Watertown High School kicked off the quest for a ninth straight MIAA field hockey championship by shutting out Swampscott, 3-0, Friday afternoon at Victory Field.
It took more a quarter hour of the North Section quarterfinal for the Raiders (18-1) to solve a pesky Big Blue (11-6-3) defense.
Watertown sophomore Brianna Williams scored 15:28 into the game off a feed inside the circle from senior co-captain Sydney Poulin.
Four minutes into the second half, junior Olivia Lampasona blasted a ball into the Swampscott net from the right side of the circle.
Senior Lauren Petrillo finished Watertown’s scoring when her shot struck a stick and looped over the head of the Swampscott goalie with under 4 minutes left in the game.
The Raiders move onto the Section Semifinal to face the winner of Gloucester and Wilmington. The game is scheduled for Reading High School, date and time to be decided.