The men’s and women’s fencing teams traveled to Philadelphia and New York City this weekend where their teams’ strengths became very apparent.
The men’s team competed in both the Philadelphia Invitational and the NYU Invitational. The women only competed in Philadelphia.
The men’s team rebounded off an early Saturday morning loss to Johns Hopkins and finished the day with three wins and two losses. The Tar Heels’ other loss was at the hands of Sacred Heart in a 15-12 match.
The women’s team found wins early on in the meet, crushing Farleigh Dickinson 19-8 in its first match. North Carolina went 4-2 on the day, losing to only Cornell and Sacred Heart.
Despite the two overall losses, the women’s epee fencers dominated their competition. The Tar Heels outperformed every school in the event, dropping only nine bouts.