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January 30, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State fencing teams got off to a good start on Saturday in the first day of the Notre Dame Dual Meets. The women posted a 4-1 record in the opening day of competition, while the men were 4-2. The women notched wins over Lawrence, Case Western Reserve, Chicago and Cleveland State, while falling to Notre Dame. The men won their first three matches of the day over Lawrence, Case Western Reserve and Chicago, but fell in their next two to Northwestern and second-ranked Notre Dame. They bounced back to record a win over Cleveland State in their final match of the day. The meet concludes on Sunday. The Buckeyes will take on Michigan State, Michigan, Purdue, Detroit-Mercy and Wayne State.

Men’s Match Scores Ohio State 17, Lawrence 10

Ohio State 26, Case Western Reserve 1

Ohio State 20, Chicago 7

Northwestern 14, Ohio State 13

No. 2 Notre Dame 20, Ohio State 7

Ohio State 17, Cleveland State 10

Women’s Match Scores Ohio State 32, Lawrence 0

Ohio State 31, Case Western Reserve 1

Ohio State 26, Chicago 6

Notre Dame 20, Ohio State 12

Ohio State 25, Cleveland State 7