NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Lawrence University grabbed ninth place overall at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday.
Lawrence finished with 730 points to place ninth among the 20 teams. Ohio State took the overall title with 1,305 points.
The Lawrence men finished eighth overall with 425 points. Epee led the way for the Vikings by taking fifth place in the team competition.
The Vikings defeated Illinois 5-1 in the first round before losing 5-0 to Northwestern in the quarterfinals. The Vikings rebounded to beat Indiana 5-2 in the consolation semifinals and then topped the University of Chicago 5-2 in the fifth-place match.
In men’s foil, the Vikings finished 10th after a 5-3 loss to Michigan State in the ninth-place match. Lawrence took ninth place in men’s sabre with a 5-3 victory over Chicago.
On the women’s side, Lawrence placed 11th overall with 305 points. Women’s epee placed 15th with a 5-3 victory over Xavier. Women’s foil placed 10th after a 5-1 loss to Iowa in the ninth-place match. Women’s sabre took 10th after a 5-4 loss to Purdue in the ninth-place match.
In the individual competition, the top finisher for the Vikings was Alyssa Rosenbaum, who placed 21st in women’s epee. Shallion Dixon led the Vikings by taking 25th in sabre, and Laura Barksdale was tops in foil in 33rd place.
On the men’s side, Alan Duff grabbed 23rd place in sabre, and Alex Biehl took 23rd in foil. Matt DeStasio placed 24th to pace the Vikings in epee.