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Watertown field hockey on an unparalleled run of success

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WATERTOWN – There are 370 girls enrolled at Watertown High School, about a quarter of whom are seniors. Of those 90 or so seniors, there’s just one on the state-record-holding field hockey team.

Only one?

“If they don’t want to run,” coach Eileen Donahue explained, “if they don’t want to work hard at things. . . ”

Then they don’t get the privilege.

As of Wednesday, she had coached 619 games over 28 years at Watertown. The Raiders, 7-0 after a 2-0 win over Lincoln-Sudbury, have lost just 30 games.

They haven’t lost in 1,653 days, going 96-0-3 in that span. Freshmen who walked into the high school in 2009 and graduated in 2013 did not lose a game.

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