2014-15 MIT Women's Fencing News

February 22, 2015
Women’s Fencing Captures New England Championship, Avery Clinches Sabre Title
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – For the 17th time in program history the MIT women’s fencing team claimed the team title at the New England Championship held on Saturday at Vassar College. The Engineers’ sabre unit finished first out of 15 teams and was awarded the Silvio Vitale Cup as the top squad in the women’s field as it won 92 percent of its bouts. Sophomore Cordelia Avery (New York, N.Y.) was crowned the sabre champion while classmate Jessica Li (Englewood, Colo.) captured the bronze medal in the foil competition.

February 11, 2015
Engineers Battle at Beanpot
WALTHAM, Mass. – In its final competition of the regular season, the MIT women’s fencing team squared off with a competitive field at the Beanpot hosted by Brandeis University on Wednesday night. The Engineers (18-9) dropped a 22-5 decision to Harvard University before being edged out by Brandeis (15-12) and Boston College (15-12).

February 1, 2015
Tech Shines at Sollee Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s fencing team racked up a 5-1 record at its own Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers defeated Hunter College (24-3), NYU (16-11), Yeshiva University (26-1), Haverford College (23-4), and Stevens Institute of Technology (21-6) while their lone loss was a 17-10 decision to Duke University. The sabre squad led the way with a 43-11 performance, followed by the foil (40-14) and epee teams (37-17).

January 24, 2015
Women’s Fencing Registers 4-2 Mark in NFC Finale
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The MIT women’s fencing team had a successful return to action following nearly a two-month hiatus as it registered a 4-2 record in its final Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition on Saturday. The Engineers defeated Dartmouth College (17-10), Tufts University (15-12), Smith College (24-3), and Vassar College (17-10) while suffering close losses to host Brown University (15-12) and Boston College (14-13). Sophomore Cordelia Avery (New York, N.Y.) dominated the sabre field as she won 17 of her 18 bouts.

December 7, 2014
MIT Goes 4-2 at Brandeis Invitational
WALTHAM, Mass. – Facing a highly competitive field at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday, the MIT women’s fencing team compiled a ledger of 4-2. The Engineers fell to St. John’s University (16-11) and Cornell University (15-12) in the first two rounds but bounced back to defeat the U.S. Air Force Academy (15-12), Johns Hopkins University (17-10), Brown University (17-10), and Yale University (14-13).

November 16, 2014
Engineers Pick Up Five Wins in NFC Competition
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s fencing team went 5-1 in its first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season on Saturday. The Engineers were edged out by Sacred Heart University (15-12) but defeated Wellesley College (21-6), Brandeis University (17-10), University of New Hampshire (21-6), UMass (25-2), and Boston University (20-7).

November 1, 2014
Women’s Fencing Opens Season at The Big One Invitational
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The MIT women’s fencing team amassed six top-10 placements in the season opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Saturday. Sophomore Jessica Li (Englewood, Colo.) led the way with a third-place outing in foil, followed by freshman Cori Drysdale (Coral Springs, Fla.) who captured fifth in the sabre competition.