STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s fencing team picked up five wins on Saturday at the Penn State Invitational. The Quakers tallied triumphs over Haverford (21-6), North Carolina (22-5), No. 9 Duke (17-10), No. 5 Penn State (17-10), and Yale (20-7). Penn’s lone defeat came to top-ranked Columbia by a score of 19-8.
The Red and Blue saw the most success from the epee (36-18) and foil (36-18) squads, both of which notched 5-1 records. Zsombor Garzo was nearly unstoppable on epee, falling just twice on Saturday (16-2). Most notably, the sophomore registered perfect 3-0 records again Duke, Penn State, Yale, and Columbia.
On foil, freshman Raymond Chen put together a mark of 7-4, while Aaron Ahn went unblemished at 4-0. John Vaiani was also strong, registering a record of 6-3.
Shaul Gordon impressed on sabre for the Quakers, racking up nine wins, compared to just three losses. A pair of freshmen were also impactful on sabre, as Raphael Van Hoffelen pitched in 10 victories and Julian Merchant chipped in eight.
The Quakers are back in action next weekend when they play host to the Philadelphia Invitational at the Dave Micahnik Fencing Center.