skip navigation

U.S. Women's Epee Team Earns First Ever World Cup Medal, Qualifies for London

03/26/2012, 4:30am CDT
By No Author

Team USA made history with a silver medal win in France on Sunday.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The U.S. Women’s Epee Team made history on Sunday when Team USA won the first ever World Cup medal for the United States in women’s epee at the St. Maur Epee World Cup in France.

Team USA won a silver medal against a 26-nation field to close out the Olympic qualification season and finalize their berth to the Games in London.

The win follows Team USA’s success last season at the Pan Am Championships and Games where the squad won golds and the World University Games where the Americans earned the only silver medal for a U.S. fencing team at the event.

The U.S. Women’s Team of Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas), Maya Lawrence (Teaneck, N.J.), Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) and Lindsay Campbell (Brooklyn, N.Y.) defeated Kyrgyzstan, 45-36, in the table of 32 and avenged their 2011 Senior World Championship loss to France with a 45-44 win in the table of 16.

After Japan upset the 2011 Senior World silver medalist Chinese team in the table of 16, Team USA won its bout over Japan, 43-39, in the quarter-finals to advance to the medal rounds.

In the semifinal bout, the United States won by a touch over Italy, the 2011 Senior World bronze medalists, 43-42, to advance to the gold medal bout where Team USA lost to Russia, 45-33.

"We have been so close all season and all of the athletes on this long training trip have played a role in putting this result together,” said Head Coach Roberto Sobalvarro (St. Paul, Minn.) “We have been focusing more on the team event and training hard and it's all paying off. To see it all come together so dramatically in the last event was fantastic.”

Top eight results are as follows:

St. Maur Epee World Cup
1. Russia
2. USA
3. Germany
4. Italy
5. Poland
6. Romania
7. Estonia
8. Japan

Tag(s): News