Individuals Shine At Day One Of Ivy Fencing Round-Robin
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Four Big Red fencers sit among the top 10 of their respective weapons, and Cornell picked up a team victory over Brown to highlight the first day of the 2019 Ivy League Fencing Round-Robin, held at Yale's Lanman Center in New Haven, Conn. Competition continues tomorrow as the Big Red faces a pair of top 10 opponents in No. 3 Columbia (10 a.m.) and No. 6 Princeton (noon). Freshman Megan Eno posted Cornell's highest finish of the day, as she sits second overall in the epee competition with a record of 10-2 and a +23 touch differential. Sophomore Marigot Fackenthal, who went 10-8 at the Ivy tournament a year ago, has gotten off to a strong start with a mark of 8-2 overall and a touch differential of +24 to sit in fourth place in the saber competition. Rounding out the top 10 performances for the Big Red are Gillian Harrill (ninth – saber) with a record of 7-4 and Marissa Viqueira (seventh – foil) with a mark of 7-5. As a team, Cornell fell to No. 9 Penn, 20-7, in the first match of the day, before coming back to defeat Brown, 19-8. The Big Red went on to drop both afternoon bouts, falling to No. 7 Harvard and Yale by identical scores of 16-11.