Milford\u2019s combined Foran and Law fencing team put in an outstanding showing at the annual Statewide Novice Tournament at Guilford High School this past Saturday, including a stunning overall victory for Law senior Allie Hessberger in the women\u2019s epee division. After winning her pools, Hessberger slashed straight through the competition in five direct elimination bouts, culminating in a 15-9 championship win over a tough North Haven opponent. Also in only her first season of competitive high school fencing, Foran senior Sydney Messey placed sixth in women\u2019s sabre, beating a large field. In all, the team fielded seven fencers. The team is in its fourth year in Milford\u2019s high schools, and has quickly gained attention as a local powerhouse in this elite sport, with a full season of 12 invitational tournaments slated this year. It\u2019s next competition is the annual JV Tournament at North Haven High School on Saturday, Feb. 4.