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Johns Hopkins Goes Unbeaten at Haverford Invitational

Nov. 19, 2017

(11-18) Haverford Invitational Get Acrobat Reader

The Basics
• Scores: Johns Hopkins-22, William & Mary-5
Johns Hopkins-24, Navy-3
Johns Hopkins-17, Haverford-10
• Records: JHU (3-0)
• Location: Haverford, PA • Haverford College
• The Short Story: In the first dual-meet action of the season, the Johns Hopkins women's fencing team went 3-0 at Haverford's Dan Arnstein '09 Invitational on Saturday.

How it Happened
• Hopkins opened the day with a 22-5 win over William & Mary as the Blue Jays swept all three weapons. The Epee squad pulled out a 5-4 win with sophomore Shivani Bisen clinching the win in the sixth bout. She went 2-0 in the round, as did freshman Shaina Morris. In the Foil, junior Rebecca Rosenthal, sophomore Katherine Xiang and freshman Brooke Stanicki combined to go 9-0. And in the Sabre, sophomores Natalie Martinez and Alicja Tomaszewski each went 3-0 as the squad won 8-1.
• The Blue Jays followed with an easy win over the Mids and a three-weapon sweep. Bisen won all three of her bouts to lead the Epee squad (7-2). The Foil squad once again went 9-0, paced by Rosenthal, Xiang and Stanicki. Martinez and sophomore Erin Chen each went unbeaten to lead the Sabre squad (8-1).
• Hopkins closed out the day with a tougher contest against host Haverford. The Blue Jays lost a close one in the Epee (4-5), with Morris winning all three of her bouts. The Foil squad picked up a 7-2 win, led by Stanicki's three wins. And the Sabre squad earned a 6-3 win with Chen going unbeaten (3-0).

What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 4-3 against William & Mary, having won three straight in the series. JHU is now 5-11 against Navy and has won four straight. Hopkins won its 15th straight against Haverford and is now 27-6 all-time against the Fords.
• Chen moved into sixth place on the all-time Sabre wins list with 141. Xiang is now 10th in career Foil wins with 112.

The Records • Epee (16-11)
Shivani Bisen • 5-3
Jaynie Criscione • 2-4
Shaina Morris • 7-1
Jiawen Zeng • 2-3

The Records • Foil (25-2)
Rebecca Rosenthal • 8-1
Brooke Stanicki • 9-0
Katherine Xiang • 8-1

The Records • Sabre (22-5)
Erin Chen • 8-1
Natalie Martinez • 8-1
Alicja Tomaszewski • 6-3

Up Next
• 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.