UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s fencing teams competed at the Penn State Invitational on Saturday. The men went 2-1 while the women went 1-2.
The men defeated No. 6 St. John’s 14-13 and Haverford 21-6. Penn lost to No. 3 Penn State 15-12. Sophomore Corey Purcell went 3-0 against the Nittany Lions and 2-0 against the Red Storm. Fellow sophomore Ron Berkowsky was also a perfect 3-0 against Penn State.
On the women’s side, the Quakers defeated Haverford 23-4 but dropped bouts to No. 2 Penn State 17-10 and No. 6 St. John’s 18-9. Pennhad an impressive showing against Haverford. The Red and Blue had 7-2 wins in the sabre and epee and a 9-0 win in the foil. Ilana Sinkin, Zoya Abdikulova, Abby Emerson and Eve Overton combined for Penn's nine wins in thefoil.
The men and women will be in action on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Cornell in the first of two Ivy Weekend’s.