CHATHAM, NJ - Preston Yen went undefeated in sabre and Charles Gallucci won all his foil bouts to highlight Chatham's 15-12 boys fencing victory over Millburn on Wednesday at the Chatham Middle School.
Also finishing the meet unbeaten for Chatham were epee fencers Jonah Blanchard and Michael Dwyer.
Round one score: Chatham 4, Milburn 5 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 1-2, Epees 2-1)
Squad captain junior Preston Yen posted the only sabre win in round one. Freshman Liam Kaplan narrowly missed the tiebreaker in his first high school varsity bout. Freshman foil Charles Gallucci posted the only foil win in round one with a 5-0 shut out. Sophomore epees Jonah Blanchard and Michael Dwyer each posted a victory keeping Chatham in the running for the meet.
Round two score: Chatham 7, Millburn 2 (Sabres 2-1, Foils 2-1, Epees 3-0)
The home team rotation for round two suited the Chatham boys. Kaplan logged his first varsity victory followed by another from Yen. Gallucci and Mahon added a pair of foil wins. Blanchard, Dwyer, and squad captain Ahmer Khan swept the epee bouts of round two and pulling the team into the lead.
Running score: Chatham 11, Millburn 7
Round three score: Chatham 4, Millburn 5 (Sabres 2-1, Foils 1-2, Epees 1-2) Final Score 15-12
Yen won his third sabre bout for the night followed by Haq with a 5-1. Gallucci wrapped up the foils with a single 5-1 foil win for the third round. The epees subbed in Raaid Khan for a win, while Alex Lee and Hayden Lacy were barely edged out by the Millburn epees in a pair of tied bouts.
Boys vs Millburn = WIN [NJAC 2-0] [All 3-0]
Final Score 15-12 (Sabre 5-4, Foil 4-5, Epee 6-3)
Referees: Tomasz Stusinski
The Chatham boys will compete in the annual Cetrulo tournament Sunday, the largest high school fencing team tournament in the world.