December 2016

Posted by Calvin Au

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Closing out 2016 with its final tournament of the year, the Cornell Men’s Fencing Club Team traveled to Waltham, Massachusetts this past weekend alongside the Cornell Women’s Fencing Varsity Team to compete in the Brandeis Invitational. The Cornell Fencing Team, as one unit, competed against the host school, Brandeis University (Division III) as well as Division I competitors Boston College, UNC, MIT, and St. John’s, with the Men’s Team closing the day with a 2-3 record, clutching victories against Boston College (14-13) and Brandeis (16-11), with close-fought battles against UNC (10-17) MIT (9-18) and St. John’s (8-19). The Women’s Varsity Team performed fiercely, closing the day with a 4-1 record, falling short only to UNC (15-12) Bringing such a stellar performance as a club team among Division I schools, the Club Team showed both its dedication to The Cornell Team as whole and its perseverance to make its presence known among top competitors.
Junior saber fencer Ben Goldman talks about phenomenal performances by his teammates under stressful odds as well as how the tournament served to draw the Men’s and Women’s Teams together: “ I was extremely proud of how we fenced against top competition. There were legendary performances that will live on in Cornell University Men’s Fencing Team history. Along with the Cornell University Women’s Fencing Team, we had some memorable times that made our team stronger and more battle tested for the future.”


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