Buckeyes face fierce competition at Elite Exhibition Match
Oct. 14, 2013
Columbus, Ohio- The Ohio State fencing team fell to Notre Dame, Saturday, after intense competition at the Elite Exhibition Match at the French Field House.
In individual competition, senior Kristian Boyadzhiev finished first place in men's epee, over a pool of 40 competitors. Junior Bill Meyer took third place after falling to fellow Buckeye Boyadzhiev. For men's sabre, Rhys Douglas earned a spot in the finals, but fell to Notre Dame's Kevin Hasset, 15-7.
Freshman Eugenia Falqui earned the first place spot in the women's epee direct elimination bracket with six victories and a +14 indicator. She fought her way through the bracket to hold on to first place, completed by a 14-12 victory in the finals, while Mona Shaito earned a second place finish in women's foil. The Ohio State women's sabre unit dominated their bracket, with Buckeyes taking the first and second spot (Celina Merza and Alexa Antipas, respectively).
In team competition, Notre Dame squeaked ahead of Ohio State to win, 249-244. The Buckeye's performance highlighted by victories from both the men's and the women's sabre squad (45-41, men's, and 45-39, women's). The men's units tied, 122-122, while Notre Dame's women's squad took a 127-122 victory over Ohio State. The men's epee competition was particularly fierce, ending 36-35 with the advantage to the Fighting Irish.
The Buckeyes return to the strips on Nov. 8 to compete in the Division I, Jr. NAC in Cleveland, Ohio.
Women's Sabre Team
Women's Foil Team
Women's Epee Team
Men's Sabre Team
Men's Foil Team
Men's Epee Team
Men's Epee Individual