March 2, 2013

Jayme Smith Leads Pioneers to 6-0 Day in Northeast Fencing Conference Action

BOSTON - The Sacred Heart women's fencing team traveled to Boston to complete their Northeast Fencing Conference action for the season on Saturday.  The Pioneers dominated the action, going 6-0 with wins over Dartmouth (26-1), Tufts (18-9), UMASS (22-5), Boston College (18-9) Vassar (22-5) and Smith (26-1). 

Sacred Heart finished the conference season with a 9-3 record.  Senior team captain Jayme Smith led the way, going 18-0 in the foil competition.  She was ably supported in foil by Charley McCarter (16-2), Aileen Trella (8-1), and Tess Kallmeyer (7-2).  The epee squad was led by a 15-3 day from Megan Floyd and a 12-4 performance from Natalie Rossetti.  Saber was paced by a 16-2 day from Elena Tringa, and a 14-3 performance from Lauren Cebello.

"This was a great finish to our dual match season", said head coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel.  "We took this meet very seriously and our focus showed in the result.  The dominant performance against Boston College was very satisfying.  We wanted to make up for the three close losses that we suffered at the first NFC session and we accomplished our goal.  Jayme Smith and the rest of the seniors were great leaders today and have a wonderful memory for their last day in dual match action as Pioneers.  This was a great way to prepare for NCAA Regionals next week." 

The Pioneers are back in action next Sunday as they compete in the NCAA Regionals at St. John's University in New York City.