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Stanicki Places Seventh at Temple Open
 


 
 
Oct. 28, 2017

The Basics
• Location: Philadelphia, PA • Liacouras Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s fencing team opened the season at the 38th annual Temple Open and placed three fencers in the top 15 on Saturday.

How it Happened • Foil
• Freshman Brooke Stanicki led the Foil squad with a seventh-place finish out of 62 fencers. She was the top Division III fencer, in any weapon, on Saturday. She went 7-1 in pool play and earned a bye in the direct elimination round. She won her first two bouts before being eliminated by fourth-seeded Kari Wiener (Temple) in the quarterfinals. Wiener went on to finish second in the Foil.
• Sophomore Katherine Xiang went 5-3 in pool play and then won her first bout in the direct elimination round. She lost to 11th-seeded Ester Schreiber (Columbia), the eventual winner, and finished in 22nd place. Junior Rebecca Rosenthal went 5-4 in pool play and won her first bout in the elimination round. She then lost to ninth-seeded Carlexa Fevry (North Carolina) and placed 23rd.
• Junior Kiera Wolfe also went 5-4 in pool play and won her first bout in the elimination round. She lost in the second round to seventh-seeded Cristina Garcia (NJIT) and finished in 24th place. Senior Elizabeth Konopacki rounded out the Blue Jay Foilists with a 32nd place finish. She went 1-7 in pool play and then 1-1 in the direct elimination round. She would lose to 12th-seeded Sydney Persing (North Carolina).

How it Happened • Epee
• Freshman Shaina Morris led the Blue Jays in the Epee as she finished in a tie for 28th place out of 79 fencers. She went 5-3 in pool play and then 1-1 in the direct elimination round. Her run ended in a loss to sixth-seeded Julia Garcia (NJIT), who would go on to win.
• Sophomore Shivani Bisen finished in a tie for 41st place with her 3-6 record. She was 3-6 in pool play and then lost her first elimination bout to 23rd-seeded Erin Hatcher (Stevens). Freshman Michele Lan finished in a tie for 51st as she went 1-8 on the day. She finished pool play with a 1-7 record and then lost her first match to 14th-seeded Samantha Galina (North Carolina) in the elimination round.
• Junior Jaynie Criscione finished in a tie for 62nd overall with a 5-4 record on the day. She went 1-3 in pool play and then went 4-1 in the consolation round. Sophomore Jiawen Zeng placed 72nd with a 5-6 record. She finished pool play with an 0-5 record and then went 5-1 in the consolation round.

 

 

• How it Happened • Sabre
• All five Blue Jays placed in the top 20 in the Sabre, led by sophomore Erin Chen, who finished in 11th place. She was the top Division III fencer in the Sabre as she finished the day with a 10-1 record. She went 9-0 in pool play and earned a first-round bye in the direct elimination round. She won her first bout and then lost to 23rd-seeded Malia Hee (Temple).
• Sophomore Alicja Tomaszewski placed 12th with a 7-3 record on the day. She finished pool play with a 6-2 record and also had a bye in the first round of the elimination draw. She won her first bout but then lost to sixth-seeded Meredith Bozentka (North Carolina).
• Junior Shiaomeng Tse took 16th place as she finished the day with a 7-3 record. She went 6-2 in pool play to earn a bye in the first round of elimination play. She won her first bout but then lost to third-seeded Jessica Rockford (Temple).
• Freshman Rebecca Zhou finished in 19th place with a record of 6-3. She finished pool play with a record of 6-2 and after a first-round bye, lost to 16th-seeded Kelli Wozniak (Penn State), the eventual winner.
• Sophomore Natalie Martinez placed 20th with a cord of 4-5 on the day. She finished pool play with a 4-4 record and a bye in the first round of elimination play. She then lost her first bout to 15th-seeded Ally Wolf (Columbia).

What it Means
• Stanicki’s seventh-place finish is the best finish by a Blue Jay at the Temple Open in the Foil in the last 14 years. It also just the second top-10 finish in the weapon during that same time period.
• Tomaszewki’s last win in pool play was the 100th win of her career. She is now 101-38 in her career and is just the ninth Sabrist in program history to reach the mark.

The Records
• Foil • 29-24
Elizabeth Konopacki • 2-8 (32nd)
Rebecca Rosenthal • 6-5 (23rd)
Brooke Stanicki • 9-2 (7th)
Kiera Wolfe • 6-5 (24th)
Katherine Xiang • 6-4 (22nd)

• Epee • 20-28
Shivani Bisen • 3-6 (T-41st)
Jaynie Criscione • 5-4 (T-62nd)
Michele Lan • 1-8 (T-51st)
Shaina Morris • 6-4 (T-28th)
Jiawen Zeng • 5-6 (72nd)

Sabre • 34-15
Erin Chen • 10-1 (11th)
Natalie Martinez • 4-5 (20th)
Alicja Tomaszewski • 7-3 (12th)
Shiaomeng Tse • 7-3 (16th)
Rebecca Zhou • 6-3 (19th)

Up Next
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, November 4 at the Penn State Garret Open.

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