Irish prepare to face elite competition in New York Invitationals
Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, January 19, 2017
Notre Dame, ranked No. 1 in the country on the women’s side and No. 2 on the men’s, returns to action this weekend with a pair of invitationals in New York. First, the Irish will be a part of Saturday’s St. John’s Invitational, which will include St. John’s, Notre Dame, Harvard, Columbia and Penn State. Notre Dame is set to face off against each team throughout the day, starting with Columbia at 10 a.m. and concluding with Ohio State at 3:30 p.m.
Notre Dame will finish their east coast trip with Sunday’s NYU Invitational. Schools participating in the men’s event, outside of the Irish and host NYU, include Ohio State, Columbia, Wayne State, St. John’s, North Carolina and Yale. The women’s slate will feature the same seven teams, as well as Northwestern. Both events include a slew of top-ranked teams, with Columbia, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Penn State, Ohio State and Harvard all residing within the top ten of both the men’s and women’s rankings.
Following their back-to-back tournaments this coming weekend, the Irish are set to return to Notre Dame for the DeCicco Duals next weekend at Castellan Family Fencing Center.