Johns Hopkins Bests NJIT for First Win of Season
• Scores: Columbia-24, Johns Hopkins-3
Johns Hopkins-20, NJIT-7
Stevens-17, Johns Hopkins-10
• Records: JHU (1-8) • CU (9-0) • NJIT (0-8) • SIT (7-3)
• Location: New York, NY
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s fencing team picked up its win of the season on Friday night at the Columbia Invitational. Hopkins beat NJIT (20-7) but lost to Stevens (17-10) and two-time defending NCAA Champion Columbia (24-3).
How it Happened
• In the opening round, Hopkins fell 9-0 in the Foil, 8-1 in the Epee and 7-2 in the Sabre. Junior Mailys Vignoud grabbed the Epee squad’s lone win, while in the Sabre, freshmen Alicja Tomaszewski and Willa Grinsfelder each won a bout.
• Hopkins grabbed a win in the second round, with the Foil and Sabre squads each picking up wins. Junior Elizabeth Konopacki, sophomore Rebecca Rosenthal and freshman Katherine Xiang each won two bouts to lead the Jays in the Foil. The Epee squad dropped a tough 5-4 decision, with Vignoud winning two of three bouts. Freshman Erin Chen, sophomore Shiaomeng Tse and Tomaszewski each went 3-0 in the round.
• Hopkins ended the day with a tough loss to Stevens. The Ducks took wins in the Foil (8-1) and Epee (5-4) while the Blue Jays won the Sabre (5-4). Rosenthal picked up Hopkins only win in the Foil. Vignoud once again led the Epee squad with two wins. And in the Sabre, Chen won all three of her bouts with Tomaszewski clinching the win in the final bout.
What it Means
• The win was the 99th for head coach Austin Young, tying him with James Murray for most wins in Johns Hopkins history.
• Johns Hopkins is now 0-3 against Columbia, 10-0 against NJIT and 30-8 against Stevens.
• Senior Katherine Couch is now tied for eighth in program history, among all weapons, with 202 career wins.
• Sophomore Shiaomeng Tse moved into ninth place in JHU history with 63 career Sabre wins.
• Johns Hopkins travels to Haverford, PA at Dan Arnstein ‘09 Invitational.