No. 6 Duke beats No. 3 Penn State to open Duke Meet

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DURHAM- Duke’s sixth-ranked men’s fencing team posted an undefeated performance on Saturday on the first day of the annual Duke Meet.

The Blue Devil men posted an unblemished 5-0 overall record, which was highlighted by a dominating 18-9 victory over third-ranked Penn State.

In addition to the Nittany Lions, Duke has victories over the Air Force (18-9), Boston College (19-8), Brandeis (17-10) and Johns Hopkins (22-5) in front of his home crowd at Card Gym. .

The saber and epee teams went 5-0, while the foil team posted a 4-1 record that day.

Swordsman Bowen-Wang led the whole team with 10 wins, followed closely by the juniors Finn Hoessfeld with an impressive 9-2 performance.

Terence Lee (saber), Stephen Kim (saber) and Sam Gruber (foil) all recorded eight first-year wins Ethan Nguyen (epee) posted a clear score of 7-0.

Full competition results are available below.

The 12th-ranked Duke women will close out the Duke Meet on Sunday starting at 8 a.m.

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NO. 6 DUKE MEN | 5-0
Duke def. Penn State No. 3, 18-9 (F5-4, E6-3, S7-2)
Duke def. John Hopkins, 22-5 (F7-2, E9-0, S6-3)
Duke def. Brandis, 17-10 (F4-5, S8-1, E5-4)
Duke def. Air Force, 18-9 (F5-4, E8-1, S5-4)
Duke def. Boston College, 19-8 (F8-1, E4-5, S7-2)

MEN’S SABER | 5-0
Alan Chen 6-5
Lukas Dannull 5-1
Terence Lee 8-3
Stephen Kim 8-4

Maxwell Greenbaum 3-1

MEN’S SWORD | 5-0
Danny CampbellIII 7-3
Joe Choo 5-1
Allen Marakov 6-1
Ethan Nguyen 7-0
Bowen-Wang 10-5

MEN’S FOIL | 4-1

Cam Evans 5-3
Sam Gruber 8-4
Finn Hoessfeld 9-2
David Tierney 7-7

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