Undefeated Raiders Field Hockey Top Seeded in Tourney

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Charlie Breitrose The Watertown High School field hockey team will look to add the 20th state championship trophy in 2022. Here, the team celebrates winning the 2021 State Title.

The Raiders sit in pole position as they begin the quest for the school’s 20th field hockey state championship in 2022.

Undefeated Watertown (17-0) officially received the No. 1 seed in the 2022 MIAA Div. 3 Field Hockey Tournament on Wednesday.

The Raiders received a bye in the preliminary round, and then will host the winner of 32nd seed Hudson (12-5-1) and 33rd seed Norwell (9-6-3) in the Round of 32. The game has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Victory Field.

The winner moves on to play either No. 16 Ashland (7-8-3) or No. 17 Dover-Sherborn (4-9-5), who play on Nov. 3.

The second seed in the Div. 3 bracket is Sandwich, the team that Watertown beat in overtime to win the 2021 State Championship. The Blue Knights also enter the tourney undefeated with a 16-0-1 record.

Watertown completed an undefeated regular season with a 7-0 win at Wakefield on Oct. 24. The Raiders have outscored opponents 107-1 this season. The Raiders have won 48 straight games dating back to the pandemic shortened 2020 season played in the spring of 2021.

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