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Feb. 2, 2003

Columbus, Ohio-The No. 4 ranked Ohio State fencing team competed this weekend at the Notre Dame Duals in South Bend, Ind. The men went 5-1 on the weekend to improve their record to 20-2 overall. The women suffered defeat for the first time this year, going 4-2 with losses to No. 1 Penn State and Air Force. The women are now 21-2 overall.

The men defeated Cal State Fullerton (18-9), Lawrence (27-0), Detroit (26-1), UC San Diego (24-3) and Air Force (16-11). Their only loss came at the hands of the No. 1 Nittany Lions, 22-5.

The women were victorious over Cal State Fullerton (16-11), Lawrence (18-3), Detroit (17-10), UC San Diego (14-13) and Air Force (16-11). Their two losses were to No. 1 Penn State (11-7) and Air Force (15-12).

The Buckeyes were without several of their top competitors as Jason Rogers (So. Los Angeles, Calif.), Adam Crompton (Fr., Newark, N.J.), Colin Parker (Jr., Fayetteville, Ga.), Hanna Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y) and Metta Thompson (So., Rochester, N.Y.) are competing in a world cup event to help them qualify for the US National Team.

The Buckeyes will be back in action this weekend at the Wayne State Duals, Feb. 8-9 in Detroit, Mich.

Complete results:

Women (4-2, 21-2 overall)
Ohio State 16, Cal State Fullerton 11
Ohio State 18, Lawrence 3
Ohio State 17, Detroit 10
Ohio State 14, UC San Diego 13
Penn State 11, Ohio State 7
Air Force 15, Ohio State 12

Men (5-1, 20-2 overall)
Ohio State 18, Cal State Fullerton 9
Ohio State 27, Lawrence 0
Ohio State 26, Detroit 1
Ohio State 24, UC San Diego 3
Penn State 22, Ohio State 5
Ohio State 16, Air Force 11