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Nittany Lions in Seventh Place After Day One of NCAA Championships

March 24, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Nittany Lions began competition today at the NCAA Fencing Championships, seeing action from the women's fencers. After the third round of competition, Penn State is currently in seventh place.

Junior captain Jessie Radanovich (Tollhouse, Calif.) was the top performer for the Nittany Lions on the day, going 11-4 and ending today's epee event in second place. Radanovich will advance to fence in tomorrow's semifinal round.

Senior Jessica O'Neill-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.) also competed in the epee event, finishing in 20th place.

On sabre, junior Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia) came in sixth place, with sophomore Kathryn Charpin (Setauket, N.Y.) finishing in 14th.

Tomorrow Radanovich will fence in the semifinal round of competition. Opening bouts begin at 9 a.m. at Brandeis University's Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.

Live results can be accessed here: http://www.escrimeresults.com/NCAA/NCAA2016.html.

Fans can catch the semifinal and final bouts of the competition on ESPN3 or via the WatchESPN App. Highlights of the championships will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. EST, on April 6.

Check back on GoPSUsports.com for results of this weekend's collegiate fencing action. Penn State fans are encouraged to follow Penn State fencing via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pennstateFEN, on Penn State Fencing's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pennstatefencing and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/pennstateFEN.

 

 

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