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Jan. 30, 1997

Notre Dame Heads To Cleveland State

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame fencing teams traveled to State College, Pa., for the Penn State Open. The Irish faced some of the nation's top fencing squads at the meet. Measuring themselves against last year's top finisher (Penn State) and the third place team (St. John's) the Irish realized there is a bit of work left between now and the NCAA championships. This weekend the Irish will head to Cleveland State to participate in the 10-team meet on Sat., Feb. 1.

Head Coach Yves Auriol: Yves Auriol is in his second season as head coach of both the men's and the women's teams. Auriol took over the men's program last season following the retirement of Mike DeCicco in 1995. Auriol found great success in his first season as head coach as the Irish placed second at the NCAA championships in 1996. This year a determined coach Auriol has been practicing his fencers hard with the hope that the Irish will lay claim to the top spot when they head to the Air Force Academy for the NCAA championships. Auriol had been head coach of the women's team since 1986 and compiled a career record of 244-12 (.953) in his 10-plus seasons. He led Notre Dame's women's squad to its first-ever NCAA women's crown in 1987 and the combined title in 1994.

Penn State Open Review: The Irish opened the day facing the two-time defending national champions Penn State. Both the men's and women's squads were defeated by the Nittany Lions as the men fell 16-11 and the women lost 18-14. The Irish would find success against Haverford, Air Force and NYU. Though the women's team defeated St. John's, the men's team would lose to the Red Storm by the narrow margin of 14-13. In her first action of the 1997 season, sophomore Sara Walsh (Mishawaka, Ind.) went undefeated registering 18 wins and no losses. Fellow Mishawaka native and All-American, Myriah Brown finished the day with a 16-3 record for the foil squad. Women's epee captain Anne Hoos (Wilmette, Ill.) went 15-3 on the day. Hoos was assisted by teammate Magda Krol (Vancouver, British Columbia) who went 16-2. Standing out for the men was Carl Jackson (Ringoes, N.J.). In his first action since 1995 he went 10-3. Jeremy Siek (Newmarket, N.H.) posted 13-1 record for the foil squad. Luke LaValle (New York, N.Y.) led the sabre team with an 11-3 mark.

Walsh, Jackson Return: The Irish welcomed back two All-Americans to the fencing strip this weekend as sophomore foil All-American Sara Walsh and junior epee All-American Carl Jackson returned. For Walsh, the 1996 NCAA foil runner-up, it was her first action of the season after overcoming injuries. Jackson fenced again for the first time in almost two years. The 1995 sixth-place finisher at the NCAA championships sat out the 1996 season after contracting and suffering a relapse of mononucleosis.

Women's Individual Results
Foil
Name             W   L    Pct
Amee Appel      35   7   .833    
Myriah Brown    44   3   .936
Gina Couri       7   2   .728
Aimee Kalogera  18   0  1.000
Magda Krol      10   1   .909
Nicole Paulina  41   8   .837
Rose Saari      39  15   .722
Stacey Stough    5   3   .625
Theresa Urbanic  0   0   .000
Sara Walsh      18   0  1.000
Epee
Name              W   L   Pct
Anne Hayes       14   3  .824
Anne Hoos        38   5  .884
Magda Krol       39   2  .200
Nicole Mustilli  39   9  .813
Kathleen O'Boyle  2   1  .667
Colleen Smerek   38  10  .792
Amy Sromek       11   4  .733
Jennifer Sutton   1   5  .167
Maria Thieneman  16  14  .533
Men's Individual Results
Foil
Name              W  L    Pct
Stephane Auriol  19  6   .760
Chris Brough      3  0  1.000
Michael Finn      7  0  1.000
Jim Harris        3  0  1.000
Charles Harris    8  4   .667
Matt Hysell       3  1   .750
Phil Mages        9  1   .900
Michael O'Malley  0  0   .000
Jeremy Siek      22  1   .957
Mark Swiney       2  1   .667
John Tejada       8  1   .889
Sabre
Name               W   L    Pct
Brian Banas        0   0   .000
Manolo Galinanes   6   1   .857
Noah Hogan         5   0  1.000
Luke LaValle      11   3   .786
Bill Lester       20   5   .800
Steve McQuade      4   0  1.000
Sam Sanderson      0   0   .000
John Scherpereel  13   8   .619
Jeff Wartgow      12  11   .522
Epee
Name                   W   L    Pct
Jason Boron            6   3   .667
Brice Dille           14   8   .636
Paul Fleisch           1   1   .500
James Gaither          6   3   .667
Dominic Guarnaschelli  5   0  1.000
Carl Jackson          10   3   .769
Phillip Lee            5   2   .714
John Lyons             0   0   .000
Andy Metrailer         3   1   .750
Tim Monahan            4   0  1.000
Brian Stone           16   8   .667

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