Freshman Leah Zogby
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Freshman Leah Zogby

Women's Swimming And Diving Falls To Sacred Heart In Dual Meet Action

Holy Cross Athletics   11-06-2016


Score: Sacred Heart 179, Holy Cross 119   
Location: Milford,  Conn. (Milford Academy)
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
The Lead: The women’s swimming and diving team notched five first-place spots out of 16 events, but the Crusaders dropped a 179-119 decision to Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon.


  • With a 3-1 mark in dual meets this season, Holy Cross has swam to its best season record in dual meet action for at least 12 years.
  • Sophomore diver Casey Sherman set new Holy Cross records, taking first place in both diving events, including the one-meter (five required) with a score of 239.10 and one-meter (five voluntary) with a score of 186.95.


  • Freshman Leah Zogby notched a first-place finish for the Crusaders in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:15.74. Senior co-captain Kristin Lane swam just behind her to take second place for Holy Cross, registering a time of 11:23.68. Zogby later took second place in the 500 freestyle for a time of 5:27.78.
  • Junior Maura Mullaney tallied another first-place finish for the Crusaders in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:17.43. Mullaney also finished second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03, just behind Sacred Heart’s Bryana Cielo in first with a time of 1:01.42.
  • Freshman Kayleigh Hoagland finished first overall in the 200 IM, recording a time of 2:17.81. Junior Nina Sparre was right behind Hoagland in second place for a time of 2:19.09. Hoagland later took the second place spot in the 100 backstroke (1:02.82).
  • In the 200 freestyle, junior Katie Conners was the first Crusader to finish the race, taking third place and registering a time of 2:02.36. Conners was later the first Holy Cross swimmer to finish in the 50 freestyle taking fourth place with a time of 25.67 and in the 100 freestyle, taking the third place spot for a time of 55.24.
  • Sophomore Caroline Body took fourth place in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.38), good for finishing as the first Crusader. Sacred Heart’s Jessica Poole took first in this event with a time of 1:09.91. Junior Kelley Kraemer later was the first Holy Cross swimmer to finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:38.80, good for fourth place overall.
  • Sophomore Jenny O'Brien took second place in the 200 backstroke, swimming for a time of 2:17.06. Hoagland was behind O’Brien in third with a time of 2:18.91.
  • For relays, the team of Hoagland,  Body, Mullaney  and Conners finished for third place in the 400 medley relay as the first Holy Cross group with a time of 4:11.59.
  • The meet concluded with the 200 freestyle relay, as the squad of senior co-captain Gina DeFloria, senior Jennifer Nash, freshman Alicia Vesey and freshman Sarah Underhill took secd place with a time of 1:46.61.


  • Holy Cross returns to action on Nov. 18-19 when the Crusaders compete at the Harold Anderson Invitational in Kingston, R.I.

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