Ivy Women's Fencing Squads Dominate NCAA Regional Competition
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League women's fencing squads claimed regional titles in five of the six events at NCAA Regional competitions over the weekend.
Princeton swept all three weapons at the Mid-Atlantic / South Regional in Easton, Pa., while Columbia claimed the top spot in two of the three at the Northeast Regional in Queens, N.Y.
Columbia's Jackie Dubrovich won the women's foil as the Ivies claimed six of the top-10 spots in that event. Harvard's Alexandra Kiefer was third. Meanwhile, in saber, Loweye Diedro won a regional title as six more Ivies finished in the top 10. And in epee, Harvard's Emma Vaggo finished second to lead another pack of six Ivies in the top 10.
Princeton finished 1-2-3 in two of the three weapons to continue the domination that they showed in winning the Ivy League Round-Robins one week earlier. In epee, Susannah Scanlan won a regional title with Anna Van Brummen and Katharine Holmes finishig second and third, respectively. In saber, Eliza Stone, the Round-Robins Most Outstanding Performer, won a regional title with her sister Gracie, the Round-Robins Most Outstanding Freshman, finishing second and Diamond Wheeler placing third.
The Tigers' Amika Singh won the regional title in foil with Penn's Luona Wang finishing fourth in that weapon.
NCAA Championship slots will be announced on Tuesday. The competition will take place March 21-24 at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.