Columbia HS girls fencing team falls to Montclair, 14-13, in state team semis

Photo courtesy of Randi Mandelbaum.
Columbia High School’s Sara Kasler, left, clinches the 14-10 victory over third-seeded Morris Hills in the quarterfinals of the girls fencing state team tournament on Feb. 11.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ –  The sixth-seeded Cougars then lost at second-seeded Montclair, 14-13, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA state team tournament Feb. 21.

CHS was scheduled to fence Northern Highlands for third-place Feb. 26.

In addition, five CHS fencers are competing this Sunday, March 3, in the States Individuals: Jack Woods and Nicholas Goguen-Compagnoni in boys foil); Jeremy Giles in boys sabre); and Janine Bacchus-Joseph and Shaine Hammarberg in girls sabre.