WHS Sports: Field Hockey Keeps Rolling, Football Team Drops First Game

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Sydney Poulin charges on the Winchester goal in the Raiders 4-0 win.

Sydney Poulin charges on the Winchester goal in the Raiders 4-0 win.

Charlie Breitrose

Sydney Poulin and the Raiders rolled to three wins this week, and improved to 10-0 on the year.

Watertown’s field hockey team collected a trio of wins this week, all shut outs, and built on the long unbeaten streak.

On Monday, the Raiders traveled to Melrose and came back with a 5-0 victory. Five different players scored for Watertown in the contest, according to the Wicked Local Watertown story.

The Raiders defeated Wakefield 5-0 in a road game on Wednesday. Sophomore Lauren Petrillo scored the first two goals of the game – her first as a varsity player, according to Wicked Local Watertown.

The final game of the week saw Watertown beat Woburn 6-0 on the road on Friday afternoon. Senior Leah Sutherland, sophomore Maddie Leitner, and freshman Gabby Venezia all scored their first varsity goal, according to the round-up by the Boston Globe.

Watertown, ranked No. 1 in the Boston Globe Field Hockey poll, improved to 10-0 and extended its unbeaten streak to 148. Next week, the Raiders face two potentially tough opponents – Lexington at home on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and at Belmont on Thursday at 3:45 p.m.


The Raiders lost their first game of the year at Melrose on Friday night. Junior quarterback Deon Smith scored the only touchdown for Watertown in the 28-7 loss.

Melrose, which made the Super Bowl last season, held Smith to 45 yards passing and running back Zack Rimsa to 77 yards rushing, according to a Wicked Local Melrose story.

Watertown is now 3-1, and returns to Victory Field on Friday to play Burlington at 7 p.m.

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The Raiders picked up their second win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Melrose on Tuesday.

Jackson Da Silva scored the winning goal with five minutes left in the game, according to the Wicked Local Watertown report.

Watertown struggled early in the season, losing the first four games, but since then has improved to 2-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Middlesex League Freedom Division.

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