STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s fencing team put together a 4-2 record at the Penn State Invitational on Saturday. The Quakers notched wins over Haverford (21-6), North Carolina (16-11), Duke (16-11), and Yale (18-9). Penn fell short against the reigning national champions, No. 2 Columbia (18-9), as well as No. 8 Penn State (14-13).
Penn was led by the foil squad, who put together a 5-1 record and notched the Quakers’ lone weapon win (5-4) against Penn State. Cassidy Seidl was especially impressive, going 9-4 on the day, including a perfect 7-0 in Penn’s victories. Naomi Popkin also registered nine wins on the day, while Simone Unwalla went 8-6.
Kathryn Khaw put forth a strong effort for a sabre team that compiled a 4-2 mark. Khaw was a perfect 3-0 against both Haverford and UNC, while notching a pair of triumphs against Columbia. Junior Dana Kong added a weapon-high nine wins (three losses), while Arabella Uhry picked up seven victories of her own.
On epee, it was Stephanie Wolf pacing the Quakers with a team-best 10 wins. Most notably, the sophomore went 3-0 against North Carolina and recorded two wins versus Columbia.
The Quakers will return to the strips next weekend, hosting the Philadelphia Invitational at the Dave Micahnik Fencing Center.