Penn-St. John's Results
PHILADELPHIA - The #7 men's fencing team defeated #2 Penn State, 15-12, on Saturday morningat the Temple Invitational, marking the first time in the modern era that the Quakers have knocked off the Nittany Lions twice in one season. Penn couldn't re-capture that magic in the afternoon however, as they fell to #3 St. John's and #4 Princeton to close out the day.
Despite close losses to Penn State in both sabre and foil, a massive 7-2 win from epee put the Red and Blue over the top as Pennstarted the day off on the right foot. Joseph Isaac was 3-0 in epee while Rene Gannon-O'Gara and Clifford Fishlerwent 2-1 to secure the victory. Vidur Kapur added a 2-1 mark in foil, as did Evan Prochniak in sabre.
It would be over two hours before Penn took to the strips again, and once again they were faced with a momumental challenge in the form of the #3 St. John's Red Storm. While Michael Mills, Zane Grodman and Gannon-O'Gara all scored multiple points for Penn, the Quakers were on the short end of a number of 5-4 decisions, falling in the end, 17-10.
Penn's final bout on Saturday offered them a chance to get one back against Princeton after the Tigers defeated them at the Ivy League Round Robins. While the Quakers did have an improved showing from two weeks ago, they still came up short by a score of 16-11. Prochniak went 3-0 in sabre, while Kapur and Fishler were joined by Jason Chang in nabbing 2-1 records.
Penn is in New York on Sunday to compete in the U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships at NYU. The Quakers were co-champions of the event last season.
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