Jan. 14, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force Academy's fencing team started the season off having several strong performances going 5-4 at the Western Invitational on Jan. 12. Overall, the Falcons finished 5-4 with the women's team recording a 3-2 victory and the men's team going 2-2 in the match. The NCAA event featured teams from Northwestern, Stanford, UC San Diego and Air Force.
At the season opener at the California Institute of Technology on Saturday, the Falcons' top performers were Mary McElwee with a 5-0 record in women's foil and Emiliano Kaptain who was 4-0 in his men's saber bouts.
The women's foil team amassed a 6-3 victory against nationally-ranked Stanford and a 24-3 victory against Caltech.
- Women's team results: 3-2
- Air Force 18, Florida (club) 9
Stanford 16, Air Force 11
Air Force 24, Caltech 3
Air Force 16, UCSD 11
NU 21, Air Force 6
- Men's team results: 2-2
- Air Force 20, Florida (club) 7
Air Force 26, Caltech 1
UCSD 15, Air Force 12
Stanford 17, Air Force 10