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    Feb. 12, 1997

    Notre Dame Fencers have 5-0 Weekends at Duke Meet

    Return to the Strip Feb. 22.

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame fencing teams continued their successful streak when they traveled to Duke University in Durham, N.C. Both the men's and women's squads went undefeated as they triumphed over Columbia, North Carolina, Air Force, Duke and Stanford. The Irish take a weekend off before returning to action on Feb. 22, at the Northwestern Meet.

    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 Auriol has been practicing his fencers hard with the hope that the Irish will lay claim to the top spot when they head to Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Air Force Academy for this year's national 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.

    The Duke Meet Review: The Notre Dame men's fencing team won all five of their matches at Duke as they improved to 19-2 on the season. The Irish claimed decisive victories over Air Force (21-6) and North Carolina (23-4). Things were more competitive in the Irish victories over Columbia (18-9), Stanford (16-11) and Duke (16-11). The Irish were lead by a 12-1 showing from senior foil captain Jeremy Siek (New Market, N.H.). Sabreman Luke LaValle (New York, N.Y.) continued his stellar campaign posting a perfect 13-0 record. Carl Jackson (Ringoes, N.J.) helped the epee team by going 11-4 in competition.

    After going 5-0 this weekend, Notre Dame's women's team stands at 25-1 on the season. The match against the host Blue Devils was the closest as the Irish came away with an 21-11 win. Sophomore foilist Myriah Brown (Mishawaka, Ind.) went 17-2 on the day. The epee team was lead by captain Anne Hoos (Wilmette, Ill.) and Nicole Mustilli (South Orange, N.J.) who both compiled 15-5 records. Freshman Magda Krol (Vancouver, British Columbia) fenced double duty with a 6-0 epee record and an 11-1 foil showing.

    Siek Moves Up on All-Times Win List: After holding Notre Dame's all-time wins record for 17 years, Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Sullivan has now seen his 183-wins mark broken in consecutive weeks. Senior sabre captain Bill Lester (Windsor, Ontario) broke the mark on Feb. 1 at Cleveland State and Siek became the second fencer to break Sullivan's mark on Feb. 7, at Duke. Lester holds a career 208-38 record while Siek is second, ahead of Sullivan, with a 192-21 mark.

    Women's Individual Results

    Foil Name W L Pct. Amee Appel 58 16 .784 Myriah Brown 76 5 .938 Gina Couri 7 2 .728 Aimee Kalogera 26 2 .929 Magda Krol 21 2 .913 Nicole Paulina 59 12 .831 Rose Saari 66 22 .750 Stacey Stough 5 3 .625 Theresa Urbanic 0 0 .000 Sara Walsh 34 0 1.000 Epee Name W L Pct. Anne Hayes 14 3 .824 Anne Hoos 70 13 .843 Magda Krol 45 2 .957 Michelle Marafino 1 4 .200 Nicole Mustilli 73 15 .830 Kathleen O'Boyle 2 1 .667 Colleen Smerek 69 19 .784 Amy Sromek 25 10 .714 Jennifer Sutton 1 5 .167 Maria Thieneman 21 25 .457

    Men's Individual Results

    Foil Name W L Pct. Stephane Auriol 31 11 .738 Chris Brough 3 0 1.000 Michael Finn 13 2 .867 Jim Harris 3 0 1.000 Charles Harris 29 11 .725 Matt Hysell 4 1 .800 Phil Mages 15 3 .833 Michael O'Malley 0 0 .000 Jeremy Siek 43 2 .956 Mark Swiney 2 1 .667 John Tejada 14 9 .609 Sabre Name W L Pct. Brian Banas 0 0 .000 Manolo Galinanes 9 4 .692 Noah Hogan 5 0 1.000 Luke LaValle 37 3 .925 Bill Lester 45 8 .849 Steve McQuade 7 0 1.000 Sam Sanderson 0 0 .000 John Scherpereel 26 9 .743 Jeff Wartgow 27 17 .614 Epee Name W L Pct. Jason Boron 10 4 .714 Brice Dille 31 18 .633 Paul Fleisch 1 1 .500 James Gaither 13 4 .765 Dominic Guarnaschelli 5 0 1.000 Carl Jackson 32 9 .780 Phillip Lee 9 3 .750 John Lyons 0 0 .000 Andy Metrailer 3 1 .750 Tim Monahan 4 0 1.000 Brian Stone 33 16 .673

    WOMEN'S Results (26-1)
    November 9 at Notre Dame
    Lawrence W, 31-1; Case Western Reserve W, 28-4; Cleveland State W, 25-7; Ohio State W, 22-10; Detroit W, 25-7; Purdue W, 29-3

    January 19 at Northwestern
    Johns Hopkins W, 26-6; Temple W, 22-10; Fairleigh Dickinson W, 27-5; Hollins W, 32-0; James Madison W, 31-1

    February 25 at Penn State
    Penn State L, 14-18; Haverford W, 30-2; St. John's W, 23-9; Air Force W, 29-3; NYU W, 22-10

    February 1 at Cleveland State
    Wayne State W, 24-6; Case Western Reserve W, 28-4; Cleveland State W, 25-7; Michigan State W, 32-0; Detroit W, 31-1; Michigan W, 30-2

    February 8 at Duke
    Columbia W, 22-10; North Carolina W, 24-8; Air Force W, 27-5; Duke W, 21-11; Stanford W, 23-9

    February 22 at Northwestern

    March 1-2 Midwest Team Championships at Notre Dame

    March 8 at Midwest Regional Qualifiers at Wayne State

    March 20-23 at NCAA Championships at Air Force

    MEN'S Results (20-2)
    November 9 at Notre Dame
    Lawrence W, 26-1; Case Western Reserve W, 25-2; Cleveland State W, 27-5; Ohio State W, 19-8; Detroit W, 20-7; Purdue W, 25-2

    February 25 at Penn State
    Penn State L, 11-16; Haverford W, 23-4; St. John's L, 13-14; Air Force W, 22-5; NYU W, 19-8

    February 1 at Cleveland State
    Wayne State W, 20-7; Case Western Reserve W, 23-4; Cleveland State W, 22-5; Michigan State W, 23-4; Detroit W, 25-2; Michigan W, 25-2

    February 7-8 at Duke
    Columbia W, 18-9; North Carolina W, 23-4; Air Force W, 21-6; Duke W, 16-11; Stanford W, 16-11

    February 22 at Northwestern

    March 1-2 Midwest Team Championships at Notre Dame

    March 8 at Midwest Regional Qualifiers at Wayne State

    March 20-23 at NCAA Championships

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