PHILADELPHIA, PA — Columbia women’s fencing went undefeated (3-0) and men’s fencing split (1-1) at Day 1 of the Ivy League Championships.

MEN’S RECAP (1-1)

The men’s squad got started at 1:15 against Brown and came out with authority. The Lions defeated the Bears, 21-6, paced by an 8-1 showing from the foil squad. Drew Johnston led the way, posting a 3-0 record.

Next up was UPenn, and Columbia did not get the result it was hoping for. With Columbia down 13-9, Sam Moelis fell to Penn’s Willie Upbin n his final bout of the day to seal the UPenn victory. Despite the loss, Gabe Canaux shined, going 3-0 in epee.

MEN’S STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1:

PENN: 3-0

PRINCETON: 3-0

COLUMBIA: 1-1

YALE: 1-1

HARVARD: 0-2

BROWN: 0-3

WOMEN'S RECAP (3-0)

The Lions posted a perfect 3-0 record in the first day of competition, defeating Cornell, Brown and Penn.

Columbia started off the day with a dominating win over Cornell, 24-3. Sabre and foil both went undefeated in the match. The Lions followed a similar trend against Brown, defeating the Bears 25-2. This time it was foil and epee that did not register a loss. Jessie Laffey (foil) paced Columbia went undefeated against both schools, registering a perfect 6-0 record. Ilana Solomon also went 6-0 in saber in the first two matches.

It was a balanced effort against UPenn that led to the Columbia victory. Foil led the way at 7-2, as Margaret Lu went 3-0, and finished the day a perfect 6-0. 

Tomorrow, Columbia will take on Harvard, Yale and Princeton for a chance to clinch the Ivy League title.

WOMEN’S STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1:

PRINCETON: 4-0

COLUMBIA: 3-0

PENN: 2-1

HARVARD: 1-2

YALE: 1-2

CORNELL 1-3

BROWN: 0-4

MEN’S FENCING: IVY LEAGUE ROUND ROBIN DAY 1: RESULTS

COLUMBIA, BROWN (21-6)

SABRE (7-2)

Chris Ahn (2-1)

Alexander Walker III (2-0)

Michael Costin (2-1)

Maciej Biernacki (1-0)

FOIL  (8-1)

John Avendano (2-1)

Drew Johnston (3-0)

Nolen Scruggs (2-0)

James Sands (1-0)

EPEE (6-3)

Porter Hesslegrave (2-1)

Gabe Canaux (1-1)

Mick Yamanaka (1-1)

Jakob Stymne (1-0)

Jarett Poliner (1-0)

COLUMBIA, PENN (12-15)

SABRE (4-5)

Michael Costin (1-2)

Chris Ahn (0-2)

Calvin Liang (2-1)

Alexander Walker III (1-0)

FOIL (4-5)

Sam Moelis (2-1)

Drew Johnston (1-1)

James Sands (0-1)

Nolen Scruggs (2-1)

EPEE (3-6)

Porter Hesslegrave (0-3)

Gabe Canaux (3-0)

Mick Yamanaka (0-3)

WOMEN’S FENCING: IVY LEAGUE ROUND ROBIN DAY 1

COLUMBIA, CORNELL (23-4)

SABRE (9-0)

Ilana Solomon (3-0)

Lena Johnson (3-0)

Anastasia Ivanoff (3-0)

FOIL (9-0)

Margaret Lu (3-0)

Sara Taffel (3-0)

Jessie Laffey (3-0)

EPEE (6-3)

Amy Tong (2-1)

Mason Speta (1-2)

Giana Vierheller (3-0)

COLUMBIA, BROWN (25-2)

SABRE (7-2)

Ilana Solomon (3-0)

Lena Johnson (2-1)

Violet Michel (2-1)

FOIL (9-0)

Quinn Crum (3-0)

Jessie Laffey (3-0)

Ester Schreiber (3-0)

EPEE (9-0)

Amy Tong (3-0)

Katie Angen (3-0)

Audrey Yun (3-0)

COLUMBIA, PENN (18-9)

SABRE (5-4)

Lena Johnson (2-1)

Violet Michel  (1-2)

Anastasia Ivanoff (2-1)

FOIL (7-2)

Margaret Lu (3-0)

Sara Taffel (2-1)

Jessie Laffey (0-1)

Quinn Crum (2-0)

EPEE (6-3)

Mason Speta (2-1)

Katie Angen (1-2)

Giana Vierheller (3-0)