Blue Jays Compete at US Collegiate Squad Championship
March 8, 2012
NEW YORK, NY – The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team competed at the second annual United States Collegiate Squad Championships. Six of the national top 10 teams were competing at the event, including Ohio State, Princeton, St. John's, Penn, Yale and Notre Dame. For complete results, please click here.
The Epee team opened the competition with an 11th place finish, out of 16 teams. Sophomore Jay DeYoung and freshmen Kurt Lee, Brian Redick and Alex Szigeti combined for 41 points to lose by just four to sixth-seeded Penn. IN the Foil, the Blue Jays’ team of freshman Robert Goldhirsch, sophomore Evan Stafford, junior Ben Wasser and freshman Daniel Zatarain placed 15th out of 18 teams. The quartet beat Yeshiva, 45-9, in the opening round but then met second-seeded St. Johns in the round of 16. The Red Storm beat the Blue Jays, 45-19, and went on to finish in a tie for third. And in the Sabre, Hopkins placed 11th, out of 16 teams. Junior Nicolas Barbera and freshmen Aravind Menon and Paul Vitale combined for 35 points in a 45-35 loss to sixth-ranked North Carolina.
The Blue Jays will return to action on Saturday, March 10 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional at Lafayette. The event is slated to start at 8:15 am.
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