Women's Swimming And Diving Falls To Springfield

Alicia LiCalzi

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team dropped its first home meet of the season against Springfield on Saturday afternoon by a final of 171-124. The Crusaders were led by freshmen Kristin Lane (White Plains, N.Y.) and Colleen Harrison (Lake Forest, Ill.) who each recorded first place finishes.

Lane swam the 200-yard butterfly and took the top spot with a time of 2:24.69. Harrison won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:26.64 and was followed by Lane in second place, touching the wall at 5:34.06. The Crusaders added 10 other second place finishes at the meet.

Harrison took second in the 1,000 freestyle (11:11.98) and freshman Jessie Cashman (Haddonfield, N.J.) finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:05.44) and 100 butterfly (1:03.99). Freshman Gina DeFloria (Greensburg, Pa.) was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke at 1:11.50 and 200 breaststroke at 2:36.64. Freshman Kaitlin Jacob (New Milford, N.J.) and sophomore Claire O'Brien (Bedford, N.Y.) landed second in the 100 backstroke (1:06.30) and 200 backstroke (2:20.79), respectively. Freshman Marielle Pavek (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) rounded out the top swimmers for Holy Cross, finishing second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.15 and 100 freestyle at 55.65.

The 400-yard medley relay team also posted a second place finish with a time of 4:10.97. The team was comprised of Jacob, DeFloria, Cashman and Pavek. On the diving side, junior Alicia LiCalzi (New Canaan, Conn.) was the top Crusader finisher, taking third in the three-meter dive with a score of 195.22 and fourth in the one-meter dive with a score of 173.93.

The women's swimming and diving team will return to action on Nov. 22-23 at the Harold Anderson Invitational. The event is hosted by Rhode Island.