ZYDECO FALL SHORT TO RED HOT RIVER DRAGONS
Columbus, GA - With a recently overhauled lineup, the Baton Rouge Zydeco returned to Columbus in hopes of snapping their seven-game losing streak.
Baton Rouge played from behind for most of tonight's game but managed to keep it close against the second-best offense in the league. After taking a 2-1 lead in the first period, things began to get away from them entering the second period.
The River Dragons managed to net four straight goals on Bailey Stephens, who was making his first start for the Zydeco. Columbus would take a 5-2 heading into the final 20 minutes of hockey, looking to win their 12th game in a row.
However, Baton Rouge found some life in the third period, getting two quick goals under three minutes into the third from Josiah Roen and Jake Cox. Despite the strong push and closing the gap to one, the River Dragons offense would put the game away with a few more goals to win it 8-5.
With the win, the River Dragons would improve to 8-1 against the Zydeco and improve to 24-3-2-2-1. Meanwhile, Baton Rouge now drops to 6-21-4-1-0 after the loss. Both teams will meet again next week in Columbus for a doubleheader.