Harvard, Columbia Unbeaten After First Day of Men's Fencing Round-Robin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Harvard and Columbia are set for a Sunday morning showdown after both went unbeaten on the first day of action at the 2014 Ivy League Men's Fencing Round-Robin.
The Crimson logged wins over Yale, Princeton and Penn on Day 1. The Lions, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation according to the USFCA poll released on Friday, defeated Penn and Brown on Saturday. Harvard, ranked No. 6 in the USFCA poll, will have Columbia and Brown to face on Sunday, while Columbia will see Harvard, Yale and Princeton.
Alexander Ryjik and Duncan O'Brien each went 8-1 for the Crimson in saber. Jerry Chang and Michael Woo were both 8-1 in foil, while Alexander Eldei went 7-2 in epee.
Brian Ro went 6-0 in epee and Adam Mathieu went 6-0 in foil to lead the Lions. Will Spear was 5-1 in saber for Columbia.
Princeton, which sits in third place at 2-1 after four rounds, was led by Alex House's 7-2 mark in epee and Peter Pak's 7-2 record in saber.
Sunday's action gets underway at 10 am.
STANDINGS THROUGH FOUR ROUNDS
Harvard def Yale, 22-5 (S63/F90/E72)
Columbia def Penn, 17-10 (S45/F63/E72)
Brown def Yale, 17-10 (S54/F72/E54)
Harvard def Princeton, 18-9 (S72/F63/E54)
Columbia def Brown, 18-9 (S63/F72/E54)
Princeton def Yale, 16-11 (S63/F45/E63)
Harvard def Penn, 19-8 (S81/F63/E54)
Princeton def Brown, 16-11 (S72/F45/E54)
Penn def Yale, 18-9 (S72/F54/E63)