• Scores: Johns Hopkins-23, Navy-4
Johns Hopkins-18, Haverford-9
Johns Hopkins-21, Maryland-6
Johns Hopkins-21, William & Mary-6
• Record: JHU (6-6)
• Location: Haverford, PA
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team went unbeaten and senior Patrick Rose earned his 200th career win at Haverford’s Dan Arnstein ’09 Invitational on Saturday.
How it Happened
• Johns Hopkins swept all three weapons en route to beating Navy, 23-4, in the first round. Junior Denis Routkevitch, sophomore William Sndyer and freshman Tiger Gao each won two bouts as the Blue Jays won the Epee, 6-3. In the Foil, junior Jared LeBron, sophomore Solomon Polansky and freshman Jake Joram went a combined 9-0 for Hopkins. Rose and junior Sandy Vingoe won three bouts each to lead the Sabre squad to an 8-1 win.
• In round two, Hopkins topped host Haverford, 18-9. The Blue Jays took the Epee by a 6-3 score behind a 3-0 turn by Routkevitch. The Jays edged the Fords, 5-4, in the Foil with Joram clinching the win and freshman Adam Katwan winning all three of his bouts. The Sabre squad went 7-2, led by Vingoe, who went 3-0 in the round.
• After a bye in the third round, Hopkins grabbed another win, beating Maryland, 21-6. Gao led the Epee squad to a 7-2 win as he won all three of his bouts. The Foil squad pulled out another 5-4 win. Katwan and LeBron each won twice and Katwan clinched the win in the final bout.
• Hopkins closed out the day with a 21-6 win over William & Mary, sweeping all three weapons in the process. Routkevitch once again led the Epee squad to a 7-2 win with a 3-0 record. The Foil squad ended the day with an 8-1 win, behind 3-0 records from Joram and Katwan. The Sabre squad picked up a 6-3 win with Vingoe, sophomore Brian Huang and senior Daniel Dembner each winning two bouts.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins evens its record at 6-6 on the season.
• Hopkins is now 63-15 against Haverford and has won eight straight in the series. Hopkins has now won four straight against Navy to improve to 4-9 against the Mids. JHU is 17-8 against Maryland and has won 10 straight in the series. And against William & Mary, Hopkins is now 38-8 with 16 straight wins against the Tribe.
• Rose became the 32nd fencer in program history to reach 200 career wins, and just the 11th Sabre fencer. With 205 wins, he is tied for 28th among all fencers in career wins and he ranks 11th among Sabre fencers.
• Johns Hopkins returns to action on January 14, 2017 with the annual Alumni Meet. Hopkins then travels to Philadelphia, PA for the Philadelphia Invitational on January 21.