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Irish Fencing Shines At Northwestern Duals
Senior Gerek Meinhardt made his regular season debut Saturday at the Northwestern Duals
 
Senior Gerek Meinhardt made his regular season debut Saturday at the Northwestern Duals

Feb. 2, 2013

EVANSTON, Ill. - The University of Notre Dame fencing team completed another successful competition Saturday at the Northwestern Duals inside the Crown Sports Pavilion.

The second-ranked Irish women's team went a perfect 8-0 on the day, upping its season dual record to an impressive 17-1. Notre Dame claimed crucial victories over No. 9 Temple (18-9), No. 4 Ohio State (16-11) and No. 1 Princeton (14-13). The Irish epee squad compiled the most impressive mark of the competition for Notre Dame, posting a cumulative 63-9 bout record.

Sophomore epeeists Nicole Ameli and Ashley Severson, along with sophomore foilist Madison Zeiss, turned in unblemished 3-0 records against defending national champion Ohio State, with Ameli and Severson each earning a bout triumph over 2012 NCAA champion Katarazyna Dabrowa. Notre Dame broke an 11-all tie by scoring the final five touches to secure the 16-11 team victory.

Senior epeeist Ewa Nelip posted a 3-0 mark against No. 1 Princeton, while senior foilist Grace Hartman logged a pair of crucial wins over Ambika Singh (4-2) and Eve Levin (5-2) to key a Notre Dame comeback from a 9-3 deficit. Ameli clinched the win with a 5-3 victory over 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Susannah Scanlan.

The No. 3 Irish men's team posted a 5-1 record, including victories over No. 10 Stanford (17-10) and No. 4 Princeton (14-13). Notre Dame's only defeat of the day came at the hands of No. 1 Ohio State (12-15), whom the Irish gained a victory against during the season opening St. John's Invitational Jan. 26.

Two-time Olympian Gerek Meinhardt was impressive in his regular season debut, losing only one contest in the opening match against No.1 Ohio State. Meinhardt posted 3-0 bout records in the day's final five contests to finish 17-1.

The Irish will compete at the Duke Duals Feb. 10 in Durham, N.C.

Northwestern Duals Results

Women: (8-0)
No. 2 Notre Dame 20, Farleigh Dickinson 7 (Epee: 9-0, Foil: 7-2, Sabre: 4-5)
No. 2 Notre Dame 22, North Carolina 5 (Epee: 8-1, Foil: 8-1, Sabre: 6-3)
No. 2 Notre Dame 18, UC San Diego 9 (Epee: 8-1, Foil: 7-2, Sabre: 3-6)
No. 2 Notre Dame 26, Cal Tech 1 (Epee: 9-0, Foil: 9-0, Sabre: 8-1)
No. 2 Notre Dame 14, No. 1 Princeton 13 (Epee: 6-3, Foil: 4-5, Sabre: 4-5)
No. 2 Notre Dame 18, No. 9 Temple 9 (Epee: 7-2, Foil: 6-3, Sabre: 5-4)
No. 2 Notre Dame 22, Stanford 4 (Epee: 8-1, Foil: 9-0, Sabre: 5-3)
No. 2 Notre Dame 16, No. 4 Ohio State 11 (Epee: 8-1, Foil: 6-3, Sabre: 2-7)

Men: (5-1)
No. 1 Ohio State 15, No. 3 Notre Dame 12 (Epee: 2-7, Foil: 5-4, Sabre: 5-4)
No. 3 Notre Dame 14, No. 4 Princeton 13 (Epee: 5-4, Foil: 5-4, Sabre: 4-5)
No. 3 Notre Dame 17, No. 10 Stanford 10 (Epee: 5-4, Foil: 7-2, Sabre: 5-4)
No. 3 Notre Dame 27, Cal Tech 0 (Epee: 9-0, Foil: 9-0, Sabre: 9-0)
No. 3 Notre Dame 15, UC San Diego 12 (Epee: 5-4, Foil: 7-2, Sabre: 3-6)
No. 3 Notre Dame 20, North Carolina 7 (Epee: 7-2, Foil: 7-2, Sabre: 6-3)

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