Women's Fencing Wins 4 of 6 Bouts in Conference Matches at Home on Saturday

Hannah Fruitman won 10 epee matches for the Jumbos today

MEDFORD – The Tufts University women's fencing team hosted a Northeast Fencing Conference meet on Saturday and won four out of their six matches.

After beginning the day with a 19-8 loss to Wellesley, the Jumbos ran off four straight victories over Smith (21-6), UMass (14-13), Sacred Heart (15-12) and New Hampshire (19-8). The Jumbos' action ended with a 17-10 loss to Boston University.

The Jumbos' foil group of freshman Allison Cheng, senior co-captain Zoe Howard and sophomore Georgia Kollias won their competition in all six matches. With each individual fencing three matches against every opponent adding up to 54 total matches at the meet, the Tufts foil team won 45 times against just nine losses today. Cheng earned an outstanding 17-1 record for the day while Howard finished 16-2 and Kollias was 12-6. The trio posted 9-0 group wins against Smith, New Hampshire and BU.

Tufts' saber team were winners in four of six matches, accumulating a positive record of 30-24 for the day. Junior Elliot Pavlovich earned 11 of the wins, sophomore Lillie Ahearn added 10 and freshman Subin Jeong finished with nine. The group's victories came against Smith (9-0), UMass (7-2), Sacred Heard (6-3) and New Hampshire (7-2).

A short-handed Tufts epee group won valuable points for Tufts in each competition. Freshman Hannah Fruitman in particular, who was the lone Jumbo epee representative in three of the six matches. She posted a winning 10-8 mark for the day.

The Jumbos hosted today's action inside Carzo Cage.

Head coach David Sach's Jumbos will return to action at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships at Wellesley College on March 2.