The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs snapped a scoreless tie with a pair of third period goals to hand the Columbus Cottonmouths a 2-1 loss on Tuesday night to keep the Snakes from clinching the final spot in the SPHL playoffs, and keep their own playoff hopes alive.
Zach Tatrn scored at the 3:45 mark of third period, with Dmytro Babenko beating Spencer Bacon at 8:57 to give the Dawgs a 2-0 lead.
Chad Brears got the Snakes on the board at the 15:24 mark, but they were unable to notch a tying goal. Ty Reichenbach stopped 37 shot to earn the win. Bacon had 30 saves in the losing effort.