Fencing: Wildcats compete in Junior North American Cup

Alex Lederman, Assistant Sports Editor


Northwestern fencers competed in the United States Fencing Association Junior North American Cup in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend.

The foilists took the strip Friday. Freshman Michelle Lee was the Wildcats’ top finisher in this foil event, placing 32nd of 159 fencers. Freshmen Stefani Kahookele and Lucia Procopio and sophomore Stella Pointeau also fenced, landing 58th, 99th and 96th, respectively.

Next, two NU fencers were in action Saturday in the epee competition. Freshman Katie Van Riper finished 68th, while her classmate Anna Tolley tied for 82nd of 180 total competitors.

Finally, the sabres had their turn Sunday in the sabre tournament. Sophomore Cindy Oh notched the Cats’ best result at 49th of 138 fencers. Meanwhile, freshman Emine Yucel landed five spots behind her at 54th and sophomore Ania Parzecki placed 102nd.

NU returns to action Friday for a scrimmage at Notre Dame.

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