March 3, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Three members of the Ohio State fencing squad claimed gold in individual competition at the 2012 Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in South Bend, Ind., Saturday. The event continues Sunday with team competitions.
Ohio State led all schools with 12 fencers earning medals. For full results, visit go.osu.edu/2012MFCC.
Alison Miller finished atop the women’s sabre standings as the Scarlet and Gray claimed three of the top four spots. Miller was 5-0 in pool play before downing teammates in three consecutive bouts to claim the title. The Chicago, Ill., native narrowly defeated Chelsea Martinez, 15-13, in the quarterfinals before earning a championship berth with a 15-9 victory over Celina Merza. Miller edged Margarita Tschomakova, 15-9, to claim her first MFC title.
Daniel Tafoya also defended his title in men’s epee after taking gold a year ago. Tafoya slipped by teammate Ognjen Vesic, 10-9, in the semifinals before defeating Northwestern’s Maciek Zmyslowski by another one-point margin, 13-12, to take first.
In women’s epee, Caroline Piasecka led the way for Ohio State by tying for third while teammate Katarzyna Dabrowa finished fifth. Freshman sisters Mona Shaito and Mai Shaito claimed third and sixth, respectively, in women’s foil.
2012 MFC Championships
March 3, 2012
South Bend, Ind.