CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Sacred Heart men's fencing team had several close matches at the first NFC Meet held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers were able to pick up a pair of wins in the rounds the team participated in as they defeated both New Hampshire and Brown.
The teams in participation were Brown, MIT, New Hampshire, Wellesley, Boston College, Smith College, UMASS- Amherst and Brandies.
The first Pioneer victory came against Brown in round two as SHU would take the foil event by a score of 5-4 while succeeding in the epee as well with the convincing 7-2 victory. The team did fall in the sabre but came out victorious overall by a final score of 15-12.
In the Pioneers fourth round match against New Hampshire, SHU would sweep all three events first winning the foil by a score of 9-0 then an 8-1 victory in the epee and finally a 6-3 win in the sabre to make the final score of the match 23-4.
SHU will continue the season on Sunday, Dec. 2 when the Pioneers will host its dual meets at the Pitt Center.
Rd. 2 Win vs. Brown 15-12
Rd. 3 Loss vs. Brandeis 17-10
Rd. 4 Win vs. New Hampshire 23-4
Rd. 6 Loss vs. Boston College 21-6
Rd. 7 Loss vs. MIT 14-13