CLEVELAND, Ohio – Through three rounds of pool play during the third day of competition at the 2019 NCAA Fencing Championships, the sixth-ranked Duke fencing team is in eighth place in the team standings with 72 points.
Columbia continues to hold first place with 143 points followed by Penn State (139) Notre Dame (135), Harvard (118) and Ohio State (108) round out the top five.
The Blue Devil women represented Duke Saturday on the strips with six participants.
Alex Gorman headlines the first day of the women’s competition in 14th with seven victories in saber, followed by foilist Zoe Superville in 15th with six. Saberist Lindsay Sapienza is in 16th, while foilist Julia Gianneschi is in 21st. Rounding out Duke’s participants today are epeeists Maria Papadopoulos in 22nd and Huda Aldadah in 23rd.
The Blue Devil women will compete in their final eight bouts in pool play in their respective weapons Sunday and will attempt to move up the leaderboard with their focus on a top-four spot. The four fencers in each weapon with the best marks will advance to the semifinals of a single-elimination bracket of 15-touch bouts.
The semifinal and championship bouts will be aired on ESPN3 and WatchESPN beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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24. Bryn Hammarberg