Nov. 19, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State wrapped up the second day of competition yesterday on their home strips. The women defeated four of the five teams they faced and the men finished 1-5 for the day. Combined with the first day of results, the Buckeyes went 10-16 against their opponents.
The Buckeyes were edged out in a competitive bout against Notre Dame in the first round. The women’s sabre squad was defeated 7-2. Both Sarah Merza and Aleksandra Kolmykova earned a win for the unit. Women’s foil defeated the Fighting Irish 6-3, with Camilla Rivano and Gabriela Cecchini both going undefeated, winning three bouts each for their squad. In a competitive match against Notre Dame, women’s epee was defeated 7-2. Emma Von Dadelszen and Alexanne Verret both put a win on the board for their unit.
Both the men’s sabre and foil squads were defeated by Notre Dame 7-2. Domenik Koch and Benjamin Marcus had a single win for the sabre unit. Liam Cao and James Hu each had a victory for foil squad. The men’s epee squad was narrowly defeated by Notre Dame, 5-4. Henry Lange won two out of his three bouts, with Oliver Shindler and Matthew Comes close behind with one win each.
Ohio State concluded round two with an overall tie against Princeton. The women’s squad ended with a 16-11 win and the men were edged out by Princeton, 16-11. Women’s sabre defeated the Tigers, 5-4. Merza went undefeated in her three bouts, with Miller and Kolmykova both adding a win to their unit’s total. Rivano had another three wins this round for the women’s foil squad. Falkowski and Cecchini had two wins each, ending with a 7-2 victory over Princeton. Women’s epee was narrowly defeated by Princeton 5-4, with Von Dadelszen contributing two wins for the squad. Leccese and Verret solidified one win each.
For men’s sabre, Marcus added three wins to his squad’s total, going undefeated against his opponent. Koch and Frank Ditullio each had a win, securing a 5-4 victory over Princeton. Men’s foil was defeated by Princeton 8-1, with Hu winning one bout for the squad. Shindler had three wins for men’s epee and Comes had two wins, putting the unit ahead of Princeton, 5-4.
The Buckeyes were narrowly edged out in this round by UPenn. The women’s squad defeated their competition 14-13. Both women’s sabre and foil lost in a close match against UPenn 5-4. Merza and Kolmykova scored two wins each for the sabre unit. Rivano went undefeated against her three oponents, earning three points for the foil squad. Cecchini also added a win to squad’s total. The women’s epee unit defeated their opponents 6-3. Lecesse, Von Dadelszen, and Verret all earned two wins for a squad total of six.
For the men, the sabre and foil squad were defeated by UPenn. Marcus added two wins to the sabre squad’s total and Ditullio had one. The buckeyes were defeated 6-3. Wriedt and Cao each had a win for the foil unit, but were edged out 7-2 by their opponents. The epee squad won their bout, 6-3. Shindler and Comes both went undefeated, contributing three wins each to the unit’s total.
The women defeated UNC in the fourth round of competition, 14-13. Both women’s epee and sabre were defeated in a close match 5-4. The foil squad doubled UNC’s total of three, winning their bout 6-3. Merza and Kolmykova both totaled two wins for the sabre unit. Von Dadelszen had two wins for epee. Verret and Leccese each had a win for a total of four. For women’s foil, Rivano and Cecchini went undefeated, each adding three wins to the unit’s total.
The men also defeated UNC, with a 17-10 win. Men’s sabre and foil each won their round 6-3. Roscoe Swartz and Marcus each had two wins for the sabre unit. Koch and Matthew Hayes each had a win for the Buckeyes. Hu and William Gaziano went undefeated, with three wins each for men’s foil. The epee squad won in a close bout against UNC, defeating their opponents 5-4. Shindler and Kaiden Crotchett had two wins for the squad. Comes added a win to the buckeyes total as well.
The Buckeyes tied Penn State in the last round of the day. The women earned a 14-13 victory over their opponent and the men were defeated, 14-13. Women’s sabre won 5-4. Merza went undefeated and Miller had two wins for the Buckeyes. Cecchini and Rivano both had three wins for their unit. Falkowski had a win, putting the Buckeyes ahead of Penn State 7-2. Women’s epee squad was defeated by their opponent, 7-2. Von Dadelszen and Verret each put a win on the board for their unit.
The men were narrowly edged out by Penn State, 14-13. For men’s sabre, Koch and Swartz each had a win. Gaziano had two victories over his opponent and Wriedt had a single win for men’s foil. The epee squad had an impressive victory over Penn State. Shindler and Comes both went undefeated, adding a combined six points to the squad’s total. Crotchett followed close behind with two wins, putting the buckeyes ahead of Penn State, 8-1.
The Buckeyes are set to compete in New York for the St. John’s Duals January 19th. They will then travel to Philadelphia, Pa. a day later for the UPenn Dual Meet. Ohio State returns home shortly after for the Midwest Championships.
Elite Invitational Duals
Nov. 18, 2018
French Field House – Columbus, Ohio
Notre Dame def. OSU, 17-10 (S: 7-2, F: 3-6, E: 7-2)
OSU def. Princeton, 16-11 (S: 5-4, F: 7-2, E: 4-5)
OSU def. UPenn, 14-13 (S: 4-5, F: 4-5, E: 6-3)
OSU def. UNC, 14-13 (S: 4-5, F: 6-3, E: 4-5)
OSU def. PSU, 14-13 (S: 5-4, F: 7-2, E: 2-7)
Notre Dame def. OSU, 14-8 (S: 7-2, F: 7-2, E: 5-4)
Princeton def. OSU, 16-11 (S: 4-5, F: 8-1, E: 4-5)
UPenn def. OSU, 16-11 (S: 6-3, F: 7-2, E: 3-6)
OSU def. UNC, 17-10 (S: 6-3, F: 6-3, E: 5-4)
PSU def. OSU, 14-13 (S: 7-2, F: 6-3, E: 1-8)
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