By Steven Zaitz
This week the Commack Girls Fencing team will go for their third straight Long Island championship title.
The journey started on Tuesday, Feb. 6 when they beat Newfield by a score of 14-10 in the Suffolk County semi-finals. The team is led by Coach Jaclyn Sadiker, who was named Coach of the Year by Newsday, and six-year varsity fencer Anna Rohring. Rohring has a career record of 32-4.
Rohring, Gabby Phelan, Nisa Eriskin, Kayley Chung and Chloe Gullo were all victorious in their individual duels against Newfield.
They will face Ward Melville on Thursday for Suffolk supremacy and if they win that match, they will battle the Nassau champion on Feb.13.
“It would mean the world to all of us to win a third straight Long Island Championship,” Sadiker said. “We consider this team to be like a family and we have 7 seniors. It would be incredible to send off those family members with another title.”
Ward Melville High School will host the Suffolk County Individual Fencing Tournament on Saturday Feb. 10.