Men's Fencing Goes 1-2 in First Weekend of Ivy Competition

ITHACA, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's fencing team went 1-2 at the Ivy League Championship North at Cornell on Sunday. Penn defeated Yale 19-8 and lost to Columbia 16-11 and Princeton 14-13.

The Quakers took the epee 6-3, led by Alex Tozzo's three wins. In the foil, Ron Berkowsky and Corey Purcell combined for six of Penn's eight wins. the Red and Blue won the sabre 5-4. Hal Emmer and Matthew Kolasa each had two wins.

Against Columbia, the Quakers were outmatched in the epee 6-3. Penn took the foil 6-3. Berkowsky, Purcell and Mike Galligan all went 2-1. The Red and Blue fell in the sabre 7-2.

Despite winning two of three weapons, Penn fell to the Tigers by one point. Princeton's 8-1 win in the foil proved to be enough. The Quakers won the foil 7-2 thanks to Berkowsky's three wins. The Red and Blue won the sabre 5-4. Emmer and Zachary Yeates combined for four wins.

Pennis now6-5 overall and 1-2 in the Ivy League.

The Quakers are back on the strip next Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Ivy League Championship South at Columbia.