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Fencing Teams Lose Narrowly to Crimson

By Mark Hurst
Team Member

The fencing teams both lost close matches to Harvard University in the Du Pont Gymnasium on Saturday.

The women's team suffered a narrow loss to the Crimson. After sixteen bouts the score was tied 8-8, and the match had to be decided on the basis of indicators, or number of touches, which were scored. The MIT women lost by two touches.

The men's team was also defeated by the smallest margin possible. Although both the sabre and epee squads won 6-3,the foils could only produce one victory , bringing the overall score to a 13-14 loss. Team captain Mark Hurst '94 and epee squad leader Kris Giesing '94 both won prefect three-bout sweeps.

This was the last varsity dual meet of the season, so personal and squad records have been finalized and are being used to determine who will qualify for regional championships in March. Outstanding personal records that will qualify belong to Hurst, Keith Lichten '95, and Charles Baroud '93. The sabres will also travel to regionals as a squad, having ended the season with a 21-4 varsity record.