State College, Pa. — The first day of men's action is all wrapped up as Columbia is in second place with two more rounds of competition for each weapon to go tomorrow.
The men's foil duo of Sam Moelis and Sidarth Kumbla had a strong day as the pair went 23-7 combined. Moelis sits in second place individually with a 12-3 record while Kumbla is right behind him in third at 11-4.
Calvin Liang had a nice outing in men's sabre at 9-6 on the day. The junior defeated second place and top contender, Wayne State's Ziad Elsissy, in the last pool of the day, 5-4.
The men return to the strip tomorrow for rounds 4 and 5. The Lions have 46 bouts remaining and must come out strong tomorrow in order to have a chance to catch the Fighting Irish.
1. Notre Dame - 157
2. Columbia - 140
3. Ohio State - 122
Men's day 1 results
Sam Moelis: 12-3
Sidarth Kumbla: 11-4
Porter Hesslegrave: 9-6
Gabe Canaux: 9-6
Calvin Liang: 9-6
Dawson Sieradzky: 4-11
9 a.m. : Men's Foil / Epee / Sabre, rounds 4-5
1 p.m. : Men's semifinals and championship bouts
ABOUT THE NCAA NATIONAL COLLEGIATE FENCING CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships will take place at Penn State University from March 22-25.
Fencers will compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top-four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second places, and the non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place.
An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.
A live feed of the semifinal and final bouts will be available on ESPN3 or via the WatchESPN app.
Live results from each round of action will be available throughout the entire weekend as well by clicking here.