The morning began with the #9 Quakers taking on #8 Temple. Luona Wang and Amrit Bhinder each provided Penn with 3-0 marks in the match, but the Red and Blue could not overcome a 6-3 deficit in sabre as the Owls took the match, 14-13.
Next up was #1 Penn State. Foil was once again strong as Wang and Wendy Zhao both went 2-1 in their three bouts, but the Nittany Lions used a 7-2 edge in sabre to cut down Penn, 16-11.
The team rallied with a 15-12 win over North Carolina. Sarah Parmacek went 3-0 and both Wang and Zhao were 2-0 as foil ran up a perfect 9-0 mark against the Tar Heels on the way to the victory. A 22-5 win against Haverford allowed the Red and Blue to then even their record on the day, sabre providing a lift with an 8-1 win over the Fords.
The day's final bout provided Penn with one last chance to take down a Top Ten opponent, and this time they took advantage. Facing #10 Duke, the Quakers ended the meet on a high note with a 15-12 win. Foil was again the key as Parmacek and Wang turned in 3-0 records as part of a 7-2 edge in that particular weapon. In addition, Bhinder, Lisa Dawes and Gabby Foor all went 2-1 in epee.
Penn returns to action next weekend at the Eric Sollee Invitational. Other teams competing at the event include Brandeis, Haverford, Hunter, Johns Hopkins and NYU.