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Irish Wrap Competition At Northwestern Duals

Feb. 4, 2018


By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s fencing teams closed out a successful weekend Sunday at the Northwestern Duals, held at the programs’ Castellan Family Fencing Center.

The top-ranked Irish women (35-1) finished the day at 4-0 and ran their current win streak to 22 matches. The No. 1 men (27-6) were 2-2 on the day.

How It Happened

Ohio State (Round 2)
In their first match of the day, the No. 1 Irish women down No. 5 Ohio State 15-12, led by a 7-2 effort from the foil squad. Junior foilists Sabrina Massialas and Elyssa Kleiner each went 3-0 in the match, while sabreuses Francesca Russo and Reghan Ward and epeeist Julia Barry each posted 2-1 marks.

The Irish men fell to the No. T-2 Buckeyes 15-12, despite 3-0 marks from senior sabreur Jonah Shainberg and freshman foilist Nick Itkin. Sophomore sabreur Arsenii Panteleev was 2-1 in the match.

Stanford (M) (Round 5)
After two rounds of byes, the Irish fell to the 10th-ranked Cardinal 15-12. Notre Dame rested its foil regulars, where Stanford dominated 7-2. Shainberg was 3-0 in the match, while senior sabreur Jonathan Fitzgerald went 2-1.

Air Force (W) (Round 5)
Women’s sabre and foil were dominant against the Falcons. Russo remained undefeated at 3-0, while Ward was 2-0 to lead the sabre squad to 6-3, while Regan Fitzgerald and Mari Summers each went 3-0 as the foil squad finished 8-1.

Incarnate Word (Round 6)
Both Irish teams cruised past the Cardinals as the women prevailed 22-5 and the men won 21-6. Both sabre squads posted 9-0 records, as did women’s foil, and the men’s epee team went 7-2.

Air Force (M) (Round 7)
Shainberg capped a perfect day with a 2-0 mark in a 17-10 victory over the Falcons, while epeeists Nicholas Hanahan and Dylan French and sabreur David Brown were also 2-0.

Stanford (W) (Round 7)
Notre Dame closed the day with a 17-10 win over Stanford, completing a perfect weekend. Jamie Norville (3-0, sabre), Reagan Fitzgerald (2-0, foil) and Erica Tsai (1-0, foil) were unbeaten in the match.

Up Next

The Irish return to action next week for two days of competition Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 10-11) at the Duke Duals in Durham, North Carolina.

Northwestern Duals
Feb. 4, 2018
Castellan Family Fencing Center
Notre Dame, Ind.
Men’s Results -- Day Two
No. T-2 Ohio State 15, No. 1 Notre Dame 12
Epee: (2-7) Dylan French 1-0, Ariel Simmons 1-2, Nicholas Hanahan 0-3, Stephen Ewart 0-2
Foil: (5-4) Nick Itkin 3-0, Axel Kiefer 1-2, Hazem Khazbak 1-2
Sabre: (5-4) Jonah Shainberg 3-0, Arsenii Panteleev 2-1, Jonathan Fitzgerald 0-3
No. 10 Stanford 15, No. 1 Notre Dame 12
Epee: (4-5) Ewart 1-2, French 1-2, Zachary Zeller 1-0, Hanahan 1-1
Foil: (2-7) Joseph Marino 1-2, Robert Wong 1-2, Michael Antipas 0-3
Sabre: (6-3) Shainberg 3-0, Fitzgerald 2-1, Panteleev 1-2
No. 1 Notre Dame 21, Incarnate Word 6
Epee: (7-2) Hanahan 3-0, Zachary Cheng 2-1, Zeller 2-1
Foil: (5-4) Matthew Tichacek 3-0, Thomas Murray 1-1, Alexander Ju 1-1, Michael Antipas 0-1, Nicholas Sloan 0-1
Sabre: (9-0) Ari Croitoru 3-0, Blake Murphy 3-0, Ben Scholl 3-0
No. 1 Notre Dame , Air Force
Epee: Hanahan 2-0, French 2-0, Zeller 1-0, Ewart 2-1, Simmons
Foil: (4-5) Marino 2-1, Wong 1-1, Spicer Emge 1-1, Murray 0-1, Antipas 0-1
Sabre: (6-3) Shainberg 2-0, David Brown 2-0, Fitzgerald 1-0, Scholl 1-1, Panteleev 0-1, Croitoru 0-1

Women’s Results -- Day Two
No. 1 Notre Dame 15, No. 5 Ohio State 12
Epee: (3-6) Julia Barry 2-1, Amanda Sirico 1-2, Dasha Yefremenko 0-3
Foil: (7-2) Elyssa Kleiner 3-0, Sabrina Massialas 3-0, Stefani Deschner 1-2
Sabre: (5-4) Francesca Russo 2-1, Reghan Ward 2-1, Claudia Kulmacz 1-2
No. 1 Notre Dame 17, Air Force 10
Epee: (3-6) Katherine Clarke 1-2, Marie-Anne Roche 1-2, Katherine Wallace 1-2
Foil: (8-1) Reagan Fitzgerald 3-0, Mari Summers 3-0, Isabelle Elizondo 2-1
Sabre: (6-3) Russo 3-0, Regina O’Brien 2-0, Ward 1-1, Kulmacz 0-1, Jamie Norville 0-1
No. 1 Notre Dame 22, Incarnate Word 5
Epee: (5-4) Roche 2-1, Clarke 1-2, Wallace 1-2
Foil: (9-0) Beatrice Verrecchia 3-0, Nicole Gorman 3-0, Erica Tsai 3-0
Sabre: (9-0) Natalie Disher 3-0, Christina Boitano 3-0, Madeline Gallagher 3-0
No. 1 Notre Dame 17, Stanford 10
Epee: Wallace 2-1, Roche 1-2, Clarke 0-3
Foil: Fitzgerald 2-0, Verrecchia 2-1, Gorman 2-1, Tsai 1-0
Sabre: (9-2) Norville 3-0, O’Brien 2-1, Ward 2-1

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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame men's tennis and fencing programs, in addition to assisting with football communications and overseeing production of the football Gameday Magazine. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and earned her master's degree from Georgetown University in 2013.


 

 

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