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Fencing Has Strong Showing at Western Invitational
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/08/2012

Jan. 8, 2012

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Stanford's women's fencing team finished second (5-1) and the men's team third (4-2) at the 2012 Western Invitational hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The women's squad defeated Swarthmore (22-5), Florida (21-6), Caltech (27-0), Air Force (18-9) and UC San Diego (18-9), falling only to Northwestern (2-25).

The men's team defeated Swarthmore (25-2), Florida (24-3), Caltech (27-0) and UC San Diego (14-13). The team lost to Air Force (11-16) and Notre Dame (9-18).

"Overall we competed very well today," said head coach Lisa Milgram. "We fought hard against Air Force and look forward to seeing them again at Western Regionals."

The men's team was led by Cameron Lindsay in sabre (14-4), Kevin Mo in epee (12-2) and Jonathan Lee in foil (13-5).

The women were led by Katya Stavisky (11-4) and Ashley Titan (11-4) in epee, Julia Klepner (12-5) in sabre and Lily McElwee in foil (14-3).

Lindsay, Lee, Stavisky, Klepner and McElwee arrived on The Farm as part of a strong recruiting class this year.

"I was especially excited to see how well the freshmen performed in their first collegiate competition," said Milgram. "As they develop throughout the season the team will continue to improve as we get closer to regionals."

The team's next competition is scheduled for February 4th at the Midwestern Invitational hosted by Northwestern University.


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