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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Stephanie Chan was one of 10 NU fencers to place in the top 10 Saturday.
    Stephanie Chan was one of 10 NU fencers to place in the top 10 Saturday.

    March 9, 2014


    Foil | Epée | Sabre

    DETROIT, Mich.-- Northwestern ventured to Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich., on Saturday, to participate in the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional. The Wildcats had a successful day on the strips with 10 fencers placing in the top 10 of their respective weapons.

    Junior Courtney Dumas led the charge with a second-place finish in epée, while newcomer Alisha Gomez-Shahalso took second in the sabre competition.

    Dumas was tops among four NU fencers in the women's epée competition. Senior All-American Dina Bazarbayeva took fifth, while freshman Mandeep Bhinder was sixth and sophomore Juliana Barrett placed seventh. Dumas won all five of her pool bouts with a +16 indicator.

    Freshman Alisha Gomez-Shah was the top Northwestern finisher in the women's sabre competiton, placing second. Her classmate, Julia Abelsky, finished fourth, while a third freshman, Cindy Oh, placed seventh overall.

    A trio of 'Cats claimed seventh, eighth and ninth in the women's foil event. Sophomore Jen Yamin clinched the seventh spot, just ahead of Mikela Goldstein (8th) and Stephanie Chan (9th).

    For full results from all of Saturday's action in Detroit, please click the links at the top of the page.

    Northwestern will now wait until Tuesday, March 11 to see which fencers get the call for the NCAA Championship. As many as six Wildcats can represent the program, with up to two per weapon. On Northwestern's current roster, only Dumas and Bazarbayeva have past experience at the NCAA Championship. This year's event will be held March 20-21 inside St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


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