Brown's Men's Fencing Squad Tops Yale at Second Ivy League Meet

Feb. 13, 2006

New York, NY - -- The Brown men's fencing squad defeated Yale, 16-11, in the second and final Ivy League match of the season. It was the second time this year that the Brown men defeated the Bulldogs. Brown's men's team finished its first official season of Ivy League competition in fifth place with a 1-5 record against Ancient Eight opponents.

Brown's foilists led the way against Yale, posting a resounding 8-1 victory. Jeremy Zeitlin '07 and Nick Bender '09 both went 3-0 against the Bulldogs, including victories against Yale's 2004 NCAA silver medalist, Cory Werk.

Dan Mahoney '07, Sam Levine `08 and Jeremy Adler '06 all went 2-1 to beat Yale's sabre squad by a combined score of 6-3. Brown's epeeist had a more challenging meet, losing to Yale, 2-7. Brown's victories in this weapon came from Adrian Martin '06.

Competition was much tougher for the Bears later in the day. Brown squared off against defending men's Ivy Co-Champions Harvard and 13-time Ivy Champions Pennsylvania.

Harvard beat the Brown men by a combined score of 21-6. Brown's strongest performers against the Crimson were Adrian Martin in epee and Jeremy Adler in sabre who both posted 2-1 records. Martin scored a big upset, defeating Harvard's Benjamin Ungar, currently the #1-ranked junior men's epee fencer in the United States.

The Bears were also unable to overcome the Penn Quakers, dropping the meet 4-23.

Brown's women were unable to secure any meet victories in their matches against Yale, Penn and Harvard. But several of Brown's individual fencers put in strong performances in the women's events.

Charlotte Gartenberg '08 and Deborah Gorth '09 both went 2-1 in sabre to give Brown a 5-4 victory against Yale. However, a 9-0 Yale sweep of the foil matches and a close 5-4 victory in epee gave the Bulldogs the meet, 18-9.

Brown's women also lost to defending Ivy Champion Harvard, 6-21. Christine Livoti '08 went 2-1 versus the Crimson.

Brown also dropped its final match of the day -- against 10-time Ivy women's champions Penn - by a 6-21 score. Ruth Schneider '06 did sweep her Quaker opponents 3-0 in epee competition. The Brown women finish their Ivy League campaign with a 1-5 meet record and a sixth-place standing.

All-American Schneider finished with a 12-6 individual record in Ivy League competition. She is tied for fourth place in the Ivy women's epee standings, placing her in strong contention of an All-Ivy designation.

Brown fencing returns to action at the New England Championships at Wellesley next weekend. Brown traditionally does very well at New England's, which also serves as a warm-up for the ECAC/IFA and NCAA Regional Championships at the end of the season.

FINAL MEET SCORES
BROWN MEN v. YALE V 16-11
Foil 8-1
Epee 2-7
Sabre 6-3

BROWN WOMEN v. YALE D 9-18
Foil 0-9
Epee 4-5
Sabre 5-4

BROWN MEN v. HARVARD D 6-21
Foil 1-8
Epee 3-6
Sabre 2-7

BROWN WOMEN v. HARVARD D 6-21
Foil 0-9
Epee 3-6
Sabre 3-6

BROWN MEN v. PENN D 4-23
Foil 1-8
Epee 2-7
Sabre 1-8

BROWN WOMEN v. PENN D 6-21
Foil 0-9
Epee 4-5
Sabre 2-7

FINAL IVY TEAM STANDINGS
BROWN MEN - 5th Place - 1-4
BROWN WOMEN -6th Place - 1-5

TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMER
Ruth Schneider '06 - Women's Epee - 12-6--Tied for 4th in Ivy Standings