men's foil went 21-24 and picked up one win while men's sabre finished 18-27 along with a win. Women's foil topped St. John's, 5-4, and women's sabre beat Brandeis, 6-3.

Sophomore Umar Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) paced the Bears on the day with a 13-2 record in men's foil. In men's epee, junior Samuel Koch (San Francisco, Calif.), junior Ryan Connor (Lincoln, R.I,), and senior James Yoon (Austin, Texas) went 9-6, 8-7, and 7-7 respectively. Junior Alexander Catoya (Rutherford, N.J.) led men's sabre with six wins.

Junior Signe Ferguson (Wilmington, Del.) led the women's team with a 10-5 mark in women's epee. Junior Clarissa Allen (Newtown, Pa.) tallied a 9-6 mark in women's foil, and freshman Sabrina Edelman (New York, N.Y.) paced women's sabre with six wins.

Next, Brown will host Northeast Fencing Conference Meet No. 2 on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. 

Brown Results (2-8):

Brown Men's Results (2-3)
Rd. 1 (9:00 a.m.): Brown 14, Boston College 13 (E: Brown 7-2, F: BC 6-3, S: BC 5-4)
Rd. 2 (10:00 a.m.): Brown 15, North Carolina 12 (E: Brown 5-4, F: Brown 7-2, S: UNC 6-3)
Rd. 3 (11:00 a.m.): St. John's 19, Brown 8 (E: SJU 7-2, F: SJU 5-4, S: SJU 7-2)
Rd. 4 (1:00 p.m.): Brandeis 14, Brown 13 (E: Brown 5-4, F: Brandeis 6-3, S: Brown 5-4)
Rd. 5 (2:00 p.m.): MIT 14, Brown 13 (E: Brown 5-4, F: MIT 5-4, S: MIT 5-4) 

Brown Women's Results (0-5)
Rd. 1 (9:00 a.m.): Boston College 21, Brown 6 (E: BC 7-2, F: BC 5-4, S: BC 9-0)
Rd. 2 (10:00 a.m.): North Carolina 23, Brown 4 (E: UNC 7-2, F: UNC 8-1, S: UNC 8-1)
Rd. 3 (11:00 a.m.): St. John's 15, Brown 12 (E: SJU 5-4, F: Brown 5-4, S: SJU 6-3)
Rd. 4 (1:00 p.m.): Brandeis 15, Brown 12 (E: Brandeis 5-4, F: Brandeis 7-2, S: Brown 6-3)
Rd. 5 (2:00 p.m.): MIT 16, Brown 11 (E: MIT 5-4, F: MIT 6-3, S: MIT 5-4)