WHS Sports: Boys Soccer Hosts Tourney Game, Girls Swimming Competes at League Meet

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Charlie Breitrose

Watertown High School boys soccer players hold the North Section championship trophy up after defeating Melrose on Sunday.

Charlie Breitrose

The Watertown High School boys soccer team begins its quest for a second straight North Section championship Friday at Victory Field.

The Watertown High School boys soccer team hopes to make another deep run in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament. The Raiders will start their tourney with a home game on Friday night. 

Watertown will host Gloucester at Victory Field at 6 p.m. on Friday in a Div. 5 North first round game. The Raiders (12-5-1) earned the fourth seed in the North, while Gloucester (5-11-1) comes in as the 13th seed.

The winner moves on to face either Pentucket or Swampscott in the Section Quarterfinal.

Last year, the Raiders defeated Melrose to win the North Section, and made it to the State Semifinal before losing to Norwell. This year, the top seed in the North is Lynnfield, followed by Dracut and Bedford. The top seed in the South is Norwell.

Girls Swimming

The Arlington-Watertown girls swimming team finished sixth at the Middlesex League Swimming Championships on Monday. The co-op swimming team includes swimmers from both high schools.

Watertown sophomore Niamh Murphy was part of the sixth-place 200 medley relay team.

The team claimed three second places, including in the 400 free relay, Arlington’s Lily Barker in the 500 freestyle, and Sarah Peterson of Arlington in the 100 backstroke. Barker got third in the 200 free, Arlington’s Isabelle Houseman got fourth in the 500 free, Peterson got fifth in the 50 free and Houseman got fifth in the 100 fly. Also, the 200 free relay placed seventh.

The team scored 180 points. Reading won the meet.

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