No. 2 Men Undefeated at Northwestern Duals
Feb. 4, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After eight rounds of competition, the Ohio State fencing squad came out victorious at Northwestern Duals highlighted by an undefeated performance from the No. 2 men’s unit. The team ended the day with a bout-record of 219-186, winning eight duals and suffering seven losses.

The men’s team earned a bout-record of 161-55, defeating UCSD, No. 3 Penn State, Northwestern, No. 5 Princeton, No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 6 Penn, UNC and No. 9 Stanford.

Four Buckeyes spearheaded the men’s saber unit, claiming a record of 54-18. Junior Hector Florencia tallied 17 points, senior Fares Arfa contributed 16 points and junior Fredrik Koch claimed 15 points. Junior Andrew Herczak rounded out the effort with six points.

The men’s epee unit led the team in points with a 56-16 bout-record. Juniors Lewis Weiss (16-4) and Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger (17-3) saw most of the action with senior Iñaki de Guzman, who added 17 points for the day. Sophomore Jax Diaz-Miranda and freshman John Culpepper completed the unit, contributing three points each.

The men’s foil contingent earned a bout-record of 51-21, led by junior Julien Baneux (16-8). Juniors Maximilien Chastanet and Stas Sudilovsky each contributed over ten points, while sophomore Nicola Sirito and junior James both added five points overall.

 

 

The No. 4 women’s team struggled without a foil unit, unable to defeat their seven opponents. The women’s epee unit earned a 32-31 bout-record, with 16 points from senior Eugenia Falqui and eight points from sophomore Emma von Dadelszen and junior Caira Moreira-Brown.

Freshman Sarah Merza led the women’s saber unit with 12 points, followed by senior Alexa Antipas with 10 points.

The Buckeyes will return to their home strips for Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 25-26.

Northwestern Duals
Feb. 4, 2017
Castellan Family Fencing Center - South Bend, Ind.

No. 2 Men
Ohio State def. UCSD, 21-6 (S: 7-2, F: 7-2, E: 7-2)
Ohio State def. No. 3 Penn State, 18-9 (S: 6-3, F: 5-4, E: 7-2)
Ohio State def. Northwestern, 25-2 (S: 9-0, F: 9-0, E: 7-2)
Ohio State def. No. 5 Princeton, 16-11 (S: 6-3, F: 6-3, E: 4-5)
Ohio State def. No. 4 Notre Dame, 19-8 (S: 6-3, F: 6-3, E: 7-2)
Ohio State def. No. 6 Penn, 19-8 (S: 6-3, F: 5-4, E: 8-1)
Ohio State def. UNC, 23-4 (S: 8-1, F: 7-2, E: 8-1)
Ohio State def. No. 9 Stanford, 20-7 (S: 6-3, F: 6-3, E: 8-1)

No. 4 Women
Stanford def. Ohio State, 16-11 (S: 5-4, F: 9-0, E: 2-7)
No. 5 Penn State def. Ohio State, 22-5 (S: 8-1, F: 9-0, E: 5-4)
No. 2 Princeton def. Ohio State, 21-6 (S: 4-5, F: 9-0, E: 8-1)
No. 8 Northwestern def. Ohio State, 19-8 (S: 6-3, F: 9-0, E: 4-5)
No. 9 Temple def. Ohio State, 21-6 (S: 6-3, F: 9-0, E: 6-3)
No. Penn def. Ohio State, 17-10 (S: 5-4, F: 9-0, E: 5-4)
UNC def. Ohio State, 15-12 (S: 4-5, F: 9-0, E: 2-7)