The Drew University men’s and women’s fencing teams traveled to Vassar College Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 10. While the men’s side opened their season with an 11-2 run, the women continued their season, improving their record to 12-2.
Among the biggest wins for the men’s squad were victories over Division I schools Sacred Heart, Lafayette and Incarnate. The Rangers beat Sacred Heart with a score of 18-9, Lafayette with scores of 22-5 and 19-8 and Incarnate with a score of 19-8. Drew also triumphed over Vassar, Denison, Hunter, Army and Yeshiva. Leading the Rangers were Jake Kurtz Freilich (’22), who went 11-0 in saber, Nathan Milgram (’21), who went 13-2 in saber, and William Badrigian (’22), who went 13-4 in foil. Michael Bickford (’23), Nicholas Beach (’23) and Zachary Wolin (’23) each registered their first collegiate victories.
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On the women’s side, an 8-0 day included victories against Division I Wagner with a score of 15-12, Incarnate with a score of 17-10 and Vassar with a score of 14-13. On top for the Rangers were Lydia Segal (’20), who went 17-4 in foil, Kayla Ogden (’21), who went 16-3 in saber, and Emily Huber (’21), who went undefeated for the day at 20-0. Candace Zola (’23) and Sophia McGee (’23) went 20-1 in saber and 11-7 overall, respectively. The saber squad carried the Rangers with a 64-6 run throughout the day.
The women’s team and part of the men’s squad will return to Vassar next Sunday, Nov. 17, for the Matt Lampell Invitational. The rest of the men will compete in the MACFA group meet at Hunter College on the same day.