In the inaugural ACC Women’s Fencing Championships, the top-seeded Litynski put on a show for the North Carolina faithful, claiming the first-ever women’s sabre title in Carmichael Arena.
“It’s just overwhelming,” said the senior sabreist, who was flooded with warm embraces and camera flashes following the win. “You can’t see straight. Everyone’s everywhere.”
Gabrielle D'Astoli competes in UNC's first ACC Women's Fencing Championship win on Sunday.
Kara Bloomfield (right) competes in UNC's first ACC Women's Fencing Championship win on Sunday.
Sophmore Kara Bloomfield (right) competes in UNC's first ACC Women's Fencing Championship win on Sunday.
Amanda Lalezarian (right) gets a touch against a Notre Dame fencer in Carmichael Arena on Sunday.
The support for the UNC co-captain was evident — her friends, professors and parents were in attendance — as the crowd openly applauded for all 30 touches of her final two bouts.
“It was loud, which is good, and it was loud on my side, which is great,” said Litynski, with a humble smile drawn across her face. “Having crowd support really helps.”