Watertown High School’s field hockey team has found its rhythm and has had a nearly perfect season so far, and the Raiders grabbed the attention of the Boston Herald.
Watertown has not lost any games on the way to a 16-0 record. The Raiders have kept a clean sheet in all but one game, and outscored opponents 100-1. The lone exception was a 2-1 victory over Div. 1 power Andover.
The Herald profiled Watertown in its Field Hockey Notebook this week, and interviewed head coach Eileen Donahue, co-captains Maggie Driscoll and Lizzie Loftus, and goalie Brianna Cooper.
The Raiders made national news in 2015 by breaking the high school field hockey undefeated streak with its 154th straight. The streak grew to 184 games until Winchester beat Watertown in 2017.
The Raiders are not yet in view of breaking their own record, but the team has built another healthy streak. Watertown went undefeated in 2021, and won the state title with a 1-0 overtime win over Sandwich. Along with the 16 wins this season, and the eight in the Pandemic shortened 2020 season the Raiders have 47 straight victories. A playoff run would put the team over the half-century mark in 2022.
The Raider have one more game at Wakefield before the State Tournament begins in early November. The State Final is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 19, according to the MIAA.
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