Filling in the gaps: DLSU Green and Lady Fencers drop to fifth and fourth, respectively!

Published on February 12th, 2017 | by Karl Niccolo Dela Cruz

Fencing-11

The De La Salle University Green and Lady Fencers came to a bitter end at the UAAP 79 Fencing tournament after failing to keep their podium finish-promise last February 8-11 at the UST Quadri-Centennial Pavillon.

“Wala kaming players for [some] weapons so most of us played weapons na not originally nilalaro namin. That explains the shortage of our performance,” expressed Lady Fencers team captain May Montenegro. Although the teams were with a depleted lineup, the Taft-based squad still pushed through and fought until the end. “Talagang inayos namin kung sino yung ila-lineup namin, kahit papaano [naman] nakakuha kami ng medals,” added the graduating Montenegro.

Two bronzes were in the hands of the Green Fencers at the end of the tournament. Matthew Ignacio landed on the podium in the Sabre category while Green Fencers Ignacio, Jay Añonuevo, Tyrone Nieto and David Lumahan also finished third in the Men’s Sabre team event category.

The women’s team dropped to a fourth place finish after getting to the podium last year. Lady Fencer Divine Romero pulled the Green and White team up after clinching two bronzes in the Epee and Foil categories. Meanwhile, Romero, Montenegro, Chloe Rudio and Patricia Eusebio finished second place and claimed silver in the Foil team event category.

“We wanted to make a difference and give glory to La Salle and ourselves,” shared men’s team captain Jay Añonuevo. Although the team was not able to live up to their expectations, he was nothing but hopeful after the team’s performance this year, “We kept fighting and did our best and that’s what matters.” He also vowed for the Green and Lady Fencers to strike a massive comeback next season and try to improve their standings. “We’ll be better next year,” he ended.

The Green and Lady Fencers’ season might have been over but the fight still continues for the team. Expect a better fencing lineup for the Taft-based squad next year.

Karl Niccolo Dela Cruz

magandang buhay!

More Posts

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedIn








Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑
  • DLSU Sports on Social Media

  • Upcoming Games

    FEBRUARY 8, 2017, WEDNESDAY

    07:00am – UST vs Baseball – Rizal Memorial Diamond
    09:00am – Fencing Day 1 – UST Gym
    03:00pm – Athletics Day 1 – Philsports, Pasig

    FEBRUARY 9, 2017, THURSDAY

    09:00am – Fencing Day 2 – UST Gym
    01:00pm – Ateneo vs Softball – Rizal Memorial Diamond
    03:00pm – Athletics Day 2 – Philsports, Pasig

    FEBRUARY 10, 2017, FRIDAY

    09:00am – Fencing Day 3 – UST Gym
    03:00pm – Athletics Day 3 – Philsports, Pasig

    FEBRUARY 11, 2017, SATURDAY

    09:00am – Fencing Day 4 – UST Gym
    10:00am – M.Volleyball vs UST – Filoil Arena
    11:00am – UST vs Softball – Rizal Memorial Diamond
    03:00pm – Athletics Day 4 – Philsports, Pasig
    04:00pm – W.Volleyball vs UST – Filoil Arena

    FEBRUARY 12, 2017, SUNDAY

    08:30pm – M.Chess vs NU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
    08:30pm – UP vs W.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
    01:30pm – Baseball vs Adamson – Rizal Memorial Diamond
    02:00pm – M.Football vs UE – Rizal Memorial Stadium
    02:30pm – UST vs M.Chess – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
    02:30pm – W.Chess vs NU – Henry Sy Hall, DLSU
    03:00pm – Athletics Day 5 – Philsports, Pasig

    FEBRUARY 13, 2017, MONDAY

    08:00am – UP vs Softball – Rizal Memorial Diamond
    02:00pm – UST vs Junior Baseball – Rizal Memorial Diamond

  • DISCLAIMER

    This is a beta website for DLSU Office of Sports Development