Watertown Powers Past Ipswich in Field Hockey Section Quarterfinal


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Watertown junior Ally Kennedy fires the ball into the Ipswich goal in the Raiders’ State Tournament victory.

The Raiders took control early in the MIAA Div. 2 North Section quarterfinal against Ipswich and rolled to a 5-0 victory on Sunday morning. 

Top seeded Watertown moved a step closer to its 10th straight State Title by defeating the ninth seeded Tigers at Victory Field.

Watertown senior Gabby Venezia struck first, less than three minutes into the game. She was assisted by senior Olivia Lampasona.

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Watertown senior Gabby Venezia scored twice in the 5-0 win over Ipswich in the North Section quarterfinal.

Twenty minutes later, Venezia found the back of the net again.  She dribbled the ball in and whacked it past the goalie.

In the second half,  junior Ally Kennedy got the ball on her stick outside the circle and headed straight toward goal, scoring unassisted to make it 3-0 Watertown just under six minutes into the half.

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Watertown Taylor Lambo shoots in the Raiders’ State Tournament game at Victory field. The freshman scored a goal against Ipswich.

The Raiders last two tallies came about two minutes apart.

First, Catherine Connors tipped in a blast from Venezia 9:24 into the second half.

Freshman Taylor Lambo got her stick on a ball, scoring the Raiders’ fifth goal. Assists went to Lampasona and Kennedy.

Watertown (18-0-1) moves on to the North semifinal against fourth seeded Lynnfield (16-3-1), which beat Weston 3-1 on Saturday. The game will be played at Reading High School on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

See more photos below:

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Watertown senior Olivia Lampasona brings the ball up field. She two assists against Ipswich. Catherine Connors, who can be seen in the background, scored a goal.

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Watertown’s Gabby Venezia scores in the State Tournament game against Ipswich.

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Watertown’s Ally Kennedy battles for the ball with an Ipswich player in the North Section quarterfinal on Sunday.

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