De La Salle University won its first women’s gold in the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Fencing courtesy of its foil team, Thursday at the Paco Arena.
The Lady Fencers withstood a late Lady Eagles charge in the Finals to score a 45-42 victory.
De La Salle’s Divine Romero showed tremendous composure over reigning MVP Maxine Esteban, while Ateneo fell short from its fightback from a 31-40 deficit.
The Taft-based side topped defending women’s champion UE, 45-37, in the semifinals. On the other hand, the Lady Eagles scored a 45-24 victory over University of the Philippines in the other semifinals pairing.
The Lady Warriors remain on top of the medal tally with a 2-1-3 haul heading into the final day of team events. De La Salle and Ateneo are tied in second place with one gold, one silver and one bronze.
The final day of the tournament starts at 8 a.m.