Notre Dame Fencing | Mar. 21, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Notre Dame fencing team may still be considered a long shot for winning the 2014 NCAA Championship, but that didn’t stop Irish eyes from smiling Friday afternoon as the women’s weapon classes headed into the semifinals. Sophomore Lee Kiefer and Madison Zeiss entered the foil semifinal round with the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds respectively, and finished there as well.
“I cannot describe how proud I am as a coach; they both deserve to be there,” Irish associate head coach and foil specialist Gia Kvaratskhelia says. “They both pulled through it, and Maddie won her last 15 bouts of the round robin competition to get there.