PHILADELPHIA - The eighth-ranked women's fencing team head to the road for their second straight week of fencing when they travel to the Penn State Invitational Saturday.
The Red and Blue will see some familiar foes, as well as two-time defending national champion and No. 2 Penn State. Drew, Duke and North Carolina all fenced at the Philadelphia Invitational while the Quakers will also take on ninth-ranked Temple.
Last weekend Penn went 4-1, with the team's only loss coming at the hands of seventh-ranked Northwestern. The Quakers did beat Duke 15-12 and took care of North Carolina, 21-6. Senior Danielle Kamis had the most impressive performance, going 14-1 overall, highlighted by a victory over 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Becca Ward.
The Red and Blue epeeists also fenced well, winning at least five bouts against each opponent and going 36-9 overall. Sophomore Amrit went 8-0 while seniors Diana Ark and Jenna Stahl combined to go 10-0 overall. Additionally, freshmen Corey Novich and Gabby Foor each recorded five victories.
The Nittany Lions figure to be Penn's toughest competition on the day. Penn State is led by defending epee national champion, sophomore Guzzi Vincenti. Two-time NCAA foil champion Doris Willette will also be a challenge for the Quakers.