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Preview: Kickers take on Greenville in Top Table Battle

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Opponent: Greenville Triumph (5, 1, 1)
Date/Time: Saturday, Aug. 29th, – 6:30 PM
Last Result: Kickers 2, New England 1

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Three Things to Kick About

  1. Terzaghi – He scores when he wants. Four goals in five games. Greenville will be sure to focus on him which should open the game for some other players.
  2. Kraft – Ryley Kraft nabbed is first professional goal last weekend and has is the running for most improved player from last year. That goal could be the spark that set this young player on fire. He’s Krafty.
  3. Weather – Two weeks ago we had torrential rain leading up to the game. This week it could be another wet one but an equal chance that we’ll dodge the rain bullet. Rain would obviously have an impact on the game but let’s just keep an eye to the heavens.

Prediction

Greenville is coming off a loss in New England on Wednesday. The Kickers were a good bit better than New England so logic dictates that the Kickers are better than Greenville. Following that logic and adding on Greenville having to travel along the eastern seaboard leading into the game the advantage is clearly with Richmond. Playing at home just adds to Kickers chance to win and get three points closer to the top of the table. As always the only worry is the Kickers defense in the waning minutes of the game, it’s been weak nearly every game.

Kickers 2 – Greenville 1

 

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The Richmond Kickers (3-1-1) return back home to City Stadium this Saturday night riding a four-match unbeaten streak as they host the league leaders Greenville Triumph SC (5-1-1) with the Bon Secours Cup on the line. Kickoff for this clash is set for 6:30 p.m. and will air live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+. A limited number of tickets are still available now at RichmondKickers.com/Tickets.
The series between these two clubs is even at two wins apiece since this USL League One rivalry started last season. Greenville got the better of the Kickers earlier this season back on July 25 at Legacy Early College. Jake Keegan broke the stalemate in the 21st minute after a scramble in the box. 14 minutes later Matt Bolduc got the Kickers back into the match. An own goal and a second goal from Jake Keegan put the hosts in the lead. Emiliano Terzaghi scored his first goal with Richmond, but it would not be enough to salvage the draw on the road.
Richmond picked up their third-straight victory last Friday night at Gillette Stadium against New England Revolution II, 2-1. Despite the Kickers hitting the woodwork twice in the first half, both teams headed into halftime deadlocked in a scoreless draw. That stalemate was broken in the 54th minute when Matt Bolduc was able to slip the ball through for Emiliano Terzaghi to continue his form, scoring his fourth goal in five matches. A curling effort by Mayele Malango in the 71st minute pulled the home side level once again. However, 11 minutes later, Ian Antley dropped in a cross right to the back post as Ryley Kraft slid in to finish it off for the game-winner.
Greenville saw their six-match unbeaten run come to an end Wednesday night on the road against New England Revolution II. The teams came out of halftime looking for an opening goal after finishing the first half scoreless. In the 57th minute, Connor Pressley fed the ball up the right wing for Nicolas Firmino. Without pressure from the Triumph defense, Firmino worked his way into the box until he found the right space to lay the ball off for Ryo Shimazaki to run onto at the top of the box and put it past Dallas Jaye. That was the first goal the Triumph conceded since Terzaghi’s goal in the Kickers match at Greenville. Jaye ended the night with four saves, but it would not be enough as Revolution II claimed their first victory of the season.
The Kickers go on the road next Saturday night, traveling to face FC Tucson at Kino North Stadium. This match kicks off at 10:30 p.m. EDT. Catch the match live on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466) and streaming on ESPN+.
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Kickers at RichmondKickers.com and on the official team app.

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Earning a spot in the USL League One Team of the Week, defender Ian Antley (#2) set up Ryley Kraft’s game-winner goal last Friday night at New England. With that assist, the Sharpsburg, Ga. native leads the Kickers with two assists in his rookie season. Forward Emiliano Terzaghi (#32) continues his early season form, scoring the first goal in the Kickers win over Revolution II. The Argentine now has scored four goals in five matches, including a goal in the last three Kickers victories. Defender Scott Thomsen (#3) has played in all five matches for the Kickers this season, starting in four of those. He has six clearances and five interceptions through the start of the season as the Kickers have continued their four-match unbeaten streak.

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Goalkeeper Dallas Jaye (#22) leads the league with five clean sheets this season. Before giving up the game winner against New England, Jaye had posted a 433 minute shutout streak. Forward Jake Keegan (#9) leads the Triumph with three goals so far this year through seven appearances, tying him for fourth in the league. In the last match against the Kickers, Keegan netted a brace to lead the team to a victory against Richmond. Posting two assists this year, midfielder Alex Morrell (#7) tops the team in this category through the first seven matches. Morrell also sits second in the league with 13 chances created.

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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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Arrest Made in Jahnke Road Food Lion Shooting

At approximately 11:57 a.m. on September 21, officers responded to the parking lot of the Food Lion grocery store in the 6400 block of Jahnke Road for the report of a person shot.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives have made an arrest in a shooting that happened on Jahnke Road last month.

Jermanny Hernandez turned himself in to detectives yesterday. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. His booking photo is attached.

At approximately 11:57 a.m. on September 21, officers responded to the parking lot of the Food Lion grocery store in the 6400 block of Jahnke Road for the report of a person shot. An adult male with a gunshot wound was located and transported to a local hospital with an injury that was considered life threatening.

“We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in sharing the information related to Mr. Hernandez,” said Major Crimes Captain James Laino.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective O. Reyes at (804) 646-3874 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

 

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‘Tis the Season for Spooky Science!

Science Museum of Virginia features Halloween-Inspired activities on October 28th through the 31st.

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Halloween is on a Saturday. And it’s a full moon. And clocks roll back the next day. The universe is practically begging everyone to celebrate, so the Science Museum of Virginia is doing just that with some spooky science fun!

 

Activities include:

  • Ghostly Galleries
    • Chills, thrills and hopefully no spills as educators perform spine-tingling science experiments in the galleries, including spooky spiders, sickening slime, cool bubbles and even a Frankenstein-inspired organ dissection or two!
  • Frightful Forge
    • Guests can light up their Halloween with holiday-inspired glowing LED jewelry workshops in The Forge. Additionally, on October 31, there will be special workshops to help guests accessorize their disposable masks.
  • “Phantom of the Universe”
    • Space isn’t spooky – or is it?! Guests can learn about unlocking the mysteries of dark matter in a special showing of this planetarium show every day at 2 p.m. on the 76-foot screen in the Dome theater.

 

 

When:
Wednesday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 31

In addition to the special activities happening inside the building, the Museum’s next Science on Tap kicks off the Halloween festivities. The adults-only virtual event is Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m. Whether it’s spiders, zombies, snakes or blood suckers, guests are invited to step into the web of terror and enjoy some strange science stories during Fright Night. This event is free and open to the first 300  adult registrants.

Who:
Curious-minded guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the in-Museum activities. Science lovers who can’t visit in-person but want to join in the Halloween-themed fun can find spider, pumpkin and bat STEM at Home activities posted on the Museum’s website and social media pages.

Science on Tap is for adults (18+).

Why:
The Museum has a long tradition of creating holiday-themed content and activities. It is another way for the Museum to remind Virginians that science is all around them, and highlight ways we’re all connected to STEM. Plus, it’s fun for both staff and guests!

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Museum operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How:
Gallery and Forge activities are included with Museum admission. Museum members and children two and under are admitted free. “Phantom of the Universe” requires an additional Dome ticket. The Museum offers discounts for military, teachers and EBT cardholders. Call 804.864.1400 for details about reserving tickets with the discount code.

The Museum has adjusted operating procedures, including purchasing tickets online in advance, to help ensure a safe environment for all who enter the building. Guests are encouraged to review the reopening policies on the Museum’s website at www.smv.org/welcome  before their visit.

Science on Tap is presented by WestRock.

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Black Bear Spotted in James River Park

I can barely contain my excitement about a bear.

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The black bear is not the bear being reported but rather a placeholder bear from Wikipedia until someone gets a picture.

Reported by Stephanie on the Woodland Heights Facebook group:

My husband was out on a long ramble with our dog and the dog became very keyed up as they got to the top of the pedestrian bridge at 42nd st. Husband looked down in time to catch a glimpse of a bear.
The bear was seen entering the underbrush near the bottom of the steps. This was at 11:40 this morning.
Sorry, no photos. 😕
This is not the first time that they have seen bears in the park at about this time of year.
So, heads up, neighbors!
While not common black bears in James River Park are not unheard of. As recently as this past June there was a black bear on the North Bank trail that eventually wandered into town. Full story on the June bear here.

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