Jan. 14, 2007
Worcester, Mass. - After a month long break from competition, the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team took on the University of Vermont and Central Connecticut State in the Hart Center Pool on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders lost to both teams, dropping to 1-6 on the season. Freshman Maggie Gousman was the only Crusader swimmer to win an event on the day, taking the 100 yard breaststroke. Her time of 1:09.07 was nearly 1.5 seconds faster than her closest opponent. Gousman also took second in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:33.12.
Freshman diver Rachael Martinez (Chelmsford, Mass.) continued her stand-out season by winning the 3m diving event. She totaled 202.70 points on six dives. Martinez won the 3M event for her third competition in a row. This marks the fifth time this season that Martinez has won at least one diving even in a meet and the fourth time this season winning that particular event. Martinez also took third in the 1m diving event, totaling 193.10 points on six dives.
The 400 yard medley relay team of freshman Lauren Tatro (Charlotte, N.C.), Gousman, junior Andrea Doherty (Needham, Mass.) and junior Erica Archer (Schenectady, N.Y) finished third with a time of 4:13.11. In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the team of freshmen Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J.) and Stephanie Opolski (Haverhill, Mass.), Doherty and Archer took third place with a time of 1:46.83.
Holy Cross lost to Vermont by a score of 206- 92 and to Central Connecticut 192-105. Central Connecticut would also win over Vermont 166-132.
The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team is back in the pool on Sunday, January 21. The Crusaders travel to Storrs, Conn. to take on UConn Huskies at 1:00 pm.