• Scores: Columbia-20, Johns Hopkins 7
Johns Hopkins-16, NJIT-11
Johns Hopkins-21, Stevens-6
• Records: JHU (2-6) • CU (6-0) • NJIT (2-6) • SIT (6-4)
• Location: New York, NY
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team picked up its first two wins of the season on Friday night at the Columbia Invitational. Hopkins beat NJIT (16-11) and Stevens (21-6) but fell to host and two-time defending NCAA Champion Columbia (20-7).
How it Happened
• The Foil squad lost to the Lions, 8-1, with freshman Jake Joram picking up the lone Blue Jay win. Meanwhile, the Epee squad lost a tough decision, 5-4. Junior Denis Routkevitch led Hopkins with a pair of wins. Columbia wrapped up the win with a 7-2 win in the Sabre. Junior Sandy Vingoe and sophomore Brian Huang each won a bout for Hopkins.
• In round two, Hopkins grabbed its first win of the season, with wins in the Epee (7-2) and Sabre (5-4). Freshman Adam Katwan won two of his three bouts as the Jays fell 5-4 in the Foil. Junior Max White and freshman Tiger Gao each won their three bouts to lead the Epee squad. And in the Sabre, Vingoe and senior Patrick Rose each went 2-1.
• Hopkins closed out the day with a three-weapon sweep in the win over NJIT. The Foil squad took a 6-3 win, led by Katwan’s three wins. In the Epee, Gao and Routkevitch went a combined 6-0 to lead the way. And in the Sabre, Vingoe won all three of his bouts for the Jays.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is now 0-5 against Columbia, having faced the defending champions twice in the last two weeks.
• Hopkins improved to 37-2 against NJIT, avenging its loss earlier this season to the Highlanders.
• Hopkins won its second straight and seven of the last eight meetings with Stevens. The Blue Jays are now 35-16 against the Ducks.
• Rose is now tied for 11th in program history with 197 career Sabre wins.
• Johns Hopkins travels to Haverford, PA at Dan Arnstein ‘09 Invitational.