Men's senior epeeist James Kaull

No. 1/2 Irish Welcome Six Teams For Notre Dame Duals Saturday

Feb. 22, 2013

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame fencing team will host the first-ever regular season event at the Castellan Family Fencing Center Saturday, as six teams are set to join the Irish for the annual Notre Dame Duals. The first round of bouts is scheduled to begin approximately at 8 a.m.

The No. 1 Irish women’s team (20-1) won all three of its head-to-head matches during its last organized event at the Duke Fencing Home Meet Feb. 10, downing No. 5 Penn State 20-7, Duke 16-11 and North Carolina 20-7. Notre Dame’s foil squad compiled an impressive 24-3 record during the competition.

On the men’s side, No. 2 Notre Dame enters its home dual contest with a 12-7 record after a 1-2 weekend at Duke Feb. 10. The Irish narrowly fell to No. 8 Duke (12-15) and No. 2 Penn State (11-16) in team matches.

Notre Dame earned a clean 24-0 sweep at last season’s Notre Dame Duals, as both the men’s and women’s teams went a perfect 12-0 inside the Joyce Center Fieldhouse Jan. 28-29, 2012. The Irish women punctuated the event with a day one win over then No. 4 Northwestern 17-10, while the Notre Dame men averaged more than 22 wins per match during its spotless round of competition on the second day the home duals.

Live and video of select match-ups will be available for Saturday’s Notre Dame Duals at

Notre Dame Duals
Feb. 23, 2013
Castellan Family Fencing Center
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Duals Planned Bouting Schedule

8:00 – Round 1
Northwestern v Lawrence
Air Force v Cleveland State
Wayne State v Detroit
Notre Dame – Bye

9:00 – Round 2
Cleveland State v Notre Dame
Northwestern v Detroit
Air Force v Wayne State
Lawrence – Bye

10:00 – Round 3
Detroit v Lawrence
Wayne State v Notre Dame
Northwestern v Air Force
Cleveland State – Bye

11:00 – Round 4
Northwestern v Wayne State
Detroit v Notre Dame
Cleveland State v Lawrence
Air Force – Bye

12:00 – Round 5
Wayne State v Cleveland State
Air Force v Lawrence
Northwestern v Notre Dame
Detroit – Bye

1:00 – Round 6
Air Force v Detroit
Northwestern v Cleveland State
Lawrence v Notre Dame
Wayne State – Bye

2:00 – Round 7
Air Force v Notre Dame
Wayne State v Lawrence
Detroit v Cleveland State
Northwestern – Bye