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Columbus Cottonmouths shake off slow start to down Augusta

on Jan 16, 2013
Columbus Cottonmouths shake off slow start to down Augusta

By Kathy Gierer, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

It took a while for the Columbus Cottonmouths to unleash their offense against the Augusta RiverHawks at the Civic Center on Tuesday night.

The Snakes scored twice in the second and third periods to grab a 4-1 victory.

Since no other SPHL games were on the schedule, the Snakes took advantage of the opportunity to grab two points. The win moves the Cottonmouths into a tie with the Mississippi RiverKings for fifth place with 33 points, just two behind Knoxville in their quest to repeat as league champions.

Ian Vigier got the win in net for the Snakes, ending a personal four-game drought. Vigier's last victory was Dec. 27. Since then he was 0-2-2.

"It's especially good to get the win against these guys," Vigier said. "Every game this month is important. This was a big two points. It's good to get back in the win column."

The only puck that got away came 41 seconds after Matt Gingera gave the Snakes a 1-0 second-period lead.

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