ITHACA, N.Y. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s fencing team sits in fourth place, following a 2-2 record on day one of the Ivy League Championships on Saturday. The Quakers notched wins over Brown (22-5) and Cornell (16-11), but couldn’t overcome top-ranked Columbia (18-9) or No. 3 Princeton (17-10). Harvard leads in the Ivy standings after notching a perfect 4-0 record on Saturday.
The sabre and epee teams led the way, each going 3-1 on the day. The epee squad tallied the lone win over the top-ranked Lions, while sabre recorded a triumph over Princeton.
The Quakers put together a variety of strong performances on Saturday, including Alejandra Trumble, who finished third out of all competitors on epee. The senior put together a record of 8-3. Stephanie Wolf also picked up eight triumphs on epee, compared to just four losses. Freshman Katherine Sizov was also solid, tallying a mark of 7-4
Dana Kong racked up the most victories for Penn on Saturday, going 9-3 on sabre. Arabella Uhry followed Kong on sabre with a record of 6-6. Shriya Joshi accounted for three wins.
Simone Unwalla posted the most wins on foil, registering a mark of 5-7.
The Quakers will take on Yale (10 a.m.) and Harvard (1:45 p.m.) on day two of the championships from Cornell tomorrow.
1. Harvard 3-0
2. Columbia 3-1
3. Princeton 2-1
4. Penn 2-2
5. Cornell 1-2
6. Yale 1-3
7. Brown 0-3