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    Courtney Dumas Once Again Leads Wildcats at North American Cup

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Courtney Dumas claimed her second top-10 finish of the young season Saturday.
    Courtney Dumas claimed her second top-10 finish of the young season Saturday.

    Nov. 10, 2012

    North American Cup Results

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- After two days of intense action on the strips, the Northwestern Wildcats have posted several strong showings at the November North American Cup in Virginia Beach, Va. Sophomore Courtney Dumas led the 'Cats with a 10th-place finish in the Division I women's epée Saturday.

    The first group of Wildcats hit the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday for the Division I women's foil event. Three freshmen took part in the event, led by Jen Yamin who finished 21st overall. The Allendale, N.J., native went 6-1 to win her pool and receive a bye in the first round of direct elimination competition. Yamin continued her success with a 15-12 triumph over Melissa Corona before bowing out against the talented Eve Levinin the round of 32.

    Charlotte Sands posted three wins in her pool Friday prior to the start of direct elimination. Sands, who hails from New York City, was narrowly edged in her first DE match against D'meca Homer, 15-14.

    Mikela Goldstein was also in action Friday, and like her two classmates, will be back on the strips Sunday afternoon for the Junior Women's Foil event. That competition will is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. CT.

    On Saturday five fencers from the NU epée squad invaded Virginia Beach. That unit was led by Dumas, who finished 10th in the field of more than nearly 140 competitors. Dumas went unbeaten in six pool bouts to claim first place and the sixth seed in the direct elimination portion of the day.

    After a first-round bye, Dumas crushed Kacie Albert, 15-3, before knocking off Northwestern teammate Kate Cavanaugh and Nicole Ameli to advance to the round of eight. There, Dumas fell to Kelly Hurleybefore Hurley went on to win the gold medal Saturday.

    It was the second top-10 finish of the academic year for Dumas. The Cleveland, Ohio, native placed eighth overall in the Division I women's epée at the October North American Cup in St. Louis last month.

    Cavanaugh finished the day 20th overall, one spot behind another Wildcat, Dina Bazarbayeva, who claimed 19th in the epée event. Freshmen Helen Foster and Haley Hart also had strong showings in Old Dominion by finishing in the top half of the field at the North American Cup.

    For complete results from the first two days of the November North American Cup, please click on the link at the top of the page.

    Duams, Foster and Hart will all stick around for a few more days to participate in the Junior Women's epée competition that begins Monday morning at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.


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