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Long Island sweeps in fencing

The Long Island fencing contingent was in full sweep mode at the Empire State Games.

All four of Long Island's divisions -scholastic men and women, open men and women- won gold medals, marking the first time in ESG history that one region swept in gold in fencing.

Leading the way for the scholastic men, which topped Adirondack, 15-8, was Sabre fencer and anchorTravis Quinn. Matt Ross won in Epee, while Ryan Murphy prevailed in Foil. Devon Reina as the tactical alternage for Long Island. 

The scholastic women followed suit, defeating Adirondack, 15-1. Alexa Antipas (Sabre), Olivia Weller (Epee) and Niki McKee was victorious in Foil for Long Island. Alexa Rohan was Long Island's tactical alternate.

Long Island's open men's and women's teams didn't disappoint either. Peter Freiss (Sabre), Kwabena Amanquah (Epee) and Robert Piraino won in foil to lead the Long Island men in a 15-13 win over New York City.

In open women's Long Island topped Adirondack, 15-12. The Sabre fencer and anchor was Kristi Conway, Brianne Musselwhite emerged victorious in Epee, while Erica McKee won in Foil. The tactical alternate was Emily Brandsdorfer




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