Holy Cross Downs Providence, 176-124

Feb. 2, 2009


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.) finished first in three individual events and one relay event as the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team defeated Providence, 176-124, Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Taylor Natatorium in Providence, R.I.

The Crusaders started the meet with a first place finish in the 200 meter medley relay, swam by sophomore Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.), Gousman, freshman Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) and junior Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J.) with a time of 2:09.60. Gousman also finished first in the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:16.80, first in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:48.73 and first in the 200 meter individual medley with a time of 2:33.59. Carter took first in the 100 meter backstroke with a time of 1:10.87, while Carrazza took first in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 28.99.

O'Shea and sophomore Erin Meegan (Woodbine, Md.) dominated the butterfly events, claiming first and second in the 200 meter butterfly and 100 meter butterfly. In the 200 fly, O'Shea took first with a time of 2:30.09, while Meegan finished second with a time of 2:38.15. In the 100 fly O'Shea finished first with a time of 1:09.25 and Meegan finished second with a time of 1:11.84.

On the diving board, junior Rachael Martinez (Chelmsford, Mass.) took first in the one meter, five voluntary dive competition with a score of 157.57, while freshman Lindsay Mlazgar (Bloomington, Minn.) finished second with a season-best score of 140.47. In the one meter, six optional dive competition, Martinez finished first with a score of 208.95 and Mlazgar finished second with a score of 175.57.

The Crusaders return to the Hart Center on Tuesday, Feb. 3, hosting Bryant at 4:00 p.m.