Sports Report: Field Hockey Draws Even with Wilmington, Football Falls to Burlington
WCA-TV Studio – In the story of the week, the Field Hockey team tied Wilmington 1-1, which is the first time ever the Raiders have failed to win a game on the Victory Field turf. Wilmington scored on their first shot of the game and then went into a defensive formation. Watertown dominated time of possessions, shot count and attacking chances. Olivia Lampasona was the hero for the Raiders as she took her own rebound and backhanded into the net to secure a tie. The Raiders played previously in the week and the result was a lopsided 6-0 victory over Wilmington. Gabby Vanezia, Olivia Lampasona, Ally Kennedy and more got on the scoring sheet.
The Boys soccer team would face a tough test from a very talented Lexington squad. Poor passing in the midfield lead to a terrific finish from Lexgointon for a 1-0 lead. The Minutemen would then add on to their lead with a terrific set up in the midfield and even better finish in the bottom right corner. Watertown would try and stage a comeback as Rodrigo Freitas would use his terrific skill set and find the speedster Paulo Costa with a through pass that he would bury. That was all the offense for the Raiders as they fell to Lexington 2-1.
The Football team continues to have chronic offense issue. The Raiders couldn’t muster any significant plays in crunch time in their 20-0 loss to Burlington. The Raiders had multiple turnovers on down and miscues. They are absolutely missing start running back Mange Camara who’s been sidelined pretty much the entire year with a high ankle sprain. Offense struggles won’t the only issue for the Raiders on Friday night. Big plays killed the Raiders defense. Burlington scored off plays of 54, 34, and 74 yards respectively.
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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
Andrea Santopietro, Assistant Director
Steven Accardi, Videographer
October 4, 2018