In the 40th Annual Garret Open hosted by Penn State on Nov. 19, Temple had several fencers place higher than last season’s performance at State College.
Fencers at the tournament came from top schools from around the country. Harvard, Penn State, and Princeton had Top 5 finishes in all three weapon events.
In foil competition, sophomore Epiphany Georges came in second place to earn the silver medal, losing only to Harvard’s sophomore Alexandra Kiefer.
Georges improved from her 11th place finish that she earned during last year’s tournment at Penn State.
Senior Kamali Thompson led the sabre squad, placing fourth in competition. Thompson finished in 10th place last season.
The Owls also placed several other fencers in the Top 20 in the tournament including senior Alyssa Lomuscio, who finished 10th last year, came in seventh place in the competition. Freshmen Lauren Rangel-Freidman and Tiki Kastor finished 16th and 17th place, respectively, in the sabre event, and sophomore Chantal Montrose finished seventh in the epee competition.
Up next for the Owls will be the Penn State Invitational on Dec. 3. This event brings top teams such as NYU, North Carolina and Harvard to compete against each other.
Following the invitational the Owls will return to Philadelphia for its annual alumnae meet on Jan. 8 at McGonigle Hall.