WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team swept the relay events and finished first in 11 individual events as it claimed its ninth Worcester City Championship title on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center. The Crusaders claimed first place with 629 points, Clark finished second with 468, WPI took third with 276.5 and Assumption finished fourth with 242.5.
Holy Cross kicked off the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay. The team of junior Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.), senior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.), sophomore Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) and senior Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J.) finished in first place with a new meet record time of 4:09.16. The Crusaders also took first in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:43.44, 200 medley relay with a time of 1:56.10 and the 400 free relay with a time of 3:38.65.
Rookie Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine) led the Crusaders with a victory in the 200 IM with a time of 2:18.22, while she also touched the wall first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:55.20. Carrazza finished first in three events: the 200 free (2:02.00), 50 free (25.71) and 100 free (56.51). Carter took first in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.73 and sophomore Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.) finished first in the 200 back with a time of 2:15.56.
Gousman successfully defended her title in the 100 breast with a time of 1:10.22 and in the 200 breast with a time of 2:33.48. Gosman won both events all four years. O'Shea was also a multi-event winner, finishing first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:15.65 and first in the 100 fly with a time of 1:03.88.
Holy Cross will continue action at the Hart Center on Jan. 30 when it hosts Providence at 1:00 p.m.