PHILADELPHIA –The University of Pennsylvania women’s fencing closed out the regular season with a second-place finish at the US Collegiate Squad Championships, after taking second in foil and epee, on Sunday in The Coach Dave Micahnik Fencing Center. Joining the Quakers in the overall top three were Princeton and UNC.
The Red and Blue were seeded first in epee and received a bye to start the first round of the day. Freshman Alejandra Trumble, sophomore Sara Jones, and freshman Aleina Edwards came up with a 38-33 victory over their first opponent of the day – Vassar. A second victory came against NYU, 45-32. The trio suffered a loss in the final bouts to fellow Ivy rival Princeton, as the Tigers went on to win 45-19.
Seeded fourth in sabre, the Red and Blue first fenced against Temple first. Freshman Catherine Hua, sophomore Tiffany Chan, and junior Susan Contess fell to the Owls in a tight contest, 45-43. Penn received a bye before fencing against NYU in the final bouts of the weapon. This time, freshman Shriya Joshi was thrown into the mix with Contess and Chan, who came up with a 45-18 win.
Closing out the day in foil at the No. 2 seed, the Quakers received a bye before taking on Fairleigh Dickinson. Junior Luona Wang, freshman Cassidy Seidl, and junior Sarah Parmacek took out the Knights with their best score of the round, 45-18. The Red and Blue were then challenged by Brandeis but came out with a solid second victory, 45-22. Penn was then halted by Princeton in the final bouts, as the Tigers took the top spot in the bracket with a 45-24 win.
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The Quakers will be back in action on March 8 when they participate in NCAA Regionals.
1. Princeton- Abend, Holmes, Scanlan
2. Penn- Dawes, Edwards, Jones, Trumble
3. Boston College- Adragna, Bichette, Hall
1. Princeton- Major, Stone, Wheeler, Youngblood
2. UNC- Hanvy, Kitynski, Malone, Thornton
3. Temple- Ford, Kastor, Khan, Suber
1. Princeton- Gao, Levin, Singh, Tsue
2. Penn- Parmacek, Seidl, Wang, Zhao
3. Brandeis- Ahmad, Kim, Mattos, Nunley