NEW YORK— Columbia men’s and women’s fencing welcomed Wayne State, St. Johns and Notre Dame to the Dodge Fitness center for the NYU invitational on Sunday and sent them all home with a loss to the Lions. 

MEN

The men’s fencing team rebounded from it’s 2-3 day at the St. Johns invitational with a 3-0 sweep today. The Lions started off the day by beating Wayne State 21-6. The men’s foil squad of Marc Berghouse, John Avendano and Albert Zhang paced the team, notching a perfect 9-0 record.

Next up, the Lions faced the No. 2 ranked Fighting Irish for the second straight day. After beating Notre Dame 14-13 at the St. John’s Invitational Saturday, Columbia fended off Notre Dame yet again, but by a wider 15-12 margin. With Columbia up 11-10, Nolen Scruggs and Sam Moelis won their final foil bouts, and Chris Ahn and Michael Costin followed suit in sabre to seal the win.

After losing to St. John’s yesterday in the final match of the St. Johns Invitational, Columbia was out for revenge. The Lions got it in the form of a 19-8 victory over the Red Storm. The foil squad went undefeated for the second time in the day, but this time the team consisted of Sam Moelis, Drew Johnston and Nolen Scruggs. Those two 9-0 victories were the first all season in men’s foil.

The men’s team is now 19-4 on the season.

WOMEN

After going 5-0 at the St. John’s invitational on Saturday, Columbia women’s fencing capped off their perfect weekend with three solid victories on Sunday to finish the weekend 8-0. Columbia beat short-handed Wayne State handily in the first match of the day, 24-3.

Their next opponent, Notre Dame was a different story. Women’s foil, which is usually the strength of the team, struggled against the No. 3 ranked Fighting Irish. But the depth of the squad really shined against Notre Dame. Women’s epee registered a team high 7-2 record and sabre finished 6-3 to propel the Lions to a 16-11 victory. Giana Vierheller (epee) and Lena Johnson (sabre) both went 3-0 in their bouts.

Women’s foil got back on track against St. John’s, notching 9 straight wins in the 21-6 Columbia victory in the final match of the day. Jessie Laffey, Ester Schreiber and Margaret Lu registered the foil wins.

The women’s team is currently riding a 19-game winning streak, and sit at 23-1 overall.

MEN’S FENCING: NYU INVITATIONAL @ COLUMBIA RESULTS

COLUMBIA, WAYNE STATE (COLUMBIA, 21-6)

 SABRE (4-5)

Chris Ahn (0-1)

Maciej Biernacki (2-1)

Elijah Granet (1-2)

Alexander Walker III (1-0)

Michael Costin (0-1)

FOIL (9-0)

Marc Berghouse (3-0)

John Avendano (3-0)

Albert Zhang (3-0)

EPEE (8-1) (Wayne State forfeited 3 bouts)

Porter Hesslegrave (2-0)

Sacha Schouker (1-1)

Jarett Poliner (2-0)

 COLUMBIA, NOTRE DAME (COLUMBIA, 15-12)

SABRE (6-3)

Chris Ahn (1-2)

Alexander Walker III (2-1)

Michael Costin (3-0)

FOIL (5-4)

Sam Moelis (2-1)

Drew Johnston (0-2)

Nolen Scruggs (2-1)

James Sands (1-0)

EPEE (4-5)

Porter Hesslegrave (1-2)

Gabe Canaux (1-2)

Mick Yamanaka (2-1)

COLUMBIA, ST JOHNS (COLUMBIA, 19-8)

SABRE (5-4)

Chris Ahn (1-2)

Alexander Walker III (2-1)

Michael Costin (2-1)

FOIL (9-0)

Sam Moelis (3-0)

Drew Johnston (1-0)

James Sands (2-0)

Nolen Scruggs (3-0)

EPEE (5-4)

Porter Hesslegrave (2-1)

Gabe Canaux (2-1)

Jakob Stymne (1-2)

WOMEN’S FENCING: NYU INVITATIONAL @ COLUMBIA RESULTS

COLUMBIA, WAYNE STATE (COLUMBIA 24-3)

SABRE (7-2)

Ilana Solomon (3-0)

Lena Johnson (2-1)

Violet Michel (2-1)

FOIL (8-1)

Ester Schreiber (3-0)

Quinn Crum (3-0)

Jessie Laffey (2-1)

EPEE (9-0) (Wayne State Forfieted 3 bouts)

Amy Tong (2-0)

Elise Gout (2-0)

Audrey Yun (2-0)

COLUMBIA, NOTRE DAME (COLUMBIA, 16-11)

SABRE (6-3)

Ilana Solomon (1-2)

Lena Johnson (3-0)

Violet Michel (2-1)

FOIL (3-6)

Margaret Lu (1-2)

Iman Blow (1-2)

Sara Taffel (1-2)

EPEE (7-2)

Mason Speta (2-1)

Giana Vierheller (3-0)

Katie Angen (2-1)

COLUMBIA, ST. JOHNS (COLUMBIA, 21-6)

SABRE (7-2) (St. Johns forfeited 3 bouts)

Ilana Solomon (2-0)

Lena Johnson (2-0)

Violet Michel (0-2)

FOIL (9-0)

Margaret Lu (3-0)

Iman Blow (3-0)

Sara Taffel (3-0)

EPEE (5-4)

Mason Speta (2-1)

Elise Gout (2-1)

Amy Tong (0-1)

Katie Angen (1-1)