Women's Fencing Concludes NCAA Tournament In Ninth Place
Alyssa Lomuscio

Women's Fencing Concludes NCAA Tournament In Ninth Place

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Temple women's fencing team racked up 39 victories en route to a ninth place finish amongst women's teams at the 2011 NCAA Championships, which wrapped up today at the Ohio State University.  Junior Alyssa Lomuscio fenced her way to a seventh place finish in foil, earning second team All-America honors.

Sophomore Mikayla Varadi joined Lomuscio in foil, finishing in 21st place.  Junior Kamali Thompson had a fine competition and took 15th in sabre, while Chantal Montrose placed 20th in epee.

"We are very proud of the effort put forth by our entire team, not only the four here in Columbus, but also everyone else who worked so hard in practice and competition every day over the past season," said assistant coach Bradley Baker.  "That hard work really paid off in terms of results and improvement.  The level of fencing at the NCAA Championships continues to rise every year and it's great to see our team more than keeping pace."

Temple finished the regular season with a 22-7 record, ending the year ranked seventh in the nation.

"It's been a very productive year, primarily due to the hard work from each of the girls," said head coach Nikki Franke.  "I am very pleased with the progress we have made and I am already looking forward to our continued growth next season."
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