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RiverHawks maintain close lead late in win over Cottonmouths

Date: Jan 06, 2013
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RiverHawks maintain close lead late in win over Cottonmouths

By David Lee, Augusta Chronicle

When the Augusta RiverHawks needed early goals to get ahead, they turned to those who have carried their scoring lately. When they needed to hold a lead late, they turned to a different goalie.

Matt Auffrey and Ian Watters continued their hot play with two key goals, and Robert Moss held the Columbus Cottonmouths scoreless in the final period, leading the RiverHawks to a 4-2 win on Saturday night.

The win was the first at home for the RiverHawks since Dec. 13 and third overall at James Brown Arena.

Auffrey put Augusta (7-17-3) on the board first with his fourth goal in six games and sixth of the season, giving the RiverHawks a 1-0 lead just before the first period expired. It was 14th game in which the RiverHawks have scored first, giving them a 5-7-2 record in those games.

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