Jan. 28, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The third-ranked University of Notre Dame women’s fencing team completed an opening day sweep at the Notre Dame Duals, concluding Saturday with a perfect 12-0 record inside the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. The squad now sits at 18-5 on the regular season.
The Irish made relative ease of the 12-match docket, scoring 20-plus points in nine of those matches, including a perfect 27-0 victory over Case Western. The other 20-plus point victories took place over Purdue (21-6), Lawrence (25-2), Florida (25-2), Indiana (22-5), Detroit (26-1), Cleveland State (24-3), Michigan (24-3) and Chicago (25-2). The Irish also nearly reached the 20-point plateau against both Wayne State and Michigan State, registering identical 19-8 decisions.
The closest match of the day came in the finale as the Irish held on for a 17-10 triumph over fourth-ranked Northwestern. The Irish staked claim to an early 8-1 advantage in the contest, nearly sweeping the sabre portion of the match. Northwestern looked to close the deficit as its strongest weapon, foil, took to the strip but the Irish kept the weapon close, losing only 5-4 to the Wildcats. Heading into epee, the Irish needed only two points to clinch the match, which they got after claiming a 5-4 victory in the weapon.
The women’s sabre squad led Notre Dame on the day, as the unit finished with a record of 99-9 over the 12 matches. Individually, Danielle Guilfoyle led the way for sabre, finishing with a 22-2 mark. Channing Foster and Nicole Ameli paced the epee squad, finishing with records of 20-3 and 15-1, respectively, while Adriana Camacho finished the day unblemished for women’s foil with a record of 15-0.
With women’s action now complete at the Notre Dame Duals, the men take to the strip Sunday to conclude the event. Action again gets underway beginning at 8:00 a.m. (ET). For point breakdowns of each Irish match at the Duals, be sure to follow @NDSIDBrent on Twitter and be sure to check back with UND.com for a complete recap of the day’s action.
Notre Dame Duals - Saturday - Women's Results (12-0):#3 Notre Dame def. Purdue 21-6 (E: 5-4, F: 7-2, S: 9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. Lawrence 25-2 (E: 7-2, F: 9-0, S: 9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. Case Western 27-0 (E:9-0, F: 9-0, S:9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. Florida 25-2 (E: 8-1, F: 9-0, S: 8-1)#3 Notre Dame def. Wayne State 19-8 (E: 7-2, F: 5-4, S: 7-2)#3 Notre Dame def. Indiana 22-5 (E: 6-3, F: 7-2, S: 9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. Detroit 26-1 (E: 9-0, F: 9-0, S: 8-1)#3 Notre Dame def. Michigan St. 19-8 (E: 5-4, F: 8-1, S: 6-3)#3 Notre Dame def. Cleveland St. 24-3 (E: 6-3, F: 9-0, S: 9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. Michigan 24-3 (E: 7-2, F: 9-0, S: 8-1)#3 Notre Dame def. Chicago 25-2 (E: 7-2, F: 9-0, S: 9-0)#3 Notre Dame def. #4 Northwestern 17-10 (E: 5-4, F: 4-5, S: 8-1)