No. 8 Women's Fencing Goes 4-1 On Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - The eighth ranked Penn women's fencing team won four matches and dropped just one at the Eric Sollee Invitational on Saturday in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The Quakers won their first match of the day, taking down Tufts24-3. Against the Jumbos, the Red and Blue won epee 8-1, foil 7-2 and swept sabre 9-0. Bradeis provided a much tougher test, as the Red and Blue won epee and sabre 5-4, but lost foil 6-3 to drop the match 14-13.

Penn wouldn't lose the rest of the day, beating Boston College 20-7, MIT 15-12 and NYU 20-7. The Quakers won epee 9-0, 6-3 and 8-1 in the final three matches and also went unbeaten in sabre over the final three, 6-3, 5-4 and 6-3 respectively. In foil, the Red and Blue beat BC 5-4 and NYU 6-3, but dropped a 5-4 decision to MIT.

Individually, captain Danielle Kamis led the way for the Quakers as she posted a perfect 15-0 mark in sabre. Sophomore Dominika Franciszkowicz was also impressive, finishing with a 10-3 record as sabre went unbeaten on the day.

Epee was perfect on the day as well, as juniors Jenna Stahl and Diana Ark went 10-1 and 11-4 respectively, while Stephanie Wheeler went 8-2 and freshman Amrit Bhinder won five bouts and lost just one. Sophomore Laura Paragano went 13-2 in foil.

Opponent Epee Foil Sabre


Tufts 8-1 7-2 9-0 24-3
Brandeis 5-4 3-6 5-4 13-14
Boston College 9-0 5-4 6-3 20-7
MIT 6-3 4-5 5-4 15-12
NYU 8-1 6-3 6-3 20-7

The Quakers return to action as a team when they travel to Cornell for the first round of the Ivy Championships on February 21.