Tufts Women Compete in Northeast Fencing Conference Action at Brown

Allison Cheng performed well in her first collegiate conference competition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Tufts University women's fencing team started Northeast Fencing Conference action today with a multi-meet at Brown University. Tufts posted a 1-5 record during the day with a win over Dartmouth and losses to Vassar, Brandeis, MIT, Boston College and Brown.

In their 19-8 victory over Dartmouth, the Jumbos won all nine foil matches while taking the sabre bouts 6-3. Zoe Howard, Georgia Kollias and Allison Cheng all posted 3-0 records in foil. Sophomore Subin Jeong won all three of her sabre matches.

Tufts was narrowly defeated by Brandeis 15-12, though the Jumbos won in both foil and sabre. Howard again went unbeaten in her three foil matches. The sabre win featured two victories apiece from Jeong and Elliot Pavlovich.

The Jumbos' 17-10 loss to Vassar included a 5-4 Tufts victory in sabre. Pavlovich scored three of the wins. In a 17-10 setback against MIT, Cheng went undefeated in foil.

Tufts played shorthanded in epee all day, with only two of the three positions taken by senior Annie Ayala and freshman Hannah Fruitman. They did well considering, including both earning a pair of wins against Dartmouth and MIT.

Strong Boston College and Brown teams defeated the Jumbos by 22-5 scores.

The Jumbos posted 3-3 records in both foil and sabre for the day. In addition to the Dartmouth win, the foil trio also defeated Brandeis and MIT, while the sabres won against Vassar and Brandeis. Howard finished the day with an 11-7 record in foil.

Tufts will host the next Northeast Fencing Conference meet coming up on February 9 at Carzo Cage.