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2018 OUA Women’s Fencing Championship: Toronto, Western celebrate large medal haul on Day 1 of competition

Written by Martin Boyce, Carleton Sports Information

Photo by Valerie Wutti

OTTAWA, ON — After day one of exciting action at the OUA Women’s Fencing Championship, hosted by the Carleton Ravens at the Norm Fenn Gymnasium, the Toronto Varsity Blues lead the way with four medals.

The Varsity Blues opened the day with a dominant clean sweep in the Foil competition. Christie Lee defeated teammate Siobhan Drysdale in the gold medal match and Jiahua Li capped off the team’s strong showing with a win in the bronze medal match over Western Mustang Danilla Xing. Toronto continued its display of prowess with a silver in the Epee from Donna Vakalis.

The Mustangs took control of the Sabre event and secured an all-Western final between Kayla Lambie and Victoria Edwards, with Edwards taking gold. The team also picked up a bronze medal in Epee, with Olga Nova defeating Toronto’s Leanna Lui.

The remaining medals came from the York Lions, who took home gold in Epee as Vanesa Lacas-Warrick triumphed over the competition, and the RMC Paladins, who got themselves onto to the podium with a bronze in the Sabre as Haley Saulnier defeated fellow Paladin Alexandra Horeczy.


Women’s Individual Foil:
Maitre Ken Wood Trophy
1st – Christie Lee, Toronto
2nd – Siobhan Drysdale, Toronto
3rd – Jiahua Li, Toronto

Women’s Individual Epee:
Dr. Allan English Trophy
1st – Vanesa Lacas-Warrick, York
2nd – Donna Vakalis, Toronto
3rd – Olga Nova, Western

Women’s Individual Sabre:
Fred Wach Trophy
1st – Victoria Edwards, Western
2nd – Kayla Lambie, Western
3rd – Haley Saulnier, RMC


1 Toronto 155
2 Western 134
3 RMC 105
4 Queens 77
5 York 34
6 Carleton 15
7 Ottawa 13
8 Trent 6
9 Brock 6
10 McMaster 5
11 Ryerson 4
12 Waterloo 3
13 Guelph 1