Men's Fencing Defeats Boston College and NYU, Fall to Harvard

Cambridge, Mass. -The University of Pennsylvania men's fencing team went 2-1 on the day at Harvard on Saturday. The Quakers fell to the Crimson, 18-9, but defeated Boston College,25-2 and NYU, 15-12.

"Harvard was the juggernaut that we expected them to be," said Head Coach Dave Micahnik said of the start to the day.

The Quakers won the foil against the Crimson, 5-4. However, Harvard proved to be too strong, coming back to win the sabre, 7-2, and the epee, 6-3. Against Boston College, the Red and Blue swept the foil, 9-0.Penn's 8-1 victory in the epee was highlighted byCoreyPurcell's 3-0 debut in the weapon. The Quakers alsowon the sabre, 8-1.

In a close match against NYU, the Quakers won the foil 7-2 and narrowly closed out the epee, 5-4. NYU came back to win the sabre, 6-3.

The Quakers are next in action on Sunday, Feb.6 when they are participating in the MIT Multi-Meet in Cambridge, Mass. The meet begins at 9 a.m.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant