Complete Results - Rounds 1-4
ITHACA, N.Y. - The tenth ranked Quakers won three matches while losing just one on the first day of the Ivy League Championships hosted by Cornell on Sunday.
Sophomore Dominika Franciszkowicz led Penn with a 10-2 record on the day, including a 3-0 mark against No. 4 Princeton. Junior Danielle Kamis (sabre), sophomore Laura Paragano (foil) freshman Amrit Bhinder (epee) also fenced well, as each went 8-4 in their respective weapon.
The Red and Blue began the day by defeating ninth ranked Harvard by a 17-10 margin. Penn won two of three weapons to seal the victory. The Quakers won foil 7-2, epee 6-3 and lost sabre in a tight 5-4 battle. Paragano and Bhinder both went 3-0 in the match.
In Penn's second match, the team fell to Princeton 19-8, losing all three weapons. The Quakers lost by just a 5-4 margin in sabre, but fell by matching 7-2 scores in foil and epee.
The Red and Blue rebounded to win its third match, taking down Yale 16-11. Seven different fencers went 2-1 as the Quakers won all three weapons, 5-4, 6-3 and 5-4 in sabre, foil and epee respectively.
Against Cornell, Penn won all three weapons for the second straight match, taking the victory 17-10. The Quakers won foil and epee by matching 5-4 margins, while taking sabre 7-2. Franciskowicz and Kamis both went 3-0, while junior Jenna Stahl was 2-0 in her two bouts.
The Quakers return to action on Sunday, February 28, when they host the second round of the Ivy Championships at Hutchinson Gym, with action beginning at 11 a.m.