PRINCETON, N.J. – Highlighted by a winning epee squad, the University of Pennsylvania women’s fencing team placed second overall at the United States Collegiate Squad Championships on Sunday at Princeton. In addition to the gold, the Quakers also earned third place on foil and fourth on saber.
Entering the bracket as the No. 2 seed, the epee squad of Katherine Sizov, Alejandra Trumble, Caroline Sands, and Stephanie Wolf compiled wins over St. John’s (45-38), and NYU (45-22), before taking down top-seeded Princeton (45-38) in the final. Wolf was especially impressive against the Tigers, capping off the triumph with an 18-15 win in the final bout against Audrey Abend.
Penn was seeded third on foil, receiving a Bye into the Quarterfinals. Following a dominant 45-15 win over Fairleigh Dickinson, the Quakers were defeated by second-seeded Columbia by a tally of 45-35. Undeterred, the Quakers rebounded with a thrilling 39-38 victory over Yale in the bronze-medal contest. Cassidy Seidl put the finishing touches on the overtime win, and was joined by squad mates Naomi Popkin, Sabrina Elkassas, and Simone Unwalla in celebration.
The Red and Blue’s saber team also made it to the third-place matchup, but couldn’t seal the deal against St. John’s (45-40). Seeded third, the squad of Shriya Joshi, Kathryn Khaw, Dana Kong, and Arabella Uhry notched a win over NYU (45-25) before consecutive losses to Columbia (45-35) and the Red Storm.
Following a weekend off, the Quakers will be back in action at the NCAA Regionals on March 11-12.