NEW YORK – The Columbia fencing team will make its home debut when they welcome Stevens Institute of Technology, NJIT and Johns Hopkins to the University (Blue) Gym this Friday night. The Lions are coming off an impressive 10-1 showing at the Penn Elite Invitational on November 5.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5 p.m. – Columbia vs. Stevens (Blue Gym) & NJIT vs. Johns Hopkins (Fencing Room)
6:15 p.m. – Columbia vs. NJIT (Blue Gym) & Stevens vs. Johns Hopkins (Fencing Room)
7:30 p.m. – Columbia vs. Johns Hopkins (Blue Gym)

A LOOK BACK… PENN ELITE INVITATIONAL
The men went a perfect 5-0 and the women fell just once, to co-defending Ivy League Champion Princeton, en route to a 5-1 record at the event. Andrew Doddo made a strong first impression, going 11-1 in sabre to lead the men’s squad. For the women, Iman Blow and Quinn Crumm each went 14-4 and went undefeated in their final four matches.

A LOOK AT THE COMPETITION

STEVENS
Stevens spent last Sunday at the Vassar Invitational, going a combined 12-4 at the event. Sophomore Julia Yang led all Stevens fencers with 18 wins at sabre, in addition to a 15-win day for sophomore Michelle Drobish. For the men, George Allen had a 13-5 day in foil.

NJIT
The Highlanders went 2-9 at the Penn Elite Invitational. The men picked up wins over Yale and Johns Hopkins. NJIT’s foil squad of Henrique Marques, David Kong and Simon Rizell all posted winning records and finished 28-17 overall.

JOHNS HOPKINS
The Blue Jays were winless at the Penn Elite Invitational. Katherine Couch became just the third Epeeist and ninth overall fencer to reach 200 career wins at Johns Hopkins at the competition.