Women’s Fencing Dominates at Lampell Invitational

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Josephine Emanuelli

The women’s fencing team continued their winning season, earning six victories to win the Matt Lampell Hudson River Invitational at Vassar College on November 19. The women swept their opponents, posting a 6-0 record.

The women set the pace for the day beating host Vassar College 21-6. They kept their momentum going, earning victories over Army West Point, Queens College, LIU Post and RIT. Their most impressive win of the day came was against Yeshiva University, the Rangers topped them 26-1. Caitlin Kotz (‘19) posted a perfect mark, finishing the tournament 17-0, bringing her season record to 47-5. Earlier this season, she earned 300 career wins. Lydia Segal (‘20) turned in a similarly impressive performance, earning a 13-1 mark, moving her season record to 37-12.

Other highlights of the day included Emily Huber (‘21) finishing the day with a 13-1 record in sabre and fellow sabre Pearl Sutter (‘18) adding 12 wins to the campaign. Natalya Shcherban (‘19) made a last minute switch to epee from foil, finishing with a 6-0 record for the day.

The men’s team was split for the day, with some of the team joining the women at the Lampell Invitational with the remainder competing in a Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Tournament at Hunter College.

The men finished their day at Vassar with a 3-3 record, dropping two matches to Vassar and one against RIT. They were able to even out their record picking up victories against Rochester, RPI and Cornell. The men scored at least 20 of 27 possible points in all of their victories for the day. Jeremy Ferreira (‘21) paced the men, posting an 11-2 record in epee. The foil squad was led by Aleko Graham (‘21) who posted an 11-6 record for the day. Dylan Switala (‘20) and Chris Siragusa (‘21) added 11 and 10 wins to the sabre campaign, respectively.

The remainder of the men competed in the MACFA A vs. B meeting at Hunter College. They posted a 3-2 record for the day, bringing the men’s record to 9-8 for the season.

The Rangers beat the first three opponents they faced, beating Army West Point, Yeshiva and host, Hunter. They were unable to finish their day with an unblemished record, falling to NJIT and Stevens in their final two matches. Despite the losses, Nathan Milgram (‘21) posted an impressive 14-1 record in sabre. Michael Rotondo (‘21) and Andrew Pidhorodeckyj (‘19) joined together to notch 23 wins in sabre.

The Rangers will be back in action on Saturday, December 2 for the Drew Holiday Invitational Meet in the Simon Forum. The women will be home on December 3 for the NIWFA Holiday Tournament.

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