COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing program remains in fourth place as a team through three days of competition at the 2023 NCAA Championships hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Saturday included three rounds of women’s pool action.
The Buckeyes have 107 points to stand fourth. Notre Dame is first (159), followed by Princeton (146) and Columbia/Barnard (130). Harvard is in fifth (101).
The championships wrap up Sunday. All three weapons are scheduled to start for the women at 9 a.m., with semifinal and championship bouts beginning at 1:30 p.m. The six semifinal bouts will be fenced on one strip, sequentially in order of epee, foil, sabre. Finals bouts will follow the semifinals, in the same order. An awards ceremony for the women’s individual champions and Top 4 teams will follow the finals.
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Women, Day One (Rounds 1-3)
In sabre, Julieta Toledo stands in sixth place, as she posted 11 wins with a +17 indicator.
In foil, Dariia Myroniuk is 10th. In her first day at the NCAA Championships, she notched eight wins and a +8 indicator. Alina Li ranks 18th as she had five wins on the day (-20).
In epee, Yeva Mazur is fourth. She had 12 wins through the first three rounds, notching a +15 indicator. Montserrat Viveros is 13th, as she posted six wins (-2).
At the championships, fencers compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After round-robin, the Top 4 finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with winners fencing to determine first and second places and non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place. An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes during round-robin competition.
Individual champions will be crowned in men’s and women’s epee, foil and sabre, with team standings determined by combining men’s and women’s results.
For the Buckeye men, who competed Thursday and Friday, Paul Veltrup was the epee runner-up and Jack Price finished tied for third in sabre, with both earning First Team All-America honors. In foil, Edriss Ndiaye and Diego Cervantes finished 11th and 12th, respectively, to garner Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Henry Lange placed 14th in epee.