Men's Fencing Picks Up Two Wins at Brandeis Invitational

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- Event: Brandeis Invitational

- Scores:
St. John's 23, MIT 4
MIT 18, Incarnate Word 9
MIT 16, Cornell 11
Harvard 22, MIT 5
Yale 16, MIT 11

- Record: MIT (7-3)

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: For the third year in a row, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 2-3 record at the Brandeis University Invitational held on Sunday. The Engineers defeated the University of Incarnate Word (18-9) and Cornell University (16-11), but fell to St. John's University (23-4), Harvard University (22-5), and Yale University (16-11). First-year Josh Sohn (Irvine, Calif.) powered the sabre squad with an 8-3 record while sophomore Robert Law (Los Altos, Calif.) paced the foil team with a 7-5 ledger. Sophomore Ritaank Tiwari (Los Gatos, Calif.) turned in the best performance for the epee contingent as he went 6-9.

Epee (15-30 record. Highlights: 6-3 vs. Incarnate Word; 4-5 vs. Cornell)
  Record Highlights
Aaron Kogan 2-6 1-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 1-2 vs. Yale
Yixuan Pei 2-5 1-1 vs. Incarnate Word; 1-0 vs. St. John's
Chris Picard 5-10 2-1 vs. Cornell; 1-2 vs. St. John's, Incarnate Word, and Yale
Ritaank Tiwari 6-9 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 2-1 vs. Cornell


Foil (18-27 record. Highlights: 5-4 vs. Incarnate Word and Cornell)
  Record Highlights
Robert Law 7-5 3-0 vs. Yale; 2-1 vs. Incarnate Word
Chris McKinney 6-9 3-0 vs. Cornell; 2-1 vs. Incarnate Word
Josh Talbot 3-4 2-1 vs. Cornell; 1-2 vs. Harvard
Avi Zeff 2-9 1-2 vs. St. John's and Incarnate Word


Sabre (21-24 record. Highlights: 7-2 vs. Incarnate Word and Cornell; 6-3 vs. Yale)
  Record Highlights
Christian de Weck 0-1 n/a
Connor Dotson 0-1 n/a
David Fang 4-9 2-1 vs. Incarnate Word; 1-1 vs. Cornell
Mohammed Hijaz 0-1 n/a
Aaron Lu 8-6 3-0 vs. Cornell; 2-0 vs. Incarnate Word; 2-1 vs. Yale
Aidan Simpson 1-3 1-0 vs. Cornell
Josh Sohn 8-3 3-0 vs. Incarnate Word and Yale; 2-0 vs. Cornell



- MIT returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 25 when it visits Boston College for a Northeast Fencing Conference competition starting at 10:00 a.m.


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