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UPDATED: STONE '13 WINS PAN AM GAMES SABER TITLE AS COMPETITION OPENS


Eliza Stone '13, the 2013 NCAA saber champion, has added a Pan American Games gold medal to her international fencing résumé. Stone went undefeated through the entire individual saber competition Tuesday in Lima, Peru, winning all five of her pool-round five-touch bouts before getting a bye into the direct-elimination quarterfinals. There, she beat Argentina's Maria Alicia Perroni 15-5 before defeating Canada's Gabriella Charl Page 15-10 in the semis. Stone went on to beat Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the bronze medalist four years ago in Toronto, 15-13 in the final to secure the gold. Rising sophomore Chloe Fox-Gitomer went 2-3 in pool bouts and fell 15-13 to Perez Maurice in the round of 16. Stone and Fox-Gitomer will return for the team saber competition on Friday. Rising senior and 2018 NCAA épée champion Kasia Nixon and 2017 NCAA épée finalist Katharine Holmes '17 will continue the competition Wednesday with the individual épée event. Below is the remaining schedule for the women's épée and saber competition, and the event Web site is available here. Friday, Aug. 9 Women's team saber (Stone, Fox-Gitomer) Saturday, Aug. 10 Women's team épée (Holmes, Nixon)

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