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    Bronze Medal Highlights Northwestern's Haul at North American Cup

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Laurie Schiller and the Wildcats open the dual slate this weekend at Patten Gym.
    Laurie Schiller and the Wildcats open the dual slate this weekend at Patten Gym.

    Nov. 12, 2012

    November North American Cup Results

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- On the final day of the November North American Cup (NAC) at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Monday, Northwestern's Courtney Dumas collected a bronze medal in the Junior Women's Epée event.

    Dumas has been one of Northwestern's most consistent competitors in the early going this season. In addition to Monday's bronze medal, the Cleveland, Ohio, native captured gold at the season-opening Burton Open before nabbing an eighth-place finish at the October NAC in St. Louis. Dumas placed third in the epée at the Remenyik Open and fenced her way to a 10th-place showing on Saturday in the Division I women's epée event in Virginia.

    The sophomore won all six of her pool bouts to start the day Monday. Dumas earned the third seed for the direction elimination rounds. After winning her first two battles by a combined 15 points, Dumas edged Maria Alejandra Trumble, 15-13.

    Haley Hart and Helen Foster also took part in the Junior women's epée on Monday. The duo won a combined five bouts on the day.

    Two days after taking part in the Division I women's foil event, three Wildcats took to the strips for the Junior women's foil competition Sunday. After placing 21st in Friday's event, Jen Yamin took 15th Sunday. The freshman started slowly and went 3-2 in pool play in the junior foil, but Yamin rallied to win her first two direct elimination bouts to secure a spot in the round of 16. She was ousted by Alanna Goldie in a fierce battle, 15-8.



    Northwestern's Mikela Goldstein and Charlotte Sands also entered their second day of competition at the North American Cup Sunday. Goldstein won five pool matches en route to a second-place finish in her group. Sands claimed four victories in her pool, as well.

    Goldstein earned a first-round by in direct eliminations, while Sands drew Grace Ding. Sands, a New York City native, breezed past Ding, 15-6, before falling in the table of 64. Goldstein was also knocked off in that round, finishing 34th overall Sunday. Sands also placed in the top half of the field, coming in at 48th.

    The Wildcats lift the lid on the dual portion of their schedule this weekend at Patten Gymnasium. The squad welcomes 11 rivals to the historic building for a three-day event beginning Friday, Nov. 16. Northwestern will fence Swarthmore, Florida and the University of Chicago during the opening session before taking on the likes of Iowa, Lawrence, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota and Wisconsin on Saturday. NU will not compete on Sunday, Nov. 18.


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