WELLESLEY, Mass. – Seven members of the Wellesley College fencing team will travel to the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday, March 12 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The event will take place at the Lanman Center in Yale's Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Leading the way for the Blue will be the sabre squad, as senior Jasmine Davis (Long Valley, N.J.), junior Madeleine Barowsky (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomore Meg Harney (Wilmette, Ill.) all qualified for this year's regional. Last year, Harney finished in 31st place finish in sabre, taking 10th among Division III participants thanks to a 3-1 record with +10 touch ratio in the opening round. Harney went 1-5 in round two. Barowsky wasn't far behind Harney, taking 34th overall in sabre. Barowsky also went 3-1 in the opening round, sporting a +7 touch ratio, before going winless in round two.
Junior Taylor Hood (Lexington, Ky.) and first year Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.) will each represent the Blue in foil. Hood returns to regional competition after leading the Blue at last year's event, where she was 26th overall and eighth among Division III competitors in women's foil.
In epee, junior Emma Brewer-Wallin (Salem, Ore.) will join sophomore Cassandra Cronin (Johns Creek, Ga.) in representing the Blue. Following a strong 2017 season, Cronin will be looking to improve on a 34th place finish in 2016, after going 2-2 in the opening round, with an even touch ratio, and winless in round two.
Competition is set to get underway in women's epee and saber at 9:00 AM. Women's foil will begin at 10:00 AM. Admission will be free to all spectators. Results will be available at Yale University's Athletic Department website www.yalebulldogs.com and at www.NCAA.com.
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