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FEN: Epees and Sabers Shine for Duke at Penn State Duals

Posted January 12, 2013

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— The Duke men’s saber and women’s epee squads went undefeated on the opening weekend of collegiate fencing, to lead the Blue Devil men to a 2-2 record and the women to a 2-3 mark at the Penn State Duals on Saturday.

The Duke men defeated Drew 25-2 and Haverford 21-6 while falling 15-12 to Penn and 14-13 to Columbia. The women recorded wins of 24-3 over Haverford and 24-3 over Drew while falling 16-11 to Temple, 14-13 to Penn and 14-13 to Columbia.

Duke’s women’s epee squad was a perfect 5-0 on the day with all three fencers recording double-digit wins. Senior captain and two-time All-America Emily D’Agostino notched a squad-best 14-1 record while freshman Isabella Barna posted a 13-2 mark and sophomore Sarah Collins went 10-5.

The Duke men’s sabers, led by senior captain Anthony Lin who finished the day 6-3, defeated all four opponents thanks to a 9-2 performance from freshman Charles Copti. Matching Lin’s 6-3 record was sophomore Eugene Chung, while sophomore Colin Colter also turned in a winning mark at 5-2.

Other notable performances for the Duke women include senior saber Sean Cadley (14-1) and junior saber Kodia Baye-Cigna (11-4) who both notched double-digit wins.

On the men’s side, junior epee Alessio Santoro finished 10-2 on the day to lead all Blue Devil men in victories and the men’s epee squad to a 3-1 day. Sophomore Edward Chen also contributed to the epees' performance with a perfect 6-0 record.

Duke Fencing Results
January 12, 2013
Penn State Duals
State College, Pa.

Duke Women (2-3)
Duke 24, Haverford 3
Duke 24, Drew 3
Temple 16, Duke 11
Penn 14, Duke 13
Columba 14, Duke 13

Duke Men (2-2)
Duke 25, Drew 2
Duke 21, Haverford 6
Penn 15, Duke 12
Columbia 17, Duke 10

Duke Women (2-3)
Foil 2-3
Epee 5-0
Saber 3-2

Duke Men (2-2)
Foil 2-2
Epee 3-1
Saber 4-0

Women’s Epee (5-0)
Isabella Barna 13-2
Emily D'Agostino 14-1
Sarah Collins 10-5

Women’s Saber (3-2)
Kodia Baye-Cigna 11-4
Sean Cadley 14-1
Sylvie Spewak 2-13

Women’s Foil (2-3)
Anisha Mukherjee 6-3
Jessica Kang 8-6
Samantha Lee 4-7
Lily Shepard 3-8

Men’s Foil (2-2)
Chris Sullivan 8-4
Hoel Wiesner 2-10
Rod Shayesteh 6-6

Men’s Epee (3-1)
Dylan Nollner 3-3
Alessio Santoro 10-2
Josiah Brown 7-5
Edward Chen 6-0

Men’s Saber (4-0)
Anthony Lin 6-3
Colin Colter 5-2
Charles Copti 9-2
Eugene Chung 6-3

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