The women’s fencing team will is set to get back to action as they host the Philadelphia Invitational Saturday at the Student Pavilion. The invitational is hosted by Temple or Pennsylvania and will see the Owls compete against some of the best teams in the nation.
“It’s something that we host here in Philadelphia that started six or seven years ago,” Franke said. “We have Cornell coming down, North Carolina and Duke coming up so it’s a very good meet, we’ll have some real tough competition.”
The team will fence against six different squads in a team event where Franke says everyone has a little bit more emotion because they want to succeed not only for themselves, but for their teammates as opposed to an individual event.
“It’s much more fun, this is what college fencing is all about,” Franke said. “We use the individual tournaments really to prepare for the season, but now it’s all team competition which is really what we work for.”