Sunday’s Vassar Invitational was a convincing success for No. 10 Cornell fencing (6-0), who rolled by a event that they’ve dominated lately. Throughout a full day of fencing, the Crimson confronted all kinds of opponents, highlighted by a marquee matchup towards No. 12 Yale (7-1).
The Crimson got here out of the gates sizzling to start out their season, dispatching each Sacred Coronary heart (3-4) and Stevens (11-7) by scores of 24-3. The foil unit shone throughout each matchups, tallying an 8-1 document towards the Pioneers earlier than going 9-0 towards the Geese, with sabre additionally registering an ideal document versus Stevens. These bouts served as a great way to shake off the rust earlier than a extremely anticipated early season check towards Yale.
Within the matchup towards the Bulldogs, the standard of each groups was evident because the bout went right down to the wire. Regardless of a setback in epee, robust performances from each foil and sabre proved decisive as Cornell took the bout by a rating of 14-13. In such a decent contest, sophomore foil squad member Meeah Bradford attributed the Massive Crimson’s success to crew cohesion and excessive vitality.
“Lots of it was simply the vitality that we gave one another, that was positively probably the most hyped we had been all through all the day,” Bradford stated. “It was truthfully one in all our greatest performances that I’ve ever seen.”
The Crimson ran out the event with three extra wins, taking down Division III opponents Denison (10-2) and Drew (12-12), and Division I foe Wagner (8-4). Foil continued its dominance, ending the day with no unfavourable document in any of the six bouts.
Cornell received robust performances from all kinds of fencers, each skilled and new to school fencing. Sophomore Mia Jo and juniors Sarah Lacson and Emma Brown all ended the day undefeated, whereas freshman Brianna Lee received a crew excessive 13 whole bouts, with junior Renata Chusid following shut behind with 11.
Regardless of such a dominant total efficiency, nonetheless, the Crimson nonetheless have room to enhance as they transfer ahead. Bradford highlighted enhancing crew endurance as instrumental for sustained success in a sport that often follows a event format.
“It was one of many longest days I’ve ever had. I believe most of us had been up at 3:45 within the morning and didn’t get residence till 11 [p.m.],” Bradford stated. “Studying how one can handle that, make the most of our time properly and preserve our vitality is one thing that I believe we are able to work on.”
Cornell fencing subsequent takes to the strip on Sunday, Dec. 3 on the Brandeis Invitational in Waltham, Massachusetts. The event will happen throughout all the day.