Fencing Opens Competition at Ivy League Round-Robins

Fencing Opens Competition at Ivy League Round-Robins

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sophomore Umar Masood won seven bouts in men's foil to lead Brown University fencing at the first day of the 2017 Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins at Penn's Tse Ping-Cheng Cheung Ling Sports Center on Saturday.

As a program, the Bears finished the day 0-8, facing six top-10 ranked opponents. The men's and women's sides each went 0-4. The men fell to No. 5 Penn (22-5), No. 2 Columbia (21-6), Yale (20-7), and No. 6 Princeton (18-9). The women's team dropped decisions to No. 4 Penn (22-5), No. 2 Columbia (25-2), Yale (21-6), and No. 1 Princeton (26-1).

The men's epee squad earned Brown's lone squad win of the day, topping Princeton's epee contingent, 5-4.

Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) ranked eighth in men's foil at the end of day one with a 7-5 record. Junior Samuel Koch (San Francisco, Calif.) earned five wins in men's epee while senior Alex Palabrica (Los Angeles, Calif.) tallied four wins in men's sabre.

For the women, senior Clara Tondato Da Ruos (Milan, Italy) notched four wins in women's sabre, and sophomore Ebba Brunnstrom (London, England) logged three wins in women's foil.

Next, Brown concludes competition at the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 12. 

Brown Results (0-8):

Brown Men's Results (0-4)
Saturday, Feb. 11
Rd. 1 (11:00 a.m.): No. 5 Penn 22, Brown 5 (E: Penn 8-1, F: Penn 6-3, S: Penn 8-1)
Rd. 2 (1:15 p.m.): No. 2 Columbia 21, Brown 6 (E: Columbia 6-3, F: Columbia 8-1, S: Columbia 7-2)
Rd. 3 (2:45 p.m.): Yale 20, Brown 7 (E: Yale 7-2, F: Yale 6-3, S: Yale 7-2)
Rd. 4 (4:15 p.m.): No. 6 Princeton 18, Brown 9 (E: Brown 5-4, F: Princeton 6-3, S: Princeton 8-1)
Sunday, Feb. 12
Rd. 5 (10:00 a.m.): Cornell vs. Brown
Rd. 6 (11:30 a.m.): No. 8 Harvard vs. Brown
Rd. 7 (1:45 p.m.): Bye 

Brown Women's Results (0-4)
Saturday, Feb. 11
Rd. 1 (11:00 a.m.): No. 4 Penn 22, Brown 5 (E: Penn 7-2 , F: Penn 7-2, S: Penn 8-1)
Rd. 2 (1:15 p.m.): No. 2 Columbia 25, Brown 2 (E: Columbia 9-0, F: Columbia 9-0, S: Columbia 7-2)
Rd. 3 (2:45 p.m.): Yale 21, Brown 6 (E: Yale 6-3, F: Yale 8-1, S: Yale 7-2)
Rd. 4 (4:15 p.m.): No. 1 Princeton 26, Brown 1 (E: Princeton 9-0, F: Princeton 8-1, S: Princeton 9-0)
Sunday, Feb. 12
Rd. 5 (10:00 a.m.): Cornell vs. Brown
Rd. 6 (11:30 a.m.): No. 9 Harvard vs. Brown
Rd. 7 (1:45 p.m.): Bye