MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown girls fencing team passed its first state tournament test.

The thirteenth-seeded Colonials improved to 7-5 on the season by defeating No. 20 seed Ramapo, 15-12, on Thursday, in NJSIAA state tournament play-in round action at Morristown High.
Morristown used a 6-3 run in the Epee events to distance themselves from the Raiders and win the match. With that weapon, the Colonials got a huge sweep from sophomore Abigail Gringeri in all three of her events. Sydney Mihalik also went 2-1 in her matches for Morristown.
While the Colonials lost the Foil events 5-4, three of their points came from a sweep from junior Samantha Hessels.
It won’t be a long ride for Morristown in its next states match: they will travel to NJAC-United rival Mendham.