Joanne Norell | February 1, 2017
The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s fencing teams closed out play Sunday at the DeCicco Duals, each putting together 6-0 records against visiting club teams at the Castellan Family Fencing Center.
How It Happened
The Irish men’s squad opened the day with a 25-2 win over Wisconsin, followed by a 23-3 win over Virginia. They defeated Michigan State 25-2, then Michigan 21-6. Notre Dame closed out the day with a 24-3 win over Chicago and a 21-6 victory over McKendree.
The Irish women were nearly perfect against Wisconsin to start the day, defeating the Badgers 26-1. They downed Virginia 25-2 in the next match, followed by a 24-3 win over Michigan State. The Irish also upended Michigan 24-3, Chicago 23-4 and McKendree 25-2.
Senior sabreur Ian Dwyer (9-1) and sophomore squadmate John Crandall (9-4) led the Irish men with nine wins apiece Sunday, while a handful of others posted at least six wins without a loss.
Junior sabreur Ian Jones, senior foilist John Crumpler and freshman foilist Nicholas Sloan each went 8-0 on the day; junior epeeist Nicholas Hanahan, sophomore epeeist Darius Zacharakis and sophomore foilist Michael Antipas all recorded 7-0 records; and junior sabreur Jonah Shainberg, senior epeeist Arthur Le Meur and junior foilist Steffen Felt each posted 6-0 records.
The Irish women were led by junior sabreuse Madeline Gallagher, who went 17-0 on the day. Freshman squadmate Christina Boitano was 9-0 on the day, and freshman Natalie Disher went 8-0. Also in sabre was freshman Regina O’Brien, who went 7-0 on the day.