Watertown’s Caiden Kiani battles for the ball in the Lynnfield penalty box in the North Section semifinal on Monday. DANVERS — The Raiders’ topsy turvy 2019 state tournament came to an end Monday when the Watertown High School boys soccer team’s comeback bid fell short against Lynnfield in the Div. 3 North Section Semifinal. The Raiders came from behind to beat Weston in the first round of the tournament to win in overtime, and in the section quarterfinal against Dracut they needed overtime again to advance. During Monday’s game at St.
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.
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.
The Watertown High School boys and girls lacrosse teams both made the State Tournament this year, and each had to travel to Weston for their first round games. The boys got the 11th seed in the Div. 3 Central/East Section tourney and played No. 6 seed Weston on Monday Night. The Raiders fell 14-6 in the first round game, and finished the season with a record of 8-9.
The Raiders celebrate after senior Brett Sutherland tied the score in the first period of the Div. 3 North quarterfinal on Saturday. Watertown fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro. BILLERICA — The Raiders battled to the final buzzer, but the Watertown High School boys hockey team could not find the back of the net for a third time, Saturday, and fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro in the MIAA Div. 3 North quarterfinal.
The loss to St. Mary’s on Friday ended the Raiders’ season, but the team has shown progress in 2018-19. Here Watertown’s Ellie Monahan drives to the hoop against South Boston earlier this season. The season may have ended for the Watertown High School girls basketball team on Friday night, but their coach was proud of how far the team has progressed. Last season, Raiders only won one game and missed the State Tournament for the first time in several years.
Watertown’s boys hockey team celebrates after scoring against Wayland in the second period of the 4-1 State Tournament win. Riding the momentum of an early goal and getting steading goaltending, the Watertown High School upset Wayland, 4-1, in the MIAA Div. 3 North boys hockey tournament on Thursday night at John Ryan Arena. While they played in their home rink, the Raiders were the road team as the the 12th seed taking on fifth seeded Wayland. Watertown entered the second period with a 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal from freshman Nathan Master, assisted by senior Alex Egan and senior Luke Murphy.
Watertown sophomore guard Gabe Spinelli scored 29 points in the Div. 3 North first round game against Weston. The Watertown High School boys basketball team showed heart and determination on Monday night, but the Raiders comeback attempt fell short in the MIAA Div. 3 North first round game against Weston. The visitors from Weston led by more than 20 points in the third quarter, but the Raiders battled back to within six points with less than a minute left in the game, ultimately losing 58-50.