Jan. 28, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame fencing team is set to play host to the Notre Dame Duals on Saturday and Sunday at the Joyce Center. Action is slated to begin both days at 8:00 a.m. (ET), with Saturday’s action concluding around 3 p.m. and Sunday’s at 5 p.m. The schedule of matches will feature each of the women’s teams competing in seven bouts on the day with the men participating in eight matches.
The Notre Dame Duals will see nine teams take to the strip over the course of the weekend including Air Force, Cleveland State, Detroit, Florida, Lawrence, Northwestern, Swarthmore and Wayne State, along with the host Irish.
Last weekend, the top-ranked Notre Dame men’s fencing team posted a 10-1 cumulative mark at the NYU Duals (Jan. 22) and St. John’s Invitational (Jan. 23). The lone blemish on the weekend came against third-seeded St. John’s (12-15) at the NYU Duals.
The top-ranked Irish women went 11-0 at the NYU Duals and St. John’s Invitational. Dating back to the ’08-09 season, the women have now won 70 consecutive regular-season matches, which is the second-longest unbeaten stretch in program history (best stretch was 75 consecutive wins from 1993-96).
Complete recaps of Notre Dame’s performances at the Notre Dame Duals will be posted at und.com along with complete results. To keep up with all the action throughout the event, visit und.com in order to access a live Notre Dame Duals blog.
With his 14 wins at the NYU Duals and St. John’s Invitational, sabreist Barron Nydam (106-42) reached the 100-wins plateau … epeeist Ewa Nelip (106-15) also achieved that feat on the women’s side after going 24-7 at last weekend’s events … foilist Hayley Reese (177-38) moved into seventh on the all-time foil wins list after last weekend … sabreists Sarah Borrmann (173-39) and Eileen Hassett (166-66) sit in third and tied for fourth on the all-time sabre win list, respectively.