Defending champion Gaels lead after Day 1 at OUA Women's Fencing Championship

(Photo: Ian MacAlpine)
(Photo: Ian MacAlpine)

KINGSTON, Ont. (February 11, 2017) - The reigning champion and host Queen's Gaels picked up a pair of medals on the opening day of the OUA Women's Fencing Championship at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) and sit with a comfortable 26 point lead heading into Sunday.

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The Queen's Gaels find themselves in front after the opening day of action at the OUA Women's Fencing Championship. Queen's had two student-athletes competing for Gold medals late in the afternoon on Saturday, and Lily Jiang was able to capture gold in the Sabre while Jessie Pollett finished with silver in the Foil.

The Ryerson Rams took gold in the Foil as Marcena Lau took down Pollett in a tightly contested 15-12 win. As a team, the Rams sit with 53 points in sixth place thanks to the gold from Lau.

In the Epee the Ottawa Gee-Gees Isabelle Gauthier defeated the RMC Paladins Cecily McDonnell for gold. Despite just one medal on the day RMC finds themselves comfortably in third place with 83 points, just four shy of second place Western.

The Mustangs picked up a pair of OUA bronze medals as Roxanna Belaoussoff took the medal in the Epee and Victoria Edwards in the Sabre by defeating McMaster Marauder Katelyn Chan.

Ottawa sits at 75 points and Toronto at 69 and are both within striking distance of the podium heading into Sunday's team relay portion of the championship.


Women's Epee Individual Event
Bronze: Roxanna Belaoussoff, Western
Silver: Cecily McDonnell, RMC
Gold (Dr. Al English Trophy recipient): Isabelle Gauthier, Ottawa

Women's Sabre Individual Event
Bronze: Victoria Edwards, Western
Silver: Rebecca Jeffrey, Toronto
Gold (Fred Wach Trophy recipient): Lily Jiang, Queen's

Women's Foil Individual Event
Bronze: Sharon Schuppe, Carleton
Silver: Jessie Pollett, Queen's
Gold (Maitre Ken Wood Trophy recipient): Marcena Lau, Ryerson

Queen's - 113
Western -  87
RMC - 83
Ottawa - 75
Toronto - 69
Ryerson - 53
Carleton - 39
McMaster - 27
York - 12
Brock - 0
Guelph - 0
Trent - 0