Tight Race Entering Second Day of Men's Fencing Round-Robins
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The 2013 Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins kicked off on Saturday at Harvard's Albert H. Gordon Track with the first four rounds of action.
Columbia and Harvard sit atop the men's standings with the Lions holding a 3-1 mark and the Crimson sitting at 2-0 with a full slate ahead of them on Sunday. Penn and Princeton are close behind at 2-1, setting up for what should be a thrilling race for the title.
The biggest surprise of the day came on the men's side when Penn won a wild match over Princeton, 14-13. The teams went back and forth as Penn won eight of the nine saber matches, but the Tigers won seven of the epee bouts and five in foil.
Brian Ro of Columbia leads the men's epee standings at 9-1, while Harvard's Brian Kaneshige and Michael Woo are both 6-0 in foil, followed closely behind by Michael Dudley of Princeton at 8-1. Columbia's Will Spear is 8-1 in men's saber.
Action resumes on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Penn def Yale, 21-6 (S72/F72/E72)
Columbia def Brown, 20-7 (S72/F63/E72)
Harvard def Yale, 21-6 (S63/F90/E63)
Columbia def Penn, 21-6 (S54/F81/E81)
Princeton def Brown, 16-11 (S54/F72/E45)
Columbia def Yale, 20-7 (S81/F63/E63)
Penn def Princeton, 14-13 (S81/F45/E27)
Harvard def Columbia, 15-12 (S36/F81/E45)
Princeton def Yale, 19-8 (S63/F63/E72)