Bridgewater, MA --- In virtually a must win game to keep Westfield's post-season hopes alive, the Owls suffered a heartbreaking loss on Sunday at Bridgewater State by the score of 6-4. Captain, Joey Green, got the Owls' offense started only three minutes into the game when he beat Bear's netminder Matthew Scott. The lead would hold for most of the period but a Kyle Anderson's slap shot from the blue line would send the game tied into the first intermission.
Trailing 2-1 early in the second, Schyler Reilly would score a power play goal to knot it at two a piece. The Owls power play is starting to heat up as they would go 3 for 6 with the man advantage during the game. Colin Pierce would also score a power play goal in a period where the two teams traded goals but the Owls would find themselves trailing 5-3 going into the final twenty minutes.
Westfield would have a great opportunity to get back into the game midway through the third period when they had a five minute power play. Zach Smith would score in his third consecutive game but it was not enough and Bridgewater would go on to win their fourth league game of the season.
Westfield's next game is Sunday at 1:30 as they travel up to UMass Lowell before their Thanksgiving break. The game will be played at the Tsongas Center.
Goals: Green (5), Reilly (7), Pierce (4), Smith (3)
Saves: Liberto (27 Saves, 2-3-0)
Power Play: 3 for 6 (22%)
Penalty Kill: 2 for 3 (86%)