Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Sophia Holmqvist (left) posted a stellar 13-1 record in women's foil Sunday.

UCSD Women Win Western Fencing Conference Again, Men Second

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - For the second-straight season, the UC San Diego women won the Western Fencing Conference (WFC) team championship Sunday. The men placed second in the league as UCSD was hosting the West Invitational at RIMAC Arena.

The Triton women went 5-1 overall and 4-0 in WFC match-ups on the day. They earned conference victories over Air Force (22-5), Stanford (15-12), Caltech (21-6) and Incarnate Word (23-4). In non-league action, UCSD defeated Vassar (17-10) and lost against fifth-ranked Northwestern (10-17).

Women's saber went 6-0, while foil was 5-1 and epee was 3-3. Individually, sophomore foilist Sophia Holmqvist posted a stellar 13-1 record. In saber, freshman Leanne Singleton-Comfort was 7-1 and classmate Lillian Chu was 6-2.

The UC San Diego and Stanford women are receiving votes in the national poll.

On the men's side, UCSD went 5-1 overall and 3-1 in Western Fencing Conference matches. The Tritons prevailed over WFC rivals Air Force (22-5), Caltech (21-6) and Incarnate Word (20-7), but came up short against No. 10 Stanford (10-17), which won the league crown. UC San Diego also won non-conference contests against Vassar (18-9) and Incarnate Word (24-3).

The Triton men's foil and saber squads both tallied 5-1 records, while epee was 3-3. Senior sabreur Drew Dickinson went undefeated against Stanford and Air Force and compiled a 7-1 overall record.

The UC San Diego men are also receiving votes in the national poll.

UCSD next competes on Jan. 23 at the San Diego Open.

WEST INVITATIONAL
January 17, 2016
RIMAC Arena
La Jolla, Calif.

Women - Overall
1. Northwestern, 5-0
2. UC San Diego, 5-1
3. Stanford, 4-2
4. Air Force, 3-3
5. Vassar, 2-4
6. Caltech, 1-5
7. Incarnate Word, 0-5

Women - Western Fencing Conference
1. UC San Diego, 4-0
2. Stanford, 3-1
3. Air Force, 2-2
4. Caltech, 1-3
5. Incarnate Word, 0-4

UCSD Women Round-by-Round
No. 5 Northwestern 17, UCSD 10 (E: 8-1; F: 6-3; S: 3-6)
UCSD 22, Air Force 5 (E: 9-0; F: 6-3; S: 7-2)
UCSD 15, Stanford 12 (E: 2-7; F: 8-1; S: 5-4)
UCSD 17, Vassar 10 (E: 5-4; F: 5-4; S: 7-2)
UCSD 23, Incarnate Word 4 (E: 6-3; F: 9-0; S: 8-1)
UCSD 21, Caltech 6 (E: 3-6; F: 9-0; S: 9-0)

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Men - Overall
1. Stanford, 5-0
2. UC San Diego, 5-1
3. Air Force, 3-2
4. Vassar, 3-3
5. Caltech, 1-4
6. Incarnate Word, 0-7

Men - Western Fencing Conference
1. Stanford, 4-0
2. UC San Diego, 3-1
3. Air Force, 2-2
4. Caltech, 1-3
5. Incarnate Word, 0-4

UCSD Men Round-by-Round
UCSD 22, Air Force 5 (E: 7-2; F: 9-0; S: 6-3)
No. 10 Stanford 17, UCSD 10 (E: 6-3; F: 6-3; S: 5-4)
UCSD 18, Vassar 9 (E: 3-6; F: 8-1; S: 7-2)
UCSD 20, Incarnate Word 7 (E: 3-6; F: 9-0; S: 8-1)
UCSD 21, Caltech 6 (E: 6-3; F: 8-1; S: 7-2)
UCSD 24, Incarnate Word 3 (E: 6-3; F: 9-0; S: 9-0)

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