Princeton Olympians: Women fencers compete; eight rowers advance

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Maya Lawrence ’02 (Photo: Courtesy Team USA)
Women’s epee fencer Maya Lawrence ’02 posted the U.S. team’s best result in the individual competition July 30, reaching the round of 16 with a 15-12 victory over Italy’s Mara Navarria. Lawrence lost her next bout, 15-12, to another Italian, Rossella Fiamingo. U.S. teammate Susannah Scanlan ’14 was eliminated in the opening round by Olena Kryvytska of the Ukraine. The United States women will open against Italy in the team epee competition Aug. 4. Soren Thompson ’05 is slated to compete in the men’s individual epee Aug. 1. Click here for official results and schedules.
 
All eight of Princeton’s alumni rowers have advanced in their respective events. On July 31, Gevvie Stone ’07 (United States) will row in the women’s single sculls quarterfinals and Robin Prendes ’11 (United States) will compete in the men’s lightweight four semifinals. Sara Hendershot ’10 (United States, women’s pair) and Sam Loch ’06 (Australia, men’s eight) will row for gold in their respective events Aug. 1. The women’s eight gold-medal final on Aug. 2 will feature three former NCAA champions from Princeton: Caroline Lind ’06 (United States) and Andreanne Morin ’06 and Lauren Wilkinson ’11 (Canada). Glenn Ochal ’08 of the U.S. men’s four will row in the semifinals Aug. 2. Click here for official results and schedules.
 

In field hockey, U.S. teammates Julia Reinprecht ’14 and Katie Reinprecht ’13 made their Olympic debuts in a 2-1 loss to Germany July 29. The United States will be back in action July 31 against Argentina, the team that the Americans beat in the gold-medal contest of the 2011 Pan Am Games. The United States-Argentina game will be shown live on MSNBC at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
 
For Diana Matheson ’08 of Canada women’s soccer, the final preliminary-round game against Sweden will be key to her team’s hopes of moving on to the quarterfinals. The game is scheduled to kick off July 31 at 9:30 a.m. on MSNBC.
 
More news about Tigers in London:
 
How much does it cost to train for the Olympics? For epee fencer Maya Lawrence ’02, about $20,000 a year. [Forbes]
 
Freelancer Ari Satok ’14 posted interviews with Gevvie Stone ’07 and Sam Loch ’06 on his blog, Ari’s Olympic Adventures.

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