COLUMBUS, Ohio – Women's fencers Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) and Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) each won five bouts on Thursday during the first day of the NCAA Fencing Championships at Ohio State University, putting the Pioneers in 17th place in the team competition.
Greene finished the day 5-10 through three rounds in women's saber, putting herself tied for 17th place. She is four bouts behind for 12th place, which would earn her All-American honors. Greene earned wins over Wayne State's Kaja Klowdawska, Northwestern's Julia Abelsky, Temple's Tiki Kastor, Penn State's Teodora Kakhiani, and Columbia's Sarah Yee. Floyd was also 5-10 in women's epee, putting her in a group of five fencers tied for 20th. The epee competition was very close in the first three rounds Thursday, as 17 of the 24 fencers had between five and seven wins. Floyd defeated Northwestern's Courtney Dumas, Nicole Ameli of Notre Dame, Katherine Miller of Yale, St. John's' Isis Washington, and Jessica O'Neil-Lyublinsky of Penn State.
Friday's action begins at 9 a.m. with the last two rounds of round robin in the three weapons, with the championship bouts taking place at 1:30 p.m.