With a 22-5 win over Huntington on Monday, the Ward Melville girls' fencing team is now the owner of one of the longest winning streaks in Long Island sports history: 150 consecutive wins, a run dating back more than a decade. The previous fencing record was a 99-game winning streak held by former Brentwood High School coach Jeff Wolfe, who is now an assistant coach at Ward Melville.
The Patriots clinched the meet on Monday with an epee win from senior Danni Brando; senior Demi Antipas, junior Alexa Antipas, and junior Alexa Rohan each went 3-0 to help along the way. Rohan and the Antipas sisters, along with Jay Petrie from the boys' fencing team, will attend the U.S. Olympic Trials later this week.
"I think that for us, persistance is the key to excellence," girls fencing coach Jennie Salmon said. "It's just working hard, not losing sight of our short term goals as far as technique and how we execute our actions, and then coming together as a team supporting each other."