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Panthers Place Four on All-MSAC

October 27, 2014

The 2014 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed four players on the all-conference team, tying for the most representatives on the 21-player squad. Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), James Demchick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) each repeated as all-conference honorees. Freshman Bronson Harris (Seminole Ridge H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.) completed the TC3 selections.

2014 marks the 14th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

Semifinal Loss Ends TC3 Men's Soccer Season

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For the third time in the last four years, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer season came to an end with a playoff loss to Genesee Community College. Tuesday it was a 2-0 loss in the NJCAA Region III semifinals, ending TC3’s season with a final record of 12-6. Genesee advances to the Region III-A championship game vs. Herkimer College Saturday. All of the men’s and women’s Region III championship games will be played at TC3.

The game was evenly played, with TC3 taking 13 shots compared to 14 for Genesee, but the Cougars were able to capitalize on its best chances. The first goal came in the 26th minute of play, and the home team sealed the win with an insurance goal in the 77th minute to make the final 2-0.

The loss ends another strong year of TC3 men’s soccer. Over the past six years, the Panthers have advanced to at least the regional semifinal round each seasons, making it to the final three times.

Over the past 11 years the Panthers have exhibited remarkable consistency: this year marks just the second time in that span that TC3 was eliminated in its first playoff game. The Panthers have totaled at least 10 wins in all but one of those 11 years.

The loss also marks the first time in 57 games that TC3 has lost consecutive games, a string that dates back to 2011.

Roster–2005 Men's Soccer

2005 Men's Soccer

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
GK Virgil Conklin Fr. 6-0 165 Margaretville/Margaretville
GK Jesse Russell So. 6-1 210 Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer
3 - Captain Kyle Chmieleski So. 5-10 155 Red Creek/Red Creek
10 - Captain Matt Alm So. 6-0 170 Dryden/Dryden
21 - Captain Keith Cobb So. 5-11 165 McGraw/McGraw
2 Jonathan Ryan Fr. 5-11 140 Watertown/Watertown
4 Curtis Flaitz So. 6-0 150 Arkport/Hornell
5 Mitchell Munson Fr. 5-11 160 Lansing/Groton
6 Tim Parks Fr. 6-0 145 McGraw/McGraw
7 Benjamin Kalweit Fr. 5-5 135 Southern Cayuga/Aurora
8 Todd Van Loon Fr. 5-8 135 Ithaca/Ithaca
9 Leif Nielsen So. 6-0 155 Dryden/Freeville
12 Athony Rizzo Fr. 5-7 160 Hunter-Tannersville/Haines Fall
13 Edwin Nicholson So. 5-7 130 Bishop Ludden/Syracuse
14 Jonathan Kenchen Fr. 5-9 175 South Kortright/Stamford
16 Dan Becker Fr. 5-3 155 Home School/Dryden
18 Matthew Wing Fr. 6-2 150 Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton/Gilbertsville
19 Cody Ellerson So. 6-2 200 Cincinnatus/Cincinnatus
20 Adam Chase Fr. 5-10 150 Dryden/Freeville
22 Scott Shaffer Fr. 5-9 155 Margaretville/Fleischmanns
25 Landon Allmendinger Fr. 5-10 165 Dryden/Dryden

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2014 Season

Overall (12-6)
MSAC (3-3), Region III (11-5)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

15 (2010)
14 (2012)
14 (1999)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

10 (2012)
8 (1999)
6 (2010)
6 (2005)
6 (2006)

Best Winning Percentage

.778 (1999)
.763 (2012)
.738 (2010)

Most Goals (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/10)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Most Goals (Season)

66 (2012)
56 (2010)
55 (2009)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.47 (2012)
3.00 (2011)
2.84 (2008)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

19 (2011)
20 (2010)
23 (2008)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average

0.95 (2010)
1.19 (2011)
1.21 (2008)

Most All-American Players

3 (1999)
2 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

5 (2010)

Most All-MSAC Players

7 (2012)
7 (2007)
7 (2010)
7 (1999)
7 (1998)

Individual Records - Player

Most Goals (Game)

4 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
4 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
4 Casey Burns (at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Onondaga CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Corning CC, 1999)

Most Goals (Season)

24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Goals (Career)

46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)

Most Points (Game)

10 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 Casey Burns (4g, 1a at Corning CC, 1999)
8 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
8 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (3g, 2a at Finger Lakes CC, 9/4/02)
8 Garlan Fletcher (3g, 2a vs. Corning CC, 10/11/00)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Onondaga CC, 1999)

Most Points (Season)

56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Points (Career)

111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

3 Dylan Palacio (vs. Corning CC, 9/15/12)
3 Samir Naamane (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 9/21/11)
3 Lucas Heffron (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/7/10)
3 Chris Driscoll (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
3 Matt DeVries (at SUNY Cobleskill, 9/29/04)
3 JR Maus (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1999)

Most Assists (Season)

12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)

Most Shutouts (Season)

10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Most Shutouts (Career)

18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

4 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (vs. Broome CC, 10/23/12)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3 (vs. Erie CC, 10/30/10)
3 (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Points (Playoff Game)

5, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)
3, Lucas Heffron (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3, Zachary Johnson (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Tio Behdad (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Yuichi Hashimoto (at SUNY Cobleskill, 10/24/99)
3, Kyle Chmieleski (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Honors

Total All-American Players
10

Total All-Region Players
38

Total All-MSAC Players
89

Miscellaneous Honors
Region III Coach of the Year (1999)
NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year (1999)
MSAC Coach of the Year (1998, 2002, '07-co, '10, '12)
MSAC Champions (1999, 2005, '10, '12)
MSAC Player of the Year (2001, '02, '03, '07, '09, '10, '12)

          

Coaches–Men's Soccer

Andy Davis

Head Coach

Andy DavisRegion III Co-Coach of the Year
2013

MSAC Coach of the Year
2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Coach Davis has completed nine seasons directing the TC3 men's soccer program, compiling a record of 112-53-9 and nine consecutive regional playoff appearances. The 2013 season ranks as one of the best in nation, as TC3 went undefeated during the regular season, winning another Mid-State Athletic Conference championship and advancing to the Region III championship game. Coach Davis was named the Region III Co-Coach of the Year and the MSAC Coach of the Year, and seven players were honored with all-conference, region, and/or all-American recognition.

2013 was the latest chapter in what has been an amazingly successful book for Davis. After spending 2004 as the top assistant, Davis took control of the program in 2005. His first year saw the Panthers win the MSAC title, advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals, and finish the year ranked 14th in the nation. The 2006 campaign saw a return to the NJCAA playoffs and a national ranking as high as eighth. In 2007 the Panthers again claimed the conference title and played their way to the regional semifinals. In 2008 TC3 posted a win over nationally-ranked Genesee in the opening round of the playoffs to again advance to the quarterfinals. The 2009 season saw the Panthers win two playoff games to advance to the Region III Final Four. In 2010, after winning another MSAC title, the team made it all the way to the Region III championship game. 2011 saw the Panthers again advance to the regional title game, posting a seven-game unbeaten streak along the way. A fourth MSAC Coach of the Year award and another Region III final four appearance came in 2012.

Coach Davis brings tremendous credentials to the program, both as a player and a coach. An all-state player at Binghamton High, he was an All-American and national player of the year while leading Herkimer County Community College to the 2000 national championship. He earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Evansville (NCAA- Division I) before finishing his playing career at SUNY Cortland. As a Red Dragon, he helped the team to their first SUNYAC title in nearly a decade. Prior to coming to TC3, he served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons, helping coach the team to SUNYAC titles both seasons.

The last two seasons, Coach Davis has worked with the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. He serves as the assistant coach for the Thunder, which won the NPSL Keystone Conference in 2013.

Contact: apd@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4491


Mick McDaniel

Assistant Coach

Mick McDanielMSAC Coach of the Year
1998, 2002, 2005
Reg. III Coach of the Year
1999, 2005
NSCAA North Coach of the Year
1999, 2007

Coach McDaniel returns to the sideline for a second season as an assistant with the men's team after seven years directing the women's program. His teams won the MSAC title and consistently contended for the regional title. He has coached six All-Americans and two dozen all-region performers.

Prior to taking over the women's team, McDaniel was the first head coach of the men's program. He led the men's team for 10 years, taking the Panthers to the Regional Final Four and winning the MSAC title during his tenure.

Contact: mrm@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Highlights–2005 Men's Soccer

Panthers Fall Short in Final Four

Saturday, October 29, 2005

One of the best seasons in the history of TC3 men's soccer came to an end Saturday as the Panthers fell to Cayuga Community College 6-1 in the NJCAA Region III Final Four. The Panthers, the number three seed and ranked 15th in the nation, end the year with a record of 12-5-2 overall and 12-4-2 in Region III. Cayuga, the number two seed and ranked 6th in the nation, advances to the Region III championship game Sunday against Herkimer County Community College.
 
Saturday's game was the second meeting between the Mid-State Athletic Conference rivals, with TC3 winning the first game 1-0 en route to winning the conference championship. The second time around looked to be another close game early. Cayuga opened the scoring with a goal in the 11th minute, but TC3 responded two minutes later when Benjamin Kalweit (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) tied the game off an assist from Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford). It proved to be the last highlight for the Panthers, as Cayuga scored three more in the first half to take a 4-1 lead into the break. Two more goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half iced the game for the Spartans.
 
The loss ended a great season for the Panthers. TC3 went undefeated in the MSAC to claim the college's first conference title since 1999. The trip to the Region III Final Four was just the second in the history of the program, and the team put five players on the all-conference team, the third most ever. In addition, first-year head coach Andy Davis was named the conference coach of the year and goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) set single-season and career records for saves. All combined, and 2005 will be a season long remember by fans of TC3 men's soccer.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

0

 

1

Cayuga

 

4

 

2

 

6

Record: TC3 12-5-2
 
Scoring:
TC3: Benjamin Kalweit 1-0, Jonathan Kenchen 1-0
Cayuga: Dean Stanic 3-0, Liam Ogle 2-2, Jeff Barden 1-0, Chris Flanagan 0-3
 
Shots: TC3- 4, Cayuga- 13
Saves: TC3- 6 (Jesse Russell), Cayuga- 2 (Gregory Arnold)
Corners: TC3- 2, Cayuga- 2


Panthers Advance to Final Four
TC3 Beats Morrisville in Home Playoff Game

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The first home playoff soccer game in TC3 men's soccer history proved to be a successful one for the Panthers, as TC3 beat Morrisville State 2-1 to advance to the NJCAA Region III Final Four. TC3, the #3 seed in the region and the #15 ranked team in the nation, improves to 12-4-2 overall and 12-3-2 in Region III. Morrisville State, the #6 seed, finished 13-7.
 
Playing in a cold rain on a wet field, both teams struggled to put strong runs on the goal. With just under 12 minutes left in the first half, TC3 put its best series of attacks on the goal to that point, with Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) firing just high on one chance and heading the ball just wide on another opportunity. Not long after that flurry of activity, Morrisville responded with its first serious threat. With just over four minutes left in the half, Morrisville's Alex Baah played a perfect cross to Bob Riley to give the visitors the halftime lead.
 
Morrisville's lead was short-lived, however, as TC3 tied the game just two and a half minutes into the second half. Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) scored after firing what looked to be a crossing pass from the right flank, only to have it bend into the goal off the Morrisville keeper's hands. TC3 took the lead on what proved to be the game-winner with 30 minutes left to play. Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) took a pass from Keith Cobb (McGraw HS/McGraw) and fired a rocket from 40 yards, finding the top of the goal for the 2-1 lead. The defense, anchored by goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer), kept Morrisville off the board the rest of the way to preserve the win.
 
The win puts TC3 in the Final Four against the winner of today's games between #2 seed-Cayuga Community College and #7 Alfred State. The semifinal will be at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday at Herkimer County Community College.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

2

 

2

Morrisville State

 

1

 

0

 

1

Records: TC3 12-4-2, Morrisville 13-7
 
Scoring:
TC3: Jonathan Kenchen 1-0, Matt Alm 1-0, Keith Cobb 0-1
Morrisville: Bob Riley 1-0, Alex Baah 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 13, Morrisville- 7
Saves: TC3- 3 (Jesse Russell), Morrisville- 2 (Bryan Hope)
Corners: TC3- 7, Morrisville- 1
 
Attendance: 55


Panthers Top Morrisville in Double Overtime

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team finished the regular season with a thrilling 1-0 double-overtime win against Morrisville State College Wednesday in a game was played at Chittenango High School. The win clinched a home playoff game for the Panthers, who found out after the contest that they are the #3 seed for the upcoming NJCAA Region III tournament. The Panthers finished the regular season 11-4-2 overall and 11-3-2 in Region III and Morrisville State finished 10-6. TC3 will host a regional quarterfinal game Tuesday.
 
It took TC3 101 minutes to score the only goal of the night, but it wasn't for a lack of chances. The Panthers failed to convert several quality opportunities before Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) slid a pass that Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) put in for the game-winner.
 
Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) posted his sixth shutout of the season and tenth of his career, recording five saves.
 
In Tuesday's quarterfinal game, TC3 will play the winner of Saturday's sub-regional game between #6 seed Morrisville State vs. #11 seed Clinton Community College.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

OT

 

OT

 

Final

TC3 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

Morrisville State 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Records: TC3 11-4-2, Morrisville 10-6
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 1-0, Matt Alm 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 12, Morrisville- 10
Saves: TC3- 5 (Jesse Russell), Morrisville- 3 (Bryan Hope)
Corners: TC3- 5, Morrisville- 3
 


Panthers Blank Corning to Finish 6-0 in MSAC

Sunday, October 16, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team finished the Mid-State Athletic Conference portion of the schedule with a 4-0 win at Corning Community College Sunday. The Panthers, who had already clinched the conference title, improved to 6-0 in the MSAC and 10-4-2 overall.
 
The Panthers took the lead early, with Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) putting the visitors on the board in the sixth minute, converting a pass from Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) for the score. Chmieleski scored a goal of his own, scoring on a penalty kick in the 17th minute to make it 2-0. Leif Nielsen (Dryden HS/Freeville) gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead at the break with a goal off a Curtiz Flaitz (Arkport HS/Hornell) assist with just 29 seconds left in the half.
 
Chmieleski capped the scoring with his second goal of the game, this one coming off an assist by Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) in the 64th minute.
 
Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) earned the shutout with three saves, his fifth blanking of the season.
 
TC3 closes out the regular season at Morrisville State Wednesday.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

3

 

1

 

4

Corning

 

0

 

0

 

0

Records: TC3: 10-4-2
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 2-1, Jonathan Kenchen 1-0, Leif Nielsen 1-0, Matt Alm 0-1, Curtis Flaitz 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 11, Corning- 3
Saves: TC3- 3 (Jesse Russell), Corning- 4 (Nathan Spencer)
Corners: TC3- 3, Corning- 1
 


Panthers Claim MSAC Title With Win

Friday, October 14, 2005

With a 2-1 win at Jefferson Community College Friday, the TC3 men's soccer team clinched its first conference title in six years. The Panthers improved to 5-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference to clinch the program's second conference title and first since 1999. TC3 is now 9-4-2 overall. Jefferson falls to 1-13 overall and 0-6 in the MSAC.
 
Coming off an emotional win over arch-rival Cayuga Community College on Wednesday, the Panthers didn't take long to take a lead. Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) converted a pass from Eddie Nicholson (Bishop Ludden HS/Syracuse) to give the Panthers the lead in the sixth minute of play. For the rest of the first half and most the second, though, TC3 failed to capitalize on several opportunities. After taking the 1-0 lead into the halftime and holding it much of the second, TC3 saw Jefferson tie the game in the 71st minute as Chaz Loomis scored for the home team. The tie lasted just 59 seconds, though, as Chmieleski scored his second goal, this time off an assist from Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford), to make it 2-1. The lead held the final 18 minutes as TC3 won its third straight.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

1

 

2

Jefferson

 

0

 

1

 

1

Records: TC3: 9-4-2, Jefferson: 1-13
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 2-0, Eddie Nicholson 0-1, Jonathan Kenchen
Jefferson: Chaz Loomis 1-0, Matt Grenizen 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 17, Jefferson- 5
Saves: TC3- 3 (Jesse Russell), Jefferson- 3 (Josh Martin)
Corners: TC3- 13, Jefferson- 0


Panthers Shut Out Cayuga

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A hard fought 1-0 win over #6-ranked Cayuga Community College on Wednesday has the TC3 men's soccer team alone in first place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The Panthers improves TC3 to 8-4-2 overall and 4-0 in the MSAC. Cayuga, the two-time defending MSAC champions, falls to 16-3 overall and finishes conference play with a record of 5-1.
 
The Panthers defense played well throughout, limiting the region's top-scoring team to a handful of threats. In the first half, TC3 enjoyed the better of play, putting a serious run on the Cayuga goal in the 25th minute. Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) played a great crossing pass, just missing hitting Eddie Nicholson (Bishop Ludden HS/Syracuse) in stride, leaving the ball loose at the top of the box. Keith Cobb (McGraw HS/McGraw) came in and let loose a blast, but a Cayuga defender got in the way, deflecting the ball out of bounds for a TC3 corner. It proved to be the best scoring chance for either team in the first half as the horn sounded with a 0-0 tie.
 
The pace picked up considerably in the second half, as the Panthers put together a grewat chance in the 51st minute, but again the combination of Alm to Nicholson was just off, as Nicholson's header off a cross from Alm sailed just wide of the goal. TC3 goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) made the first of several outstanding saves in the 76th minute, when a Cayuga player fired a shot from 30 yards that Russell deflected out of harm's way.
 
In the 70th minute, TC3 again came just wide on a header in the box, this time with Cobb mis-firing, setting off a furious final 20 minutes. Two minutes later, Cayuga earned a direct kick from 25 yards out. Dean Stanic, the nation's leading scorer averaging almost two goals per game, took the shot, but Russell again was up to the challenge, keeping the game scoreless. After a pair of missed opportunities for TC3 in the following minutes, the game-winner finally came in the 80th minute of play. With a group of players around the ball at the top of the Cayuga box, Cobb managed to poke it free towards the goal. The ball came out with a tremendous amount of spin, and when the bounce eluded the charging Cayuga keeper, Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) raced past to save the ball from going out, and then put it into the net for the score. The Panther defense, led by the hard work of Mitch Munson (Lansing HS/Groton), Zachary Fitterer (Ithaca HS/Ithaca), Josh Mitchell (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa), and Tim Parks (McGraw HS/McGraw) made the goal stand, as the Panthers held on for the win.
 
Russell recorded nine saves for the win. The shutout was the eighth of his career, setting a new TC3 record. He had been tied with Corey Endress (2002-2003).
 
TC3 heads to Watertown for a Friday match with Jefferson Community College. A win at Jefferson would clinch the conference championship for the Panthers.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

1

 

1

Cayuga

 

0

 

0

 

0

Records: TC3: 8-4-2, Cayuga: 16-3
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 1-0, Keith Cobb 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 9, Cayuga- 11
Saves: TC3- 9 (Jesse Russell), Cayuga- 1 (Greg Arnold)
Corners: TC3- 2, Cayuga- 1
 
Attendance: 70


Panthers Rally for Dramatic Win

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A pair of goals in the final seven minutes of play lifted the TC3 men's soccer team to a 3-2 win over Mid-State Athletic Conference rival Broome Community College Tuesday. The win, TC3's first over Broome since 1999, improves the Panthers to 7-4-2 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC. Broome falls to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in the MSAC.
 
The course of action through the first half made it hard to imagine TC3 pulling out the win as Broome controlled play. The Hornets scored the first tally in the 32nd minute, with Diego Rivas picking up the goal to give the visitors the 1-0 lead at the half.
 
The Panthers came out of the halftime break with some better play, tying the game on a play that saw John Bell (Chazy HS/West Chazy) play a long ball to Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek), who beat a defender and left-footed the ball into the net. The tie held until the 78th minute, when Broome finished a flurry of activity in front the TC3 goal with a score by Dan Shuma, making it 2-1 in favor of Broome, and setting the stage for a dramatic ending.
 
With time winding down, there was a noticeable increase in energy for TC3. In the 82nd minute, Chmieleski appeared to have a clear path to the goal when a Broome player made a tackle just outside the box, possibly saving the goal but earning a yellow card and setting TC3 up with a direct kick. The direct kick didn’t result in a shot on goal, but it seemed to intensify the efforts even more, and a minute later, TC3 tied the game. The score came as a result of strong pressure by TC3, and a mis-hit by a Broome player when he tried to clear the ball saw the ball bounce to Landon Allmendinger (Dryden HS/Dryden), who played a cross to Chmieleski in front of the goal for the tying score with 6:12 left to play. The winner came four minutes later. Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright/Stamford) raced the Broome keeper to a ball near the corner of the box, getting to the ball just ahead of the Hornet. Kenchen managed to divert the ball away from the charging keeper, track it down before it crossed the endline and play a perfect cross just out of the reach of the scrambling keeper. Todd Van Loon (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) filled the space created by the vacated keeper, tapping in the game-winner.
 
Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) recorded six saves for the win.
 
TC3 is off until Wednesday, October 12 when the Panthers host Cayuga Cmmunity College at 4:00 p.m.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

3

 

3

Broome

 

1

 

1

 

2

Records: TC3: 7-4-2, Broome: 7-6
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 2-0, Todd Van Loon 1-0, Landon Allmendinger 0-1, John Bell 0-1, Jonathan Kenchen 0-1
Broome: Diego Rivas 1-0, Dan Shuma 1-0, Matt Harder 0-1, Kyle Cummings 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 8, Broome- 10
Saves: TC3- 6 (Jesse Russell), Broome- 2 (Alex Dawson)
Corners: TC3- 6, Broome- 3
 
Attendance: 65


Panthers Fall to Nation's #1

Saturday, October 01, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team lost at the nation's number-one ranked team Saturday, falling to Herkimer County Community College 6-0. TC3 is now 6-4-2 overall and 6-3-2 in Region III. Herkimer, who was not been scored on yet this season, improves to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in Region III.
 
The Panthers played Herkimer tight the first half, trailing just 1-0 at the break, but two goals in the first five minutes of the second half put the game out of reach. Herkimer's Dwight Barnett, the NJCAA Region III tournament MVP last year, scored two goals and added an assist. Chris Charles added a goal and two assists for the winners.
 
TC3 returns home to host Broome Community College Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

0

 

0

Herkimer

 

1

 

5

 

6

Records: TC3: 6-4-2, Herkimer: 10-0
 
Scoring:
Herkimer: Dwight Barnett 2-1, Chris Charles 1-2, Miguel Martinez 1-1, Leonardo Santos 1-0, Casey Bartlett 1-0, Kyle Stepanovsky 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 2, Herkimer- 18
Saves: TC3- 8 (Jesse Russell), Herkimer- 1 (Ryan Brooks-Newtown)
Corners: TC3- 2, Herkimer- 10
 


Panthers Unbeaten Streak Snapped

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team's seven-game unbeaten streak came to an end Wednesday as the Panthers lost to SUNY Cobleskill 1-0. TC3 is now 6-3-2 overall and 6-2-2 in Region III. Cobleskill improves to 6-4-1 overall and in Region III.
 
The game could have easily been TC3's third tie of the season. Most of the game was played with both teams moving up and down the field, but neither team getting high quality shots. The notable exception came in the closing moments of the first half. Over the final three minutes of the half, TC3 earned a pair of direct kicks in the offensive end of the field. Neither play resulted in a serious scoring chance for TC3, leaving the door open for Cobleskill. The Tigers took advantage in the closing seconds. After taking control of the ball near midfield with about 20 seconds to play, Cobleskill made a run at the goal. Some disorganized play by TC3 resulted in a Cobleskill crossing pass finding a trio of Tigers unmarked in front of the goal, leading to a score with just one second left on the clock. It proved to be the only tally of the game, snapping TC3's streak.
 
TC3 travels to Herkimer County Community College Saturday for an 8:00 p.m. game.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

0

 

0

SUNY Cobleskill

 

1

 

0

 

1

Records: TC3 6-3-2, Cobleskill 6-4-1
 
Attendance: 45


TC3 Offense Breaks Out in Win

Sunday, September 25, 2005

After struggling on the offensive end most of the season, the TC3 men's soccer team's offense clicked as the Panthers topped SUNY Canton 5-1 in a home contest Sunday. The win extends TC3's unbeaten streak to seven games and improves the Panthers to 6-2-2 overall, 6-1-2 in Region III, and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Canton falls to 5-5 overall, 5-3 in Region III, and 1-2 in the MSAC.
 
Playing in front of a big home crowd, it took thirty minutes for the TC3 offense to get going. Eddie Nicholson (Bishop Ludden HS/Syracuse) took a shot from the left wing that the Canton goalie deflected away from the goal, but right to Todd Van Loon (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) who blasted the ball back in to give TC3 the lead. The Panthers made it 2-0 in the 41st minute, when Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) played a cross in front of the goal, and after a TC3 player whiffed, Benjamin Kalweit (South Cayuga HS/Aurora), played the ball in for the score.
 
The second half started with TC3 stretching the lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute. The scoring play came on a breakaway by Van Loon, who fired a shot off the post that bounced to Chmieleski, who controlled the ball and put it in for the score. The fourth goal came in the 76th minute, when Landon Allmendinger (Dryden HS/Dryden) ripped a blast from 40 yards out that found the upper 90.
 
The shut-out was lost with under five minutes left when Canton's Brett King beat TC3 goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) on a direct kick from 25 yards, with the ball glancing off Russell's hands as he attempted a diving save. Nicholson finished the scoring with just 21 seconds left in the game, scoring off a corner by Leif Nielsen (Dryden HS/Dryden) that Matt Wing (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton HS/Gilbertsville) passed across the box.
 
TC3 returns to action Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. contest with SUNY Cobleskill.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

2

 

3

 

5

Canton

 

0

 

1

 

1

Records: TC3: 6-2-2, Canton: 5-5
 
Scoring:
TC3: Kyle Chmieleski 1-1, Eddie Nicholson 1-1, Todd Van Loon 1-1, Landon Allmendinger 1-0, Benjamin Kalweit 1-0, Leif Nielsen 0-1, Matt Wing 0-1
Canton: Brett King 1-0
 
Shots: TC3- 9, Canton- 3
Saves: TC3- 2 (Jesse Russell), Canton- 4 (Justin Gilbo)
Corners: TC3- 5, Canon- 4
 
Attendance: 150


Panthers Earn Road Win

Thursday, September 22, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to six games Thursday with a 3-1 win at Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus. The Panthers are now 5-2-2 overall and 5-1-2 in Region III. Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus stands at 3-4 overall.
 
After tying in the last two contests, the Panthers found themselves in a familiar position at the half. TC3 opened the scoring when Leif Nielsen (Dryden HS/Freeville) scored in the 20th minute with an assist from Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek). The host team answered just 20 seconds later, tying the game at 1-1 on a tally by Corey Shuselt.
 
The Panthers took the lead for good in the 54th minute when Landon Allmendinger (Dryden HS/Dryden) scored off an assist by Curtis Flaitz (Arkport HS/Hornell). The final tally came on a penalty kick by Cody Ellerson (Cincinnatus HS/Cincinnatus) in the 88th minute.
 
Goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) registered one save in the win.
 
TC3 returns home for a Sunday contest with SUNY Canton at 1:00 p.m. The game is part of the TC3 Alumni Association's "Tailgate '05" event, which will include a chicken barbeque and both men's and women's soccer games.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

2

 

3

JCC-Cattaraugus

 

1

 

0

 

1

Records: TC3: 5-2-2, Jamestown-Cattaraugus: 2-3-2
 
Scoring:
TC3: Landon Allmendinger 1-0, Leif Nielsen 1-0, Cody Ellerson 1-0, Curtis Flaitz 0-1, Kyle Chmieleski 0-1
Jamestown-Cattaraugus: Corey Shuselt 1-0
 
Shots: TC3- 16, JCC-C- 4
Saves: TC3- 1 (Jesse Russell), JCC-C- 4 (Matt Lawton)
Corners: TC3- 5, JCC-C- 2


Panthers Tie Delhi

Saturday, September 17, 2005

For the second straight game, the TC3 men's soccer team neither won nor lost – this time settling for a 2-2 tie in a home contest against SUNY Delhi on Saturday. The Panthers are now 4-2-2 overall and 4-1-2 in Region III. Delhi stands at 2-3-2 overall and 2-2-2 in Region III.
 
After playing 110 minutes without a goal in a scoreless tie with Mohawk Valely the last time out, the Panthers wasted little time getting on the board Saturday. In the third minute of play, Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) drew a foul in the Delhi box, setting up a penalty kick for the Panthers. Freshman Benjamin Kalweit (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) delivered, putting the Panthers up 1-0. The lead held until the 19th minute, when Delhi's Bradley Belden headed in a corner kick by Shawn Manzie to tie the game. TC3 looked to take an advantage with a direct kick in the offensive end with five minutes left in the half, but failed to get off a clean shot.
 
The second half started with Delhi on the attack, but TC3 goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) kept the game tied until the Panthers could move on the offensive. In the 64th minute, the Panthers reclaimed the lead when a blast by John Bell (Chazy HS/West Chazy) from 40 yards got away from the Delhi keeper, allowing Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) to score. The lead was short-lived, however, as just five minutes later, TC3 was called for a foul in the box, giving Delhi a penalty kick. After Russell made the save on the initial kick, Delhi's Jonathan Ackerman put the rebound in for the tying tally with just under 21 minutes left to play. With the momentum swinging to Delhi, it looked like TC3 was in trouble, especially when a Panther drew a red card with 19 minutes left. Playing the rest of the way a man down, TC3 managed to get a pair of solid scoring opportunities in regulation, but failed to cash in.
 
Just thirty seconds into the first overtime, TC3 made a rush at ending the game, but a a crossing pass in front of the Delhi goal hopped over the foot of the TC3 player as the Panthers missed out on their best chance of the overtime period. Both teams threatened with good chances, including a header by Delhi that bounced off the crossbar, but neither could score the game winner.
 
TC3 travels to Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Thursday, September 22.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

OT

 

OT

 

Final

TC3 

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

2

SUNY Delhi 

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

2

Records: TC3: 4-2-2, Delhi: 2-3-2
 
TC3: Benjamin Kalweit 1-0, Kyle Chmieleski 1-0, John Bell 0-1
Delhi: Jonathan Ackerman 1-0, Bradley Belden 1-0, Shawn Manzie 0-2
 
Shots: TC3- 10, Delhi- 9
Saves: TC3- 6 (Jesse Russell), Delhi- 4 (James Dangl)
Corners: TC3- 8, Delhi- 8
 
Attendance: 105
 


Panthers Tie Region's Third-Ranked Team

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team traveled to Utica for a game with the third-ranked team in Region III on Wednesday. After 110 minutes of play, the score was the same as when play began as neither TC3 nor Mohawk Valley Community College could get on the board. The tie snaps TC3's three-game winning streak and leaves the Panthers 4-2-1 overall and 4-1-1 in Region III. Mohawk Valley is now 2-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in Region III.
 
The two teams were nearly even in shots, with Mohawk Valley holding a slight 12-11 lead. In a game without any offensive highlights, one Panther managed to reach a milestone. Goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) posted eight saves to earn the shutout, his third of the season and seventh of his career. The seven career shutouts ties Russell with Corey Endress (2002-03) for the TC3 career record.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Delhi Saturday, September 17 at noon.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

OT

 

OT

 

Final

TC3 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Mohawk Valley 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Records: TC3: 4-2-1, Mohawk Valley: 2-2-2
 
Shots: TC3- 11, Mohawk Valley- 12
Saves: TC3- 8 (Jesse Russell), Mohawk Valley- 4 (Josh Tanczy)
Corners: TC3- 2, Mohawk Valley- 9
 


Panthers Win MSAC Opener

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team opened Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Finger Lakes Community College Sunday in Dryden. The Panthers are now 4-2 overall, 4-1 in Region III, and 1-0 in the MSAC. Finger Lakes falls to 0-2 overall and in the MSAC.
 
The game was scoreless most of the first, with each team missing on opportunities. Win the 39th minute, Finger Lakes broke scoreless tie with a goal by Jason Decramer on a header off an indirect kick by Josh Schneider. It appeared that the Finger Lakes goal would be the only one of the half, until a late push by TC3. In the final minute of the half, TC3 earned a direct kick from 40 yards out. With the clock running down, Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden) hooked a blast just out of the keeper's reach and into the back of the net, tying the score at 1-1 with 12 seconds left in the half.
 
Coming out of the halftime break, both teams missed solid scoring chances. In the 48th minute, Finger Lakes appeared to have an open net for a header from inside the box, but a scrambling Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) made it back just in time to make the diving save. Two minutes later, TC3's Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) found Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) on a break, and when the Finger Lakes keeper hesitated coming out, it allowed Kenchen to rip a shot. The shot, however, sailed just wide, keeping the score tied. The tie lasted just three more minutes, however, as TC3 went ahead in the 53rd minute.
 
What proved to be the game-winner came on a corner. Alm lofted a beautiful cross which Keith Cobb (McGraw HS/McGraw) headed in for the score. Russell preserved the lead with another diving save, this one on a shot from inside the box in the 57th minute. Another TC3 scoring chance a few minutes later resulted in a penalty against TC3, ending the final serious threat of the game.
 
Russell finished with six saves for the Panthers.
 
TC3 plays at Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday, September 14 before returning home on Saturday for a noon game against SUNY Delhi. Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

1

 

2

Finger Lakes

 

1

 

0

 

1

Records: TC3: 4-2, Finger Lakes: 0-2
 
Scoring:
TC3: Matt Alm 1-1, Keith Cobb 1-0
Finger Lakes: Josh Schneider 1-0, Jason Decramer 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 11, Finer Lakes- 8
Saves: TC3- 6 (Jesse Russell 6), Finger Lakes- 2 (Ken Clark)
Corners: TC3-10, Finger Lakes- 5
 
Attendance: 100


Panthers Win 2-1

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team completed a sweep of its Northern New York road trip Sunday with a 2-1 win over Clinton Community College. The win followed Saturday's 3-0 victory over North Country Community College and improved TC3 to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in Region III play. Clinton is now 0-1.
 
Just like on Saturday, TC3 didn't score early, despite out-shooting its opponent. The Panthers finally broke the ice with just over three minutes left in the first half when Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) scored off an assist by Benjamin Kalweit (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) to make it 1-0 heading into halftime. Ten minutes into the second half, Kenchen made it 2-0, scoring his second goal of the game and fifth of the season, this time off a pass from Matt Alm (Dryden HS/Dryden). Clinton ruined the shutout bid with 13 minutes left in the game, when John Dickinson scored an unassisted goal, but that was the final tally, making the final 2-1.
 
Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) made five saves in goal for the Panthers.
 
TC3 is off until Sunday, September 11. The Panthers return home to open Mid-State Athletic Conference play with a 3:00 p.m. contest with Finger Lakes Community College.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

1

 

2

Clinton

 

0

 

1

 

1

Records: TC3: 3-2, Clinton: 0-1
 
Scoring:
TC3: Jonathan Kenchen 2-0, Matt Alm 0-1, Benjamin Kalweit 0-1
Clinton: John Dickinson 1-0
 
Shots: TC3- 13, Clinton- 6
Saves: TC3- 5 (Jesse Russell-5), Clinton- 4 (Wade Studley)
Corners: TC3- 7, Clinton- 2
 


Panthers Shut-Out North Country

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The TC3 men's soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with a 3-0 win at North Country Community College Saturday. The win snapped TC3's two-game losing streak and improved the Panthers to 2-1 in Region III play. North Country is now 0-1.
 
After scoring just three goals over the first three games, the Panthers offense enjoyed a mild explosion. After another frustrating first half that saw TC3 fail to score despite taking 12 shots, the offense found the back of the net three times over the final 20 minutes of the game.
 
The first tally came in the 70th minute, with Curtis Flaitz (Arkport HS/Hornell) converting off a pass from Todd Van Loon (Ithaca HS/Ithaca). Four minutes later, Landon Allmendinger (Dryden HS/Dryden) made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal. The tandem of Flaitz and Van Loon made it 3-0 with just over four minutes left in the game, with Van Loon scoring off an assist by Flaitz.
 
Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer) earned the shutout with four saves, with Virgil Conklin (Margaretville HS/Margaretville) playing the final ten minutes and recording his first save of the season.
 
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College on Sunday.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

3

 

3

North Country

 

0

 

0

 

3

Records: TC3: 2-2, North Country: 0-1
 
Scoring:
TC3: Curtis Flaitz 1-1, Todd Van Loon 1-1, Landon Allmendinger 1-0
 
Shots: TC3- 27, North Country- 9
Saves: TC3- 5 (Jesse Russell-4, Virgil Conklin-1), North Country- 9 (Andrew Dagis)
Corners: TC3- 6, North Country- 3
 


Panthers Fall in Overtime

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Despite out-shooting their opponent 12-8, the TC3 men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday night at the Cortland State Stadium Field. The loss drops TC3 to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III play. Hudson Valley is now 1-0 overall and in Region III.
 
The game started on a bad note for TC3, with Hudson Valley scoring on its first shot. In the third minute of the game, Hudson Valley earned a free kick in TC3's half. The kick by Matthew Lathrop found Corey Terpening, who headed the ball into the goal for an early 1-0 lead for the visitors. The lead would hold through the half, as TC3 failed to capitalize on several good opportunities, including a penalty kick.
 
In the second half, both teams came out more aggressive, with each registering a shot on goal in the first minute of play. The energy finally turned into a goal for the Panthers in the 53rd minute, when Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) pushed the ball up the middle of the field, drawing a double team before sliding the ball to a streaking Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) down the left side. Kenchen blasted a left-footed shot from 20 yards out, beating the keeper inside the near post to tie the game at 1-1. From that point on, play intensified, with TC3 getting the better of play but again failing to capitalize on several opportunities.
 
In the final ten minutes of regulation, TC3 put together three high quality runs. The first resulted in a shot over the goal, the second saw the Hudson Valley keeper make a nice save, and the third ended with the Hudson Valley coach being ejected from the game. On the play, TC3's Kenchen chased a pass towards goal, with Hudson Valley keeper Nicholas Marciano coming out. When Marciano failed to control the ball, Kenchen made an aggressive play for the ball, making contact with the keeper and drawing a yellow card. Hudson Valley's coach, however, thought the play deserved a red card, and while arguing the call, was given his second yellow card of the game, resulting in his ejection. The lengthy delay seemed to cool the Panther attack, as the final 4:55 of regulation passed without a shot on goal.
 
Overtime play lasted just over two minutes. In the game's 93rd minute, Hudson Valley's Sam Mallabar took the ball down the right side before crossing to James Frederick in front of the goal for the game-winner.
 
TC3 looks to get back on track with a weekend trip to Northern New York. The Panthers play at North Country Community College on Saturday and at Clinton Community College on Sunday.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

OT

 

OT

 

Final

TC3 

0

 

1

 

0

 

-

 

1

Hudson Valley 

1

 

0

 

1

 

-

 

2

Records: TC3: 1-2, Hudson Valley: 1-0
 
Scoring:
Hudson Valley: Corey Terpening 1-0, James Frederick 1-0, Sam Mallabar 0-1, Matthew Lathrop 0-1
TC3: Jonathan Kenchen 1-0, Kyle Chmieleski 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 12, Hudson Valley- 8
Saves: TC3- 5 (Jesse Russell), Hudson Valley- 7 (Nicholas Marciano- 7, Ryan Savery- 0)
Corners: TC3- 6, Hudson Valley- 6
 
Attendance: 70


Panthers Fall in Northeast Cup Finale

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Playing the 20th-ranked team in the nation on Sunday, the TC3 men's soccer team came up short, falling 2-0 to Holyoke Community College in the finale of the TC3 Northeast Cup. TC3 is now 1-1 while Holyoke improves to 2-0.
 
The two teams appeared evenly matched from the beginning, with each putting together good pushes but failing to get any high quality shots for most of the first half. With about ten minutes left in the half, TC3 put together its best chance of the day, with a long shot bouncing off the cross bar towards a Panther in the box. After a struggle for the ball, a pair of Holyoke defenders pressured TC3's Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) into pushing his shot off the upright, ending the chance. A few moments later, with 7:46 left in the half, the visitors took advantage of a direct kick to score the game's first goal, with James Alves putting in the score.
 
The score remained 1-0 well into the second half, thanks in part to a spectacular save by TC3's Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) on a penalty kick in the early moments of the second half. The play seemed to energize the Panthers, sparking a series of quality runs. Moments after the save, Benjamin Kalweit (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) got a step on a defender near midfield and pushed the ball towards the goal. After a defender caught him from behind, he managed to feed the ball to Chmieleski, who had to break stride, but managed to rip a shot, with the keeper making the save. A minute later, TC3 was on the attack again. This time Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) won a foot race for a loose ball between the box and midfield, getting to the ball before the Holyoke keeper. With the defense coming back, Kenchen was caught from behind, but managed to slide the ball towards Chmieleski. After collecting the ball and turning towards the goal, Chmieleski was taken down from behind by the Holyoke keeper, setting up what looked to be a TC3 penalty kick. The penalty kick was not be, however, as the official waived off the play, calling an infraction on TC3 earlier in the run.
 
The final goal of the game came with just under eight minute left, when Holyoke's Alves was in the right place to knock in a rebound for the second tally. The tally proved to be the last serious threat for either team, as the physical game that saw several yellow cards issued, including one to the Holyoke coach, came to an end with a 2-0 score.
 
TC3 returns to action Wednesday, August 31 when the Panthers play host to Hudson Valley Community College in a Region III contest. The game will be held at the Cortland State Stadium Field, starting at 7:15 p.m.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

0

 

0

 

0

Holyoke

 

1

 

1

 

2

Records: TC3: 1-1, Holyoke: 2-0
 
Scoring:
Holyoke: James Alves 2-0
 
Shots: TC3- 9, Holyoke- 11
Saves: TC3- 9 (Jesse Russell), Holyoke- 3 (Mark Tiffany)
Corners: TC3- 4, Holyoke- 4


Panthers Open Season with Shutout Win

Saturday, August 27, 2005

A strong defensive effort helped the TC3 men's soccer team to a season-opening win as the Panthers topped Jamestown Community College 2-0 on Saturday. The win came in the first round of the TC3 Northeast Cup, setting up a championship game on Sunday against Holyoke Community College (MA). Holyoke, ranked #20 in the NJCAA preseason poll, topped #16 ranked Mohawk Valley Community College 2-0 earlier on Saturday.
 
TC3 had the upper hand early, but failed to capitalize on several scoring opportunities until finally putting one in near the midway point of the first half. With 22:54 left in the first half, Todd Van Loon (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) played a cross from the left corner, finding Jonathan Kenchen (South Kortright HS/Stamford) in front of the goal for the score. The score remained 1-0 until the early moments of half two, when Kenchen again took advantage of a teammate's generosity.
 
Eight minutes into the second half, Kyle Chmieleski (Red Creek HS/Red Creek) went on the attack, angling to the box and drawing the keeper. With the keeper out, Chmieliski was able to get the ball past to Kenchen, who beat two Jamestown defenders to the ball to score his second goal. The defense, anchored by Mitch Munson (Lansing HS/Groton) held Jamestown to just six shots on the day. Sophomore goalkeeper Jesse Russell (Spencer-Van Etten HS/Spencer) recorded the shutout, the fifth of his career.
 
The TC3 Northeast Cup continues Sunday with Mohawk Valley playing Jamestown at noon, followed by TC3 vs. Holyoke at 2:00 p.m.
 
Scoring

  

1

 

2

 

Final

TC3

 

1

 

1

 

2

Jamestown

 

0

 

0

 

0

Records: TC3: 1-0, Jamestown: 0-1
 
Scoring:
TC3: Jonathan Kenchen 2-0, Kyle Chmieleski 0-1, Todd Van Loon 0-1
 
Shots: TC3- 16, Jamestown- 6
Saves: TC3- 6 (Jesse Russell), Jamestown- 10 (J.J. Belinski)
Corners: TC3- 5, Jamestown- 1


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2005 Men's Soccer Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sat 08/27
4 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Home
Sun 08/28
2 p.m.
Holyoke CC (Mass.)
Home
Wed 08/31
7 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Cortland State
Sat 09/03
2 p.m.
North Country CC
Saranac Lake
Sun 09/04
12 p.m.
Clinton CC
Plattsburgh
Sun 09/11
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Wed 09/14
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
Sat 09/17
12 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Home
Thu 09/22
4 p.m.
Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus
Olean
Sun 09/25
1 p.m.
SUNY Canton
Home
Wed 09/28
4 p.m.
SUNY Cobleskill
Home
Sat 10/01
8 p.m.
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Tue 10/04
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Wed 10/12
4 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Fri 10/14
5 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Sun 10/16
1 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Wed 10/19
7 p.m.
Morrisville State
Chittenango HS
Tue 10/25
2 p.m.
Morrisville State
Home
Sat 10/29
4 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Herkimer
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