PHILADELPHIA - After an impressive performance at the Philadelphia Invitational, freshman fencer Rachael Clark
has been named to CollegeFencing360.com's Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for the final week of January. Clark, a member of the epee squad, won all 12 of her bouts to help lead the ninth-ranked Owls to a 6-0 record at the meet on Jan. 26.
The Owls recorded wins over #7 Northwestern (15-12), host #8 Penn (16-11) and a Cornell team that is on the fringe of the Top 10 (21-6). Clark compiled a +33 in total-point indicators, including a pair of 5-0 wins and three by a 5-1 count. Her sweep of Penn included a pair of overtime/priority victories: 3-2 vs. two-time NCAA entrant Gabby Foor and 2-1 vs. top newcomer Maria Trumble (plus 5-3 vs. another talented freshman, Aleina Edwards).
Clark, a native of Boxford, Mass., won both of her bouts vs. Northwestern, including a 5-4 battle vs. two-time All-American Dina Bazarbayeva (also 5-1 vs. Mandeep Bhinder). Her sweep of Cornell included a 5-3 win over Olivia Weller, a product of Bishop Fenwick High School and the Vivo Fencing Club.
Courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com