The big crowd at Victory Field began the standing ovation for the Watertown filed hockey team with two minutes left, and when the clock hit zero players and fans alike erupted. The Raider now hold the national record unbeaten streak of 154 straight games.
The game against Melrose was over early, as Watertown scored three times in the first 10 minutes of the game, including two blasts from the top of the circle by junior Kourtney Kennedy and a tip in by senior Ally McCall.
Grace Duguay scored 12 minutes and 15 minutes into the first half and McCall got her second with two minutes left in the half.
The second half, the Raiders took off the pressure, and eased to a 6-0 win.
The party at Victory Field was like that seen after Watertown’s state titles, except with many more news crews, fans and former players to liven the mood.
The normally all-business Coach Eileen Donahue sported a wide grin as she thanked her current and former players for contributing to the streak, which has lasted nearly seven seasons.
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