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Men's Fencing Fights Hard at Penn State

Malcolm Miller
Malcolm Miller

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Bulldogs faced formidable opponents at the Penn State Invitational. Despite competing with powerhouse schools, such as Columbia and Penn State, Yale finished with a 1-4 record for the day. Due to injury, two members of the foil squad were unable to attend the meet. As a result, Lance Chantiles-Wertz stepped into a starting slot at one of the team's toughest meets of the year, an experience he described as "exciting and exhilarating."

Despite setbacks, there were still strong performances from all squads. Foilist Aiden Ahn swept his bouts against both UNC and Haverford. Saber fencer Walter Musgrave didn't drop a single bout against UNC. The epee squad, made up of Malcolm Miller, Isaac Shelanski, Jayson Thompson, Avery Vella and Jonathan Xu, defeated Haverford with a commanding score of 8-1.

Looking to the future, the Elis remain undaunted. According to first-year Sam Rooney, "Despite the prowess of our esteemed opponents, in the future, we hope to overcome them with our ever-improving skill."

The Bulldogs' next appearance on the strip will be next weekend, at the Philadelphia Invitational, hosted by UPenn.