Monday, October 8, 2012
The Raiders kept their record perfect with the win against Middlesex League rival Lexington.
Emily Loprete scored twice to lead the Raiders past Lexington in a match up of Middlesex League field hockey powers Monday at Victory Field. The Raiders improved to 11-0-0, and kept their undefeated streak going, which dates back two and a half seasons. Lexington kept the game scoreless for more than half the game, but the Raiders did not allow any shots on goal in the second period while scoring twice. Lexington's record drops to 8-2-1.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Eileen Donahue will receive the Pathfinder Award for her commitment to girls' and women's sports.
Watertown field hockey coach Eileen Donahue will receive the Pathfinder Award, presented by the Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD), in honor of her contributions to and commitment to girls' and women's athletics. The award will be presented to Donahue at MAHPERD’s Honors/Awards Banquet Sunday May 6 at a reception and banquet at the Double Tree Hotel in Westborough. In 26 years coaching the Watertown field hockey team, Donahue has racked up the wins and titles. Her record is 505 wins, 30 losses, 45 ties and her teams won 22 Middlesex League Championships, 19 Div. 2 North Championships, 12 Div. 2 State Championships. This year Donahue got her 500th win and her team won the state …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Raiders wrapped up another unbeaten season by beating Oakmont 3-1 in the Div. 2 state final Saturday.
The Raiders' senior class went out on a high, winning their third straight state championship with a 3-1 victory over Oakmont, Saturday, at Worcester State University. Senior co-captain Erika Kelly scored two goals after senior Lauren Giordano tallied the Watertown's first goal. Goalie Kayla Costa stopped all but one of the Spartans' shots. The Raiders finished the season 22-0-1, and the team extended their unbeaten streak to 69. Coach Eileen Donahue claimed her 12th state title in her career at Watertown, which began in 1986.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Raiders field hockey team will start the 2011 state tournament Friday against Lynnfield, and both the boys' and girls' soccer teams received tourney bids.
With her 500th win in the book, and another undefeated regular season for the Watertown High School field hockey team, Coach Eileen Donahue will now focus on the second season — the state tournament. After defeating Melrose last Friday, the Raiders are 17-0-1, and for the third straight year the team finished the regular season without a loss. They start their tournament Friday, while both the girls' and boys' soccer teams were selected for the tournament. Donahue — who now has a career record of 500 wins, 30 losses and 45 ties — said the key to her success has been just focus on winning the next game. “You can dominate the game, but let in that one goal,” Donahue said. “(For) the bottom line, people are going to look at the scoreboard — …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Watertown's 5-0 win at Melrose earned head coach Eileen Donahue her 500th victory on Friday.
With the their 5-0 win over host Melrose, Watertown's field hockey players gave their coach her 500th win, Friday. Eileen Donohue now has a record of 500-30-45, and her teams have won 22 Middlesex League championships, 18 MIAA Division 2 North Section championships and 11 state championships, including the last two. The Raiders are now 17-0-1 and wait to find out who they will play in the MIAA Div. 2 State Field Hockey Tournament. The field will be announced Monday.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Raiders scored two second-half goals to beat Manchester-Essex in the MIAA Div. 2 North final Saturday.
After going down a goal in the first half, the Watertown High School field hockey rallied with two second-half tallies to beat Manchester-Essex Regional High School and claim the MIAA Div. 2 North Section title Saturday in North Andover. The Raiders won the battle of undefeated teams and advance to the state Div. 2 semifinal on Tuesday. Manchester-Essex held the Raiders in their defensive end much of the first half, and senior Kyle Marsh scored with 15:44 left in the half. Watertown Coach Eileen Donahue said she was happy with how her team reacted after going down a goal. "We gave up an ugly goal," Donahue said. "After that, the last 15 minutes of the first half we had good pressure." Watertown almost tied the score, with just over five …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The defending Division 2 state champions defeat Clippers, 3-0, advance to North Section Div. 2 final.
The Watertown High School field hockey team didn't let the wet and windy weather conditions stop it from stealing the show at Reading Memorial High School on Tuesday night, registering a 3-0 win over Newburyport in the North Section semifinals. "It's a team effort, and it's all about the team," said Watertown coach Eileen Donahue. "You can't do it without everyone out there," she added. With the win, the Red Raiders (22-0-0) move on the final of the MIAA North Division 2 tournament. They are defending Division 2 State Champions, and are hoping to capture the elite title once again. The Raiders were able to get on the board early on in the first half with a quick goal by sophomore Alyssa Carlson. With just two minutes left to play in…
Friday, November 5, 2010
Raider senior Erika Kelly scored two goals as Watertown defeated the Sachems to advance to the semifinals of the MIAA North Section playoffs.
Three second half goals vaulted the Watertown field hockey team past Winchester, Friday, in the MIAA North Section quarterfinal playoff game played at Waltham High School. The game remained scoreless through much of the first half, until senior Kaitlyn Carlson scored with 8:39 left in the half. Her long, lofted shot arced through the air and just snuck under the crossbar. Winchester coach Michelle White said the shot deflected off the stick of one of her defenders. "It was a beautiful goal, unfortunately it was against us," White said. In the second half, the Raiders increased the offensive pressure, and less than five minutes into the second half senior Erika Kelly got the ball well outside the circle, drove toward the net and put it in …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Red Raiders enter the playoffs 18-0 and seek back-to-back state titles.
The numbers for the Watertown girl's field hockey team under coach Eileen Donahue have been impressive. In 25 years, the Red Raiders have won 10 state championships and are currently defending champs from 2009. When the MIAA brackets came out this week it probably came as no surprise to anyone to see Watertown as No. 1 in the Div. 2 North playoff picture. The Red Raiders finished the season a perfect 18-0 and will have to wait until Friday to play Winchester, which beat Pentucket in the first round. As members of the Middlesex League the teams are familiar foes. Watertown won both meetings this year, 3-0 at Winchester in September and 1-0 at Victory Field in October. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St…
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Raiders 2-0 victory over visiting Belmont clinched an undefeated regular season for Watertown coach Eileeen Donahue. Now the team prepares to defend its state title.
Two second-half goals gave Watertown High School's field hockey team a win over rival Belmont Friday at Victory Field, and allowed the Raiders to finish the regular a perfect 18-0-0. Belmont's defense kept the Raiders out of the net for the entire first half, but junior Lauren Giordano scored with just under 22 minutes left in the second half. Less than six minutes later sophomore Alyssa Carlson tipped the ball past Belmont goalie Sarah Buckley to double Watertown's lead. The teams battled through a scoreless first half, and endured chilly winds and periods of heavy rain. Watertown coach Eileen Donahue said she was pleased with her team's effort and did not worry when the half ended without a goal. "Our team was playing well all game," …