Feb. 3, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.) led the Crusaders with three individual first place finishes and one relay victory as the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team defeated Bryant, 150-112, Tuesday evening at the Hart Center. The Crusaders closed out the 2008-2009 regular season with a 6-6 overall record.
Holy Cross opened up the dual meet with a win in the 400 medley relay. Sophomore Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.), Gousman, freshman Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) and junior Alisha Carrazza (Boonton Township, N.J.) teamed up to finish first with a time of 4:12.94. Carrazza went on to win the 200 free with a time of 2:01.62 and touched the wall first in the 50 free with a time of 25.7, while O'Shea took first in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.56. Gousman finished first in the 50 breast with a time of 32.15, took first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:11.07 and touched the wall first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:18.89. Freshman Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.) finished first in the 500 free with a time of 5:31.47.
Before the start of the meet, the Crusaders honored their four seniors for their hard work and dedication to the Holy Cross swimming and diving team. Senior Dana Jorgensen (New City, N.Y.) finished second in the 100 back with a time of 1:05.84, senior Caitlin Duggan (Norwood, Mass.) took fourth in the 100 free with a time of 59.78, senior Emily Cupelo (Manlius, N.Y.) touched the wall third in the 50 fly with a time of 30.21 and senior Mary-Elizabeth Maher (Milford, Mass.) finished sixth in the 50 breast with a time of 37.41.
Holy Cross will travel to Lewisburg, Pa. Feb. 19-21 for the Patriot League Championships.