COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 3 ranked women’s team finished NCAA Championships in fourth place with 76 victories. The Buckeyes sit 10 points behind 3rd place Columbia and 19 points behind leader Notre Dame.
Both foilists had strong showing in their first NCAA Championship appearance. Camilla Rivano finished in 6th with 16 victories and a +26 indicator. Gabriela Cecchini finished close behind in 8th with 15 victories and a +14 indicator. The unit finished with 31 points.
The epee united earned 25 points for the Buckeyes over two days of competition. Emma von Dadelszen finished 6th after five rounds of competition with 15 victories. This is her highest finish in her career at the event. Alexanne Verret earned 10 victories to finish 16th.
Sarah Merza led the sabre unit, finishing in 6th place with 15 victories. Maddalena Bosetti finished in 23rd with five victories. The unit added 20 points to the team’s total.
Cecchini, Merza, Rivano, and von Dadelszen each earned 2nd Team All-American for finishing in the top 5-8th place in their respective weapon categories.
The No. 1 men’s squad will start NCAA Championship competition tomorrow at 9 a.m. Following the same format as the women, they will fence three rounds on the first day, Saturday. The final two rounds, as well as semi-final and final rounds, will be fenced on Sunday.
NCAA Fencing Championships
Mar. 23, 2017
Multi-Sport Facility – University Park, Pa.
6 Sarah Merza
23 Maddalena Bosetti
6 Camilla Rivano
8 Gabriela Cecchini
6 Emma von Dadelszen
16 Alexanne Verret