PHILADELPHIA -- CollegeFencing360 announced yesterday the top performers for the first two weekends of the 2014 fencing season, and University of Pennsylvania sabre junior Laura Barger earned the initial 2014 CF360 National Fencer of the Week (Jan. 6-12) for her performance at the Penn State Invitational. Barger went 9-2 on the weekend.
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The Quakers went 5-0 on the day, defeating Duke, UNC, No. 4 Penn State, No. 9 Temple, and Haverford. Barger played a major factor into the team's success after fencing Duke, Temple, PSU, and UNC. She won nine of her 11 bouts including sweeps over the Owls and Blue Devils, as well as two victories over her opponents from host PSU.
Barger’s wins included victories over three 2013 NCAA Regional entrants from Temple, a three-time Regional qualifier from Duke, and a two-time NCAA qualifier from Penn State. One of her two losses was to 2013 NCAA semifinalist Gillian Litynski of UNC.
Barger and her teammates will compete at Northwestern this weekend in the NU Duals.