The Penn softball team, on the path to winning the Ivy League championship, suffered a hiccup in an otherwise stellar season when it blew the second game of a doubleheader against Cornell on Saturday.But The Quakers recovered nicely, winning both games Sunday to finish the weekend with a 3-1 series victory.
In the final Big 5 matchup of the season, the Quakers will look to score early to avoid the Explorers’ talented bullpen.
The Red and Blue (13-7) trounced Lafayette, 8-1, in the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic, its fourth win in five straight games against the Leopards (3-19).
At the culmination of a spectacular season in which the junior recorded just five losses, Mills emerged the best sabre fencer in American collegiate fencing.
After a dismal start to the season, the Quakers have answered with four straight wins since last Friday. They hope to continue this momentum against Holy Cross on Saturday.
Wednesday afternoon, St. Josephs’s convincingly beat Penn, 5-0. The Hawks stole a lead early on in the first two innings and held on from there.
Since the team considers the Round-Robin its most important tournament of the season, there may never be a better time for Penn to have the kind of momentum it has right now.
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
The men’s and women’s squads finished seventh and sixth out of eight, respectively, in the Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championships held at Harvard University.
This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
David Xu has taken up the sport of wheelchair fencing under Penn assistant coach Mickey Zeljkovic and is already considering competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Midway through the season, Penn men’s and women’s fencing seemed to have defined their statuses at the Philadelphia Invitational, held at Temple Saturday, as they went 6-0 and 4-2 on the day, respectively.
Sophomore year in high school, Mills began traveling 45 minutes into Manhattan in order to practice inside the biggest club in the city – the Fencers Club – with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit which mostly works with inner city youth.
The Invitational promises tough competition for fencing as the Quakers take on a handful of teams — in addition to powerhouse Penn State — in the first in a long string of dual meets.
The men finished their day in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., undefeated, easily beating North Carolina, Vassar, Sacred Heart and NYU. The women’s sabre team lost to Temple, 5-4, while the epee team beat the Owls, 5-4.
Penn hopes to have a strong start in its first regular season tournament as they travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the Vassar Invitational.
Though the Quakers won three early matches, they were ultimately overmatched by a roster that included six wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in their weightclass, as the Cowboys lassoed the Red and Blue, 35-10.
As one of just three seniors on the squad, captain Evan Prochniak has stepped up to assume a leadership role on the men’s fencing team.
The Penn women took first at the Sacred Heart Fall Classic, while the Penn men placed fifth at the Ivy League Match Play.
Penn’s new men’s golf coach spent the last 20 years golfing professionally off and on as a member of the PGA and Web.com tours. Making the cut for 60 PGA tournaments, he once placed as high as second. He also won two Web.com tournaments.