MANILA, Philippines -- Filipina fencer Sam Catantan, who starred for University of the East in high school, made a splash in her debut for Penn State in the Ohio State Invitational.
PSU Sports reported that Catantan put together a 7-2 record against Duke and North Carolina in women's foil.
The Nittany Lions won two of their first three duals in the event, grabbing wins over Duke and North Carolina but suffering a setback against Notre Dame.
Catantan committed to the Division 1 school after a historic career in UE. She helped the Junior Warriors win a ninth consecutive championship in the girls' division in February 2020, after winning two bronzes in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in individual and team foil.