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Fencers Close Out Tourney Strong

Nov 7, 2022

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Stanford women's fencing team closed out the season-opening Western Invitational by going undefeated on the last of two days of competition. 

The Cardinal beat its three Mountain Pacific Sports Federation competitors – Air Force, Incarnate Word, and UC San Diego – and North Carolina, to finish 6-3 for fourth in the 10-team standings.

The Stanford men went 2-2 on Sunday to finish 2-6, for seventh. The Cardinal went 2-1 against MPSF foes, beating Air Force and Incarnate Word, but losing to UC San Diego.
Stanford's women's epee and foil squads each went 6-3 overall, with the foil team going 4-5. 

After opening at 11-1, junior sabre specialist Joy Yun closed with a 7-2 day to finish 18-3. Her .857 winning percentage and total number of victories were the most by any Cardinal fencer, men or women. Second-best was freshman Crystal Qian, who went 8-0 on Sunday to finish 16-6 (.727).

The men's foil squad went undefeated on Sunday, with victories over Incarnate Word (9-0 score), North Carolina (5-4), Air Force (5-4, and UCSD (5-4). It finished 5-3 with freshman Sanjay Kasi leading the group with a 15-9 record (.625). 

The top men's performer for Stanford was junior Donghwan Park in the sabre. Park went 16-8 overall (.667) and 6-3 on Sunday. 

Men's freshmen who made their first collegiate appearances were Kasi, Connor Jeong (epee), and Luke Park (foil). Park went 14-10 (.583). 

Cardinal women who made their debuts were Qian, Aditri Patil (epee), Meghana Paturu (epee), Shining Xi (sabre), and Erika Yong (sabre).

Stanford next competes at the Northwestern Duals on Feb. 4-5. 
 
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Western Invitational
At Air Force Academy
Day 2

Men
Team standings – Columbia 7-1, Harvard 7-1, Ohio State 7-1, North Carolina 4-4, UC San Diego 4-4, New Jersey Institute of Technology 3-5, Stanford 2-6, Air Force 1-7, Incarnate Word 1-7.

Stanford scores
Stanford 19, Incarnate Word 8
North Carolina 14, Stanford 13
Stanford 16, Air Force 11
UC San Diego 15, Stanford 12

Other scores
Columbia 20, North Carolina 7
Harvard 22, NJIT 5
UC San Diego 15, Air Force 12
Harvard 15, Columbia 12
Ohio State 14, North Carolina 13
NJIT 17, Incarnate Word 10
Harvard 17, Air Force 10
Columbia 24, NJIT 3
Ohio State 24, NJIT 3
UC San Diego 16, Incarnate Word 11
Incarnate Word 14, Air Force 13

Women
Team standings
– Columbia 8-0, Harvard 8-0, Northwestern 6-2, Stanford 6-3, Ohio State 4-3, North Carolina 3-6, UC San Diego 3-6, Air Force 2-5, New Jersey Institute of Technology 1-7, Incarnate Word 0-9.

Stanford scores
Stanford 23, Incarnate Word 4
Stanford 17, North Carolina 10
Stanford 21, Air Force 6
Stanford 18, UC San Diego 9

Other scores
Northwestern 15, Air Force 12
Columbia 22, North Carolina 5
Harvard 21, NJIT 6
UC San Diego 15, Air Force 12
Columbia 19, Northwestern 8
Ohio State 22, North Carolina 5
NJIT 20, Incarnate Word 7
Harvard 21, Air Force 6
Columbia 21, NJIT 6
Northwestern 15, UC San Diego 12
Ohio State 16, NJIT 11
UC San Diego 22, Incarnate Word 5
Air Force 19, Incarnate Word 4