WHS Sports: Raiders Field Hockey Advances With OT Win, Boys Soccer Opens Tourney at Home

The Raiders won in overtime over Wayland to move on to the North Section semifinals. Here Watertown faces Tewksbury in the first round of the tourney. It took overtime, but the Watertown High School field hockey team moved to the North Section semifinals by defeating Wayland 1-0 on Saturday. Freshman Elizabeth Loftus scored the lone goal 3:28 into overtime to give the Raiders the win at Victory Field. The winner came from a wrist shot.

Raiders Roll in First Round of Field Hockey State Tournament

Senior Ally Kennedy scored a hat trick against Tewksbury in the first round of the State Tournament. Watertown High School’s field hockey team quickly took the suspense out of Thursday’s state tournament game against 16th seed Tewksbury by tallying two goals in the first 2:02. The Raiders won the first round matchup 6-0. Senior Ally Kennedy led top-seeded Watertown’s powerful offensive display, scoring a hat trick in the first half, including the first two goals. Lizzie Loftus assisted on both goals.

Watertown Field Hockey Gets Top Seed in State Tournament

Senior Ally Kennedy and the Watertown field hockey team start the state tournament on Halloween. The Watertown High School field hockey team will begin its quest on Halloween to retake the state title that it had owned for nearly a decade before losing in the state semifinal in 2018. The Raiders finished the regular season 16-1, and won the Middlesex League Freedom Division. On Thursday, Watertown will host Tewksbury (7-11) in the first round of the Div. 2 North tournament.

Watertown Field Hockey Player to Play in College All-Star Game

Watertown High grad Michaela Antonellis has been named an NCAA Div. 2 All American and will playin the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II Senior Game. The following piece was provided by Stonehill College Athletics:

Stonehill College senior All-American Michaela Antonellis has been selected to participate in the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Div. II Senior Game to be played on Saturday, Nov. 23, in conjunction with the NCAA Div.

WHS Sports: Raiders Earn Two Victories Over Belmont, Football Falls

Two Watertown High School teams beat archrival Belmont last week, while the Raiders struggled on the football field. Boys Soccer

The Raiders boys soccer team not only beat the Marauders Friday, but the 1-0 victory gave them their seventh win in a row. Junior Nicholas DiPace’s second half goal proved to be the winner for Watertown in the game played at Victory Field on Friday afternoon. The Raiders have not let in a goal in the last four games

Watertown improved to 7-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Middlesex League. Field Hockey

The Watertown High School field hockey team has also gone on a long winning streak, winning eight in a row, including a 3-1 win over Belmont last Wednesday.

Watertown Field Hockey Opens Season Next Week

The Raiders won the North Section title in 2018 but fell short of winning the state championship. The 2019 campaign begins in the first week of September. The Watertown High School field hockey team will be seeking to retake the State crown in 2019 after falling in the playoffs, last year, for the first time in nearly a decade. The Raiders, who are coached by soon-to-be hall of fame coach Eileen Donahue, have a scrimmage at Div. 1 power Walpole on Sept.

WHS Field Hockey Coach to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Watertown field hockey coach Eileen Donahue speaks to her players. Donahue will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The following announcement came from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association:

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is honored to announce that head field hockey coach at Watertown High School, Eileen Donahue, will be inducted into the NFHCA Hall of Fame  this year. This fall, Donahue will begin her 33rd season at the helm of the Watertown High School field hockey program — a team she’s led since 1986. Her tenure with Watertown is full of record-breaking performances and a dominance enjoyed by only a handful of coaches in the history of high school sports.

See the Raiders Who Made the Middlesex All-Stars This Fall

Watertown had a baker’s dozen of athletes in four sports make the Middlesex League All-Stars in the Fall season. Boys Soccer – MVP: Alex Egan; All-Stars: Luke Murphy, Chris Iannetta, Alex Egan, Jafiah Edwards, Rodrigo Freitas, Ruben Sara

Girls Cross Country – Lakshmi Thangaraj

Field Hockey – MVP: Gabby Venezia; All-Conference: Gabby Venezia, Ally Kennedy, Olivia Lampasona; All-Stars: Catherine Connors, Shannon Hughes

Boys Cross Country – Jack Barry