CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- No. 7 Harvard women's fencing finished 3-1 at the end of the first day of Ivy Championships.
With a tough first round draw, Harvard battled with No. 10 Cornell. After a couple bouts going back-and-forth, the Crimson led 13-11 over the Big Red. The match clinching point came off the blade of Cynthia Liu in her first bouts back after injuries. Harvard went on to defeat Cornell 15-12.
The Crimson fell to No. 2 Columbia in round two but quickly bounced back with a dominant win over Brown, 21-6. The day was capped off with a win over rival Yale, 18-9.
- After posting a 3-1 record, the Crimson ended day one ranked second behind Columbia.
- First-year Maria Theodore and sophomore Veronica Czyzewski finished the day tied for third overall at the women's sabre weapon.
- First-year Karina Wang finished the day ranked third in the women's foil with a 10-2 record.
Harvard 15 Cornell 12
Sabre 6-3 | Foil 4-5 | Epee 5-4
Harvard 9 Columbia 18
Sabre 4-5 | Foil 3-6 | Epee 2-7
Harvard 21 Brown 6
Sabre 6-3 | Foil 9-0 | Epee 6-3
Harvard 18 Yale 9
Sabre 7-2 | Foil 8-1 | Epee 3-6
Veronica Czyzewski- 9-3
Marta Lasota- 5-7
Maria Theodore- 9-3
Natalie Yang- 7-5
Karina Wang- 10-2
Cyntia Liu- 7-5
Cindy Gao- 5-7
Melissa Du- 1-11
Saanchi Kukadia- 10-2
The Crimson is back in action tomorrow against No. 8 Penn and No. 1 Princeton for day two of the Ivy League Round Robins. These bouts are set to be broadcast on ESPN+.