University Park, Pa. - The Quakers traveled out to the Penn State Invitational and came away with a 4-1 record, including victories over Duke and North Carolina on Saturday.
Matching up against Duke for the second time in as many weeks, Penn won two of three weapons to come away with the 18-9 win. The Quakers earned decisive 8-1 and 7-2 victories in sabre and epee and only lost foil (6-3) to pull out the win. Against Penn State the Red and Blue fell 16-11 as foil lost 7-2, epee won 5-4 and sabre was narrowly defeated 4-5.
The Quakers earned their first victory of the day versus Johns Hopkins, 19-8, taking all three weapons. Foil led the way with eight bout victories, followed by sabre with six and epee with five. One round later it was North Carolina who fell victim to Penn, 18-9. The Quakers won sabre 7-2, foil 6-3 and epee 5-4.
The Red and Blue's final bouts of the day came against Drew, with the team posting a convince 24-3 victory. Foil was a perfect 9-0 while sabre (8-1) and epee (7-2) weren't far behind.
The 4-1 mark pushes the Quakers' record to 10-1 on the season. Penn returns to action next Sunday, fencing at the Eric Soule Invitational hosted by MIT.