Johns Hopkins Bests Vassar; Routkevitch Earns 200th Career Win
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Scores: Johns Hopkins-17, Vassar-10
• Records: JHU (13-7) • VC (24-17)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • JHU Fencing Room
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team faced off against visiting Vassar in a pair of dual matches on Saturday afternoon and won both matches by the same 17-10 score.
How it Happened
• In the first match of the day, Hopkins swept all three weapons to grab the win. Senior Sandy Vingoe led the Sabre squad (5-4) by winning all three of his bouts. He also clinched the squad’s win with his win in the ninth and final bout. Junior Solomon Polansky won his three bouts to lead the Foil squad to a 6-3 win. Senior Denis Routkevitch turned the same trick for the Epee squad, which also won 6-3.
• In the second match, the Brewers flipped the script in the Sabre, pulling out a 5-4 win with a win in the final bout. The Blue Jays would grab wins in both the Foil (8-1) and Epee (5-4) to earn their second win of the day over the Brewers. Seniors Ian Maddox and Jared LeBron combined to go 6-0 to pace the Foil squad. And in the Epee, senior Lyle Poisson went 3-0 and clinched the win in the final bout of the round.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 16-1 all-time against Vassar and has won 13 straight in the series.
• With his first win of the day, Routkevitch earned his 200th career win. He is the 34th fencer, and just the seventh Epeeist, in program history to reach the milestone.
• Hopkins will travel to Newark, NJ for the NJIT Invitational on Sunday, February 18.