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Photos & Game Summary: VCU and George Washington End in Draw

Two goals apiece mean that VCU had to share the point with the visitors.

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Official VCU Summary

Final Score: VCU: 2, George Washington: 2
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 7-5-2 (1-4-1 A-10) George Washington 10-1-3 (5-0-1 A-10)

THE SHORT STORY 

VCU and George Washington played to a 2-2 draw after 110 minutes of play in an all-important Atlantic 10 match Sunday at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU got on the board first for a 1-0 lead on an own goal in the 33rd minute.
  • George Washington came out of the halftime break and quickly leveled in the 48th minute.
  • The Rams got back on top 2-1 in the 49th minute with a goal from junior Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.).
  • The Colonials tied the game again in the 84th minute when it converted a penalty kick.
  • Neither team could score a game-winner in either overtime period and the game would end in a 2-2 tie.
  • Sophomore keeper Brecht Haakma (Amsterdam, Netherlands) made 11 crucial saves on the afternoon between the pipes.
  • Jerabek led the squad with four of the squad’s 16 shots on the day.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Haakma asserted herself early, laying out in the 23rd minute to deny the Colonials of an early goal.
  • The Rams opened the game up when it found the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Senior Amanda Tredway (Downingtown, Pa.) played strong defense and won the ball and went on a streaking run up the right side. She put in a cross just in front of the near post that was redirected into the goal by a Colonials’ defender for a 1-0 VCU lead.
  • After the halftime break, the Colonials found the equalizer in the 48th minute on a shot from inside the 18-yard box.
  • The Rams responded quickly with a goal on the restart attack. Senior Alyssa Tallent (Woodbridge, Va.) put in a beautiful ball from the right side that junior Lyndsey Gutzmer (Henrico, Va.) put on frame. Her shot was saved, but Jerabek was at the back post to bury the rebound to retake a 2-1 lead.
  • A penalty kick was awarded to George Washington after both players went down on a 50/50 ball in the box. The Colonials converted from the spot to tie the game 2-2 in the 84th minute.
  • Junior Paige Franks (Richmond, Va.) was just inches away from a go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a shot that banged off the left post.
  • Haakma made another clutch save in the 90th minute to send the game into overtime.
  • Neither side notched a golden goal in the first overtime period, sending the match to a final 10-minute overtime period.
  • VCU’s best chance in overtime came in the 109th minute when senior Nikki Malancone (Williamstown, NJ) got on the end of a free kick, but her header was just wide.
  • Both teams left the match with a point after playing to a 2-2 draw.

HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN

“I am extremely proud of our team’s fight, commitment and resilience throughout the course of 110 minutes. We didn’t allow tough circumstances to beat us. I felt like we deserved more than one point today, but sometimes calls don’t go your way and balls bounce off the post. That’s soccer. We will regroup, allow our bodies to recover physically and will put our minds fully towards Thursday’s game at Richmond now. We know we are in a must win situation moving forward and I believe in us.”

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU will be back in action Thursday, Oct. 17 as it makes the short trek to the University of Richmond. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Comeback to Defeat Ft. Lauderdale

The Kickers went down a goal early but fought back for a well deserved win.

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Official Kickers Game Summary

TEAM SCORE GOALSCORERS
RICHMOND KICKERS
(5-2-2, 14 points)
2 Terzaghi (Antley) 26’, Terzaghi (Kraft) 54’
FORT LAUDERDALE CF
(3-5-2, 11 points)
1 Lopez-Espin (Fray) 5’

RICHMOND, Va. — (Wednesday, September 23, 2020) — The Richmond Kickers (5-2-2) picked up their fifth win of the season, defeating Fort Lauderdale CF (3-5-2) 2-1 at City Stadium Wednesday night. Ricky Lopez-Espin gave the visitors an early lead after five minutes. Emiliano Terzaghi scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season to give Richmond all three points at home.

Fort Lauderdale pulled ahead after just five minutes. Brian Rosales floated the ball into the Richmond box. Ian Fray finally controlled the ball on the endline. He found enough space for a slight chip to Lopez-Espin, who redirected into the goal for the opener.

Richmond earned a penalty just three minutes later. Ryley Kraft had the subtle touch ahead for Terzaghi to go on a run towards goal. Right as he got into the Fort Lauderdale box, Fray came in with the challenge from behind, forcing the referee to point to the spot. The Argentine stepped up for the ensuing penalty kick, putting his shot just to the right of the goal.

A quick-thinking play nearly gave the Kickers an equalizer in the 17th minute. Ian Antley saw that Terzaghi was in a good spot just beyond the Fort Lauderdale defense as he went for the fast throw in. Terzaghi then played the ball across the face of goal as David Diosa came in at the back post, putting his shot just wide of the frame.

The Kickers found the breakthrough in the 26th minute. In a play almost similar to the play in the 17th minute, Ian Antley took a quick throw-in to find Terzaghi. Instead of looking for a pass, he arched in a shot that stunned the Fort Lauderdale defense for the equalizer.

Ryley Kraft connected with Terzaghi in the 54th minute for his brace. Mutaya Mwape found space up the left wing, going for a shot to the near post and forcing Dylan Castanheira to push the ball wide for a corner kick. Kraft came over for the corner kick, serving in a ball that found the head of Terzaghi. He made no mistake to find the back of the net.

Akira Fitzgerald came up with a massive goalline save in the 72nd minute. Sami Guediri stood over a free kick opportunity about 20 yards from goal. He put his shot on target looking at the near post, upper 90. Ftizgerald made sure to get his hands in the way to punch the ball away.

The Kickers play their second match in three days this Saturday, this time on the road as they head out west to take on Union Omaha in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. Kickoff for this match is set for 8:00 p.m. ET and it will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 and streaming on ESPN+.

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

BOX SCORE

Team First Half Second Half Final
Richmond 1 1 2
Fort Lauderdale CF 1 0 1

LINEUPS
Richmond: Akira Fitzgerald, Scott Thomsen (78’ – Wahab Ackwei), Ivan Magalhães, Kyle Venter, Ian Antley, Victor Falck, Ryley Kraft, Emiliano Terzaghi (83’ – Gianluca Cuomo), David Diosa (45’ – Mutaya Mwape), Stanley Alves (69’ – Luke Pavone), Matt Bolduc

Unused Substitutes: Lee Johnston, Mumbi Kwesele, Jonathan Bolanos

Fort Lauderdale: Dylan Castanheira, Brian Rosales (45’ – Christian Young), Sami Guediri, Ian Fray, Ethan Hardin, Servando Carrasco, Blaine Ferri (76’ – Rivaldo Ibarra), Eduardo Sosa, Ricky Lopez-Espin, Edison Azcona (45’ – Jason Bucknor), Felipe Valencia (55’ – Jerome Kiesewetter)

Unused Substitutes: Andre Zulaga, Frank Nodarse, Josh Saavedra

STATISTICS

Team Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Richmond 11 3 19 6
Fort Lauderdale 10 4 15 5

SCORING SUMMARY

Min Team Player
5′ FTL Ricky Lopez-Espin (Ian Fray)
26′ RIC Emiliano Terzaghi (Ian Antley)
54′ RIC Emiliano Terzaghi (Ryley Kraft)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
25′ FTL Edison Azcona
30′ FTL Eduardo Sosa
44′ RIC Kyle Venter
67′ RIC Ian Antley
81′ RIC Luke Pavone
88′ FTL Ian Fray
90′ RIC Mutaya Mwape

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
None.

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Danielle Cheskey
Assistant Referees: Ben Pilgram, Andrew Charron
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Skinker
Attendance: 692
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 73 ºF

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Preview: Kickers take on Fort Lauderdale FC

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Opponent: Fort Lauderdale FC(3, 4, 2)
Date/Time: Wedneday, Sept 23rd – 6:30 PM
Last Result: Kickers 1, Chattanooga 2

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Three Things to Kick About

  1. Terzaghi – He scores when he wants. He’s up to 7 goals now. Can he be stopped? The Richmond faithful hope not.
  2. Bounce back – There are two things the Kickers need to bounce back from, the loss in Chattanooga and the canceled game on Saturday. Getting ready for a game only to have it pulled at the last minute stings but not as bad as losing a game in the last minutes. This game will tell us a lot about the character of this team.
  3. Unknown – The Kickers haven’t played Fort Lauderdale before so it will be a bit of the unknown.

Prediction

The Kickers know they need this win and are at home. They’ve also had more rest than Fort Lauderdale. Kickers are going to get on top the visitors and not let up.

Kickers 3, Fort Lauderdale 0

Official Kickers Preview

The Richmond Kickers (4-2-2) prepare for a busy week with a home match Wednesday night against Fort Lauderdale CF (3-4-2). Kickoff for this match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET and will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon 466) and streaming on ESPN+. A limited number of tickets are still available at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
This match will mark the first-ever meeting between the two clubs, and the only meeting in the 2020 USL League One regular season. Fort Lauderdale joined USL League One this season as the affiliate of new Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami CF. The club is led by former United States Men’s National team player Jason Kreis, who has managed Real Salt Lake, New York City FC and Orlando City SC in MLS.
Richmond will be looking to bounce back after falling on the road 2-1 at Chattanooga Red Wolves back on September 12. Emiliano Terzaghi continued his scoring streak, netting his seventh goal in eight games including the last six-straight matches, after putting away a cross from Matt Bolduc on the volley. Tanner Dieterich scored in the 54th minute to pull Chattanooga level. Heading into stoppage time, Steven Beattie came off the bench to score the game-winner late and end the Kickers six-match unbeaten run.
Fort Lauderdale came up short in their last match, taking a 1-2 loss at home to South Georgia Tormenta FC last Saturday night. The home side started out strong, going ahead after just five minutes. Edison Azcona took the ball off the feet of Joshua Phelps and made the charge towards goal, taking a shot that deflected off Phelps sliding in and over Pablo Jara for the opener. Tormenta responded in the 19th minute from Curtis Thorn and then again in the 62nd minute from Luca Mayr-Fälten to steal the three points on the road.
The Kickers play their second match in three days this Saturday, this time on the road as they head out west to take on Union Omaha in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. Kickoff for this match is set for 8:00 p.m. ET and it will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 and streaming on ESPN+.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

Richmond Kickers

Midfielder David Diosa (#11) made his Kickers debut at Chattanooga, coming off the bench to play the final 13 minutes of the match. The native of Medellin, Colombia signed with the Kickers after playing five seasons with the New York Cosmos, logging over 40 matches and scoring four goals and adding five assists. Midfielder Luke Pavone (#14) returned to the Kickers lineup in Chattanooga. He has made six appearances this season, including five starts and is third on the team in shots with six. Defender Ivan Magalhães (#4) has appeared in every match this season for Richmond. He leads the club in both clearances (33) and interceptions (16), while tied for the top spot with four blocks.

Fort Lauderdale

Forward Ricky Lopez-Espin (#7) is the offensive catalyst for Fort Lauderdale in their inaugural season. The former Lansing Ignite FC man has six goals this season, one behind Golden Boot leader Emiliano Terzaghi. Midfielder Eduardo Sosa (#10) leads the club with three assists in six matches. He had one goal in 18 matches with Columbus Crew SC over the last two years before signing with Fort Lauderdale before the start of the season. Midfielder Edison Azcona (#21) scored in Fort Lauderdale’s last match, a 1-2 defeat to South Georgia Tormenta FC. He signed with the club after spending time in the Inter Miami CF Academy and the Orlando City SC Academy prior to that.

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Photos and Game Summary: Kickers Fall on the Road to Chattanooga

A late sub for Chattanooga provided the last-minute goal to send the Kickers home with their first loss in six games.

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Official Kickers Summary

TEAM SCORE GOALSCORERS
CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES SC
(4-2-3, 15 points)
2 Dieterich (Hernandez) 54’, Beattie (Hernandez) 90’
RICHMOND KICKERS
(4-2-2, 14 points)
1 Terzaghi (Bolduc) 13′

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — (Saturday, September 12, 2020) — The Richmond Kickers (4-2-2) fell on the road Saturday afternoon to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (4-2-3) at CHI Memorial Stadium. Emiliano Terzaghi opened the scoring in the 13th minute, but two second half goals from Chattanooga would end the Kickers unbeaten run.

Terzaghi added to his season tally in the 13th minute. Mutaya Mwape brought down a long pass from Akira Fitzgerald inside the center circle. He turned to find Bolduc making a run up the right wing. The veteran midfielder picked out Terzaghi with a cross near the penalty spot, catching the ball on the volley for his seventh goal of the season.

The woodwork came to the rescue for the Kickers in the 22nd minute. Ricardo Zacarias chipped the ball through for Ronaldo Pineda getting in behind the Kickers backline. Fitzgerald came out to shut down the angle as Pineda looked to put a shot on frame. His shot hit off the back post and was cleared out by Kraft.

Chattanooga leveled the score in the 54th minute. Coming into the match as a substitute, Mark Hernandez had a run up the left side. As he reached the Richmond box, he slipped the ball through for Tanner Dieterich. He was able to get around Ivan Magalhães for a shot that found the back of the net for the tying goal.

Steven Beattie scored the go-ahead goal late for the Red Wolves. Pineda quickly took a throw in for Hernandez. Dancing along the endline, Hernandez played the ball back for Beattie. His one-time effort was enough to get the goal and give the home side the victory late.

The Kickers return back home to City Stadium next Saturday night, September 19 as they host Orlando City B. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and the match will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 and streaming on ESPN+. A limited number of tickets are still available at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

BOX SCORE

Team First Half Second Half Final
Chattanooga 0 2 2
Richmond 1 0 1

LINEUPS
Chattanooga Alex Mangels, Ricardo Ruiz, Leo Folla, Jason Ramos, Jonathan Ricketts, Josue Soto, Ualefi (53’ – Mark Hernandez), Tanner Dieterich (83’ – Steven Beattie), Conor Doyle, Ronaldo Pineda, Ricardo Zacarias (45’ – Patrick Okonkwo)

Unused Substitutes: Tim Trilk, Uchenna Uzo, Travis Nicklaw, Alexi Jaimes

Richmond Akira Fitzgerald, Scott Thomsen, Ivan Magalhães, Kyle Venter, Ian Antley, Victor Falck, Ryley Kraft (78’ – Stanley Alves), Emiliano Terzaghi, Mutaya Mwape (63’ – Jonathan Bolanos), Luke Pavone (63’ – Greg Boehme), Matt Bolduc (78’ – David Diosa)

Unused Substitutes: Lee Johnston, Wahab Ackwei, Gianluca Cuomo

STATISTICS

Team Shots Saves Fouls Corners
Chattanooga 10 0 16 7
Richmond 4 0 13 0

SCORING SUMMARY

Min Team Player
13′ RIC Emiliano Terzaghi (Matt Bolduc)
54′ CHA Tanner Dieterich (Mark Hernandez)
90′ CHA Steven Beattie (Mark Hernandez)

CAUTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
43′ CHA Ronaldo Pineda
58′ RIC Luke Pavone
58′ CHA Josue Soto
75′ CHA Patrick Okonkwo
90′ CHA Steven Beattie
90′ RIC David Diosa

EJECTIONS SUMMARY

Min Team Player
None.

MATCH INFORMATION

Referee: Izlen Peksenar
Assistant Referees: Austin Holt, Jonathan Fogo
Fourth Official: Kyle Johnston
Attendance: 744
Weather: Cloudy, 86 ºF

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