Saturday will be a big day in Watertown High School sports history, as two teams play for state championships, and Watertown Patch will be there providing live updates from the games.
First the field hockey team faces Oakmont at 10 a.m. at Worcester State University. Then, at 12:30 p.m., it's time for the boys' soccer team to see if they can complete their magical run as they take on Sutton at Foley Stadium in Worcester.
If you can't be there, go to Watertown Patch to follow the latest updates. You can also follow the action on Patch's Twitter feed, @WatertownPatch. Add your comments on the story, or include your Tweets to the live blog by using the hashtags #WHSFieldHockey and #WHSSoccer.
Boys' Soccer vs. Sutton
Soccer coach Frank Cacia said the close finishes in the state tournament has built character in his team. The Raiders won their first game in overtime, and the section final and state semifinal came down to penalty kicks.
"A lot of teams fold in that situation, momentum swings to the other team, but you find a way to battle and stay in it," Cacia said after the second shootout win. "It helps to have done it before, it’s not good on the heart, but we’ll take it. We’re going to the state championship, it’s amazing."
Sutton won the Central Section title and then defeated Hopkins 1-0 to get to the state final. They have a record of 19-1-1.
Field Hockey vs. Oakmont
Field hockey Coach Eileen Donohue said she is glad to have two days to prepare for Oakmont, a team the Raiders beat in last year's final, 3-1.
"We are going to have to pick up our game big time for them," Donohue said.
Oakmont won the Central Section and has a record of 17-0-3.