The Watertown High School girls soccer team won a State Tournament game for the first time in more than a decade on Friday, while the football and boys soccer squads fell in their first round contests.
The Raiders defeated Boston Latin Academy 3-0 in the Preliminary Round of the MIAA Div. 3 Soccer Tournament. Katie Fitzpatrick, Lily Lambo, and Chelsea Fitzgerald scored for Watertown at Victory Field.
The last State Tourney win came in 2011, when Watertown defeated Mystic Valley in the North Section quarterfinals 2-0. Head coach John Vlachos told the Boston Globe said the win was a huge step in the right direction for the Raiders.
Watertown improved to 5-13-1, and will play at Weston on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Round of 32.
The Raiders kept pace with host Dover-Sherborn in the MIAA Div. 5 Round of 16 on Friday, but fell 28-14 on Friday night.
Watertown answered D-S touchdowns in the first and second quarter to go into the half up 14-12. Quarterback Johnny Cacace scored on a 5 yard run, and Raphael Maghalaes took a pass from Cacace 16-yards for Watertown’s second score.
Dover-Sherborn’s Brian Olson got his second touchdown reception of the game in the third quarter to give the hosts the lead, and D-S added another touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Watertown (5-4) will play non-playoff games before wrapping up the season with a trip to Fenway Park for the 100th game against Belmont.
Watertown’s season ended with a 3-1 loss at Boston Latin Academy. The Raiders finish the season with a record of 6-10-5.