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Feb. 5, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – – The No. 1 Ohio State fencing team hosted opponents Saturday at the Ohio State Duals at French Field House in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes improved to 44-2 overall with wins over Cleveland State, Chicago, Detroit-Mercy, Michigan, Purdue, Case Western Reserve, Oberlin and Bowling Green. Both the men’s and women’s fencing squads are now 22-1in duals action this season.

In eight rounds, the Buckeyes went undefeated against all eight opponents. The men topped Cleveland State, 25-2, Chicago, 26-1, Detroit, 22-5, Michigan, 24-3, Purdue, 23-4, Case Western Reserve, 23-4, Oberlin, 25-2, and Bowling Green, 24-3.

On the women’s side, the Buckeyes were victorious over Cleveland State, 24-3, Chicago, 25-2, Detroit, 26-1, Michigan, 23-4, Purdue, 26-1, Oberlin, 26-1, and Bowling Green, 24-1. Their only shutout came against Case Western Reserve, 27-0.

Ohio State is back in action Feb. 26-27 at the Midwest Conference Championships hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Last season at the championships, the Buckeyes placed first overall as they topped the Fighting Irish by 70 points.

Complete results from the Ohio State Duals are listed below.

Ohio State Duals
Men’s Squad (22-1 overall)

OSU def. Cleveland State, 25-2 (8-1 epee, 8-1 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Chicago, 26-1 (8-1 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Detroit, 22-5 (8-1 epee, 8-1 foil, 6-3 sabre)
OSU def. Michigan, 24-3 (7-2 epee, 8-1 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Purdue, 23-4 (5-4 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Case Western Reserve, 23-4 (7-2 epee, 7-2 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Oberlin, 25-2 (7-2 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Bowling Green, 24-3 (8-1 epee, 8-1 foil, 8-1 sabre)

Women’s Squad (22-1 overall)
OSU def. Cleveland State, 24-3 (8-1 epee, 8-1 foil, 8-1 sabre)
OSU def. Chicago, 25-2 (9-0 epee, 7-2 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Detroit, 26-1 (9-0 epee, 9-0 foil, 8-1 sabre)
OSU def. Michigan, 23-4 (6-3 epee, 9-0 foil, 8-1 sabre)
OSU def. Purdue, 26-1 (8-1 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Case Western Reserve, 27-0 (9-0 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Oberlin, 26-1 (8-1 epee, 9-0 foil, 9-0 sabre)
OSU def. Bowling Green, 24-1 (9-0 epee, 9-0 foil, 6-1 sabre)

Round One Men Women OSU def. CSU, 25-2 OSU def. CSU, 24-3 MSU def. Oberlin, 23-3 MSU def. Oberlin, 23-4 WSU def. PU, 16-11 WSU def. PU, 24-3 UM def. BGSU, 19-8 UM def. BGSU, 26-1

Round Two Men Women OSU def. UC, 26-1 OSU def. UC, 25-2 UM def. CWRU, 23-4 UM def. CWRU, 26-1 MSU def. BGSU, 19-8 MSU def. BGSU, 27-0 PU def. CSU, 16-11 PU def. CSU, 17-10

Round Three Men Women OSU def. UDM, 22-5 OSU def. UDM, 26-1 PU def. MSU, 16-11 MSU def. PU, 21-6 UM def. UC, 22-5 UM def. UC, 24-3 BGSU def. CWRU, 15-12 BGSU def. CWRU, 18-0 WSU def. Oberlin, 24-3 WSU def. Oberlin, 23-4

Round Four Men Women OSU def. UM, 24-3 OSU def. UM, 23-4 CWRU def. UC, 18-7 UC def. CWRU, 16-2 PU def. UDM, 14-13 UDM def. PU, 14-13 CSU def. BGSU, 16-11 CSU def. BGSU, 17-6

Round Five Men Women OSU def. PU, 23-4 OSU def. PU, 26-1 UM def. Oberlin, 25-2 UM def. Oberlin, 24-3 WSU def. CWRU, 15-6 WSU def. CWRU, 21-0 ND def. BGSU, 23-4 ND def. BGSU, 26-1

Round Six Men Women OSU def. CWRU, 23-4 OSU def. CWRU, 27-0 MSU def. UC, 22-5 MSU def. UC, 21-6 UM def. PU, 19-8 UM def. PU, 23-4 ND def. Oberlin, 26-1 ND def. Oberlin, 27-1 WSU def. BGSU, 17-10 WSU def. BGSU, 26-1 CSU def. UDM, 18-8 UDM def. CSU, 15-12

Round Seven Men Women OSU def. Oberlin, 25-2 OSU def. Oberlin, 26-1 ND def. PU, 20-7 ND def. PU, 24-3 WSU def. UC, 23-4 WSU def. UC, 24-3 BGSU def. UDM, 14-13 UDM def. BGSU, 16-2 MSU def. CWRU, 14-13 MSU def. CWRU, 24-3

Round Eight Men Women OSU def. BGSU, 24-3 OSU def. BGSU, 24-1 ND def. CWRU, 20-7 ND def. CWRU, 23-2 PU def. Oberlin, 23-4 PU def. Oberlin, 21-6 MSU def. UDM, 18-9 MSU def. UDM, 17-10

Round Nine Men Women PU def. BGSU, 16-11 PU def. BGSU, 25-2