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Girls' Fencing Takes Second at Districts

At the District 5 Fencing Tournament at Montgomery High School on Sunday, the girls' foil and epée squads, both of which clinched first, led the team to a second-place finish overall. In epée, sisters Jessica Lin '21 and Katie Lin '23 took first and second, respectively, and advanced to the individual state tournament, scheduled for March 1 at Livingston High School.

In foil, Zala Bhan '23 was first and Alison Lee '20 placed third. They, too, advanced to states.

On the boys' side, freshman saber fencer Andy Overdeck '23, who competed against seniors on the A strip, performed well enough to advance to the individual round of the tournament.

"The girls' achievement is tremendous because all three squads had to perform competitively to earn a top spot," said Assistant Coach Ed Lisovicz. "Their placement speaks to the strength of our girls' program across the board."

Recall the victory of girls' team at the District 3 Tournament two years ago (following a geographical change to the District structure and increased high school participation, Pingry's fencing teams became part of District 5 this year).

Congratulations, Big Blue fencing!

Photo (left to right): Katie Lin '23, Jessica Lin '21, Ashna Kumar '20, Jamie Wang '20, and Ameera Ebrahim '21.

Contact: Andrea Dawson, Senior Writer,