Nov. 24, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In its first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season, MIT defeated Boston University (22-5), UMass-Amherst (23-4), and host University of New Hampshire (24-3) before falling to Brandeis University (14-13) and Sacred Heart University (15-12). Igor Kopylov paced the Engineers' efforts by winning 12 of his 14 bouts.
The foil team notched the best record of the day as it finished at 36-9 behind 8-1 victories over BU and UNH in addition to a pair of 7-2 wins versus UMass-Amherst and Sacred Heart. Richard LaGrandier powered the Cardinal and Gray with an 11-2 mark, followed by Benjamin Nield (10-2), Daniel Levine (12-3), and Benjamin Switala (3-0).
Kopylov’s strong showing helped propel the sabre squad to an overall mark of 31-14 as it defeated BU and UMass-Amherst by 8-1 margins. Rangarajan Nadadur finished with a 10-5 mark while Maximilian Brand went 8-7. Vinayak Ramesh won the only bout he competed in.
Every member of the epee team registered a winning record as it compiled a ledger of 27-18, including a sweep of UNH and an 8-1 decision over UMass-Amherst. Javier Ordonez, Gabriel Chan, and Carter Chang each notched records of 8-6 while Damon Henry rounded out the contingent with a 3-0 performance.