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Notre Dame Endures at Northwestern Duals
Ashley Severson returned to action in the Northwestern Duals for Notre Dame.
 
Ashley Severson returned to action in the Northwestern Duals for Notre Dame.

Feb. 1, 2014

Evanston, Ill. - The University of Notre Dame's fencing team once again put in a command performance at the Northwestern Duals, out-dueling opponents from schools nationwide in eight grueling rounds.

Starting at 8:00 a.m., the women's squad posted a definitive 20-7 win over Stanford. Sabreists Johanna Thill, Allison Barry and Mary Regan won their weapon class 5-4, and remained in the rotation throughout the day. In women's foil, Nicole McKee, Sarah Followill and Adriana Camacho posted a shutout with a 9-0 victory. In epee, Nicole Ameli, Catherine Lee and Ashley Severson finished the win with a 6-3 record.

Differing slightly from other invites, the men's and women's squads squared off against different teams in each round. The men dropped the first round bout against Penn, 19-8, but came back in the second round against Princeton, they pulled off the upset and won 15-12. Sabre and epee both posted 5-4 marks, and the foil squad - competing without captain Gerek Meinhardt - won 6-3. 

In the second round, the women's squad out-touched Duke to win 16-11, and after a series of back and forth bouts with defending NCAA Champion Princeton, the Tigers emerged victorious in the third round fight, 17-10.


 

 

The men fought extremely well against North Carolina in the third round, winning 18-9. The men's sabre squad comprised of Kevin Hassett, Alex Coccia, John Hallsten and Billy Meckling won 5-4, and were followed by the foil squad with a rotation of Gabriel Acuna, Ryan Murphy, Alan Markow, Nick Kubik and Kristjan Archer. The foil squad won, 6-3, but what was perhaps most impressive was the men's epee squad. Boasting Garrett McGrath, Mikhail Heber, Arthur Le Meur, Dale Purdy, and John Poremski, the epeeists won 7-2, their best record in a head-to-head match so far.

In the fourth round, the women suffered another loss to Penn, 16-11, and the men's squad had a bye.

Moving into the fifth round,  fatigue caught up to both Irish squads, as the women were narrowly out-dueled by Temple, and the Stanford Cardinal combatants out-touched the men to win 15-12. The men's squad had another bye in the sixth round, whereas the women pulled together and beat North Carolina 16-11.

In the seventh round, the women easily bested UC San Diego, 22-5. The men went back and forth with the Duke Blue Devils, but sadly were not able to pull out the win as Duke went up 14-13. They made up for it in the eighth and final round, where the women's team had a bye, and they ousted the Lawrence Vikings 24-3. The epee squad impressed once more, with a 9-0 undefeated record.

The Irish return to the Castellan Family Fencing Center next weekend to host the renamed DeCicco Duals. For all results, check back to und.com/fencing throughout the season.

 

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Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
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Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
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All Day
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Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
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All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
January 6
All Day
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Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
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All Day
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Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 8
All Day
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Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 9
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Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 21
All Day
St. Johns Invitational
Queens, N.Y. (Taffner Field House)
January 22
All Day
NYU Invitational
New York, N.Y. (Dodge Center)
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 29
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 5
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 17
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 18
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 19
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 20
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USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
February 26
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
March 11
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional
Detroit, Mich. (Mattheai Center)
March 23
All Day
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Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 24
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Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 25
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NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 26
All Day
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Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
April 21
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 22
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 23
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
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April 24
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
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