Fencing Opens 2005-06 Season With Weekend at Haverford

Go Leopards! Lafayette's fencing team finished a 1-3 weekend to start its season.
Lafayette's fencing team finished a 1-3 weekend to start its season.

Nov. 29, 2005

HAVERFORD, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - The Lafayette fencing team kicked-off the 2005-06 competitive season with a 1-3 weekend at Haverford College. Lafayette fell to William & Mary, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, while the largest margin of defeat was a slim three points. The Leopards rebounded, toppling St. John's 22-5 with eight individual victories.

Lafayette was just a few points away from finishing a perfect weekend, with one-point duals against William & Mary and Virginia. With the score knotted at 13-13 going into the final bout, Lafayette came up just short and fell 14-13 in both matches.

The Leopards fell 15-12 to a solid Virginia Tech squad before dominating St. John's 22-5 in Lafayette's final match-up of the weekend. All but one fencer outdid their respective St. John's opponents, while the foil squad led with a decisive 8-1 victory.

Mark Lodato and Luigi Camilleri opened the 2005-06 season in style, as the duo went 10-2 on the weekend. Lodato, a key returner for the Leopards, led the foil squad, while Camilleri took top honors on the team with the sabre.

Lafayette did not fence host Haverford, but will duke it out with the Fords later this season.

William & Mary
Foil: L 3-6
Epee: W 5-4
Sabre: W 5-4
Total: L 13-14

Virginia Tech
Foil: L 4-5
Epee: L 3-6
Sabre: L 4-5
Total: L 12-15

University of Virginia
Foil: W 6-3
Epee: L 2-7
Sabre: W 5-4
Total: L 13-14

St. John's
Foil: W 8-1
Epee: 7-2
Sabre: 7-2
Total: W 22-5

Robert Boguski, 7-5
Luigi Camilleri, 10-2
John Christian, 1-5
Kristen Irace, 2-4
Christopher Jacoby, 0-3
Andrew Kopelman, 7-5
Nate Landis, 4-5
Mark Lodato, 10-2
Annalese Maddox, 2-1
Brendan O'Dea, 9-3
Ellen Rose, 5-7
Constance To, 3-3
Mike Zboray, 0-3



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