Nittany Lion Fencing Teams to Host Duals This Weekend at University Park
Jan. 23, 2008
University Park, Pa. - Head Coach Emmanuil Kaidanov and his men's and women's fencing teams will host dual meets this weekend at the White Building in University Park. Teams making the trip to the meet will be Duke, Drew, Haverford, Ohio State, Cleveland State, Penn, North Carolina, and the women's squad from Temple. The men's will look to maintain an undefeated record in dual competition and the women's will take a 4-1 record into this Saturday's event.
Penn State's last dual meet came back on December 1 at Princeton. The men's finished a formentioned 5-0 in that meet including a victory over North Carolina, whom they will face again this weekend. In that matchup, Penn State had no problem taming the Tar Heels with a 21-6 victory (7-2 epee, 8-1 foil, 6-3 saber).
On the women's side, Penn State finished 4-1 and Princeton. They defeated North Carolina, whom they will be taking on this weekend as well, winning by a score of 20-7. Penn State dominated UNC through all the events, including a 9-0 sweep in the epee.
After the dual meets this weekend, the men's and women's teams will head to Brandeis for more duals next Sunday. They will take on Boston College, Haverford, Sacred Heart, Tufts, and M.I.T. Following the meet at Brandeis, Penn State will continue duals on February 23 at Northwestern. The NCAA Championships for Fencing are scheduled for March 13-16.