Nicole Ameli was the silver medalist in the women's epee at the Garret Open Saturday

Irish Earn Pair Of Runner-Up Finishes at Penn State Garret Open

Nov. 4, 2012

Garret Open Men’s Results

Garret Open Women’s Results

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The University of Notre Dame fencing team claimed a pair of silver medals this weekend at the 41st annual Garret Open at the White Building on the campus of Penn State University.

Nicole Ameli took second place behind Penn State’s Marherita Vincenti Guzzi to lead the Fighting Irish in Saturday’s women’s epee event. Ashley Severson earned the bronze medal to give Notre Dame two of the top-three finishers in the weapon. Ewa Nelip picked up a ninth-place finish for the Fighting Irish.

Madison Zeiss was the top Notre Dame fencer in the women’s foil, bringing home eighth-place honors. Adriana Camacho finished in 16th place, followed by Sarah Followill (17th place).

Abigail Nichols and Lian Osier turned in strong showings in the women’s sabre competition, claiming fourth and fifth place, respectively. Johanna Thill (10th place) rounded out Notre Dame’s top-10 performers.

The Fighting Irish also posted a number of solid results in Sunday’s men’s competition. Michael Rossi and James Kaull paced Notre Dame in the men’s epee, claiming seventh and eighth place, respectively. Matthew McGrath chipped in a 12th-place performance.

Ariel DeSmet was the top men’s fencer in the foil event, earning a sixth-place finish. Nickolas Kubik brought home a 19th-place standing for Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish men enjoyed their best outing in the sabre, as Jason Choy placed behind Penn State’s Michael Mills for runner-up honors. Kevin Hassett earned fifth place for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame wraps up the fall schedule at the NAC Division I Junior Individuals Nov. 9-12.

41st annual Penn State Garret Open – University Park, Pa. – Notre Dame Results

Women’s Epee:
Nicole Ameli: 2nd
Ashley Severson: 3rd
Ewa Nelip: 9th
Nikol Nikonchuk: 22nd

Women’s Foil:
Madison Zeiss: 8th
Adriana Camacho: 16th
Sarah Followill: 17th

Women’s Sabre:
Abigail Nichols: 4th
Lian Osier: 5th
Johanna Thill: 10th
Mary Regan: 17th
Danielle Guilfoyle: 20th
Kathryn Palazzoto: 22nd
Marta Stepien: 34th

Men’s Epee:
Michael Rossi: 6th
James Kaull: 7th
Matthew McGrath: 12th
Jack Piasio: 28th
Dale Purdy: 34th

Men’s Foil:
Ariel DeSmet: 6th
Nickolas Kubik: 19th
Grant Hodges: 24th
Ryan Murphy: 25th
Alan Markow: 31st
Gabriel Acuna: 34th

Men’s Sabre:
Jason Choy: 2nd
Kevin Hassett: 5th
Will McGough: 25th
Billy Meckling: 26th
Alex Coccia: 32nd