INDIANAPOLIS - University of California San Diego freshman Taly Yukelson sits in fourth place after three rounds of women's epee at the NCAA Fencing Championships Saturday.
Competing in a 24-fencer field, Yukelson is 12-3 with a +13 indicator, scoring 57 touches with 44 touches received. She recorded victories against rivals from Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Fairleigh Dickinson, Harvard, MIT, Penn State, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
One of several upsets by Yukelson was a 5-3 win against Olympian Katharine Holmes from Princeton. Holmes is currently in first place with a 13-2 record.
Notre Dame, which is serving as host of the NCAA Championships, continues to lead the team standings with Ohio State in second and Columbia/Barnard third. UC San Diego is 14th of 27. Friday, David Hadler, a junior foilist for the Tritons, placed a career-best 10th to earn All-America honors.
Round robin action concludes Sunday with two more rounds of five-touch bouts. The top four fencers from those rounds advance to the semifinals and will face off in 15-touch bouts. Those victors will meet each other in the championship bout.