PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Yale women's fencing team fenced extremely well this weekend at its second meet of the new year, Penn's Philadelphia Invitational.
The day began with a rematch against UNC, a team that the Bulldogs fenced just last weekend. The women pulled out another close win: 14-13. After defeating Drew 25-2, the team faced Temple—ranked No. 7 this past week in the NCAA's first college fencing poll of the season—for its second time in two weeks. This rematch proved to be the highlight of the day. Sophomore foilist Anna Zhou won the clinching bout against Temple's Kennedy Lovelace to defeat the Owls 14-13. This win marks the team's first over Temple in recent memory.
Later in the afternoon, the Bulldogs lost narrowly to Northwestern—just one bout short of a win—but recovered to defeat Wagner 22-5.
The women's epee squad proved to be especially dominant this weekend, beating every school that they faced and sweeping Drew 9-0. In particular, sophomore epeeist Michelle Nam went 10-2 for the day. The women's sabre squad also defeated Drew 9-0 and captain Ilana Kamber went undefeated against Northwestern.
The Bulldogs return to training this week as they prepare for their first and only home meet of the season at the beginning of February.