GCHS Fencing beats Manhasset at meet

On Friday January 6 the GCHS Men’s Varsity Fencing team hosted and earned a victory over Manhasset High School.  The outcome of the meet was determined early into the second round of fencing. This allowed for a number of substitutions of new team members to gain valuable on strip fencing experience and rest the starters.  In addition to cheering from their teammates, the new fencers were encouraged and celebrated by 10 alumni fencers who were in attendance. 

In fast paced and aggressive saber bouts, senior captain Pat Bohn went undefeated as did junior Steven Cowie and sophomore Matteo Schettino.  Foilists and captains, senior Eric Hartmann and sophomore Trey Plastaras swept the competition keeping Trey’s undefeated record intact.  Light stepping epeeists and senior captains Louis Rivera and Michael Siragusa each won a bout.

Featured underclassmen and new fencers at this meet were as follows:  on saber sophomore Michael Kelly, on foil freshman Henry Conlon and sophomore Marc Tosi and on epee  junior Connor Davan and freshman Will Stone. 

Strong work all around gentlemen!  Up next for the team, they are home hosting Herricks on Friday 1/13 at 5pm.  Come down and cheer the team on and become acquainted with the unique sport of fencing.

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