Sports Wrap

Tickets

Tickets for the NCAA hockey Final Four next weekend at Joe Louis Arena in Detriot will go on sale today at 11 a.m. at the Harvard ticket office in the basement of Harvard Hall. They will remain on sale through tomorrow.

Package deals for all three nights of action will cost $50, $40 and $32.50. Tickets, both packaged and individual, can be charged by calling (313) 567-7500.

Fencing

The Harvard women's fencing finished in 10th place in the NCAA women's fencing championships held this weekend in South Bend, Ind.

The NCAA appearance was the Crimson's first ever in its nine year nine year history. The senior-less Crimson squad qualified two weeks ago by finishing second in the Northeast regionals. Tournament host Notre Dame nabbed first place.

Sophomore Captain Penelope Papailias qualified for individual competition for the second consecutive year. Papailias finished in 10th place, besting her 21st place finish of a year ago.

"We are a young team," said freshman Michelle Kosch, referring to the starting line-up of two sophomores and two freshmen. "We will definitely be back next year."

"I think it went well in our first appearance as a team," Papailias said. "We are just inexperienced."

Columbia's Caitlin Bilodeaux, a four-year qualifier in national competition and champion in 1985, won back her title by defeating Isabelle Hamori of Wisconsin.

Seeded ninth in a field of 12 teams, the Crimson was knocked out of the winner bracket by dropping its two preliminary meets. Penn State, which squeaked past Harvard, 10-6, during the regular season, defeated the Crimson, 9-4, in first round action. Kosch led the Crimson attack, finishing with a 2-2 record.

Things got worse in the second round as Harvard was slashed by the Fighting Irish, 9-1.

In the consolation round, Harvard slipped past Stanford, 9-6, for its only win of the tournament. Shortly afterward, the Crimson bowed out of the tournament, falling 9-2 to Wisconsin. The tough Wisconsin squad threw three lefties at the right-handed Harvard team.