Women's Fencing Posts Three Wins at Fairleigh Dickinson University Invitational Sunday

Subin Jeong had several sabre wins for the Jumbos today

TEANECK, N.J. – The Tufts University women's fencing team won three of its seven matches played at the FDU Invitational hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University on Sunday.

Tufts defeated host FDU 14-12, City College of New York (CCNY) 20-7 and Long Island University (LIU)-Post by a 19-8 final. The losses came against Stevens 22-5, Drew 20-7, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) 20-7 and Wagner 19-8.

A 7-2 win in the sabre weapon helped Tufts to its first victory of the day against FDU. Junior Elliot Pavlovich won all three matches in sabre, while both sophomore Subin Jeong and freshman Dorothy Waskow posted two each. Senior co-captain Zoe Howard was undefeated (3-0) in foil and both freshman Hannah Fruitman and freshman Caroline Hayes won two matches each.

Tufts' victory over CCNY also featured a strong performance in sabre as Jeong, Waskow and sophomore Lillie Ahearn each won all three of their matches. Both Howard and freshman Allison Cheng were 3-0 in their foil contests. Likewise, Fruitman posted a 3-0 record in epee.

For their victory against LIU-Post, both Howard and Cheng finished 3-0 in foil, as did Fruitman in epee. Post did not field a sabre squad which gave Tufts a 9-0 forfeit win in that round.

Jeong had two sabre wins in the Tufts loss to Stevens. Fruitman posted a 3-0 epee record against Drew despite the Jumbos' loss. Howard's two foil victories highlighted the Jumbos' setback versus NJIT. Among Tufts' eight wins in the loss to Wagner were two each by Howard and Cheng in foil and Fruitman in epee.

Tufts (8-13) will compete at the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships next Saturday at Wellesley College.