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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Kicker Wrap-up Impressive Regular Season With a Draw

The Kickers finished as the Regular Season Champs, the League Leader in Assists with Jonny Bolanos, and the Golden Boot with Emiliano Tergahzi. Next up playoffs on October 29th at City Stadium.

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Official Kickers Game Summary

Kickers: 1 21′ Terzaghi (Bentley)
Greenville: 1 87′ Cox-Ashwood (Lee)

The Richmond Kickers (14-7-9, 51 pts) celebrated their first regular-season title since the 2013 season in front of a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans, Saturday night, as the Kickers earned a 1-1 draw against second-place Greenville Triumph SC (12-8-10, 46 pts). Emiliano Terzaghi scored his 17th goal of the season while securing his third-straight Golden Boot.

As the final whistle rang out in City Stadium, the players and coaches shook hands while black t-shirts emblazoned with, “2022 Regular Season Champions,” were distributed to members of the Kickers. Finally, a week after clinching the number one overall seed away in Madison, Wisc., the Kickers, arm-in-arm, raced towards The Red Army to celebrate a regular-season title three years in the making under Head Coach Darren Sawatzky.

The Kickers completed their historic regular-season campaign with a ninth-straight match unbeaten to move their season tally to 51 points which ranks tied for second in league history for most points earned in a season.

Furthermore, Terzaghi’s goal that put the Golden Boot race on ice marked the Kickers’ 54th goal of the season which broke North Texas SC’s 2019 record of 53 goals scored in a season. Meanwhile, Jonathan Bolanos officially became the league’s Assist Champion with a record-setting 11 assists during the season.

Adding to the standard-setting, the Kickers broke another USL League One-era club record as the club enjoyed its first post-COVID sellout crowd, maxing out the capacity with 6,000 fans at City Stadium.

Akira Fitzgerald was the first to add to the night’s history. As the match began, the goalkeeper officially made his 100th USL League One appearance – the first player to ever reach that milestone. He joined Matt Bolduc as one of the two active Kickers to make 100 or more appearances for the club.

Richmond started the match on the front foot as Terzaghi received the ball in the box and took a shot that went just over the crossbar in the first minute of the match.

The Kickers’ attacking persistence was rewarded in the 21st minute when Ethan Bryant found Matthew Bentley on the flank. Bentley then slotted the ball to Terzaghi, who was crashing the space and slid the ball past the keeper to give the Kickers’ the advantage.

Coming out of the half, the visitors ratcheted up their own defensive pressure in search of an equalizer, but the Roo’s defense held their guard up and continued to defend the net, and, when necessary on three different instances, Fitzgerald came to the relief of the defense to make crucial saves.

However, in the 87th minute, former Kickers player Evan Lee found a sliver of space in the Kickers’ defensive end and slotted the ball to Alexandre Cox-Ashwood in the box who one-timed an attempt into the net to knot up the scoreline.

The Kickers nearly found the winner only a minute later. Luke Pavone raced up the right wing and found Nathan Aune with a pass. Aune quickly heeled the ball to Chris Cole who was crashing into the box. However, Cole was not afforded a lot of time to tee up a shot and his hastened attempt went just over the crossbar.

Richmond will enjoy a bye week before hosting a USL League One Semifinal match, presented by Hisense on October 29. Kickoff time for the semifinal match is set for 6 pm. It will be the first time the Kickers have hosted a playoff game at City Stadium since 2014.

During the semifinal match, the Kickers will host a Blackout City Stadium night, presented by The Lemus Group and United Real Estate Richmond. The first 1,000 fans at the match will receive a Black Out T-Shirt. Playoff tickets are available for purchase at richmondkickers.com/tickets.

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

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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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RVA Beer Explorer: World Cup, Holiday Market, Gingerbread House Contest, Scott’s Addition Crawl

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GO DO THIS

World Cup Various Locations
Now through December 18th

Nearly every brewery and bar have the games on the big screen. One notable exception is Triple Crossing Fulton. We would recommend Three Notch’d and Triple Crossing. USA plays today at 2 PM for a do or die match. If you want to be among the American Outlaws the official USMNT supporter groups go to one of the spots below.

Triple Crossing Midlothian Holiday Market
December 3rd

Beer while you shop or beer while someone else shops. I still haven’t made it out to this spot yet, Foushee 4 Lyfe.

Join us for our outdoor Midlothian Holiday Market on December 3rd and shop gifts, goods, and treats for your loved ones and yourself.

Starting at 12pm, we will feature twelve local Richmond artisanal vendors.

Enjoy a beer, shop and have fun as you prepare for the holiday season!

We are dog friendly & family friendly. We also offer a selection of wine, mimosas and a full kitchen.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]


COTU Gingerbread House Contest
December 2-4th

I have memories of building gingerbread houses that were complete nightmare fuel. Slanted walls, coated in frosting with random half-eaten candy dispersed throughout. Do better than me and you could win an evening at King’s Dominion.


Looking for a little Christmas cheer with your COTU beer?!?! Well, come hang out the weekend of December 2nd – 4th and join in on the gingerbread house contest. The winner gets 2 all-inclusive tickets to Kings Dominion’s Winterfest!

Date: Dec 2nd – Dec 4th
Time: During regular taproom Hours
Cost: $20 and includes a pre-assembled gingerbread house and access to additional candy decorations. Houses can be purchased upon arrival, while supplies last.
Judging: All participants will be assigned a number, which will be included in the photo taken by a COTU staff member once the house is complete. Participants can then take their house home to keep. Monday morning, the production crew will do a blind judging of all entrant photos to determine the winner. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday afternoon, December 5th.
The Prize: The overall winner will receive 2 all inclusive tickets to Kings Dominion’s Winterfest! Includes: Admission, Parking, Single Meal deal, and a Souvenir Mug. Valid until 1/1/23.


Scott’s Addition Home For The Holidays Crawl
December 3rd

I’m old, beer crawls with lots of other people make me grumpy. I’ll be doing my crawl with a buddy on Friday and missing out on possibly winning a cool prize pack.

Join us as we kick off this year’s House That Craft Built with a crawl through Scott’s Addition just in time for the holidays! All of partners will be donating proceeds to Richmond Habitat for Humanity that supports a build starting in early 2023. Wear your best holiday apparel or ugly sweater to get even more in the holiday spirit 🎄
Each partner is also donating merchandise that will be put together for gift basket giveaways! Everyone that RSVPs will be entered to win: https://givebutter.com/habitatholidaycrawl2022
Thanks so much to all Holiday Crawl Partners:
Bingo Beer Co
Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop
Brambly Park
Ardent Craft Ales
Reservoir Distrillery
The Veil Brewing Co (SA location)
Vasen Brewing Co
Strangeways Brewing (SA location)
Three Notch’d
Black Heath Meadery
Buskey Cider


BEER NEWS

A new spot is opening on Wednesday which might or might not be awesome. Our invite to the media preview apparently got lost in the mail. We’re not bitter, you’re bitter.

$8M entertainment venue The Park at RVA opens this week – Richmond BizSense.com

Marketed as “an indoor wonderland,” the venue consists of a mix of entertainment options, including an 18-lane duckpin bowling alley, an 18-hole mini golf course, three virtual golf bays, three bars, a food hall with six restaurant concepts, a beer garden-style area with 30 self-pour taps, a 200-person banquet hall and a 200-seat auditorium for live music, comedy acts and corporate functions.

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Southside Holiday Stroll and Artwalk this Saturday

Get a start on finding the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself.

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The Southside Holiday Stroll and Artwalk December 3rd, Saturday, 10-4. Stroll the sidewalk and check out Southside artists’ lawns this season. Additional free parking at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Shop 40+ local artists and vendors.

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Gilles Creek Goat Was Goatnapped

Currently there is a fundraiser to fund will help recover Mary, a goat stolen from the park recently, and install a security system to protect the remaining community goats.

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Details from the GoFundMe

Thank you for considering donating to our cause! This fund will help recover Mary, a goat stolen from the park recently, and install a security system to protect the remaining community goats. The details of Mary’s abduction are below:

Mary was seen tied up in the back of the suspect’s white/silver lifted Chevy truck on November 22, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm by a bystander leaving the Gillies Creek Disc Golf Course. Two men, over 30, were in the pens kidnapping Anne, another one of the goats. The good samaritan spooked the suspects, and they abandoned their efforts to steal Anne, escaping with Mary in the bed of their truck. Two men were in the truck, ready to drive the suspects away, for a total of 4 men perpetrating this crime. We hope to recover her safely and unharmed.

Gillies Creek Park is a community park run by a non-profit. The goats are on this property for community engagement and enjoyment; it saddens us that a situation like this has happened.

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