Penn State Women Fencers Will Look to Continue Their Domination This Weekend at Northwestern.
University Park, Pa.: January 26, 2009- After an impressive weekend at Princeton for the Penn State women fencers, they will look to continue their success at Northwestern. Men's epee did well and they will attempt to capitalize at what will probably be the hardest tournament thus far.
This upcoming weekend, the women's saber team will be missing freshman Monica Aksamit (Matawan, N.J.). She will be at the U.S. Nationals, according to head coach Kaidanov. Aksamit has posted a 25-2 record.
Doris Willette (Lafayette, Calif.) has been doing impressively well and will be working hard to continue her streak. Her record going into the weekend is 17-1. "She is excellent, she takes everything very professionally and is a definite leader of the group," says Kaidanov.
After some tough duals for the men's saber and foil teams, Penn State men need to work hard to live up to their number one ranking. Miles Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa.) is back this week to join men's foil and is ready to help the team to victory. Chamley-Watson is undefeated going into this weekend's duals.
Coach Kaidanov said that the loss last weekend to UPenn was a tough one, but hopefully it has made the team realize that they are not invincible. Penn State's next fencing duals will be at home, February 21.