COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Sacred Heart fencing team wrapped up the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships Friday where it finished Thursday, as the duo of Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) and Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) won five bouts to keep the Pioneers in 17th place in the team competition.
Floyd went 3-5 on Friday in the women's epee event, taking down Columbia's Mason Speta, Aleina Edwards of Penn, and Temple's Rachael Clark, The junior finished tied for 22nd in the event, equaling her finish from 2012. She finished three bouts behind 12th place Sarah Collins which would have made her an All-American. Greene finished 21st in the women's saber competition, going 2-6 on Friday. The freshman's two wins came against Princeton's Diamond Wheeler and Ohio State's Celina Merza. Greene was 7-16 overall, finishing four bouts shy of All-American honors.
Greene and Floyd combined to win 15 bouts in the women's competition, putting Sacred Heart in 17th place in the team competition heading into the men's events. The Pioneers trail 16th-place Wayne State by one, and lead North Carolina by one bout.
The men's competition at the NCAA Fencing Championship begins Saturday morning.