In women’s epee, ICJA’s two-person squad comprised of Nava Wolgel and Tziona Chernoff dominated the Hinsdale women finishing with 6 wins and 2 losses. Both Wolgel and Chernoff won 3 and lost 1. Chernoff won two of her bouts in overtime. Against DHP, the final score was 6 wins and 4 losses, with Wolgel going undefeated.
Women’s foil was a nail-biter. The Aces tied DHP 3-3 but won in touches scored 27-22. Women’s team captain Dena Lebowitz won both of her bouts, Tova Hope-Liel won one of her two, and Chaya Feige Friedman lost two bouts by one touch each.
In men’s foil, Senior Max Brasch finished off his ICJA fencing career going undefeated against DHP. Sophomore Shimon Stein added another victory to clinch the 4-2 win.
Coach Price and Coach Rubin are blown away by how far this team has come this year. The women’s saber and women’s epee squads were comprised of mostly beginners, but they have grown in strength and confidence. We will only be losing one senior on the women’s team, Nechama Goldstein, so we expect to see a higher level of experience and skill in next year’s squads.
The men’s team will be saying goodbye to seniors Zachary Rubin, Max Brasch, and team captain Yishai Campbell.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our seniors who were a part of this team from the beginning and have helped ensure its future. Many thanks to our coaches for their dedication and hard work.