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BC Fencing Continues Success at UMass Amherst

Senior Peter Souders

Senior Peter Souders

Feb. 14, 2012

Women's fencing secured a tie for first place in the Northeast Fencing Conference regular season standings, going 6-0 on the day, and the men's team went 4-1 at UMass Amherst on Saturday.

The women's side defeated UMass 22-5, BU 24-3, UNH 21-6, Tufts 18-9, Wellesley 21-6, and, in what was anticipated to be the toughest match up of the day, went 20-7 against Sacred Heart. Women's sabre was 9-0 in that match up.

Chelsea Rosenbauer (12-1), Maria Schneeweiss (12-2), and Olivia Curry (11-2) all had commendable performances for the sabre squad.

"The sabre squad was tremendous today," head coach Syd Fadner said. "They went a combined 47-7. Not only did we have great results from our starters, but Wolfe and Gaglia contributed 12 wins off the bench."

In foil, Ryan Western finished undefeated, going 16-0. "Ryan has had such an impact for us this season," Fadner said. "She has exceptional competitive drive and poise on the strip, and her support for her teammates has helped that squad make a big contribution."

Epee also had a great day -- both Cara Hall and Anabel Young were 15-3.

BC's conference record stands at 11-1. They tie for first place with Brown University.

The men's team easily dispatched their first four opponents before falling to #9 Sacred Heart in a hard-fought, emotional match.

"The Sacred Heart team is very strong and they've had some good success this season," Fadner said. "I'm not sure they were expecting this one to be so close. We had a couple of 4-5 losses in epee that, had they gone the other way, would have given us the win."

Peter Souders was 15-0 for the day in sabre, including a win over NCAA All-American Marty Williams of Sacred Heart. He finishes with a perfect 29-0 season record in conference play.

Freshman foilist Ryan Prince was 11-1, including two big wins against Sacred Heart. Nikhil Patel, 11-2 overall, also contributed two wins against Sacred Heart, in epee.

Women's Results:
Boston College 22 - UMass Amherst 5
Boston College 24 - BU 3
Boston College 21 - UNH 6
Boston College 18 - Tufts 9
Boston College 20 - Sacred Heart 7
Boston College 21 - Wellesley 6

Men's Results:
Boston College 21 - UMass Amherst 6
Boston College 21 - BU 6
Boston College 22 - UNH 5
Boston College 24 - Tufts 3
Sacred Heart 15 - Boston College 12

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