Air Force Fencing Competes at Western Invitational
Jan. 17, 2018

Air Force fencing had a strong outing at the 2018 Western Invitational, hosted by Stanford on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation in Palo Alto, Calif. The teams combined to go 9-4 in head-to-head competition, with the women's team going 5-2 and the men's team going 4-2.

The Falcons opened competition with a sweep of Incarnate Word. The women won 20-7 and the men won 22-5. The women's foil and saber and men's saber earned 9-0 sweeps.

Air Force followed by dropping both contests to UC San Diego, with the women falling 15-12 and the men 17-10.

The Falcons rebounded with a sweep of Vassar. The women's team went a perfect 27-0 while the men's team won 16-11. The Falcon women then defeated host Stanford 15-12, highlighted by the foil group going 8-1. The men's side lost 19-8 to the Cardinal.

Air Force then swept Cal Tech, as the women again won 27-0 and the men winning 23-4. The women then competed against Northwestern, falling 13-14.

The Falcons wrapped up competition sweeping Florida. The women won 25-2, while the men won 21-6.

Individually, the Falcons had strong performances across the board. Freshman Mackensie Nechanicky, in foil, and sophomore Leanne Singleton-Comfort, in saber, led the way, with both going 19-2. The Falcons were dominant in foil, with senior Nicole Quattrociocci going 11-2 and sophomore Allison Wong going 18-3. Sophomore Brenna Chen went 15-5 in saber and sophomore Helen Landwehr went 16-5 in epee.

A pair of freshmen led the men's team. Freshman Brian Swicegood was nearly perfect, going 17-1 with five sweeps out of six bouts. Matt Goode went 14-3 in saber, winning all six bouts on the day. Sophomore Jordan Griffith went 12-6 in foil and senior Cameron Sullivan went 11-7 in epee.

The women's team moves to 7-7 on the season the men are now 5-8.

Air Force returns to action Feb. 3-4 at Northwestern.

2017 Western Invitational Results

vs. UIW
Women - Win, 20-7
Epee, 2-7 (Lantigua 1-2, Landwehr 1-2, Walbridge 0-3)
Foil, 9-0 (Nechanicky 3-0, Quattrociocci 3-0, Wong 3-0)
Saber, 9-0 (Sides 3-0, Singleton-Comfort 3-0, Chen 3-0)
Men - Win, 22-5
Foil, 7-2 (Swicegood 3-0, Griffith 3-0, Geneste 1-2)
Saber, 9-0 (Weishuhn 2-0, Goode 2-0, Wang 2-0)
Epee, 6-3 (Kimatian 2-1, Sullivan 3-0, Amsbaugh 1-2)

vs. UCSD
Women - Loss, 12-15
Foil, 4-5 (Nechanicky 2-1, Wong 1-2, Quattrociocchi 1-2)
Epee, 4-5 (Lantigua 1-2, Landwehr 2-1, Walbridge 1-2)
Saber, 4-5 (Singleton-Comfort 3-0, Chen 1-2, Sides 0-3)
Men - Loss, 10-17
Foil, 4-5 (Swicegood 2-1, Griffith 1-2, Geneste 1-2)
Epee, 3-6 (Amsbaugh 1-2, Sullivan 2-1, Kimatian 0-3)
Saber, 3-6 (Weishuhn 1-2, Goode 2-1, Wang 0-3)

vs. Vassar
Women - Win, 27-0
Epee, 9-0 (Lantigua 3-0, Landwehr 3-0, Orcutt 3-0)
Foil, 9-0 (Nechanicky 3-0, Wong 3-0, Quattrociocchi 3-0)
Saber, 9-0 (Sides 3-0, Chen 3-0, Singleton-Comfort 3-0)
Men - Win 16-11
Foil, 6-3 (Swicegood 3-0, Griffith 1-2, Geneste 1-2)
Saber, 4-5 (Weishuhn 1-2, Goode 2-1, Wang 1-2)
Epee, 6-3 (Amsbaugh 1-2, Sullivan 2-1, Kimatian 3-0)

vs. Stanford
Women - Win, 15-12
Saber, 4-5 (Sides 0-3, Singleton-Comfort 3-0, Chen 1-2)
Epee, 3-6 (Lantigua 0-3, Landwehr 3-0, Orcutt 0-3)
Foil, 8-1 (Nechanicky 3-0, Wong 3-0, Guo 2-1)
Men - Loss, 8-19
Epee, 2-7 (Amsbaugh 1-2, Sullivan 0-3, Kimatian 1-2)
Foil, 4-5 (Swicegood 3-0, Griffith 1-2, Geneste 0-3)
Saber, 2-7 (Weishuhn 0-3, Goode 2-1, Wang 0-3)

vs. CIT
Women - Win, 27-0
Saber, 9-0 (Singleton-Comfort 3-0, Chen 3-0, Sides 3-0)
Epee, 9-0 (Landwehr 3-0, Orcutt 3-0, Lantigua 3-0)
Foil, 9-0 (Wong 3-0, Guo 3-0, Nechanicky 3-0)
Men - Win 23-4
Epee, 5-4 (Sullivan 2-1, Kimatian 2-1, Amsbaugh 1-2)
Foil, 9-0 (Swicegood 3-0, Geneste 3-0, Griffith 3-0)
Saber, 9-0 (Weishuhn 3-0, Wang 3-0, Goode 3-0)

vs. Northwestern
Women - Loss, 13-14
Saber, 5-4 (Singleton-Comfort 2-1, Chen 2-1, Sides 1-2)
Epee, 3-6 (Landwehr 1-2, Walbridge 0-3, Lantigua 2-1)
Saber, 5-4 (Wong 2-1, Nechanicky 2-1, Guo 1-2)

vs. Florida
Women - Win 25-2
Foil, 9-0 (Wong 3-0, Nechanicky 3-0, Quattrociocchi 3-0)
Saber, 8-1 (Singleton-Comfort 2-1, Chen 3-0, Sides 3-0)
Epee, 8-1 (Landwehr 3-0, Orcutt 2-0, Lantigua 2-1, Walbridge 1-0)
Men - Win, 21-6
Foil, 7-2 (Swicegood 3-0, Geneste 1-2, Griffith 3-0)
Saber, 7-2 (Goode 3-0, Weishuhn 3-0, Wang 1-2)
Epee, 7-2 (Kimatian 2-1, Amsbaugh 3-0, Sullivan 2-1)

 

 

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