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Garret Open Next for Bulldogs

Reed Srere.
Reed Srere.

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Two weeks after opening the season at the Penn Invitational, the Yale men's fencing team returns to the state of Pennsylvania on Sunday for the 44th Annual Garret Penn State Open in University Park, Pa.

The Bulldogs are coming off a solid start to the season, having won two matches against UNC and John Hopkins at the Penn Invitational. Senior captain Reed Srere led the team at the Penn Invitational with a record of 11-4, followed by sophomore Walter Musgrave who earned a 9-5 record.

Yale will face UNC fencers again this weekend, in addition to fencers from California Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Penn. Both Notre Dame and Ohio State defeated the Bulldogs two weeks ago.

Unlike the Penn Invitational, this weekend's competition does not feature team bouts. Instead, fencers will first compete in multiple pools in order to qualify for the knockout round of 16. Once the knockout round has begun, it becomes single elimination: the first fencer to reach 15 points wins the bout and moves onto the next round.

At last year's Garret Penn State Open, Musgrave was Yale's top finisher, placing fifth in saber. Junior Paul Won was the other Yale fencer in the top-10, earning eighth in foil.

Report filed by Emmy Reinwald '17, Yale Sports Publicity.