Joanne Norell | January 26, 2017
The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s fencing programs wrapped the weekend with matching 3-1 records Sunday at the NYU Invitational. Both the No. 4 Irish men and No. 3 Irish women defeated St. John’s, NYU and Wayne State, but fell to No. 1 Columbia for the second time on the weekend.
How It Happened
The Irish began the day with a rematch from Saturday’s St. John’s Invitational, this time defeating No. 8 St. John’s 17-10 after falling to the Red Storm the day before. The Irish epee and foil groups both went 7-2 to help lead the Irish to victory.
The Irish also defeated host NYU 17-10, with all three weapons squads posting winning records, led by a 7-2 epee squad.
In the next dual, the Irish fell to top-ranked Columbia 15-12, unable to avenge their Saturday loss to the Lions.
Notre Dame closed out the weekend with a dominant showing against Wayne State, winning 25-2, with both epee and foiling going undefeated against the Warriors.
The Irish women picked up two handy victories to start the day, with a 21-6 win over No. 10 St. John’s for their second over the Red Storm on the weekend, and a 22-5 win over NYU. The Irish women’s foil squad went 9-0 against both St. John’s and NYU, while the sabre team was 7-2 against both teams.
Like the men, however, the Irish couldn’t overcome No. 1 Columbia in the next dual, falling 16-11 to the Lions. The Irish foilists went 6-3 against the Lions, but neither epee nor sabre could come up with a winning record.
The Irish finished the weekend with a 20-7 win over Wayne State, with epee posting an 8-1 mark, foil going 7-2 and sabre going 5-4.