Scores: Johns Hopkins-24, Navy-3
Johns Hopkins-21, Haverford-6
Johns Hopkins-24, Maryland-3
Johns Hopkins-22, William & Mary-5
Record: JHU (5-8)
Location: Haverford, PA
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women's fencing team won all four of its bouts and head coach Austin Young became the winningest coach in program history on Saturday at Haverford's Dan Arnstein '09 Invitational.
How it Happened
Johns Hopkins opened the day with a 24-3 win over Navy, giving Young his 100th career win and making him the winningest coach in program history. The Blue Jays swept all three weapons, including a 9-0 win for the Epee squad. Seniors Nastasia Winey, Katherine Couch and freshman Shivani Bisen each won all three of their bouts in the Epee. Sophomores Rebecca Rosenthal and Kiera Wolfe led the Foil squad to an 8-1 win as they won a combined six bouts. The Sabre squad, which won 7-2, was led by freshmen Alicja Tomaszewski and Natalie Martinez, who won three bouts each.
Hopkins followed with a 21-6 win over host Haverford in round two. The Blue Jays once again swept all three weapons en route to the win. Couch and sophomore Celine Shanosky led the Epee squad to an 8-1 win as the pair combined for six wins. Freshman Katherine Xiang led the Foil squad to a 6-3 with three wins. The Sabre squad picked up another 7-2 win and was led by Tomaszewski and freshman Erin Chen with three wins each.
After a third-round bye, Hopkins then defeated Maryland, 25-2, with another sweep of the weapons. Winey and Shanosky went a combined 6-0 to lead the Epee squad to an 8-1 win. In the Foil, Xiang went unbeaten as the Blue Jays won 7-2. And in the Sabre, Chen, Martinez and freshman Willa Grinsfelder each went 3-0.
Hopkins closed out the day with a 22-5 win over William & Mary. The Epee squad lost a tough 5-4 decision, behind three wins from Couch. Rosenthal, Wolfe and Xiang combined for a 9-0 win by the Foil squad. The Sabre squad did the same, with Tomaszewski, Grinsfelder and Chen leading the way.
What it Means
Young is now 10-373 in eight seasons with the Blue Jays. He surpassed former head coach James Murray (2002-09) with his 100th win on Saturday.
Couch moved into a tie for fifth in program, among all weapons, with history with 211 career wins. She also ranks second in career Epee wins.
Hopkins is now 4-11 all-time against Navy, 23-6 against Haverford, 7-0 against Maryland and 3-3 versus William & Mary.
Johns Hopkins will travel to Jersey City, NJ for the NIWFA Christmas Invitational on December 4.