PHILADELPHIA - It's home sweet home for the Quakers this weekend when they serve as the hosts for the second round of the Ivy League Championships to be held this Sunday with action starting at 11 a.m.
Penn matched its Ivy win total from a season ago last weekend, when it went 3-1 in the first four rounds of the Ivy League Championships. The three wins put them in third place behind 3-0 Princeton, and 3-0 Columbia. Last weekend the Quakers lone loss came at the hands of the Tigers, falling by a score of 19-8.
The Red and Blue beat defending champion Harvard 17-10 to open the round robin play before losing to Princeton in the second round. The Quakers final two victories of the afternoon came against Yale, 16-11, and Cornell, 17-10. Penn captured all three weapons against the Bulldogs and did the same against Cornell, with a 7-2 win in sabre providing the largest margin of victory over the Big Red. Sophomore Dominika Franciszkowicz had Penn's best record on the day, finishing with a 10-2 mark in sabre.
This Sunday the Red and Blue are idle for the first round of the day, before matching weapons with Brown. The Bears went 0-3 last Sunday, falling 15-12 to Cornell, 21-6 to Princeton and 23-4 to Columbia. Penn's final match of the day is against unbeaten Columbia, who the Quakers haven't beaten in over five years. On Sunday, the Lions beat both Cornell and Yale by a 21-6 score and finished the day with the victory over Brown.
To get live updates on Sunday or to look up last weekend's scores, access the official 2010 Ivy Fencing Championships site here.