2019-20 Women's Fencing News

  • Sophie Witek Wins Gold at USA Junior Olympics
    February 15, 2020
    Sacred Heart women’s fencing first-year Sophie Witek competed at the USA Junior Olympics this past weekend and helped her club team Durkan Fencing Academy to a gold medal in the junior team women’s saber tournament.
  • Women’s Fencing Swept at the Columbia Meet
    February 12, 2020
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team suffered a pair of defeats on Wednesday at the Columbia Meet in what is the Pioneers’ final tune-up prior to the NEIFC Championship on Saturday, Feb. 22. SHU dropped a 21-6 decision to the host Columbia and followed with a 19-8 defeat to NYU.
  • Women’s Fencing Shows Well at NFC Meet #3, Earning Three Wins on the Day
    February 09, 2020
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team put together one of it’s most-successful meet of the 2019-20 season as the Pioneers went 3-3 in six rounds of competition at the NFC Meet #3 hosted by Tufts on Sunday. The standouts on the day included first-year Sophie Witek in the sabre as she was a perfect 15-0 on the day in her bouts while Tia Petrides combined to go 15-3 in six rounds of competition with the foil and both Daria Rudakova (13-2) and Ashley Cherry (10-5) had productive days with the epee weapon.
  • Women’s Fencing Falls to Yale
    February 05, 2020
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team made a trip to Yale on Saturday and fell to the Ivy League power, 23-4, at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
  • Women’s Fencing Scores Two Victories in Penn Dual Meet
    January 18, 2020
    Back on the mat after over a month off due to winter break, the Sacred Heart women’s fencing team took part in the Penn Dual Meet on Saturday. The Pioneers finished the day with two victories and four defeats. Junior Ashley Cherry (15-3 in the epee) and first-year Sophie Witek (10-6 in the saber) were the key contributors on the day for SHU.
  • Women’s Fencing Competes in Home Dual Meet
    December 08, 2019
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team competed in its only home meet of the 2019-20 season, the SHU Dual Meet, on Sunday in the Pitt Center. The Pioneers went 0-6 on the day in bouts against Princeton (24-3 score), Vassar (18-9), Penn State (23-4), NYU (18-9), Temple (22-5) and Brown (21-6).
  • Women’s Fencing Competes at NFC Meet #1
    November 19, 2019
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team wrapped up competition at the Northeast Fencing Conference Meet #1 on Sunday at Brown University. The Pioneers finished the day with one win and five losses through six rounds of competition.
  • Women’s Fencing Competes at Vassar Dual Meet
    November 10, 2019
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team wrapped up competition at the Vassar Dual Meet on Sunday afternoon. In the team’s second meet of the season, the Pioneers concluded the day with a 4-4 record in eight matches throughout the day.
  • Women’s Fencing Opens Season at NEIFC Fall Invitational
    November 02, 2019
    The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team opened up the 2019-20 season on Saturday at the NEIFC Fall Invitational held at Smith College. Daria Rudakova was the standout on the day for the Pioneers as she claimed sixth place in the epee event.