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    Women’s Fencing Team Conquers at Home Invitational Meet

    On Sunday, February 11, the women’s fencing team were ready to fight their opponents at the Fitz Gymnasium. The QC team faced off against Long Island University Post, City College of New York, and Yeshiva University. The team had been working hard at practice for this meet and it paid off on Sunday, with the team finishing 3-0. Although, the opponents put up a great fight, the Knights gave it all they had to capture the victory. The team’s next meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 in New Jersey. Foil fencer Sabrina Decopain had a perfect game at the home meet, scoring 9-0 wins for the Knights. When asked…

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    The QC women’s fencing team prepares for season opening

    The QC Women’s Fencing team is currently preparing for their upcoming competition at Vassar College. Practice is ongoing, with Greg Rupp as the team’s esteemed coach. There are many new talented students joining the team this year, so this should be a great season not to be missed. Since early October, practice has begun. The team is made up of 9 girls, 3 for each weapon. Epee, Foil, and Sabre are the three weapons used in fencing, each with a different style of fighting. Every semester, at least one new student joins the team. Fencing is a sport that is difficult to adjust to, but over time one is able…

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    Lady Knights fencing team eyes place at upcoming regionals

    Queens College’s Lady Knights fencing team defeated Yeshiva University to begin their season on Nov. 16 at The Matt Lampell Invitational. According to the NCAA rules, there are only nine dates competitions can be scheduled on. Each month only includes one or two “duel meets”. There could be up to three to six meets in a single day. This began around the early 1990s. The season concludes with NCAA Regionals followed by Nationals, where the best college fencers compete. Coach Greg Rupp is in his third season as head coach. Rupp hopes to have a few women representing QC in the Regionals this season. “It’s going be an exciting regionals…