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UCSD Men Emerge First, Women Second in Conference Following UC Irvine Duals
Men's sabre was nearly flawless for the day, posting a record of 52-2 as the top UCSD squad during the event. Senior Jonathan Ott led the way, as the squad captain went undefeated. Freshman Nick Bartuzik and Bryson Abilay only dropped one bout each as part of the sabre competition during only their second collegiate contest.
2009 conference champion Michael Fong and 2010 conference champ Joseph Schenkel split bouts and both went undefeated in leading men's foil to a 51-3 record. Freshman Brennan Louie dropped only one bout during the day and sophomore Alex Lavin dropped two. For men's epee, sophomore James Galamba was the top Triton performer with only one loss as the squad went 43-11 overall.
Women's epee squad captain Amy Bianchini achieved an undefeated day, topping 12 opponents, while team captain Casey Gillcrist only lost three bouts as the squad finished the day with a 45-9 record, highlighted by a 7-2 win over Arizona State. Women's sabre overcame a narrow 4-5 defeat to ASU to finish 47-7 at the event. Squad captain Lexy Stanley and freshman Munira Gesner lost two bouts each, while junior Jordan Conway dropped three. Rounding out the competition for the Tritons, women's foil posted a 40-14 record against conference opponents.
Last year, the women's team also fell to ASU during their first meeting, but came back strong to win the second meeting and the conference title. This year, they will look to achieve the same comeback when they meet the Sun Devils at home in February.
The Tritons return to action this weekend at an individual competition, hosting the BladeRunner, November 13-14 in the UCSD Main Gym.