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Fencers Finish 8-2 at West Point Invitational

Jane Liu went 12-0 in foil on Saturday

Jan. 21, 2012

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Note: Individual results for the women's fencing victory over CCNY are not available at this time. Thus, the individual statistics and records below do not reflect the results of that meet.

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Lafayette fencing team dropped its first two meets of the day before finishing with eight straight victories at the West Point Invitational on Saturday. Jane Liu went 12-0 to lead a 61-20 aggregate performance in foil.

The Leopards improve to 13-7 in the 2011-12 season.

With her perfect day, Liu improves to 25-2 on the season. Lafayette's four female foilists combined for a 40-5 tally on the day. Lisa DeJoseph and Alexandra Knobel each went 10-2, and Makenzie Danis registered an 8-1 record at the event. The Leopards' three men's foilists were all .500 or better for the day, with Zachary Roberts (8-4) leading the charge. Phillip Manna went 7-5 and Jeremy Marti n-Mills was an even 6-6.

Épée was led by captain Noah Weiner's 10-2 showing. Andre Rafizadeh (8-4), Everett Glenn (6-2) and Daniel Robitzski (2-2) rounded out the group of men's épéeists. Colleen Way was the top female épéeist at 8-7. Caitlin Altomare and Allison Reich both went 6-9 as the squad collectively tallied a 46-35 record in the school.

Eric Luby's 11-1 performance headlined a 50-31 afternoon in sabre for the Leopards. Darrell Washington (8-4) and Connor McNamara (6-6) also competed for the men's sabreurs, while Jillian Rosamilia (12-3), Bridget Greeley (10-5) and Leah Hayden (3-12) fenced in sabre for the women.

The men's team lost its opening round to host Army (17-10) before capping the day with wins over Hunter (25-2), Cleveland State (16-11) and Detroit Mercy (21-6). The women's club fell in its first meet to Stevens Tech (17-10) but followed with five straight victories over Army (16-11), Hunter (19-8), Cleveland State (23-4), Detroit Mercy (17-10) and City College of New York.

The Leopards return to MACFA competition this Sunday, Jan. 29, at Cornell.