Feb. 12, 2007
Providence, RI - A perfect 9-0 showing by the sabre squad highlighted a 16-11 win by the Brown women's fencing team (18-5) over Yale, as the Bears competed at the first half of the Ivy League Championship at Penn on Sunday. The women went 1-2, falling to #2 Columbia, 23-4, and Princeton, 18-9. The Brown men (10-11) were 0-3, falling 26-1 against #4 Columbia, 21-6 against Yale, and 21-6 against #10 Princeton.
As in the Yale match-up, the women's sabre squad led the Bears throughout the day. Sophomore Deborah Gorth (Amherst, MA) and freshman Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) led the women with five wins each. Junior Charlotte Gartenberg (St. Oaks, CA) was right behind with four wins, and sophomore Charlotte Rose (Bethesda, MD), went 1-2, bringing the squad's record to 15-12 on the day.
Despite the men's 0-3 record, it was tri-captain Dan Mahoney (Haydenville, MA) who had Brown's top mark for the day, going 6-3. Mahoney went 3-0 against both Yale and Princeton, accounting for half of the Bears' wins in both contests. The women's epee squad performed well, as members Christina Salvatore (Chevy Chase, MD), tri-captain Jennifer Hausmann (Mill Valley, CA), and tri-captain Christine Livoti (Garden City, NY) all won three matches. Freshman Kirsten Lynch (Maplewood, NJ) also won three matches, in the foil.
The second half of the Ivy League Championship will take place at Harvard on Feb. 24. The women will square off with #3 Harvard, #8 Penn and Cornell, while the men will face just #1 Harvard and #7 Penn.