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Feb. 8, 1998

Irish Fencers Edged by Top Ranked Penn State

NOTRE DAME, Ind.-- Notre Dame's third ranked men's and women's fencing team suffered their first loss of the season to top-ranked Penn State. The men's team lost 17-10 and the women's team fell by a narrow 17-15 score. The Irish men's team is 20-1 on the season while the women's team has posted a 19-1 mark.

Penn State edged Notre Dame's men's epee and foil squads 5-4. Sabre captain Luke LaValle went 2-1 against the Nittany Lions while epeeist Carl Jackson won all three of his bouts against the Nittany Lions. Penn State's men's foil squad defeated the Irish foil squad 7-2 as senior foilist John Tejada was 2-1 for the Irish with victories over Penn State All-Americans Gang Lu and David Lidow.

The women's foil squads of Notre Dame and Penn State dueled to and 8-8 tie with the Lady Lions winning on indicators by a five touch margin. Junior All-American foilist Sara Walsh was an undefeated 4-0 against Penn State and 13-0 for the day. In women's epee Penn State defeated the Irish 9-7, sophomore epeeist Magda Krol had four wins against the Lady Lions and was 12-0 for the day.

Notre Dame won the rest of their competition on the day. The men defeated Northwestern 24-3, Detroit 20-7, Cleveland State 22-5 and Lawrence 20-7. The women's squad defeated Northwestern 24-8, Detroit 27-5, Cleveland State 26-6 and Lawrence 28-4.

Day two of the fencing meet continues Sunday, at the Joyce Center Fieldhouse, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Event Calendar

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January 30
W 6-0, M 5-1
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
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Live Results
January 31
W 6-0, M 6-0
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
RECAP
February 6
M 4-1
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
RECAP

Live Results
February 7
W 5-0
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
RECAP
February 12
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 13
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 14
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 15
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 27
All Day
ACC Championships
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 28
All Day
ACC Championships
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
March 12
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional
Columbus, OH (French Field House)
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Waltham, Mass. (Gosman Center)
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Waltham, Mass. (Gosman Center)
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Waltham, Mass. (Gosman Center)
March 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Waltham, Mass. (Gosman Center)
April 8
All Day
USA Fencing Div. I Championship
Richmond, Va. (Convention Center)
April 9
All Day
USA Fencing Div. I Championship
Richmond, Va. (Convention Center)
April 10
All Day
USA Fencing Div. I Championship
Richmond, Va. (Convention Center)
April 11
All Day
USA Fencing Div. I Championship
Richmond, Va. (Convention Center)

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