Scores: Johns Hopkins-26, William & Mary-1
Johns Hopkins-25, Navy-2
Johns Hopkins-23, Maryland-4
Johns Hopkins-15, Haverford-12
Records: JHU (4-0)
Location: Haverford, PA Haverford
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's fencing team went unbeaten at the Dan Arnstein '09 Invitational on Saturday, earning wins over William & Mary, Navy, Maryland and host Haverford.
How it Happened
Hopkins opened the day with a dominating win over William & Mary, dropping just one bout. The Epee squad went 9-0 against the Tribe, led by senior Lyle Poisson and junior William Sndyer, as they each went 3-0. The Foil squad did the same with sophomore Adam Katwan pacing the team with his three wins. The Sabre squad picked up an 8-1 win, with freshman Vance Wood and junior Brian Huang combining for six wins.
The Blue Jays then beat the Midshipmen with another sweep of all three weapons. Sndyer again led the Epee squad (7-2) with three wins. The Foil squad went unbeaten for the second round and Katwan led the way once again with a 3-0 record. The Sabre squad also went unbeaten as Wood, Huang and senior Sandy Vingoe combined for the nine wins.
In the third match of the day, Hopkins earned a win over Maryland with a three-weapon sweep. Poisson led the Epee squad (8-1) with a 3-0 record. Sophomore Jake Joram paced the Foil squad (8-1) with his first 3-0 round of the day. Vingoe then led the Sabre squad (7-2) as he won all three of his bouts.
Hopkins ended the day with a close win over Haverford, as the Blue Jays won just the Epee. Sophomore Tiger Gao and Sndyer each went 3-0 to lead the Epee squad, which went unbeaten. Katwan won all three of his bouts, the only three wins for the Foil squad. And in the Sabre, Wood, Huang and Vingoe each won one bout.
What it Means
Hopkins improves to 39-8 against William & Mary, 5-9 against Navy, 18-8 against Maryland and 65-15 versus Haverford. After losing the first nine meetings with the Mids, the Blue Jays are unbeaten in their last five contests.
Gao's last win of the day was the 100th of his career.
Hopkins is idle until January when the Blue Jays will participate in the US Fencing NAC in Virginia Beach January 5-8. Hopkins will then host its annual Alumni Meet on January 13.