With little fanfare, the Watertown High School field hockey team set the longest winning streak in high school field hockey history Thursday afternoon with the Raiders 2-0 triumph at Wilmington.
This is just the latest accolade for the Raiders. A year ago, Watertown set the record for longest unbeaten streak, at 154 (now 167). However, tucked in the unbeaten streak was a tie against the same Wilmington team back in 2011.
Thursday, Watertown won its 107th straight game, surpassing the old record of 106 that had been held by Casady School of Oklahoma City.
Congratulations to girls field hockey for their 2-0 win over Wilmington breaking the National Field Hockey record of 107 consecutive wins.
— Watertown Athletics (@WatertownSports) September 22, 2016
When the Raiders set the national unbeaten mark there was throngs of media, full stands at Victory Field and a big celebration afterward. Before Thursday’s game, WHS Athletic Director Michael Lahiff said he did not think any big celebration was planned.
Just two weeks ago, Watertown head coach Eileen Donahue celebrated her 600th win, which the team celebrated with cake and a modest sign.
The Raiders seek to keep the winning going on the way to their eighth straight MIAA Div. 2 State Championship.