Fencing Teams Combine for 6-4 Overall Record at NFC No. 2

Fencing Teams Combine for 6-4 Overall Record at NFC No. 2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown men's fencing finished with a 4-1 record, and the women's side went 2-3 as the Brown University fencing teams combined for a 6-4 overall record at Northeast Fencing Conference Meet No. 2 at Brown's Olney-Margolies Athletic Center on Saturday.

In their first competition since Dec. 4, the Bears' men's side topped Tufts (21-6), Dartmouth (18-9), Vassar (16-11), and MIT (16-11) while falling to Brandeis (14-13). On the women's side, the Bears defeated Tufts (18-9) and Dartmouth (15-12) while dropping decisions to Vassar (14-13), Brandeis (15-12), and MIT (16-12).

All three men's squads posted composite winning records on the day with men's epee going 33-12, men's foil notching a 26-19 mark, and men's sabre finishing 25-20. Men's epee went 5-0 as a squad. Women's sabre paced the Brown women with a 30-15 composite record, finishing 4-1 as a squad.

Senior Alex Palabrica (Los Angeles, Calif.) paced Brown with a 14-1 record in men's sabre while junior Samuel Koch (San Francisco, Calif.) and senior James Yoon (Austin, Texas) both went 12-2 in men's epee. Sophomore Umar Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) registered a 10-2 mark in men's foil.

Junior Clarissa Allen (Newtown, Pa.) led the Bears' women's team with a 13-2 mark in women's foil. In women's epee, junior Signe Ferguson (Wilmington, Del.) went 9-1 while senior Clara Tondato Da Ruos (Milan, Italy) and sophomore Claudia Jiang (Basking Ridge, N.J.) finished 12-3 and 10-5 respectively in women's sabre.

Next, Brown competes at the Eric Sollee Invitational at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday, Feb. 5.

Brown Results (6-4): 

Brown Men's Results (4-1)
Rd. 2 (11:00 a.m.): Brown 21, Tufts 6 (E: 5-4 Brown, F: 9-0 Brown, S: 7-2 Brown)
Rd. 3 (12:00 p.m.): Brown 18, Dartmouth 9 (E: 8-1 Brown, F: 6-3 Brown, S: 5-4 Dartmouth)
Rd. 4 (1:30 p.m.): Brown 16, Vassar 11 (E: 7-2 Brown, F: 5-4 Vassar, S: 5-4 Brown)
Rd. 5 (2:30 p.m.): Brandeis 14, Brown 13 (E: 7-2 Brown, F: 7-2 Brandeis, S: 5-4 Brandeis)
Rd. 6 (3:30 p.m.): Brown 16, MIT 11 (E: 6-3 Brown, F: 5-4 Brown, S: 5-4 Brown) 

Brown Women's Results (2-3)
Rd. 2 (11:00 a.m.): Brown 18, Tufts 9 (E: 6-3 Brown, F: 5-4 Tufts, S: 8-1 Brown)
Rd. 3 (12:00 p.m.): Brown 15, Dartmouth 12 (E: 5-4 Dartmouth, F: 5-4 Brown, S: 6-3 Brown)
Rd. 4 (1:30 p.m.): Vassar 14, Brown 13 (E: 6-3 Vassar, F: 5-4 Vassar, S: 6-3 Brown)
Rd. 5 (2:30 p.m.): Brandeis 15, Brown 12 (E: 6-3 Brown, F: 7-2 Brandeis, S: 5-4 Brandeis)
Rd. 6 (3:30 p.m.): MIT 16, Brown 12 (E: 7-2 MIT, F: 6-3 MIT, S: 7-2 Brown)