MORRISTOWN, NJ – On Monday, the Morristown Fencing Teams joined together to show support for Hedda Sivertsson, a fellow Morris School District student battling brain cancer. The fencers wore armbands that read "Hearts for Hedda" and the Fencing Booster Club donated all money from tonight's concession to Hedda's fund.
The night, however, turned out to be a split decision for the Morristown fencing program.
The margin of their matches with Wayne Hills were so slim the Colonials nearly walked away with a sweep, or nearly empty handed.
The boys squad defeated the Patriots by a 14-13 count, but lost the girls match by the same score.
Morristown freshman Chris Elliott won both of his matches with the Epee weapon to give Morristown a huge boost. In that same competition, Matt Suchman clinched the victory in the 27th and final match to give his team the win.
Jayson Butts and Jonathan Nulman each swept all three of their matches in the Foil to give the Colonials (9-3) a commanding 8-1 victory with that weapon.
On the girls side, sophomores Julia Landi and Abigail Gringeri each went 3-0 in their matches, but a 2-7 defeat with the Sabre weapon was just too much to overcome for the Colonials. Eleanor Meli (2-1 on the day) won both of those matches for the home team