Bears hold off Owls

WSUsoccerWESTFIELD – Kolin Campbell (Norton/Norton, Mass.) scored the match’s lone goal on a header in the 69th minute to lift Bridgewater State to a 1-0 win over Westfield State University and spoil the Owls’ Family Parent Day in a MASCAC men’s soccer match at Alumni Field on Saturday.
Nicholas Keddie (Cardinal Spellman/Abington, Mass.)crossed the ball from the left side, where it found the head of Campbell about eight yards out in front of the net and redirected inside the far post.
Westfield’s best scoring opportunities came earlier in the match. Dan Anderson (Bedford/Bedford, Mass.) had an opportunity in the first half, battling several defenders to win a ball in the box. When he wheeled and fired a hard shot it was directly at Bridgewater netminder Colin Jepson (Upper Cape Voc/Sandwich, Mass.) who made the save.
Westfield had several opportunities in the first 10 minutes of the second half. Dom Cavallini’s (Minnechaug/Springfield, Mass.) strong play on the left side yielded a hard shot from near the top of the 18 that Jepson saved, then a few minutes later, Cavallini drove a hard cross for Zack Horn (Old Colony/Carver, Mass.) that could not connect.
Cam Ritter (Agawam/Agawam, Mass.) also won a ball in the box and beat two defenders but was able to muster a solid shot which was again saved by Jepson.
Jepson finished with five saves for Bridgewater, which improves to 3-4, and 1-1 in the MASCAC.
Keith Hevey (Chicopee/Chicopee, Mass.) made nine saves for Westfield, now 1-7-1 on the season and 0-2 in the MASCAC. The Owls travel to Mass Maritime next Saurday for a 6:00 p.m. game.

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