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Jan. 31, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1 Ohio State fencing squad competed Saturday and Sunday at the Notre Dame Duals at the Joyce Center Fieldhouse in South Bend, Ind. The Buckeyes improved to 28-2 overall with wins over Notre Dame, Penn State, Cleveland State, Northwestern, Detroit, Cal State Fullerton, Michigan, Wayne State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Lawrence. The men’s squad is now 14-1 this season as they suffered their first loss to No. 2 Penn State, 15-12. On the women’s side, the Buckeyes improved to 14-1 overall with a 16-11 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame.

In duals action, the men picked up 10 wins including, No. 4 Notre Dame, 16-11, Cleveland State, 23-4, Detroit, 25-2, Northwestern, 17-10, Cal State Fullerton, 18-9, Michigan, 19-8, Wayne State, 19-8, Michigan State, 24-3, Wisconsin, 25-2, and Lawrence, 24-2. Their only loss at the Notre Dame Duals, and first this season, came against No. 2 Penn State, 15-12.

The OSU women also tallied 10 wins in duals competition and suffered their first loss of the season to No. 2 Notre Dame, 16-11. The Buckeyes defeated No. 3 Penn State, 14-13, No. 6 Northwestern, 21-6, Cleveland State, 25-2, Detroit, 25-2, Cal State Fullerton, 23-4, Michigan, 21-6, Wayne State, 21-6, Michigan State, 18-9, Wisconsin, 27-0, and Lawrence, 23-3.

The Buckeyes are back in action Saturday as they play host to opponents at the Ohio State Duals. Competition will be held in French Field House in Columbus, Ohio. Last season at the Ohio State Duals, the men dominated all seven teams they faced, including Bowling Green, 25-2, Cleveland State, 26-1, Case Western Reserve, 26-1, Chicago 26-1, Michigan State, 23-4, Northwestern, 26-1, and Purdue, 23-4. On the women’s side, Ohio State defeated Bowling Green, 27-0, Cleveland State, 27-0, Case Western Reserve, 26-1, Chicago, 27-0, Michigan State, 26-1, Northwestern, 20-7, and Purdue 26-1.

Notre Dame Duals
Men’s Squad (14-1 overall)
Day One

OSU def. Cleveland State, 23-4
Penn State def. OSU, 15-12
OSU def. Detroit, 25-2
OSU def. Northwestern, 17-10
OSU def. Cal State Fullerton, 18-9

Day Two
OSU def. Michigan, 19-8
OSU def. Wayne State, 19-8
OSU def. Notre Dame, 16-11
OSU def. Michigan State, 24-3
OSU def. Wisconsin, 25-2
OSU def. Lawrence, 24-2

Women’s Squad (14-1 overall)
Day One

OSU def. Cleveland State, 25-2
OSU def. Penn State, 14-13
OSU def. Detroit, 25-2
OSU def. Northwestern, 21-6
OSU def. Cal State Fullerton, 23-4

Day Two
OSU def. Michigan, 21-6
OSU def. Wayne State, 21-6
Notre Dame def. OSU, 16-11
OSU def. Michigan State, 18-9
OSU def. Wisconsin, 27-0
OSU def. Lawrence, 23-3