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Fencers cut Brown, avenge loss

By Sara Ontiveros

The MIT women's fencing team was out for revenge last weekend when they fought a grudge match with Brown University. Tech had lost to Brown

9-7 in a dual meet earlier this season. Not so on Saturday.

Although the teams split the first round 2-2, Tech's generosity ended there as they took each of the following rounds 3-1, producing a final score of 11-5. Of the 11 bouts won by MIT, Alice A. Chang G was top scorer with 4, Captain Felice E. C. Swapp '92 and Sara Ontiveros '93 each took three, and Kathryn A. Fricks '92 took one.

"We were really pumped," Swapp said. "After they beat us in December, we vowed it would never happen again," she added.

The Engineers proceeded to victory over Brandeis University 10-6, but lost a close one to Northwestern University with the bout score tied 8-8 and the touches at 57-56.

The lady blades' season record in the Northeast region stands at 9-2, while their overall record is 13-6. The championship season will open on Feb. 24. with the New England Championships at Tufts University, followed by the Northeast Regional Championships on March 2-3 here at MIT.

(Sara Ontiveros '93 is manager for the women's fencing team.)