WHS Sports: Field Hockey on the Brink of History, Football Falls

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Watertown sophomore Kourtney Kennedy is one of the many starters returning next year as the Raiders' field hockey team seek to set the national unbeaten record.

Sean Browne

Watertown junior Kourtney Kennedy scored two in the win over Stoneham this week. Next week the Raiders go for history – with a chance to tie and then surpass the all-time unbeaten streak for high school field hockey.

The Watertown field hockey team is on the verge of history. With two wins this week, the Raiders need one more win to tie the all-time national high school unbeaten streak of 153.

Monday they play at Wilmington for the tie, then – if victorious – the Raiders return to Victory Field on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. to take on Melrose to seek to set the new record.

This week, Watertown had a pair of shutouts. On Monday, they traveled to Burlington and came home with a 6-0 win. Michaela Payone and Michaela Antonellis each scored a pair of goals, according to the Globe recap.

On Thursday, Antonellis added another two, and Kourtney Kennedy added a pair as the Raiders beat Stoneham 6-0 at Victory Field.


The Watertown football team dropped its Middlesex League game against Wilmington 20-6 on Friday night.

The Raiders kept the game at Victory Field close for the first half, thanks to a Zach Rimsa touchdown run in the second quarter. The score was tied at half 6-6, after both teams missed extra points. Wilmington scored twice in the second half to pull away.

Watertown faces Stoneham in a key game for the North Section Div. 4 playoff race, with both teams being in the division and coming in with identical 3-3 records. The game is at Victory Field at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Boys’ Soccer

It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride as of late for the Watertown boys’ soccer team. Last week, the Raiders upset the state’s top ranked team, Lexington, but then dropped two games. On Wednesday, they were back on the winning side, and did it with style.

Watertown beat Stoneham 7-0 at Victory Field. Junior Dante Cimino led the offensive charge with two goals, according to a report on Wicked Local Watertown. On Friday, however, the Watertown lost at Wilmington 3-1. The Raiders are now 5-9-1.

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