In reply to: After 4th (of 5) round of Saber the lead is 16 pts over Harv posted by Radi-skull
Itkin lost 3 of his last 4 in foil and Candreva just dropped 1 of his last 4 in Epee (probably needed to win out and have lucky loses above him).
but ND got one (Hsieh-Epee) as well as repeating in the overall team championship. Friday Princeton got the Foil NC and Harvard got Sabre NC in the women's round. Today tOSU got men's Epee NC and while the Foil final is on ESPN now, but it will go to Columbia who had both finalists. Sabre will conclude after that between Duke and Harvard. ND men ended up 8 and 11 in Epee, 5 & 6 in Foil, and 6 & 7 in Sabre. With today's finishes plus the 6 on Friday means ND ended up with 12 All Americans: 3 1st team (placing 1-4), 8 2nd team (5-8), and 1 3rd team (9-12).
Excellent results for the Fencing team.
consistently over the years, especially in qualifying 2 athletes per weapon.
It wasn't always that way. In the '77 and '78 titles, ND qualified the allowable maximum of a single athlete per weapon. Fortunately the team returned experienced '77 tournament championns who played a significant role in the '78 championship.