Women's Fencing Goes 5-2 in NFC Opener

Taiylor Nunn
Courtesy of DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Event: Northeast Fencing Conference #1

- Scores:
MIT 19, UMass 8
MIT 24, University of New Hampshire 3
MIT 23, Boston University 4
Wellesley College 18, MIT 7
Brandeis University 16, MIT 11
MIT 24, Smith College 3
MIT 14, Sacred Heart University 13

- Record: MIT (5-2, 5-2 NFC)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Johnson Athletic Center - Shobrys and Aronson Indoor Track)

- The Lead: Sophomore Thérèse Mills (Medford, N.J.) powered the sabre squad with a 16-2 performance in the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) opener for the MIT women's fencing team on Saturday. Compiling a 5-2 ledger, the Engineers defeated UMass (19-8), University of New Hampshire (24-3), Boston University (23-4), Smith College (24-3), and Sacred Heart University (14-13) but fell to Wellesley College (18-7) and Brandeis University (16-11). Senior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) led the epee unit with a tally of 16-4 while junior Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) amassed a record for 15-5 for the foil team.

Epee (37-26 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. vs. UNH; 6-3 vs. Smith; 5-4 vs. UMass, BU, Wellesley, and Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Dina Atia 1-2 1-0 vs. UNH
S. Violet Killy 7-14 3-0 vs. UNH
Taiylor Nunn 13-6 3-0 vs. UNH; 2-0 vs. UMass and Smith; 2-1 vs. BU and Wellesley
Helen Sakharova 16-4 3-0 vs. BU, Brandeis, and Smith; 2-0 vs. UNH; 2-1 vs. UMass and Wellesley

 

Foil (38-25 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. BU and Smith; 7-2 vs. UNH; 6-3 vs. Sacred Heart; 5-4 vs. UMass)
  Record Highlights
Allison Couch 0-1 n/a
Elissa Gibson 0-1 n/a
Karen Gu 12-8 3-0 vs. BU and Smith; 2-0 vs. UNH; 2-1 vs. UMass and Sacred Heart
Stephanie Li 15-5 3-0 vs. UNH, BU, Smith, and Sacred Heart; 1-1 vs. UMass
Jocelyn McGhee 11-10 3-0 vs. BU and Smith; 2-1 vs. UMass and UNH

 

Sabre (49-14 record. Highlights: 9-0 vs. UMass, BU, and Smith; 8-1 vs. UNH; 6-3 vs. Sacred Heart; 5-4 vs. Brandeis)
  Record Highlights
Nisha Devasia 3-0 1-0 vs. UMass, BU, and Smith
Anita Dey Barsukova 16-4 3-0 vs. UMass, UNH, BU, and Sacred Heart; 2-0 vs. Smith
Jasmine McGhee 13-7 3-0 vs. UNH, BU, and Smith; 2-0 vs. UMass
Thérèse Mills 16-2 3-0 vs. UMass and Brandeis; 2-0 vs. UNH, BU, and Smith; 2-1 vs. Wellesley and Sacred Heart
Kate Xu 1-1 1-0 vs. Smith

UP NEXT:

- MIT travels to Brandeis University for the Brandeis Invitational starting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

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