Fencing Takes Part in MACFA “A” vs. “C”
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Lafayette men’s fencing team took part in the MACFA men’s event held at John’s Hopkins this past Sunday, ending the day with a 3-2 mark overall. Joining the men’s team were freshmen Emily Cook and Olympia Peters.
The Leopards defeated the University of Maryland in their first match of the day, recovering from a loss in the eppe, to storm back and take both the foil and sabre. Bora Mutis took all three of his bouts in the foil against the Terrapins by 5-1 score. Andrew Mange went 1-1 against Maryland, winning his second match 5-1.
The Maroon and White didn’t fare as well against Haverford, falling 6-3 in both the epee and the foil. Things were a bit closer in the sabre, as Cook, Patrick Rekeita and Ian Miller all earned wins, but the Fords took the event by a final score of 5-4.
Lafayette fell to host John’s Hopkins by a final score of 21-6. The Leopards earned wins in the foil and the sabre against the Blue Jays. Miller went 2-1 in his sabre bouts while Andrew Mange split his bouts in the foil, helping Lafayette earn three points in the round.
The Leopards earned wins over William and Mary and Navy, earning a tight 15-12 victory over the Tribe and an 18-9 win against the Mids. Bora Mutis went an undefeated 6-0 in his foil bouts across the two matches, helping guide the Leopards foil group to a 9-0 sweep of William and Mary and an 8-1 win over Navy. Rekeita went a perfect 3-0 in the sabre against the Mids, leading the Leopards to a 7-2 win in the round.
The Leopards are back in action this weekend when they head to Drew University for the next round of MACFA meets.