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    FIGHTING IRISH Nicole Ameli was the silver medalist in the women's epee at the Garret Open Saturday
    Nicole Ameli was the silver medalist in the women's epee at the Garret Open Saturday

    Nov. 4, 2012

    Garret Open Men's Results

    Garret Open Women's Results

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The University of Notre Dame fencing team claimed a pair of silver medals this weekend at the 41st annual Garret Open at the White Building on the campus of Penn State University.

    Nicole Ameli took second place behind Penn State’s Marherita Vincenti Guzzi to lead the Fighting Irish in Saturday’s women’s epee event. Ashley Severson earned the bronze medal to give Notre Dame two of the top-three finishers in the weapon. Ewa Nelip picked up a ninth-place finish for the Fighting Irish.

    Madison Zeiss was the top Notre Dame fencer in the women’s foil, bringing home eighth-place honors. Adriana Camacho finished in 16th place, followed by Sarah Followill (17th place).

    Abigail Nichols and Lian Osier turned in strong showings in the women’s sabre competition, claiming fourth and fifth place, respectively. Johanna Thill (10th place) rounded out Notre Dame’s top-10 performers.

    The Fighting Irish also posted a number of solid results in Sunday’s men’s competition. Michael Rossi and James Kaull paced Notre Dame in the men’s epee, claiming seventh and eighth place, respectively. Matthew McGrath chipped in a 12th-place performance.

    Ariel DeSmet was the top men’s fencer in the foil event, earning a sixth-place finish. Nickolas Kubik brought home a 19th-place standing for Notre Dame.

    The Fighting Irish men enjoyed their best outing in the sabre, as Jason Choy placed behind Penn State’s Michael Mills for runner-up honors. Kevin Hassett earned fifth place for Notre Dame.

    Notre Dame wraps up the fall schedule at the NAC Division I Junior Individuals Nov. 9-12.

    41st annual Penn State Garret Open – University Park, Pa. – Notre Dame Results

    Women’s Epee:
    Nicole Ameli: 2nd
    Ashley Severson: 3rd
    Ewa Nelip: 9th
    Nikol Nikonchuk: 22nd

    Women’s Foil:
    Madison Zeiss: 8th
    Adriana Camacho: 16th
    Sarah Followill: 17th

    Women’s Sabre:
    Abigail Nichols: 4th
    Lian Osier: 5th
    Johanna Thill: 10th
    Mary Regan: 17th
    Danielle Guilfoyle: 20th
    Kathryn Palazzoto: 22nd
    Marta Stepien: 34th

    Men’s Epee:
    Michael Rossi: 6th
    James Kaull: 7th
    Matthew McGrath: 12th
    Jack Piasio: 28th
    Dale Purdy: 34th

    Men’s Foil:
    Ariel DeSmet: 6th
    Nickolas Kubik: 19th
    Grant Hodges: 24th
    Ryan Murphy: 25th
    Alan Markow: 31st
    Gabriel Acuna: 34th

    Men’s Sabre:
    Jason Choy: 2nd
    Kevin Hassett: 5th
    Will McGough: 25th
    Billy Meckling: 26th
    Alex Coccia: 32nd




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