C.C.N.Y. fencers overcame an early three-point deficit to slash the Crimson 15-12 in New York Saturday. Hugh Winig, winning his three epee duels, led Harvard in the strongest showing against the Beavers in recent years.
The Crimson started out strong, taking the first three duels, but dropped behind 6-3 at the end of the first round. From then on the lead never changed hands, with the second round ending 10-8.
Harvard's Dave Dooley did the best fencing of his career as he racked up a pair of wins in the foil. Kent Brittan's accurate point scored two touches in epee, while Paul Zygas, mainstay on the sabre team, gave the Crimson another two wins.
Dan Kirsch and Peter Basch in foil and Larry Butler in sabre each scored a touch.
Meanwhile, the freshmen were having problems of their own, as they fell 18-0 to the Beaver yearlings. Tom Musliser turned in an outstanding performance for the Yardlings, tallying three touches in the foil.
The fancers have their next match Wednesday against, Holy Cross.