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#2/3 Irish Trek To Northwestern Duals Saturday

Junior Ariel DeSmet was tabbed as a CollegeFencing360 Primetime Performer of the Week after a successful opening weekend

Feb. 1, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame fencing team travels to Northwestern University Saturday for day one of the Northwestern Duals inside the Crown Sports Pavilion in Evanston, Ill.

The Irish opened up the 2013 season with a successful swing through New York City last weekend, which included stops at the St. John's Invitational Jan. 26 and the NYU Invitational Jan. 27.

In its first two competitions of the year, the Notre Dame men's team, ranked third in the CollegeFencing360 Coaches Poll, posted a 6-4 dual record, including a 16-11 triumph over No. 1 Ohio State. 2011 NCAA men's foil champion Ariel DeSmet was named a CF360 Primetime Performer of the Week, finishing with a total bout record of 28-2.

The Irish women's team was powered by 2012 Olympic bronze medal epeeist Courtney Hurley, who like DeSmet, competed in her first collegiate fencing events since winning a gold medal at the 2011 NCAA Championship. Hurley posted a 13-1 dual record at the St. John's invitational, then followed up with an 8-1 effort the following day at the NYU Invitational, helping lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 9-1 team record. Hurley earned CF360 National Fencer of the Week recognition on the strength of her 21-2 bout performance against top 10 competition.

The first round of fencing at the Northwestern Duals is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (ET) Saturday inside the Crown Sports Pavilion.

Notre Dame Bout Schedule at Northwestern Duals (All times Eastern)

9 a.m. -- ND women vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
10 a.m. -- ND women vs. North Carolina
11 a.m. -- ND women vs. UC San Diego, ND men vs. Ohio State
12 p.m. -- ND women vs. Cal Tech, ND men vs. Princeton
1 p.m. -- ND women vs. Princeton
2:30 p.m. -- ND women vs. Temple, ND men vs. Stanford
3:30 p.m. -- ND women vs. Stanford, ND men vs. Cal Tech
4:30 p.m. -- ND men vs. UC San Diego
5:30 p.m. -- ND men vs. North Carolina
6:30 p.m. -- ND women vs. Ohio State

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All Day
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February 20
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