Holy Cross Swimming & Diving Falls To Army

Ryan Boate

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.) took first in the 50 and 100 breast to lead the Holy Cross men's and women's swimming and diving teams against Patriot League opponent Army on Wednesday afternoon at the Hart Center. The Holy Cross men's team was defeated by Army by a score of 189-89, while the women fell by a score of 185-115.

Gousman took first in the 50 breast with a time of 32.03 and in the 100 breast with a time of 1:09.68. This is the fifth consecutive meet that Gousman has claimed a top spot for the Crusaders. Sophomore Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) finished second in the 1,000 free with a time of 11:15.70 and second in the 50 back with a time of 1:02.66. Junior Gael Cater (Tampa, Fla.) was barely out-touched in the 50 back, taking second with a time of 29.57 and finished second in the 100 back with a time of 1:03.49. Newcomer Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine) took second in the 100 free with a time of 57.60 and in the 400 IM with a time of 4:56.17.

The men's team was led by senior Joseph McShane (Chatham, N.J.) with a third place finish in the 50 free with a time of 23.72 and a third place finish on the three meter board by sophomore diver Adam DeVito (Walpole, Mass.) with a score of 274.95

Holy Cross will hit the road for the remainder of its 2009 schedule, traveling to the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University on Nov. 20-22 and to the Harold Anderson Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Dec. 4-5.