Buckeyes Complete Competition at Northwestern Duals

 

Jan. 31, 2016

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Ohio State fencing team competed against several elite fencing programs at the Northwestern Duals on Saturday, coming away with a 14-5 combined record. The men’s squad finished the day with a 6-3 record, while the women earned an 8-2 record. The Buckeye performance was highlighted by an upset from the women’s unit to defeat No. 3 Princeton, 15-12.

The No. 6 women’s squad downed No. 8 Penn, No. 3 Princeton, Wayne State, No. 10 Temple, Stanford, UC-San Diego, Duke, and No. 9 Penn State. The women’s unit lost two tough duals against No. 5 Northwestern, 14-13 and No. 2 Notre Dame, 15-12.

The No. 7 men’s squad defeated No. 9 Duke, No. 8 Princeton, Wayne State, No. 10 Stanford, UC-San Diego, and Northwestern. The men’s unit was narrowly defeated by No. 3 Penn, 16-11, No. 2 Notre Dame, 15-12, and No. 5 Penn State, 14-13.

The women’s foil unit had a strong performance for the Buckeyes, recording an 80-10 record for the day. Juniors Eleanor Harvey and Alanna Goldie as well as senior Mona Shaito highlighted the foil efforts, each recording twenty-two or more points. Shaito led the way with a record of 29-1, with Harvey close behind at 25-1 and Goldie at 22-3. Sophomore Morgan Mzhen and freshman Haley Cloyd rounded out the foil competition. The unit went undefeated in all ten duals and sent No. 8 Penn, No. 3 Princeton, and Duke away without registering a single touch.

Junior Eugenia Falqui highlighted the women’s epee performance, earning a 20-7 record for the day. Senior Becca Rutan was close behind, recording 15 touches for the unit, as well as freshman Ally Micek who registered 14 touches. The epee unit went undefeated against Wayne State, 9-0. Junior Alexa Antipas led the way for the women’s sabre unit, earning an 18-12 bout-record. Seniors Kyjah Coryat, Nina Stackhouse, and Sterling Streb rounded out the women’s sabre unit.


 

 

The men’s sabre unit earned a 56-25 bout-record, with Hector Florencia, Frederick Koch, Fares Arfa, and Ameen Borojerdi each tallying eleven points or more. Andrew Herczak completed the men’s sabre contingent with a 6-1 record. Men’s foilist Stas Sudilovsky highlighted the unit’s performance with a 16-8 bout-record. Julien Baneux and Maximilien Chastanet saw most of the competition, while James Hu, Nicola Sirito, and Robert Caldwell helped the squad finish strong. Sophomore Lewis Weiss led the men’s epee unit to a 51-30 record, contributing a team-high of 19 touches for the competition.

Ohio State returns to action next at the Junior Olympics in Cleveland, Ohio from Feb. 12-15. The Buckeyes will host the Midwest Conference Championships from Feb. 27-28.

NU Duals
Jan. 30 2016
Castellan Family Fencing Center – South Bend, Ind.


Men
No. 7 OSU def. No. 9 Duke 16-11 (S: 5-4, F: 5-4, E: 6-3)
OSU def. No. 8 Princeton 18-9 (S: 8-1, F: 3-6, E: 7-2)
OSU def. Wayne State 27-0 (S: 9-0, F: 9-0, E: 9-0)
No. 3 Penn def. OSU 16-11 (S: 5-4, F: 5-4, E: 3-6)
OSU def. No. 10 Stanford 16-11 (S: 4-5, F: 5-4, E: 7-2)
No. 2 Notre Dame def. OSU 15-12 (S: 4-5, F: 4-5, E: 4-5)
OSU def. UC-San Diego 21-6 (S: 8-1, F: 7-2, E: 6-3)
OSU def. Northwestern 21-6 (S: 9-0, F: 7-2, E: 5-4)
No. 5 Penn State def. OSU 14-13 (S: 4-5, F: 5-4, E: 5-4)

Women
No. 6 OSU def. No. 8 Penn 19-8 (S: 4-5, F: 9-0, E: 6-3)
OSU def. No. 3 Princeton 15-12 (S: 4-5, F: 9-0, E: 2-7)
OSU def. Wayne State 19-8 (S: 3-6, F: 7-2, E: 9-0)
OSU def. No. 10 Temple 18-0 (S: 3-6, F: 8-1, E: 7-2)
No. 5 Northwestern def. OSU 14-13 (S: 1-8, F: 8-1, E: 4-5)
No. 2 Notre Dame def. OSU 15-12 (S: 0-9, F: 8-1, E: 4-5)
OSU def. Stanford 17-10 (S: 4-5, F: 7-2, E: 6-3)
OSU def. UC-San Diego 18-9 (S: 4-5, F: 7-2, E: 7-2)
OSU def. Duke 17-10 (S: 4-5, F: 9-0, E: 4-5)
OSU def. No. 9 Penn State 15-12 (S: 2-7, F: 8-1, E: 4-5)