Westfield, MA - Roger Williams University spoiled the Owls home opener on Saturday night 5-1. This was Westfield's first of five straight conference games in October. The two teams played an evenly matched first period but the Hawks would take a 1-0 lead into the second period. In the second, a brief lapse by the Owls led to two short-handed goals as Roger Williams would take a 3-0 lead into the final period.
Nick Sibilia would give the Owls some hope as he redirected a Josh Brown shot from the point only 1:25 into the third period to make it 3-1. However, the Hawks would add two more to get their first conference win of the season.
Westfield returns to practice on Tuesday night before hosting Bridgewater State on Thursday at 9 pm. The home stand will continue on Saturday, as the Owls will host Rhode Island College.