Nov. 4, 2012
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.
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
Nicole Ameli: 2nd
Ashley Severson: 3rd
Ewa Nelip: 9th
Nikol Nikonchuk: 22nd
Madison Zeiss: 8th
Adriana Camacho: 16th
Sarah Followill: 17th