Julia Barry

Keys to the Meet: Elite Invitational

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Following a successful opening weekend in which its members collected nine medals at the Penn State Garret Open, the University of Notre Dame fencing program will return to the collegiate strip for the final time in 2018 when they compete at the Elite Invitational on Sunday at Ohio State.

WHAT: Elite Invitational
WHERE: French Field House | Columbus, Ohio.
WHEN: Nov. 18, 2018
LINKS: @NDFencing

2018 Elite Invitational

Sunday’s meet will mark Notre Dame’s first dual competition of the season, with the Irish competing individually at the Garret Open. Aside from the host Buckeyes, the Irish will face teams from Penn State, North Carolina, Princeton, Northwestern and Penn.

Match Schedule
8:30 a.m. — vs. Ohio State
9:45 a.m. — vs. Penn State
11 a.m. — North Carolina
12:45 p.m. — vs. Princeton
2 p.m. — women vs. Northwestern
3:15 p.m. — vs. Penn

Irish Competitors
Men’s Epee: Aidan Antekeier, Dylan French, Ariel Simmons, Darius Zacharakis, Zachary Zeller               
Women’s Epee: Julia Barry, Giorgia Giordano, Miriam Grady, Amanda Sirico, Dasha Yefremenko
Men’s Foil: Michael Antipas, Nick Itkin, Axel Kiefer, Andrew Machovec, Joseph Marino, Robert Wong
Women’s Foil: Stefani Deschner, Elyssa Kleiner, Finnula Mageras, Sabrina Massialas, Morgan Partridge, Samantha Viqueira
Men’s Sabre: Alessandro Contreras, Ari Croitoru, Malcolm Fields, Logan Kanary, Arsenii Panteleev, Jared Smith 
Women’s Sabre: Christina Boitano, Natalie Disher, Tara Hassett, Kara Linder, Regina O’Brien, Reghan Ward

Last Time Out

The Irish last competed at the Garret Open two weeks ago, garnering nine individual podium finishes to kick off the 2018-19 campaign. On Saturday, the women competed and senior epeeist Amanda Sirico claimed gold, junior foilist Morgan Partridge picked up silver and senior foilist Elyssa Kleiner and sophomore sabreuse Reghan Ward snared bronze. The men picked up where the women left off Sunday as senior Dylan French and junior Aidan Antekeier went first and second in epee, sophomores Robert Wong and Joseph Marino claimed second and third in foil and freshman Jared Smith finished third in sabre.