2018 IVY LEAGUE FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS
JADWIN GYMNASIUM - PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
ivy league fencing
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY – Women's fencing went 3-0, and men went 2-0 as Columbia posted an undefeated day at Day 1 of Ivy League Championships. The Ivy Champion will be decided tomorrow, as the Lions return to the strip to face Harvard, Yale and Penn.
WOMEN'S RECAP 

In the first match of the day, women's fencing scooted by Cornell, 24-3. Both epee and sabre went undefeated in the victory. 

In a rematch of the final bout of the 2017 Ivy League Championships, Columbia took on Princeton in the second match of the day and dominated the Tigers, 19-8. Women's foil dropped just one bout against Princeton to lead the charge. 

Columbia crushed Brown in the last match of the day, 23-4. The women's foil trio of Iman Blow,  Ester Schreiber and Quinn Crum did not drop a bout. In sabre, both Violet Michel and Ilana Solomon went undefeated.

For women's foil, Blow had a 7-2 day and Quinn Crum was a perfect 6-0, adding to her undefeated Ivy League resume. Ester Schreiber and Sylvie Binder were both 5-1. 

In sabre, Michel finished the day 8-1, and Lena Johnson was 5-1. Katie Angen paced the women's epee squad with a 7-1 first day. 

WOMEN'S STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1: 

  1. COLUMBIA 3-0
  2. HARVARD 3-0
  3. PENN 1-1

MEN'S RECAP

In the men’s first match of the day, the Lions defeated the Princeton Tigers 16-11. With Columbia needing one more bout to clinch the win, Sam Moelis climbed his way back from 3 down to defeat Princeton’s Julian Knodt, 5-4.

Porter Hesslegrave was the only Lion to not drop a bout, going 3-0 against Princeton.

The Lions rounded out the first day of competition with a 21-6 rout of Brown. The sabre squad of Alexander Walker III, Calvin Liang, Dawson Sieradzky and Isaiah Garlin zipped the Bears 9-0. 

Hesslegrave finished the day 5-0 and is a top the leaderboard in individual men's epee. Calvin Liang posted a 4-1 day and sits at fourth place in the individual men's sabre standings. 

MEN'S STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1

  1. COLUMBIA 3-0
  2. HARVARD 2-1
  3. PENN 1-0

TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE:

10:00 A.M. - Columbia vs. Harvard 

11:45 A.M. - Columbia vs. Yale 

2:15 P.M. -  Columbia vs. Penn

5:45 P.M. - Awards Ceremony 

Women: Columbia vs. Cornell (W, 24-3) 

SABRE 9-0

Anastasia Ivanoff 2-0

Lena Johnson 3-0

Violet Michel 3-0

Danya Hu 1-0

FOIL 6-3

Sylvie Binder 3-0

Iman Blow 1-2

Quinn Crum 2-0

Ester Schreiber 0-1

EPEE 9-0

Katie Angen 3-0

Giana Vierhller 2-0

Audrey Yun 3-0 

Anne Cebula 1-0

WOMEN: COLUMBIA, PRINCETON (W, 19-8)

Sabre 6-3

Lena Johnson 2-1

Danya Hu 1-1

Violet Michel 2-1

Anastasia Ivanoff 1-0

Foil 8-1

Sylvie Binder 2-1

Iman Blow 3-0

Ester Schreiber 2-0

Quinn Crum 1-0

Epee 5-4

Giana Vierheller 2-1

Katie Angen 3-0

Audrey Yun 1-2

WOMEN: COLUMBIA, BROWN (W, 23-4)

SABRE 8-1

Ilana Solomon 3-0

Maria Chart 2-1

Violet Michel 3-0

FOIL 9-0

Ester Schreiber 3-0

Quinn Crum 3-0

Iman Blow 3-0

EPEE 6-3

Giana Vierheller 1-2

Katie Angen 2-0

LeeAnn Choy 2-1

MEN'S RESULTS

COLUMBIA, PRINCETON (W, 16-11)

Saber 4-5

Joe Cohen 1-2

Calvin Liang 2-1

Dawson Sieradzky 1-2

Foil 6-3

Sam Moelis 2-1

Nolen Scruggs 2-1

Sidarth Kumbla 2-1

Epee 6-3

Porter Hesslegrave 3-0

Gabe Canaux 1-2

Mick Yamanaka 2-1

Men: Columbia, Brown (W, 21-6)

SABRE 9-0

Alexander Walker III 3-0

Calvin Liang 2-0

Dawson Sieradzky 3-0

Isaiah Garlin 1-0

FOIL 6-3

Nolen Scruggs 1-0

Sidarth Kumbla 2-1

Albert Zhang 2-1

James Sands 1-1

EPEE 6-3

Porter Hesslegrave 2-0

Gabe Canaux 2-1

Mick Yamanaka 0-1

Jarrett Poliner 2-0

Sacha Schouker 0-1