PHILADELPHIA - The Quakers hope home is friendlier than the road when they finish up the Ivy League Championships in the comforts of Hutchinson Gym on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
The Penn's men's fencing team went 1-2 on the first day of the Ivy League Fencing Championships last weekend at Cornell. The Red and Blue won their first match on the day, defeating Harvard 15-12. The Quakers got a 5-4 victory in sabre and took foil 8-1 on their way to victory.
In the second round against Princeton, Penn captured foil 6-3, but it wasn't enough as they lost 18-9. In the team's final match of the day the Quakers came up short against Yale 17-10. Freshman Evan Prochniak went 7-2 in sabre on the day, while sophomore Alex Simmons won seven bouts to just two losses in foil.
This Sunday the Red and Blue are idle for the first round of the day, but match weapons with Brown in the second round. The Bears went 1-1 last week, falling to Princeton 17-10 before taking down Columbia 17-10 in their final round of the day. Penn's final match of the day is against Columbia who is winless in Ivy play thus far. The Lions lost to Yale 19-8 in their first round and also came up short against Brown.
To get live updates on Sunday or to look up last weekend's scores, access the official 2010 Ivy Fencing Championships site here.