Both men’s and women’s fencing were home this past weekend for the annual Drew Fencing Invitational and Easter Women’s Fencing Conference Dual Meet Championship. The men came away with four victories and improved their over all record to 12-10. Women’s fencing placed sixth in the championship, but performed strong in foil.
With strong performances in the sabre and foil competitions, men’s fencing was able to grab victory from Yeshiva University with 21 points for the Rangers, versus 6 points for Yeshiva. They continued to beat the United States Military Academy, 18-11.
Stevens Institute of Technology would give the Rangers their first loss overcoming them with 16 points to the Rangers 11. With two wins against Rutgers University and Hunter’s College, the Rangers would fall to Cornell University 14-13.
James Weiss (’14) and Richard Chiu (’13) acquired 16 wins each in foil. A 9-0 win against Cornell brought the foil record to 15-6.
Michael Pignataro (’13) helped men’s epelle reached their seventh win of season after two victories against Rutgers. Sabre fencers Charlie Dobbins (’15) won 15 rounds with 6 loses. Jacob Hazle-Cary (’12) collected 12 wins. The record stands at 11-10 for men’s sabre.
Women’s fencing struggled to find thier stride during the EWFC Championship. With a loses against Hunter College and City College of New York, their one victory came from Yeshiva University bringing thier record to 4 victories and 18 loses.
The performance of foil fencer Emilia Domanowski (’13) helped the team acquire two victories and improving her record to 31-29.
The men will be traveling February 26 to The New York for the National Weapon Squad Championships.
This Sunday, Feb. 19, the women will be travleing to Stevens Institute of Technology for the EWFC Individual Championship.