NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale women's fencing team will compete in the Ivy League Round-Robins at Cornell this weekend. The team will head to Ithaca, N.Y., to face Ivy foes Brown, No. 1 Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, No. 4 Harvard, No. 8 Penn and No. 3 Princeton.
The team is coming off of a narrow loss last week to Sacred Heart, which has fueled the Bulldogs' training in the past week. And after multiple wins at Brandeis and most recently Vassar, the team is poised for a fierce competition.
"Our team is more prepared to take on Ivies this year than any in my time at Yale. I think that the team is excited and nervous, and that it should be two days of tough but rewarding competition," said captain Joanna Lew.
At last year's Ivy League Round Robins, the team placed seventh. But the team has so far competed against many of the top-ranked schools this season, including No. 7 St. John's and No. 9 Penn State. This preparation will serve the Bulldogs well in the coming tournament.
Following the competition, the team will see a three-week break before heading to the US Collegiate Squad Championships in New Jersey.
11:00 a.m. Harvard
1:15 p.m. Brown
2:45 p.m. Cornell
4:15 p.m. Columbia
10:00 a.m. Penn
11:30 a.m. Princeton
Report filed by Caroline Hart '17, Yale Sports Publicity