PRINCETON – Penn’s women’s fencing team went 3-1 at the Princeton Multi-Meet on Sunday, to up its season record to 6-2.
Penn defeated Duke in its first dual of the day, 19-8. The highlight of the dual came in sabre where sophomore Danielle Kamis defeated 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Rebecca Ward. Kamis, a returning All-America, defeated Ward, 5-2 in the first bout of the weapon. Alexis Baran won the clinching bout in the third round for Penn for the 6-3 win. Penn took epee via a 6-3 score as well. The Quakers jumped out to a 3-0 lead with wins from Stephanie Wheeler, Kristen Hughes and Kathryn Anthony in the first round. Hughes and Wheeler were victorious in round two as well to clinch for Penn. Wheeler added a win in round three for a personal sweep of the Blue Devils. In foil, Penn won, 7-2. With the weapon tied, 2-2, Penn rattled off five wins in a row.
Penn then took on cross-town rival Temple in its next dual. The Red and Blue upped their record on the day to 2-1 with an 18-9 win over the Owls. Penn won both sabre and foil, while the Owls captured epee. Kamis and Franciskowicz were 3-0 in sabre against the Owls. Ilana Sinkin and Mia Howell added 3-0 duals in foil. Wheeler again went 3-0, improving her meet record to 6-0.
Penn State proved to be too much for the Quakers as the Red and Blue fell, 21-6. The closest weapon was sabre, where the Quakers were one win away from a victory, but were downed 5-4. Foil saw the Quakers drop a 7-2 decision and epee was swept by the Nittany Lions, 9-0.
The Quakers put up a 24-3 win against Drew in their final dual of the day. The highlight for Penn were 9-0 sweeps in epee and foil. Sophomore Jenna Stahl was 3-0 as was freshman Alexadra Kozyra. Anthony was 2-0 and Hughes won her bout. Foil was led by Tamara Levy who won all three of her bouts. Diana Ark won her two bouts as did Howell. Sinkin and Laura Paragano also won bouts against Drew. In sabre, Penn defeated Drew, 6-3. Kamis, Cassandra Partyka and Noelle Tay each won two bouts. Epee was also won by Penn, 6-3.