WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team rallied to tie visiting Siena, 147-147, on Wednesday night at the Hart Center as the team posted eight first place finishes. Freshmen Marielle Pavek (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) and Colleen Harrison (Lake Forest, Ill.) led the Crusaders, each posting two first place finishes.
Pavek finished first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles with times of 25.30 and 55.64, respectively. Harrison led the way in the distance swims, touching the wall first in the 500 freestyle (5:20.99) and 1,000 freestyle (11:06.38). Fellow freshman Gina DeFloria (Greensburg, Pa.) also added a first place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:38.09. Rounding out the individual top finishes for Holy Cross was junior diver Alicia LiCalzi (New Canaan, Conn.), who took the top spot in the one-meter dive with a score of 162.98.
DeFloria added a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.50. Freshman Alicia Perry (Sudbury, Mass.) swam to two second place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley, recording times of 2:01.19 and 2:20.50, respectively. Fellow classmate Kristin Lane (White Plains, N.Y.) also finished just behind Harrison in the 1,000 freestyle, taking second with a time of 11:19.57.
The 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams also finished in first place. The medley team was comprised of freshman Kaitlin Jacob (New Milford, N.J.), DeFloria, freshman Jessie Cashman (Haddonfield, N.J.) and Pavek and finished at 1:55.10. The 400 freestyle team of Harrison, junior Mary Kate Schulte (Des Moines, Iowa), Perry and Pavek finished the relay with a time of 3:44.16.
The women's swimming and diving team will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 26, at home versus Springfield at 1:00 p.m.