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BULLETIN: Sept. 11, 2017 — Winchester (Mass.) 3, Watertown (Mass.) 0

The last decade has been a run of golden form for the Watertown (Mass.) field hockey team, featuring eight straight state championships, a shutout streak spanning 30 games, and National Federation-record unbeaten streak of 184 games combined with a winning streak of 124 games.

But today at Knowlton Stadium in Winchester, Mass., a scant 7 1/2 miles north of Watertown, the Raiders saw their streaks end with a 3-0 loss to Winchester. Madison Micciche and Clare Moloney-Kolenberg scored goals eight minutes apart in the first half, leaving it up to goalie Brooke Ross and the Sachems’ defense to bring it home.

“I thought, ‘there is no way we are losing,’ ” Ross, a sophomore, told The Boston Globe.

Watertown, by way of comparison, had beaten Winchester 6-0 to start last season. And every season, Watertown was obligated to meet Winchester and all of their league opponents twice throughout the regular season, a much more difficult recipe for a multi-year winning streak.

But full marks to Watertown for going nearly nine years between losses, and for head coach Eileen Donahue for being one of only a couple of coaches to ever have more than one unbeaten streak of more than 75 games.

 

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