Westfield, MA -- The Owls picked up their first two conference points of the season with a 4-3 win over Bridgewater State late Thursday night. Tim Doherty would get the Owls on the board early in the first as his shot towards the net bounced through Bears netminder Trudeau. Bridgwater would battle back to tie the game after a turn over in the defensive zone. Nick Sibilia would break that tie with 4:55 left in the first, after his wicked wrist shot from the blue line found the back of the net.
The teams would trade goals in the second period. Joe Santaniello gave the Owls a two-goal lead with his power play tally. Bridgewater would finally tie the game, one minute into the third period as the two teams played a physical game. Brian Bassett would score the eventual game winner midway through the period. Nate Maillet played outstanding in net, finishing with 33 saves.
Westfield hosts Rhode Island College on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm. This will be the third of five straight conference games as they make their way through October.