Baltimore fencers put opposition to the sword

February 28, 2013 by  

Johns Hopkins University, located in Baltimore, Maryland, emerged victorious earlier this month in the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Team Championship was the Stevens Institute of Technology. It was the team’s fourth consecutive triumph in the competition, and it gives the girls plenty to boast about in any promotional flyer or banner printing undertaken to big up their achievements

Jackie Heath and Rachel Kalina in particular had a competition to remember, as both reached milestones in numbers of career victories (200 and 100 respectively).

Emerging at third place in the Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference Team Championship, and one of the big success stories of the event, was the Stevens Institute of Technology.

The top three teams actually had a more closely contested battle than with the rest. The Ducks, as the Stevens Institute is nicknamed, lost narrowly to Hopkins (15-12) and to Haverford College (14-13). They however crushed Yeshiva 26-1, Drew 22-5, and CCNY and Hunter 23-4.

Senior Juliet Turalski, who went 15-1, led the sabre squad. Senior Chelsea Shupe and Freshman Zoe To, finished 8-3 and 13-5 respectively.

As senior Krystal Perkins went 12-4, the champions were paced by Junior Briana Nieradka who compiled a mark of 15-1. Before sophomore Rebecca Merrick came on as a sub to tally in a perfect score of 3-0, Freshman Deanna Quackenbush hit an overall mark of 12-5.

Freshman Caroleen Chen and Sophomore Taia Harrison were 11-3 and 11-5 respectively in foil. Veteran Trinity Sheppard had a record of 7-1 as senior Stephanie Arouh notched a ledger of 6-2.