The men's and women's fencing teams took big steps toward respective Ivy League titles last night at Jadwin Gym.
The women (14-2 overall, 4-0 Ivy League) never let Penn in the contest, sweeping the Quakers in all three weapons. The men (9-3, 3-0) faltered in the sabre, but recorded convincing wins in the epee and foil. The men were so dominant in these two weapons that they won with an overall final score that equalled that of the women, 17-10.
The women were most impressive in the epee, winning 7-2. This effort was spearheaded by sophomore Lindsay Campbell — who went undefeated on the evening, posting three convincing victories. Youth also bolstered the foil squad, as freshmen Eva Petschnigg and Melinda Rostal both had winning records on the evening. Petschnigg's 3-0 performance kept her undefeated for the year at 25-0.
The men carried the epee victory away easily, as they took 8 of 9 matches from the Quakers. Both senior Jason Burrell and senior Steve Wang were unbeaten in epee competition.
The men's and women's teams will complete their quests for Ivy championships Feb. 26 at Yale where they will face off against both the Elis and Harvard.