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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

Delta

December 2
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 3
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 4
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 5
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
January 6
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 7
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 8
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 9
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
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
All Day
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
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
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
TBD
April 24
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD

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