Westfield, MA --- The Westfield State University Owls beat the Keene State College Owls by the score of 5-2 on Saturday night to sweep the season series. After a scoreless first period, Tommy Bruso fed a pass to forward Randy Zaterka who put the Westfield State Owls on top 1-0. Keene State would strike twice within 28 seconds to take the lead 2-1. Keene's second goal came with the man advantage. Westfield finished the night killing 8 of 9 penalty kills. Billy Keating would tie the game up at two after streaking down the right wing side and deking around a Keene State defender. The Owls would skate into the second intermission tied 2-2.
Westfield would take the lead 5 minutes into the third period when Tommy Bruso fired a shot from the point that beat Keene State netminder Aaron Testa. The goal was Bruso's 3rd of the year and came on the power play. Bobby Rash would also get his 3rd goal of the year only 38 seconds later on a short-handed breakaway to make the score 4-2 in favor of the Westfield State Owls. Bobby Rash would score another goal 3 minutes later to increase the Owls lead to 5-2.
The Owls travel to Troy, NY tomorrow afternoon to take on RPI. They look to split the season series with RPI and to improve their record to .500 against the Patriot Conference. The two teams met last weekend with RPI beating the Owls 4-0.
Westfield Goals: Zaterka (1), Keating (2), Bruso (3), Rash (3,4)
Power Play: 1 for 4 (25%)
Penalty Kill: 8 for 9 (88%)