By Saurav Hossain
The boys’ fencing team remains undefeated at 7 – 0 in Division II Brooklyn/Queens matches with 2 matches remaining in their season. The team has already surpassed the number of wins of last year’s record of 6 – 2, when Tech finished in 2nd place in its division. The team is currently in 1st place in its division. The team’s hopes and expectations are soaring high, as the end of season nears and the playoffs approach.
Jacob Remz ’15 said, “We are undefeated so far [this year]. Our division changed from last year, so we only have one team that was constant and we beat [already] them this year, so were pretty confident.”
The team captain, Justin Mollison ’16, has similar thoughts and hopes to lead his team to victory.
The team’s best match so far has been against Information Technology HS and Long Island City with scores of 90.00 to 21.00 in both matches. While the worst match of this season against Benjamin Banneker Academy, Tech won with the score of 90.00 to 57.00. These scores reveal Tech’s dominance over their divisional rivals. Last year’s team, with its impressive 6 – 2 record, received a lowly 11th seed and did not get past the quarterfinals. The team hopes to receive a higher seed this year for the playoffs, which may help the team to get further than the quarterfinals..
Anthony Messiana ’16 said, “We’re working hard this year. Training more and getting better and hoping to get a good place in the playoffs.”
The boys’ fencing team represents the team spirit of Tech. They work hard and spend endless days training, hoping tp achieve victory for the team and glory for the school.
[Editor’s update – Tech boys’s fencing team finished undefeated at 9 – 0 in this 2014-2015 season. Tech received a #7 seed in the playoffs, but were ousted in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Tech lost to #2 McKee/Staten Island Tech with the score of 37.00 – 45.00, marking their first and only loss this year.]