Notre Dame Athletics | January 22, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The No. 1 University of Notre Dame men's and women's fencing teams turned in a successful Sunday performance at the Philadelphia Invitational, combining for a 5-1 record to bring their weekend tally to 13-3 overall.
The Irish men (12-1) swept No. 6 Yale, NYU and No. 4 Columbia at Penn's Tse Center on Sunday. The women's side (11-2) defeated Yale and NYU, but fell to the No. 3 Columbia women.
Senior men's foilist Axel Kiefer assembled a 7-2 mark Sunday, capping a weekend in which he went 13-6 overall (6-4 at St. John's Invitational). Sophomore epeeist Stephen Ewart went 6-3 to improve to 14-7 on the weekend, while junior squad mate Ariel Simmons went 6-0 on the day.
Freshman women's foilist Amita Berthier continued to impress with an undefeated 9-0 showing, improving to 19-2 over two days at St. John's and Penn. Freshman sabreuse Kara Linder also showed out with a 4-0 mark on the day to finish 16-3 on the weekend. Junior sabreuse Regina O'Brien also contributed a 7-2 Sunday record.
How It Happened
The Irish men picked up a 17-10 win over the sixth-ranked Yale men's squad, while the women also coasted to a 21-6 victory over the Bulldogs.
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