MADISON, N.J.-- The University of Pennsylvania women’s fencing team ended the regular slate on Sunday with a second-place overall finish at the US Collegiate Squad Championships, hosted by Drew University. The Quakers finished second in foil and sabre and first in epee, en route to the overall silver medal standing. Joining the Red and Blue in the overall top three were Princeton and Brandeis.
Penn was seeded first in sabre and epee and second in foil.
Taking on Drew in the table of eight, the epee squad advanced to the semi-finals by defeating the Rangers, 45-11. The Quakers then took on fourth seed Sacred Heart and won 45-27 to faceoff with Brandeis, the number two seed, in the finals. The Judges were the toughest competition for the Red and Blue. Brandeis held an early 12-10 lead, but sophomore Alejandra Trumble scored 10 touches to push the squad ahead, 20-14. From there on out, Penn was able to hold a steady lead over Brandeis and won, 45-39.
Both sabre and foil met Princeton in the finals. While the foil squad fell to the Tigers, 45-21, the Quakers almost took the victory in sabre but came up two points shy. Freshman Arabella Uhry, sophomore Dana Kong, and sophomore Shriya Joshi had a 20-13 advantage, but the Tigers came back to take a 25-21 lead. Joshi gave the Red and Blue one final lead at 35-31, but Princeton took control one final time to win, 45-43.
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1. Princeton – Singh, Chin, Tsue
2. Penn – Rachel Chin, Sarah Parmacek, Cassidy Seidl, Luona Wang
3. FDU – Abdelaziz, Braun, Lerch
1. Penn – Sara Jones, Caroline Sands, Alejandra Trumble, Stephanie Wolf
2. Brandeis – Feller, Glickman, Mowell, Zhang
3. Princeton – Abend, Ford, Meyers
1. Princeton – Chin, Lee, Stone
2. Penn – Catherine Hua, Shriya Joshi, Dana Kong, Arabella Uhry
3. Sacred Heart – DiMartino, Greene, Price, Walsh