That’s a long time to go without beating a conference rival, especially with three chances each season. But it’s a drought that Westfield State has put behind it, thanks to its 3-1 win at first-place Plymouth State on Saturday night.
The win didn’t just mark the Owls’ first one against Plymouth since Jan. 31, 2013. It also considerably tightened up a MASCAC race that, for most of the season, was shaping up to be a two-team sprint.
With three weeks left in the regular season (and each of the league’s seven teams getting to play the others one more time), just three points separate first-place Plymouth (10-6-3, 7-3-2 MASCAC) from fifth-place Worcester State (10-7-1, 6-5-1).