PHILADELPHIA The women’s fencing team wrapped up their last day of competition in the NCAA Championships on Sunday. With all the results calculated, Penn’s fencing team came in seventh overall, with 104 total victories. Penn State won the team title, with 194 wins.
The Quakers have a lot to look forward to in the coming years; finishing seventh overall is an impressive feat, considering only one of the nine fencers that qualified (senior Michael Galligan) is graduating. The Red and Blue sent one junior, five sophomores, and two freshmen to the Championships this year, giving Penn fencing excellent reason to look forward to the future.
On the women’s individual front, sophomore Abby Emerson was the Red and Blue’s top finisher on the women’s side, as she came in sixth overall in foil. She finished the weekend with 14 overall victories. Teammate Ilana Sinkin finished 13th overall, with 11 wins.
In sabre, freshman Alexis Baran came in the highest for Penn, as she finished 14th overall, with nine individual wins. Sophomore Cassandra Partyka finished 20th overall, with six bout wins of her own.
The Red and Blue improved from last year’s finish at NCAAs, where they came in ninth as a team. The Nittany Lions were crowned national champions, as defending champs Harvard finished sixth overall, with 123 bout wins.
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