Vloka, Kiefer Open Season with Gold at Penn State's Garret Open

Vloka, Kiefer Open Season with Gold at Penn State's Garret Open

Junior Caroline Vloka started her 2010-11 season by winning gold in the saber at the Penn State Garret Open (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

Complete Foil Results
Complete Epee Results
Complete Saber Results

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Two gold medals highlighted the Harvard women's fencing team's success at the Garret Open hosted by Penn State this weekend, the Crimson's first competition of the 2010-11 season.

Junior co-captain and defending national champion Caroline Vloka opened her season right where she left off last year, winning gold in the women's saber competition out of 54 competitors. Freshman Alexandra Kiefer followed suit, winning gold in the foil at her first competition as part of the Crimson.

A total of seven Harvard fencers found themselves in the top 25 among the three different fencing competitions, including sophomore Nadia Eldeib, who was the Crimson's top finisher in Epee at 15th.

Harvard returns to competition for their only home match of the season at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 against Tufts at the Malkin Athletic Center.

Women's Foil

Name   Place
Kiefer   1st (gold)
MacLeod   23rd
Chou   44th

Women's Epee

Name   Place
Eldeib   15th
Root   17th
Fishman   38th
Sun   43rd

Women's Saber

Name   Place
Vloka   1st (Gold)
Levitt   19th
Helgiu   23rd
Kim   t-49th