Johns Hopkins Defeats Haverford and Drew
Johns Hopkins-18, Haverford-9
Duke-17, Johns Hopkins-10
Cornell-16, Johns Hopkins-11
#9 Northwestern-22, Johns Hopkins-5
Johns Hopkins-21, Drew-6
• Record: JHU (7-11)
• Location: Philadelphia, PA • Coach Dave Micahnik Fencing Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s fencing team picked up wins over Haverford and Drew on Saturday at the Philadelphia Invitational. Hopkins also suffered losses to Duke, Cornell and ninth-ranked Northwestern.
How it Happened
• Hopkins opened the day with a win over Haverford while picking up wins in the Epee (8-1) and Sabre (7-2). Sophomore Rebecca Rosenthal won two of her bouts in a 6-3 loss for the Epee squad. Sophomore Celine Shanosky and freshman Shivani Bisen each went 3-0 to lead the Epee squad. And in the Sabre, freshmen Erin Chen and Alicja Tomaszewski did the same for the Blue Jays.
• JHU earned a 7-2 win in the Epee but lost the match to Duke, which is receiving votes in the latest national poll. Freshman Katherine Xiang led the Foil squad with two wins while Shanosky once again went 3-0 in the Epee. Tomaszewski earned the Jays’ lone win in the Sabre.
• Hopkins then fell to Cornell, which is also receiving votes in the national poll. The Sabre squad went 8-1 with Chen and Tomaszewski going a combined 6-0. Seniors Nastasia Winey and Katherine Couch along with Shanosky each won one bout for the Epee squad.
• The Blue Jays dropped their third straight as the Wildcats won all three weapons. Couch led the Epee squad with two wins while Tomaszewski and Chen each won one for the Sabre team.
• Hopkins ended the day with a win over Drew and a sweep of all three weapons. Junior Elizabeth Konopacki, sophomore Kiera Wolfe and Xiang each won two bouts as the Foil squad won 6-3. Bisen and Couch combined for six wins to lead the Epee squad to an 8-1 win. Sophomores Maggie Vitale and Shiaomeng Tse turned the same trick in the Sabre.
What it Means
• Hopkins improved to 24-6 all-time against Haverford and has won 12 straight in the series. • Hopkins is now 17-1 against Drew and has won 13 straight against the Rangers.
• Johns Hopkins is back in action on February 11 at the FDU Invitational.