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- n. Plural form of foilist.
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Though U.S. women sabre fencers have been leaders of that discipline over the past few years, the country's female foilists were in a funk until this week when 17-year old Lee Kiefer won a bronze medal at the world championships in Catania, Italy.
On the women's side, Princeton sent epeeists freshman Phoebe Caldwell and sophomore Susannah Scanlan, foilists freshman Brianna Martin and sophomore Rocky Rothenberg, and sabrists freshmen Joanna Cichomski and Eliza Stone.
Sophomore foil co-captain Jessica Tranquada placed sixth out of the nine qualifying foilists, and is happy that this year the Finals don't fall on Dragon Day, since she is an architecture student.
Freshmen foilists Lucile Jarry and Andrea Oliva finished in the fifth and sixth spots, respectively, to advance in women's foil.
To put the Bulldogs 'results in perspective, the only team to have more than four foilists in the top 16 finishers at the tournament was perennial fencing powerhouse, Notre Dame.
In the individual tournament, the Bulldogs performed well, with four of their six foilists finishing in the top 16.