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.
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.