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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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