WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Owls used six different goal scorers in an offensive explosion, as Westfield State defeated Becker College 6-2 in non-conference action Thursday afternoon at Amelia Park Ice Arena.
The Owls got on the board early after Daniel Backstrom (Helsinki, Finland) slammed home a rebound shot only 24 seconds into the game, putting Westfield State up 1-0.
Westfield State would extend the lead after Wyatt Trumbley (Campbell River, B.C.) finessed one passed the Hawk goaltender to make it 2-0 Owls.
But Becker would come storming back when Stephen Wolf (Somersworth, N.H.) would bank a shot of an Owls defenseman to cut the lead to 2-1. Only a minute and a half later, the Hawks would add another from Kevin Morello (Monroe Township, N.J.) to even the game at two a piece.
Westfield State outshot Becker, 43-29 in the contest. Thierry Messervier (Montreal, Quebec) had 27 saves for the Owls, while Cody Foster (Saugus, Calif.) collected 37 for the Hawks.
With the win, Westfield State improves to 4-5-2 overall, while Becker drops to 2-11-1.
The Owls resume play this Saturday as they host Salem State in the first MASCAC action of 2019, puck drop scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Becker hosts Framingham State on Tuesday with puck drop scheduled for 3:40 p.m.