Last Sunday, Wellesley Fencing posted a 6-0 perfect record at the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) meet at Tufts University and set the program record for wins in a season at 24. The Blue posted wins against Tufts, Smith, UMass, Vassar, Boston University and Dartmouth. This completes their NFC season with a 9-3 record. Highlights of the day included Brie Maurer `20 leading the foil squad and finishing with a 16-1 record. Julia Calventus-Coveney `21 and Kimberley Kimura `23 each finished 12-3 in the epee squad. Brooke Dodrill `23 led the sabre squad with a 14-1 record. Wellesley fencing’s next match will be the NEIFC Championships which will be held at Vassar College on Saturday Feb. 22.
Track and Field
Last Saturday, Wellesley Track and Field competed in the Tufts University Cupid Challenge. Eva Paradiso ’20 led the Blue finishing fifth place in the mile. Her time of 5:12.68 was a personal record and it qualified her for the Division III New England Championship (DIII NE). Three additional members of the Blue qualified for the DIII NE meet during the day: Elizabeth Wegman ’20 placed 13th in the 1000m with a personal record of 3:11.77, Ari Marks ’22 finished seventh in the 3000m with a time of 10:36.49 and Maya Bradbury ’22 finished eighth in the same event with a time of 10:29.87. The Blue will compete next at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday Feb. 14.
On Saturday, Wellesley Volleyball defeated Mount Holyoke 64-26 in a NEWMAC matchup at Mount Holyoke. The Blue recorded 26 steals and 34 forced turnovers throughout the game. Pujita Shukla ’23 scored 14 points and had three rebounds and four steals to lead the Blue. Rachel Shurberg ’23 and Caitlin Aguirre ’20 finished the game with six steals and ten points each. Emily Kopp ’20 had ten rebounds to lead the Blue on the defensive end. The Blue sit at a 13-5 overall record and a 5-2 NEWMAC record. Wellesley Basketball will host Fisher on Feb. 12 for their next game.