Fall River, MA -- The Owls finished their season series with Roger Williams on Saturday night by suffering a 4-3 overtime loss. Even though they did not get two points, the Owls have gained points in three straight conference games, good for third place in the American Conference's South Division. Westfield would get on the board in the first period when Joe Santaniello put in a power play goal from the side of the net. Roger Williams would score the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead with 8:26 left in the second period. The Owls had several power play opportunities throughout the game and would get their second power play tally as time expired at 7:19. Trevor Shea's pass would find Matt Arena, while being hooked down, who laid out and tipped the puck into the top corner. After the Owls got into penalty trouble of their own, Connor Sweeney swooped behind the net and put the puck between the Hawk's goalie and the post to give Westfield a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.
In the third, Ian Mitchell would tie the game with his second goal of the night and the two teams would head into 4 on 4 sudden death overtime. The Owls had the man advantage midway through the extra session, but a miscue in the neutral zone led to a 2 on 1 break for the Hawks. Ian Mitchell would cash in on a rebound for his third goal of the game as Roger Williams improved to 3-1-0 in the league.
Westfield will host a pair of conference games next weekend. They play Trinity College Bantams on Saturday at 5 pm and then Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors on Sunday at 3 pm.