The Watertown High School field hockey team exacted a bit of revenge, Monday, on the team that ended its national record unbeaten streak. The Raiders defeated Winchester 2-0 at Victory Field.
Watertown improved its record to 4-0 with the win over the team that not only handed it its last loss but also its last tie.
The Raiders controlled the play most of the first half, but struggled to get quality shots on net. That changed quickly in the second half.
Just two minutes into the second, senior Catherine Connors scored off a corner. The goal was assisted by junior Ally Kennedy, who has committed to play her college field hockey at Vermont, according to her mother.
Just over five minutes later, after a scramble, freshman Taylor Lambo slapped a shot past Winchester goalie Brooke Ross, who had save several shots in the game. Lambo was playing her first varsity game.
In the final several minutes the Sachems pressed Watertown and had multiple corners. Watertown goalie Lainey Andrade stopped all of Winchester’s attempts and notched the shut out.
This season, the Raiders seek to win their 10th straight state championship. Watertown host Burlington and Wilmington this Wednesday and Friday.