DENVILLE, NJ - Sophomore Elysa Jordan scored a double-touch to win her bout and secure a 14-13 women's fencing triumph for Chatham over Morris Knolls on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The win put Chatham at 5-0, making it the only undefeated women's team in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference.
Elysa Jordan scores final touch of the night in epee for Chatham in win over Morris Knolls
Round one score: Chatham 5, MK 4 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 3-0, Epees 1-2)
Sabre Nylah Haq opened with a 5-1 win. Morris Knolls tipped the following tied bout in their favor and the third sabre bout. The foil squad, Samantha Serban, Amy Zheng, and Sonia Julius added three wins only receiving a single touch against the squad. The Morris Knolls epees took the first two bouts. Elysa Jordan nudged the third into a win for Chatham.
Round two score: Chatham 4, MK 5 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 3-0, Epees 0-3)
The sabres repeated the results from round one. Foils Serban, Zheng, and Julius added a second 3-0 round sweep. Morris Knolls took the three epee bouts.
Running Score: Chatham 9, Morris Knolls 9
Round three score: Chatham 5, Morris Knolls 4 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 2-1, Epees 2-1)
Morris Knolls pulled in tied sabre bout. Xikes won one for Chatham and Morris Knolls took the third. Serban and Zheng went 5-0 each for their third round bouts, going undefeated for the night. The Morris Knolls foil won the final foil bout handing the epees a tied stage of 12-12. The best two out of three bouts would win the meet. Freshman Amudha Krishnan took a slow and steady approach pushing her bout into overtime at 2-2. In the final minute she landed a single touch, putting Chatham back in the lead. The second Morris Knolls epee reeled in a 5-2 win, again tying the score at 13-13. Sophomore Elysa Jordan and her opponent went back and forth to 4-3. With a minute to spare, Jordan hit on a double touch winning her bout and securing the meet for Chatham.
Chatham will face Morris Catholic away on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 4:30 p.m.
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