State College, PA - Columbia Fencing started off the 2018 calendar year with a bang as the men's team rolled into Penn State and swept the competition coming home with six solid wins. 

The women's team, which was shorthanded as three of its four foil fencers were in Katowice, Poland competing in a World Cup, won four of their six matches on the day, leaning on the epee and sabre squads to do the heavy lifting.

Men's recap (6-0)

Columbia defeated UNC in the first match of day 17-10. Dawson Sieradzky, Albert Zhang, Sidarth Kumbla and Porter Hesslegrave all went undefeated in their bouts. The Lions went on to dominate Haverford 24-3, and Yale 23-4. Foil and epee both went 8-1.

Columbia defeated the host school Penn State 15-12 in the marquee match up of the day. Foil paced the squad with a 7-2 round. Sidarth Kumbla won all three of his bouts.

The Lions went on to defeat Duke 19-8. Calvin Liang, Hesslegrave and Kumbla won all three of their bouts. 

In the last match of the day, the Lions squeaked by Penn 14-13. Mick Yamanaka went 3-0 in the round.

Kumbla shined throughout the entire day, finishing with a stellar 12-3 record. 

Women's recap (4-2)

Columbia got its first win of the day against Temple 14-13. The epee squad led the way going 8-1 in their bouts as Giana Vierheller and LeeAnn Choy both went undefeated.

The Lions defeated Duke 18-9, with a strong showing from the epee squad, which only dropped one bout behind two undefeated efforts from Katie Angen and Vierheller. Quinn Crum also won all her foil bouts, and Violet Michel did the same in sabre.

Columbia ended the day on a good note with a 14-13 victory over Penn. Michel and Audrey Yun won all three of their bouts. 

The Lions return to action this weekend for the St. John's Super Cup on Saturday and the Penn Invitational on Sunday. 

MEN'S RESULTS 

COLUMBIA, UNC (W, 17-10)

Sabre 5-4

Dawson Sieradzky 3-0

Isaiah Garlin 0-3

Josef Cohen 2-1

Foil: 7-2

James Sands 1-2

Albert Zhang 3-0

Sidarth Kumbla 3-0

Epee: 5-4

Porter Hesslegrave 3-0 

Julian Maldonado 0-3

Jarett Poliner 2-1

COLUMBIA, HAVERFORD (W, 24-3)

Sabre 7-2

Dawson Sieradzky 3-0

Isaiah Garlin 1-2

Josef Cohen 3-0

Foil 8-1

Albert Zhang 2-1

Sam Moelis 3-0

James Sands 3-0

Epee 9-0

Jarett Poliner 3-0

Julian Maldonado 3-0

Mick Yamanaka 3-0

COLUMBIA, YALE (W, 23-4)

Sabre 7-2

Dawson Sieradzky 2-1

Josef Cohen 3-0

Alexander Walker III 2-1

Foil 8-1

Sam Moelis 3-0

Nolen Scruggs 2-1

Sidarth Kumbla 3-0

Epee 8-1

Gabe Canaux 3-0

Jarett Poliner 3-0

Porter Hesslegrave 2-1

COLUMBIA, PENN STATE (W, 15-12)

Sabre 6-3

Josef Cohen 2-1

Alexander Walker III 0-2

Calvin Liang 1-2

Dawson Sieradzky 0-1

Foil 7-2

Nolen Scruggs 2-1

Sam Moelis 2-1

Sidarth Kumbla 3-0

Epee 5-4

Porter Hesslegrave 1-2 

Gabe Canaux 2-1

Mick Yamanaka 2-1

COLUMBIA, DUKE (W, 19-8)

Sabre: 5-4

Dawson Sieradzky 2-1

Alexander Walker III 0-3

Calvin Liang 3-0

Foil 7-2

Nolen Scruggs 2-1

Sam Moelis 2-1

Sidarth Kumbla 3-0

Epee 7-2

Porter Hesslegrave 3-0

Gabe Canaux 2-1

Julian Maldonado 2-1

COLUMBIA, PENN (W, 14-13)

Sabre 5-4

Alexander Walker III 1-2

Calvin Liang 2-1

Josef Cohen 1-1 

Dawson Sieradzky 1-0

Foil 4-5

Nolen Scruggs 2-1

Sam Moelis 2-1

Sidarth Kumbla 0-3

Epee 5-4

Gabe Canaux 1-2

Mick Yamanaka 3-0

Porter Hesslegrave 1-2

WOMEN'S RESULTS

COLUMBIA, UNC (L, 13-14)

Sabre: 6-3

Anastasia Ivanoff 2-1

Ally Wolf 2-1

Maria Chart 2-1

Foil: 2-7

Quinn Crum: 2-1 

(Forfeited 6 bouts)

Epee: 5-4

Amy Tong 2-1

Elise Gout 1-2

Kenya Plenty 2-1

COLUMBIA, TEMPLE (W, 14-13)

Sabre 4-5

Anastasia Ivanoff 1-2

Violet Michel 2-1

Lena Johnson 1-2

Foil 2-7

Quinn Crum 2-1

Elise Gout 0-3

Amy Tony 0-3

Epee 8-1

Giana Vierheller 3-0

Audrey Yun 2-1

LeeAnn Choy 3-0

COLUMBIA, YALE (W, 15-12)

Sabre 5-4

Ilana Solomon 2-1

Violet Michel 2-1

Maria Chart 1-2

Foil 4-5

Quinn Crum2-0

Katie Angen 2-1

Amy Tong 0-3

Elise Gout 0-1

Epee 6-3

LeeAnn Choy 2-1

 Audrey Yun 2-1

Anne Cebula 2-1

COLUMBIA, PENN STATE (L, 9-18)

Sabre 3-6

Ilana Solomon 0-3

Lena Johnson 2-1

Violet Michel 1-2

Foil 1-8

Katie Angen 0-3

Quinn Crum 1-2

Elise Gout 0-2

Amy Tong 0-1 

Epee 5-4

LeeAnn Choy 1-2

Giana Vierheller 2-1

Anne Cebula 2-1 

COLUMBIA, DUKE (W, 18-9) 

Sabre 7-2

Maria Chart 2-1

Violet Michel 3-0

Ilana Solomon 2-1

Foil 3-6

Elise Gout 0-3

Quinn Crum 3-0

Amy Tony 0-3

Epee 8-1

Katie Angen 3-0

Giana Vierheller 3-0

Kenya Plenty 2-1

COLUMBIA, PENN (W, 14-13)

Sabre 7-2

Lena Johnson 2-1

Violet Michel 3-0

Maria Chart 2-1

Foil 0-9

Quinn Crum 0-2

Amy Tong 0-3

Giana Vierheller 0-3

Forfeited 1 bout

Epee 7-2

Katie Angen 2-1

Audrey Yun 3-0

Anne Cebula 2-1