Johns Hopkins Wins Three at NJIT Invitational
Johns Hopkins-23, Yeshiva-4
Johns Hopkins-19, Army-8
NJIT-16, Johns Hopkins-11
Johns Hopkins-17, Stevens-10
• Record: JHU (19-13)
• Location: Newark, NJ • The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreation Facility
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team went 3-1 at the NJIT Invitational with wins over Yeshiva, Army and Stevens. Senior Patrick Rose led the Sabre squad and the Blue Jays with eight wins on the day.
How it Happened
• Hopkins opened with a 23-4 win over Yeshiva and a sweep of all three weapons. Sophomore Solomon Polansky led the Foil squad (8-1) with three wins. Junior Max White and freshman Tiger Gao did the same for the Epee squad (9-0). Rose, junior David Austin and sophomore Brian Huang each went 2-1 in the Sabre.
• Hopkins then beat Army (19-8) with another sweep of the three weapons. Freshman Adam Katwan won all three of his bouts to lead the Foilists to an 8-1 win. Junior Denis Routkevitch and sophomore William Snyder each went 2-1 to help the Epee squad to a 6-3 win. And in the Sabre (5-4), Rose went 2-0 and Dembner clinched the win in the final bout.
• The Blue Jays suffered their only loss of the day to the host Highlanders, 16-11. Polansky and freshman Jake Joram each won one bout in a 7-2 loss for the Foil squad. The Epee squad dropped a tough 5-4 decision with each Blue Jay winning once. The Sabre squad pulled out another close win, led by Dembner and junior Sandy Vingoe with two wins each. Dembner once again clinched the win, this time in the eighth bout.
• Hopkins closed out the day with a 17-10 win over Stevens, behind a pair of close wins by the Foil (5-4) and Epee (5-4) squads. Katwan led the Foil team with a pair of wins, including the deciding point in the ninth bout. Routkevitch and Snyder each won twice in the Epee and White clinched the win in the final bout. Rose then led the Sabre squad to a 7-2 win as he won all three of his bouts.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 27-0 all-time against Yeshiva, 26-5 against Army and 36-16 against Stevens. The Blue Jays slip to 37-3 all-time against the Highlanders.
• Rose now ranks 20th in school history among all weapons with 233 career wins. He also ranks sixth in the Sabre.
• Vingoe needs just seven wins to reach 200 for his career. He would be the 12th at Hopkins to do so in the Sabre and 33rd among all weapons.
• Routkevitch needs just two wins to reach 150 for his career in the Epee.
• Johns Hopkins will host the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) Championship on March 5. The Blue Jays will look to capture its 29th MACFA title.