FLUSHING, N.Y. – In the team's first home competition of the season, the Queens College women's fencing team topped both Hunter College and Yeshiva University on Sunday afternoon at Fitzgerald Gym.
Queens first took down Hunter, 16-11, before defeating Yeshiva, 18-9, to sweep the competition. The Knights' senior class was also recognized in between matches.
Queens 16, Hunter 11
In the first match against Hunter, the Knights fell, 6-3, in the sabre but earned victories in both the epee and foil to take the match. Sabrina Decopain and Nicole Michaels tallied three wins apiece to lead the Knights to a 6-3 victory in the foil. Senior Angela Acevedo led the way in the epee, as Queens captured a 7-2 win in the weapon.
Queens 18, Yeshiva 9
The Knights earned an 18-9 win in the second match over Yeshiva, picking up victories in the foil and sabre. Queens cruised to victory in the foil with a dominant 8-1 win to take full advantage of the meet. Michaels and Decopain once again tallied three victories apiece in the weapon, while Alison Shum added a pair herself.
Queens won the sabre by a 6-3 final, as Gabrielle Mendoza led the way with three wins. Siapno added two wins in the weapon as well, while Irlanda added one. Yeshiva edged out Queens in the epee, 5-4. Acevedo tallied three wins in the weapon, and Nina Lopez-Ortiz added the other victory.
Next up for Queens will be the 2017 NIWFA Championships on Saturday, March 4.