Feb. 27, 2007
Cambridge, MA - Facing teams ranked in the top 10 nationally in four of its five matches, the Brown fencing team was swept at the second half of the Ivy League Championship at Harvard on Sunday. The women's team (18-8, 1-5 Ivy) had the lone near-win for the Bears, falling 14-13 to Cornell after dropping decisions to #3 Harvard, 20-7, and #8 Penn, 22-5. The men (10-13, 0-5) fenced twice, falling to #4 Harvard, 25-2, and #7 Penn, 19-8.
Against the Big Red, freshmen Kirsten Lynch (Maplewood, NJ) and Linda Zhang (New York, NY) led the way by sweeping their three matches in the foil. Junior tri-captain Christine Livoti (Garden City, NY) and freshman Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) each went 2-1 in the epee and sabre, respectively.
For the day, Lynch led all Bears with five wins in nine bouts. Right behind her were Alevi and sophomore Deborah Gorth (Amherst, MA), who were both 4-5 in the sabre. Zhang's three wins in four bouts gave her the highest winning percentage on the team.
For the men, senior tri-captain Dan Mahoney (Haydenville, MA) and freshman Adam Yarnell (Harrison, NY) were the only Brown fencers with two victories, each taking one victory against both Harvard and Penn in the sabre and epee, respectively.
The Bears will compete at the 113th Intercollegiate Fencing Association Championship this weekend.