Westfield, MA --- Westfield State dropped to 3-5-0 on the season as they allowed four third period goals as RPI went on to win 4-0. The Owls had plenty of good chances to capitalize on their power plays but were unable to beat Rensselaer's goaltender Billy Stuart. They finished the night 0 for 9 with the man advantage including two brief 5 on 3's.
Phil Ashley got the start for the Owls making 27 saves in the losing effort. His best save came midway through the second period when RPI was awarded a penalty shot. After Tyler Gloski scored with 15:22 left in the third period to break the scoreless tie, the Engineers scored on the power play 57 seconds later to make the score 2-0. The Owls finsihed the night killing off 5 of their 6 penalties. RPI would then go on to add two more insurance goals to win their 6th straight game.
Westfield State hosts the Keene State Owls on Saturday at 5 p.m. before traveling to Troy, NY for a rematch with the Engineers on Sunday at 3 p.m. In other conference games this weekend Sacred Heart scored five, third period goals, to come from behind to beat Bates College on Friday night. The two teams played again Saturday night with Sacred Heart beating Bates again 6-3.
FINAL SCORE: RPI 4 - Westfield State 0
Westfield Goals: None
Power Play: 0 for 9 (0%)
Penalty Kill: 5 for 6 (83%)