SHU Fencing Puts On Strong Showing at Vassar Invitational

SHU Fencing Puts On Strong Showing at Vassar Invitational

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.— The Sacred Heart men's and women's fencing teams had a phenomenal showing at the 2017 Vassar invitational on Sunday. The Pioneers went a combined 11-3 at the annual meet hosted by Vassar College. 

The women's fencing team went 5-2 on the day. After opening the meet 0-2, SHU rattled off five straight wins to close the meet. The Pioneers defeated LIU 19-8, FDU 16-11, Yeshiva 25-2, CCNY 26-1 and Incarnate Word 16-11. 

The men's team opened with a close 14-13 loss to Haverford before ending the afternoon with six straight wins. The Pioneers bested Yeshiva 25-2, Army West Point 23-4, Hunter 22-5, Stevens Tech 15-12, Drew 19-8 and Incarnate Word 22-5 for a stellar opening team meet. 

The Pioneers will travel to Brown University for the first NFC meet of the season on Saturday, November 18.


Men's Results

L vs. Haverford 14-13

W vs. Yeshiva 25-2

W vs. Army West Point 23-4

W vs. Hunter 22-5

W vs. Stevens 15-12

W vs. Drew 19-8

W vs. Incarnate Word 22-5

Women's Results

L vs. Stevens 18-9

L vs. Northwestern 14-13

W vs. LIU 19-8

W vs. FDU 16-11

W vs. Yeshiva 25-2

W vs. CCNY 26-1

W vs. Incarnate Word 16-11