Archrival Belmont put up a struggle for the Watertown High School field hockey team, but they could not stop the Raiders from recording their 150th straight unbeaten game.
The game Thursday was played in Belmont and the Marauders kept Watertown off the board for 23 minutes until senior Michaela Antonellis scored off a pass from Maddie Leitner, according to the report from The Belmontonian.
Senior Ally McCall made it 2-0 on a counter attack with 26 minutes left in the second. Then, Leitner got a goal of her own off a corner with 21 minutes left.
Antonellis scored her second with 12 minutes left in the game and secured Watertown’s 12th win of the season.
Belmont forced Raider goalie Jonna Kennedy to stop two shots. That is more than some games, where she did not even face one shot.
Earlier in the week, the Raiders beat Lexington 6-0. Watertown’s record is 12-0, and the team now has been unbeaten 150 straight games.
Watertown’s boy’s soccer team is on a roll after a tough start. A win this week was one of the biggest, as the Raiders took down the top-rated team in the state.
Lexington came to Victory Field on Wednesday with an 8-0-1 record, but were held scoreless. Watertown put up the only tally of the game with 15 minutes left in regulation when junior Andres Arenas scored off a throw in from Peter Laskaris, according to the report on Wicked Local Watertown.
The Raiders improved to 4-6-1 and face Belmont on Saturday.
Watertown quarterback Deon Smith did all he could to lead the Raiders to a victory Friday night, but Burlington pulled out the back-and-fourth contest at Victory Field.
The Raiders returned to Victory Field after a long road trip. Smith scored his first touchdown of the night with a 90-yard kickoff return after Burlington had taken a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, according to the Boston Globe game summary.
Smith struck again to put the Raiders in the lead with a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Burlington’s Dylan Bonfillo, however, responded with two touchdowns of his own. The second came in the fourth quarter after Watertown had taken the lead on a 29-yard Connor Kennelly field goal.
Watertown drops to 3-2 and 1-3 in the Middlesex League Freedom Division. On Friday the Raiders have another home game, this one against Wilmington at 7 p.m.
Girl’s Cross Country
Watertown senior Katherine Tolman came in first in the girls’ cross country meet against Wilmington this week. Her time of 18 minutes, 32 seconds was the third-fastest ever girls’ time on the 2.8-mile Arsenal Park course, according to Wicked Local Watertown. The team improved to 3-1.