COLUMBUS, Ohio – With solid performances, the Ohio State fencing team remains in a tie for fourth place with Princeton following the first four rounds of women’s competition at the 2011 NCAA Championships, hosted by the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio.
The Top 5 experienced little change with Notre Dame leading the pack with 139 points. Penn State follows in second with 133 and St. John’s sits in third with 123. Ohio State and Princeton are tied for fourth with 114 points.
Rounds five through seven of women’s competition continues at 9:30 a.m. Sunday inside French Field House. Women’s championship bouts take place at 2 p.m. in St. John Arena. Live stats can be followed at www.prisedefer.com/NCAA and live video can be found at www.NCAA.com.
The Buckeyes finished the first day of women’s competition with multiple fencers in the Top 10 of their respective categories. In women’s foil, junior Allison Henvick posted eight victories with a +15 indicator, good for eighth place. Senior Oksana Dmytruk followed closely behind in 12th place, also with eight victories but with a +6 indicator.
In women’s epee, an energetic performance by freshman Katarzyna Dabrowa led her to third place after amassing an impressive 12 victories with a +30 indicator. Classmate Caroline Piasecka, also in her first year of competition, has five victories, good for 18th place.
Women’s sabre experienced comparable results today with Margarita Tschomakova tallying 11 victories, putting her in third place with a +19 indicator. Chicago, Ill., native Alison Miller secured five victories to finish 16th.
The Ohio State men wrapped up competition Friday afternoon in a tie for fourth place with Harvard. Marco Canevari and Igor Tolkachev both finished Top 5 in men’s epee to keep the Buckeyes near the top of the standings.
2011 NCAA Championships
Overall Team Standings
Ohio State Individual Standings
3, Katarzyna Dabrowa
18. Caroline Piasecka
8. Allison Henvick
12. Oksana Dmytruk
3. Margarita Tschomakova
16. Alison Miller
T3. Marco Canevari
5. Igor Tolkachev
10. Zain Shaito
24. Samuel Hardwicke-Brown
10. Rhys Douglas
23. Michael Douville