Women's Fencing Goes 2-1 at Harvard

Cambridge, Mass. -The University of Pennsylvania women's fencing team went 2-1 on the day at Harvard on Saturday. The Quakers fell to the Crimson, 18-9, but defeated Boston College, 24-3 and NYU, 16-11.

"Harvard was the juggernaut that we expected them to be," said Head Coach Dave Micahnik said of the start to the day.

In the foil, Christina Kaneshigedefeated her opponent, 5-0, to earn the only point in that weapon for the Quakers against the Crimson. Harvard won the weapon, 8-1. The Quakers battled back, narrowly missing the epee and sabre points, falling 5-4 in each. Against Boston College, the Quakers swept the foil, 9-0 and the sabre, 9-0. The Red and Blue took the epee, 6-3, in the match.

The match against NYU was "very close," according to Michnik. The Quakers won the foil, 6-3 but fell in the epee, 3-6. The match went down to the wire, with the Quakers pulling out on top after winning the sabre, 7-2.

The Quakers are next in action on Sunday, Feb.6 when they are participating in the MIT Multi-Meet in Cambridge, Mass. The meet begins at 9 a.m.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant