Jan. 30, 2018
• 2018 Women’s Saber World Cup Results
QUEENS, N.Y. – Taking on the best saber fencers in the world, former Red Storm fencer and 2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist, Dagmara Wozniak earned her second consecutive top eight finish coming in fifth at the Baltimore World Cup this past weekend.
The only American fencer to be exempt from pool play competition, Wozniak edged her opponent in the table of 64 with a 15-13 victory. In the next round, the Avenel, N.J., native came back to defeat Hengyu Yang in a thrilling, 15-14, triumph.
Facing the No. 3 seed Rossella Gregorio of Italy, Wozniak dominated the end of the bout with six-straight touches to pick up a 15-10 victory and earn a spot in the quarterfinals. The 2016 Rio Olympic medalist then fell to Misaki Emura to finish in fifth place in the prestigious competition.
Karolina Kaleta also shined for the Red Storm as one of two current Johnnies to perform in the tournament over the weekend. The first-year Red Storm fencer dominated on the piste in pool play with a 5-1 record and outscored her foes by 16 touches. Kaleta knocked off Saoussen Boudiaf of France in the table of 64 before falling in the table of 32 to finish in 23rd.
Sophomore Karolina Cieslar also performed well on the strip against the top saber fencers from around the world after picking up four victories in pool play. Cieslar, who owns a stellar 41-7 record in collegiate bouts this season, fell in the table of 64 to earn a 51st place finish.