December 5, 2005

Men's Fencing Defeats St. John's, 14-13

Dec. 5, 2005

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the first time in three years MIT defeated national-power St. John's University, 14-13, in dual competition on Sunday at Brandeis University. The Engineers also picked up wins over Vassar College (19-8) and Boston College (17-10) before dropping a tough loss to Yale University (14-13). Tech's record now improves to 7-1 on the year.

The foil team was a force to be reckoned with as it won in every match, which resulted in a 28-8 ledger. A 9-0 win against St. John's was pivotal in MIT's slim win over the Red Storm. Spencer Sugimoto led the way with an 11-1 mark while Jason Chen and Benjamin Switala finished with records of 10-2 and 7-5.

With a total of 7-5, William Walsh helped led the sabre squad to a 19-17 ledger. Brian Quattrochi and Igor Kopylov both finished at 6-6 on the day. In epee competition, Michael Beregovsky and Trevor Chang each tallied marks of 7-5 en route to a team record of 16-20.