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Harvard beats MIT at Bean Pot Tournament on Tuesday

On Tuesday night at Harvard, the MIT’s Women’s Fencing team entered the Bean Pot Tournament against Brandeis, Harvard, and Boston College. The team arrived with a promising record of 12-19, straight off a 2-5 record from the Eric Sollee Invitation where MIT crushed Hunter College, 23-4, and Haverford College, 17-12. Throughout time, however, Harvard has boasted a 25-12 record against the Engineers, which means that this match was time to retaliate.

For those who do not know about fencing, the sport has three main events, each with a different weapon: the foil, the épée, and the sabre. The épée is the only fencing weapon that has a whole body target range, and it is heavier and stiffer than both the foil and the sabre. Out of the three matches against Harvard, MIT performed the best in épée, battling Harvard to end the match 5-4, Crimson. The sabre and foil matches were more competitive with Harvard edging out MIT 7-2 and 9-0, respectively. Overall, Harvard took the tournament at 21-6 against MIT.

The Engineers will compete at the New England Championship at Vassar College on Feb. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

—Katie Bodner, Sports Staff