BC Fencing Continues Success at UMass Amherst
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.
"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."
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.