Friday, March 18, 2011
Watertown's boys' basketball team has ripped off four tournament wins after going 4-5 to end the regular season. Saturday the Raiders play for the state championship.
The Raiders jumped out to a fast start, rolling over their first 11 opponents, but Watertown’s boys’ basketball team went 4-5 down the stretch, which may have been just what the team needed. The Raiders are preparing to take on Whitinsville Christian in the MIAA Div. 3 state final Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. After dropping their final two contests to Belmont at home and on the road at South Boston (teams they beat earlier in the year), Watertown has ripped off four tournament wins by an average margin of 22.25 points. Senior guard Marco Coppola said the losses at the end of the regular season helped the Raiders focus. “Down the stretch I think those two losses helped us. They showed us our strengths and our …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Live from TD Garden, follow Watertown as they take on Cardinal Spellman for a spot in the MIAA Div. 3 final.
FINAL - Watertown wins. They play Saturday in Worcester for the Div. 3 title. 10.1 left in 4th, Hinkley at the line for Spellman, misses first, hits second 35.2 left in 4th, both teams have second string in. 1:32 left 4th, Liam Quinn going to the line for Spellman, misses first, hits second. 1:51 left in 4th, Raiders have the reserves in. Fouled Pat Hinkley of Spellman. He misses the first, and makes the second. 2:19 left 4th, Ryan Roach scores two free throws for Spellman. 2:31 left 4th, Spellman fouls Coppola on the drive. On the indbounds, Kelly passes to Coppola, who lays it in backward while slicing under the hoop. Watertown up 56-31 3:12 left 4th, Another dribble drive by Coppola, then Joe Glynn scores for Spellman. 4:14 left 4th, …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Coach Eileen Donahue pointed to her players dedication to the team when talking about Watertown's second straight state crown, and 11th overall.
As the Watertown field hockey players screamed and hugged in celebration of the state title win on Saturday in Worcester their coach, Eileen Donahue said it was her players' focus on working together that made the difference. The Raiders beat Auburn 1-0 to clinch their second straight MIAA Div. 2 championship, and two of the key plays demonstrated Watertown's focus on working as a team. "It's different every year," said junior Erika Kelly. "It feels awesome. It's not like it's expected it to happen. We have to work really hard at it." Holding on to a one-goal lead, the Raiders were faced with defending against one last corner by Auburn. The Rockets had just brought the ball down field in a desperate attempt to tie the score as the last few…
Friday, November 19, 2010
Watertown High School's field hockey team has the state final on the line Saturday in Worcester, as well as a second straight undefeated season.
Pefection is on the line for the Watertown High School field hockey team Saturday. The Raiders put their 24-0 record on the line against Auburn in the MIAA Div. 2 state final at Worcester State University. The Raiders also seek to defend their state crown, which they won last year in Worcester by beating Oakmont 1-0. Watertown completed the 2009 season with an undefeated 21-0-2 record. This year, most teams have had trouble scoring on the Raiders, let alone staying close to coach Eileen Donahue's team on the scoreboard. During the regular season Watertown outscored their opponents 83-3. Junior Erika Kelly lead the team with 24 regular-season goals, and she has four more in the playoffs. Senior Bianca Jones had a dozen regular-season goals…
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A gallery of photos taken by Walter Morris at the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal.
Photo highlights of the Watertown High School field hockey team's 1-0 victory over Canton in the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal in North Andover. Photos were taken by Walter Morris.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Raiders prevailed in the MIAA Div. 2 semifinal, 1-0.
Watertown defeated Canton Tuesday in the MIAA Div. 2 semifinal played in North Andover. The Raiders return to the state final Saturday for the second straight year, and coach Eileen Donahue and her team seek back-to-back titles.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Raiders rode Lauren Giordano's second half goal to win the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal in North Andover.
Watertown High School's field hockey team out-dueled Canton Tuesday night, winning the MIAA state Div. 2 semifinal 1-0 on a second half goal. The Raiders return to the state final on Saturday at Worcester State to defend their title. To get there, they had to defeat South Section champion Canton. The teams raced back and forth on North Andover High School field, but despite both teams having scoring opportunities the first half ended scoreless. Watertown Coach Eileen Donahue said she spoke to her team at halftime, and the Raiders responded. "We needed a spark," Donahue said. Just 1:14 into the second half Watertown capitalized. Junior Lauren Giordano knocked in a pass from junior Erika Kelly to make the score 1-0. Watertown almost made it …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Raiders beat Manchester-Essex Regional High School Saturday.
Watertown came back from a 1-0 deficite to defeat Manchester 2-1 in the North Section final at North Andover High School. The Raiders move on to the MIAA Div. 2 semifinal Tuesday against Canton.
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…