Although the North Carolina fencing team wasn’t able to replicate last weekend’s remarkable success, it was able to get a preview of opponents it will see later in the season.
UNC faced off at the Penn State Intercollegiate Open against eight other schools from around the nation, including top varsity programs such as Cornell and Johns Hopkins.
On Saturday junior Kacie Albert placed 17th in women’s epee. Senior Jenna Rodrigues placed 28th in women’s foil and sophomore Gillian Litynski placed 25th in women’s saber.
Although the men did not earn any first place finishes, two of their top three performers placed in the top 20 of their respective disciplines.
Junior Hayden Haberle placed 17th in men’s epee, while freshman Gordon Long placed 12th in men’s saber. Sophomore Ian Kanar placed 22nd in men’s foil.