The Raiders scored early and pulled away late in the MIAA North Section quarterfinal against Newburport Friday afternoon.
Watertown won 4-0, with two goals coming from sophomore Kourtney Kennedy. She started the scoring less than 5 minutes into the game with a blast of a shot from over 10 yards away from goal that whizzed past Newburyport goalie Jade Carpenter.
After getting off to fast start, the Raiders had trouble getting a second tally.
“They had a lot of players piled back there,” said senior midfielder and co-captain Allie Doggett. “They were packed in there on defense.”
With around two minutes left in the first half junior Mikayla Paone scored off a pass to give Watertown a 2-0 lead.
With Newburyport concentrating on defense, they struggled to even get across midfield. They did not even have a shot on goal.
Watertown got two more goals in the final minutes of the second half, one by senior Rachel Campbell and a second from Kennedy.
Doggett expects to have some tough practices getting ready for the North Section semifinal against Tewksbury, which beat Triton 1-0 in overtime Friday.
“There is always someone wants to put a target on our back,” Doggett said.
Everyone wants to beat the Raiders, but no one had in five plus years. Watertown, 19-0 thi sye, extended its unbeaten streak to 134 games – the longest ever in Massachusetts and the second longest in the nation, ever.