Fencing Faces Opponents Meet at Johns Hopkins

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Alexa Fitzgerald

On Sunday, Feb. 11, the men’s and women’s fencing teams traveled to Johns Hopkins to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Shadow Event. The women’s team took on TCNJ, while both teams took on William and Mary, Johns Hopkins and Navy. The men also had two additional matches against the University of Maryland and Haverford.

Pearl Sutter (‘18) earned her 200th career win in sabre, as the women’s team went 3-1 in competition for the day. The Rangers knocked off TCNJ 18-9, William and Mary 20-7 and Navy 20-7. They lost to Johns Hopkins 18-9.

In sabre competition Sutter recorded an 8-4 record. Erin Heller (‘18) led in epee with an 8-2 mark. Other successes were seen in Lydia Segal (‘20), who posted a 10-1 record in foil, alongside Caitlin Kotz (‘19) who was 8-1.

The men’s squad went 3-2 in the round robin matches with wins against William and Mary 23-4, Maryland 21-6 and Navy 15-12. They dropped close bouts to Haverford 15-12 and Johns Hopkins 19-8.

The men were led by rookie Nick Kilgore (‘21) who finished 10-3 in foil and Nathan Milgram (‘21) who went 10-5 in sabre. In sabre, Brian Heist (‘19) added seven more sabre wins. Meanwhile, Andrew Pidhorodeckyj (‘19) went a perfect 7-0 in epee competition. Michael Rotondo (‘21) and Josh Ryan (‘20) both notched 7-3 records in epee as well.

The Ranger men will conclude their regular season at home on Sunday, Feb. 18, as hosts of another MACFA round robin event in the Baldwin Gymnasium. Meanwhile, the women’s team returns next Sunday as well, when they travel to Baltimore for the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Championships.  

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