Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Siena

Nov. 2, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - Freshman Maddie Alanis (La Jolla, Calif.) won three individual events on the night as Holy Cross (1-1) defeated Siena (0-3) to get their first swimming and diving victory of the season.

Alanis took first in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:11.57), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:39.94) and the 200-yard IM to lead the Crusader women. The Holy Cross women won both relay events, the medley and freestyle, along with 11 of the 14 individuals events to take control of the overall meet, 148-107.

Coming off her Crusader of the Week award, Andrea Doherty (Needham, Mass.) swam well again taking two individual events, the 100 and 200-yard butterfly. Doherty also swam a leg of both first place relay teams.

Other winners for the Crusader women include Dana Jorgensen (New City, N.Y.) in the 200-yard freestyle, captain Emily Ferris (Rockville Center, N.Y.) in the 100-yard backstroke, Jennifer Knapp (Katonah, N.Y.) in the 100-yard breaststroke, Katherine Marone (West Hartford, Conn.) in the 1-meter dive, captain Kaitlyn McCrossen (New Windsor, N.Y.) in the 500-yard freestyle, and captain Allison Yoho (New Fairfield, Conn.) in the 3-meter dive.

Ferris, Knapp, Doherty and Erica Archer (Schenectady, N.Y.) were winning members of the 200-yard medley relay team. The 400-yard freestyle relay team included Archer, Doherty, Ferris and McCrossen.

The Crusader women will compete next on Friday, Nov. 11 at home against Army. The meet will also include the men's teams from each school and will begin at 3:00 p.m.