Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Raiders held an early lead, but could not hold on during Saturday's MIAA Div. 3 boys' soccer state final in Worcester.
Watertown's magical run through the MIAA Div. 3 boys soccer tournament came up just short as the Raiders could not hold on to an early 1-0 lead and fell to Sutton in the state final, Saturday at Foley Stadium in Worcester. Despite the loss, Watetown coach Frank Cacia said the team accomplished more than any previous Raiders squad. "Give (Sutton) a lot of credit. They’ve been here before," Cacia said. "We scored the first goal, we didn’t lay down. I’m proud of the boys. It was an incredible run. I’m sure if I told them at the beginning of the year we would get to the state final they would tell me I was crazy." Before this year, the farthest the Raiders had advanced was the state semifinal. The Raiders (15-3-6) took a 1-0 lead when junior …
Watertown defeated Oakmont 1-0 to claim its fourth straight field hockey title. The boys' soccer led Sutton early, but fell 2-1.
The Raiders play in not just one, but two state finals today in Worcester, and Watertown Patch will be there following the action from the field hockey game at 10 a.m. and the boys' soccer final at 12:30 p.m. You can also follow updates on Patch's Twitter feed, @WatertownPatch. You can add your comments in the box above, or include your Tweets to the live blog by using the hashtags #WHSFieldHockey and #WHSSoccer. Field Hockey Watertown's field hockey team seeks a fourth straight state championship today, and they have a rematch with Oakmont - a team they beat last year 3-1. Coach Eileen Donohues' team comes in with a 21-0 record, and a 91-game unbeaten streak. The Raiders have rolled through the tournament this year, beating …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Watertown Patch will be living blogging from Worcester Saturday during the two state semifinals, featuring Watertown High School's field hockey and boys' soccer teams.
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 …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
See images of the MIAA Div. 3 boys' basketball final in Worcester.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Watertown's boys' basketball team's season ended one win short of taking the school's third state title. The Raiders lost 42-36 to Whitinsville Christian at the DCU Center.
The Watertown boys' basketball team fell to the Crusaders 42-36 in the MIAA Div. 3 state final.
WORCESTER – Winning the state title proved to be a feat too tall for the 2011 Watertown boys’ basketball team, as they fell 42-36 to Whitinsville Christian Saturday at the DCU Center. A large obstacle, in the form of the Crusaders’ 6-9 center Hans Miersma, prevented the Raiders from getting their offense on track, but Watertown’s outside shooting and tenacious defense kept the game close to the end. Early in the game, it looked like Watertown’s outside game might be enough, as the Raiders took a 9-2 lead in the first quarter thanks to three bombs from senior Cory Donohue. Whitinsville Christian head coach Jeff Bajema changed up his defense for Watertown after seeing their speed and ability to penetrate on tape. Rather than go with a man-on…
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Raiders boys' basketball team seeks a third state title today in Worcester.
Watertown could not hit the shots down the stretch. They kept it close, but Whitinsville hit enough free throws to pull away at the end. Raiders players look stunned as they are awarded the runner up medals by WHS Principal Steve Watson. Final, Whitinsville Christian 42, Watertown 36. 1.6 left 4th, Miersma misses both, Coppola looses ball out of bounds. Coppola fouls, fouls out. Bejema makes one. 9.5 left in 4th, stockdale has to foul, and fouls out, Whitinsville beginning to celebratre. Stockdale fouls out. 14.4 left 4th, Whitinsville inbounds, but the buzzer sounds. Refs allow play to go on, Watertown fouls. Bajema makes both, Crusaders lead 41- 36 17.8 left 4th, Watertown throws ball away, has to foul to prevent time running down. Grant…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Watertown's boys' basketball team beat Cardinal Spellman at the TD Garden to earn the seniors a shot at a second state title.
BOSTON – After missing the first few shots from the parquet floor of the TD Garden, Tuesday afternoon, members of the Watertown boys’ basketball squad got the hoop in their crosshairs and cruised to a 56-36 win over Cardinal Spellman in the Div. 3 state semifinal The Raiders (19-5) used their swarming defense and a hot hand from behind the three-point arc to book a trip to the MIAA Div. 3 state final in Worcester on Saturday. The Cardinals (19-5) jumped to a 5-0 lead, but the Raider’s senior leader, Marco Coppola, quickly closed the gap by hitting a layup while being fouled. Despite missing the shot from the line, Coppola grabbed the rebound and scored another two, on the way to a game high 26 points. “I think we were a little giddy out …
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…
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Raiders defeat Auburn in MIAA Div. 2 state final on goal by Erika Kelly. Watertown deny last second chance by Rockets.
The Raiders had to play all-out until the last second, but the Watertown High School field hockey team kept Auburn out of the goal and won a second straight MIAA Div. 2 state title, Saturday, with a 1-0 win over Auburn. A second half goal and a last second save preserved the Raiders' win and another state title – the second in a row and 11th overall – in the final played at Worcester State University's John Coughlin Memorial Stadium. Watertown controlled play much of the game, handling the ball in the Auburn half for much of the first 30 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net. Watertown coach Eileen Donahue told her team to keep positive and try to get into a flow offensively. "I think first half we clearly missed some …
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…