Feb. 9, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The top-ranked Fighting Irish women’s fencing team posted a perfect 9-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals on Saturday at the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. With the sweep, Notre Dame now boasts a 29-2 record for the 2008 season.
In the opening round, Notre Dame defeated in-state foe Indiana 19-8 before taking down Lawrence 23-4. Round No. 3 featured the Fighting Irish post a dominating 26-1 victory over Michigan. The win over the Wolverines preceded a 21-6 triumph of Wayne State.
Notre Dame went to 5-0 on the day with a 23-4 win over Wisconsin. The Fighting Irish then took down Michigan State (21-6) and Cleveland State (25-2) in rounds six and seven, respectively. The Irish defeated Detroit, 26-1, in round eight. In the ninth and final round of the event, Notre Dame bested Florida, 16-11.
The Fighting Irish foil unit posted a 78-3 record on the day. Leading the charge was junior Adrienne Nott (22-0) and freshman Hayley Reese (21-0), who both recorded perfect records. Nott’s 22nd and final victory of the day marked her 170th career win. Junior Emilie Prot went 17-1 and senior Rachel Cota was 18-2 to aid the Notre Dame effort.
In the sabre, Notre Dame compiled a 68-13 mark. Junior Ashley Serrette went 23-4 and now has won 184 career bouts in her collegiate career. Freshman Sarah Borrmann continued her solid rookie campaign by going 17-0 on the day. Fellow freshman Eileen Hassett produced a 14-3 record, while junior Christina Zoccoli went 14-6.
Notre Dame’s epee squad registered a 54-27 record on Saturday. Junior Kimberlee Montoya posted a team-best 27-0 record on the day to now stand with 150 career wins. Senior Nichola Lubold notched a 14-13 mark, while sophomore Vanessa Rosa went 13-14.
The Notre Dame Duals will conclude on Sunday with the men’s competition. Fencing begins at 8:00 a.m. (ET) inside the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. For full team results of the Notre Dame Duals go to http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-fenc/spec-rel/08-nd-duals.html.
NOTRE DAME DUALSDay 1 (women's competition)Joyce Center Fieldhouse â€¢ Notre Dame, Ind.Saturday, Feb. 9
Notre Dame ResultsRound 1: ND 19, Indiana 8Round 2: ND 23, Lawrence 4Round 3: ND 26, Michigan 1Round 4: ND 21, Wayne State 6Round 5: ND 23, Wisconsin 4Round 6: ND 21, Michigan State 6Round 7: ND 25, Cleveland State 2Round 8: ND 26, Detroit 1Round 9: ND 16, Florida 11