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Photos and Game Summary: Spiders Continue Home Court Domination with Win over South Alabama

The Spiders easily take care of the visitors from South Alabama with a strong second half.

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South Alabama (5-4,0-0 Sun Belt): 57

Richmond (8-1,0-0 Atlantic 10): 75

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Sparked by stellar perimeter shooting and a balanced offensive attack, the Richmond Spiders turned a small halftime lead into second-half rout against South Alabama on Sunday, defeating the Jaguars 75-57 to remain perfect on their home court this season.

“I felt our defense was terrific. Disruptive but also very sound,” head coach Chris Mooney remarked. “On offense, I thought we did a good job of moving the ball, especially in the second half.”

Facing a zone for the first time this season, the Spiders scored 46 points after intermission to improve to 8-1, their best record through nine games since 1985.

The game started with Richmond welcoming back Grant Golden and Nathan Cayo to the frontcourt. The forwards duo both missed the Spiders win over Hampton Tuesday with ankle injuries, and Golden missed Richmond’s win over Boston College last Saturday.

A three-pointer from Nick Sherod and a mid-range turnaround by Golden started the Spiders scoring output during an uncertain open for Richmond’s offense, as the team trailed 8-5 following the game’s opening five minutes. After going through a small stretch of missed shots, two strong post moves from Golden and a finish by Cayo gave Richmond a 16-11 lead with 9:34 remaining in the first half. South Alabama continued to defend aggressively, causing multiple missed field goals, and ultimately took a three-point lead with a 10-2 run before Golden again scored down low. A triple from Blake Francis and another Cayo layup put Richmond back in front, as the Spiders entered the halftime break up 29-24.

After a scoreless first 20 minutes, Jacob Gilyard made consecutive three-pointers at the start of the second half. Golden then found Cayo under the rim for a layup, resulting in Richmond’s first double-digit lead of the day. The Spiders then caught fire from distance and upped their lead to 51-36 with 12:39 to play. Francis again connected on a three-pointer from the corner two minutes later to put his team ahead by 20 as Richmond made its first eight three-points attempts of the second half. Two nice dunks, the latter being off of an alley-oop, by Andre Gustavson got his Richmond teammates and fans on their feet; essentially putting the exclamation point on another dominant home victory.

Sherod posted a near double-double of 17 points and nine rebounds for Richmond, while Francis and Gilyard had 15 points each. Gilyard also contributed eight rebounds and seven assists. Golden finished with eight points, seven rebounds, and six assists in his return to the floor.

Richmond has won three straight and is now 6-0 at home this season and 3-0 all-time versus South Alabama.

The Spiders return back to the Robins Center on Saturday to take on Charleston. Tip time is set for 5 p.m and the game will be televised on NBCSN.

 

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Kickers and USL1 Announce Plans for 2020 Season

The Richmond Kickers haven’t announced their plans for hosting games and if fans will be allowed into City Stadium.

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Official Richmond Kickers Announcement:

USL League One announced on Thursday a revised regular season and playoff structure for the 2020 season has been approved by the league’s Board of Governors. The new format for the league’s second season will see each of League One’s teams play 20 games across 15 weeks in the regular season to determine the sides that will meet in the 2020 League One Final.

The revised schedule will see each team in League One face 10 teams during the regular season, with one opponent omitted from each club’s schedule to help limit air travel. Each team will play its assigned regional rival four times – twice home and twice away – and seven other clubs in a home-and-home series. The final two games of the season will be made up of one home and one away game against two more clubs, creating a 20-game slate.

The regular season will be played over a single-table format, with the schedule set to kick off on Saturday, July 18 and conclude on Saturday, October 24th. The top two teams in the final regular season standings will then meet the week of October 31st in the 2020 League One Final.

All league activities for the duration of the 2020 season will be coordinated in compliance with both local health authorities protocols and those previously published by the USL, which were created in consultation with medical and infectious disease experts along with required government approvals.

Additionally, League One’s Board of Governors approved a motion that will allow five substitutes to be used for the remainder of the 2020 season. Matchday squads will remain at 18 players, with clubs mandated to provide 23-man provisional squad lists at least 48 hours prior to kickoff, as per league rules.

The number of substitutes represents an increase from the three substitutions rule that had been in place. However, to avoid disruption to the game, each team will only have three opportunities to make all of its allotted five substitutions.

Substitutions may also be made at halftime without counting against a club’s three in-game opportunities. The decision is in line with the temporary law amendment made by the International Football Association Board in May.

Every game of the 2020 League One season will be broadcast on ESPN+. Announcements regarding Home Openers for each club and the full 2020 schedule will be announced in the coming days.

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New report finds Virginia Capital Trail generated $8.9 million in local economic activity last year

The report concluded that the Capital Trail contributed approximately $8.9 million in economic activity during FY 2018-19. The Trail which has seen a 65% increase in trail usage in March and a 46% increase in April over last year, is a driving stimulus for local business, tourism, and economic activity, the report found.

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The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation recently released an economic impact report by the University of Richmond in collaboration with the Institute for Service Research, the findings were significant.

The report concluded that the Capital Trail contributed approximately $8.9 million in economic activity during FY 2018-19. The Trail which has seen a 65% increase in trail usage in March and a 46% increase in April over last year, is a driving stimulus for local business, tourism, and economic activity, the report found.

The full economic impact report can be found here.

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Flying Squirrels Season Cancelled

Take me out to the ballpark, hopefully in 2021.

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Yesterday Minor League Baseball announced that they would not be playing their 2020 season. Which obviously means no Flying Squirrels baseball for Richmond this year.

From Flying Squirrels Facebook:

Major League Baseball has informed us that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled.

Although there will be no Flying Squirrels games this summer, we will continue to be a part of the community, while having funn & making memories in new, creative ways. We love you, Richmond.

More information is here including how to get refunds for season tickets.

Don’t worry, you’ll still be seeing the Flying Squirrels as this heartfelt message from COO Todd “Parney” Parnell

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