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Temple, Penn to Host Fencers for Weekend of Competition

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/17/2014
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Michael Dudey and the Tigers will head to Philadelphia this weekend for two days of competition.
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Princeton's fencing teams will head to Philadelphia for two days of meets this weekend as the NCAA competitions draw closer.

Saturday, Princeton will compete in a day of dual meets hosted by Temple. The schedule is as follows:

(1) Women: 8:30 a.m., vs. (6) Penn State; 10 a.m., vs. (8) Temple; 11:30 a.m., vs. Duke; 1:30 p.m. vs. (10) St. John's
(5) Men: 8:30 a.m. vs. (10) Duke; 10 a.m. vs. (2) Penn State; 11:30 a.m. vs. (7) Penn; 1:30 p.m. vs. (8) St. John's

Coming off their fifth straight Ivy League championship, Princeton's women enter the competition as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation according to the CollegeFencing360.com poll, which is used as the NCAA's official ranking. The women have won 47 straight dual matches dating back to last February. Princeton's men enter ranked No. 5 in the nation after being one touch away from sharing an Ivy League title.

Sunday will bring Princeton back to Philadelphia for the Penn-hosted National Squad Championships. It's the third straight year Princeton has competed in the event, which was in New York in 2012 and saw Princeton win top billing in all three women's weapons while the men took second in epee and fifth in foil and saber. Last year at Ohio State, Princeton sent men's and women's epee squads and a women's saber squad, taking first in both women's weapons and fourth in men's epee.

At this year's competition, Princeton will join with Penn, Yale, NYU, North Carolina, Stevens, Boston College, Brandeis, Vassar, Ohio State, Haverford, Fairleigh Dickinson and Temple in sending competitors. Bouts will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 6:30 p.m.

The teams are the defending combined NCAA champions, a status the Tigers will begin defending at the NCAA Regionals at Lafayette on March 8 as they aim to qualify a full slate for the NCAA finals Mar. 20-23 at Ohio State.

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January
31
Saturday
W. Fencing
vs. Northwestern Duals
- All Day
February
01
Sunday
W. Fencing
vs. Northwestern Duals
- All Day
February
08
Sunday
W. Fencing
vs. Ivy League Round Robin
- All Day
February
09
Monday
W. Fencing
vs. Ivy League Round Robin
- All Day
February
21
Saturday
W. Fencing
vs. Temple Duals
- All Day
February
22
Sunday
W. Fencing
vs. National Squad Championships
- All Day
March
07
Saturday
W. Fencing
vs. NCAA Regional
- All Day
March
19
Thursday
W. Fencing
vs. NCAA Championships
- All Day
March
20
Friday
W. Fencing
vs. NCAA Championships
- All Day
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