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Just a day after re-entering the NJCAA national rankings at #9, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team fell victim to an upset at home. The Panthers lost Wednesday to SUNY Broome by a final score of 2-1. TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 12-5 overall, 11-4 in Region III, and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome is 4-12-1 overall, 4-11-1 in Region III, and 2-4 in the MSAC.
The game opened with the home team controlling play, but never putting the ball in the net. In the 19th minute of play, Broome made its first shot count, scoring on a long blast to take a 1-0 lead. The score held into the second half, when the Hornets added another goal in the 72nd minute. The Panthers finally got on board a minute later, with Nick Cowen (McGraw H.S./McGraw) feeding Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) for a score to cut the deficit in half, but it was as close as the home team could get.
With the loss, the Panthers dropped to the #5 seed in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. TC3 will play at #4 Genesee Community College Tuesday. The winner will advance to the Region III A championship game November 1.
|Davy Crockett||So.||5-4||140||Cazenovia/New Woodstock|
|Stelan Music||Fr.||5-7||145||East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse|
|Fernando Casanova||So.||5-9||140||Colegio Loyola/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Brandon Kohler||Fr.||5-10||160||Minisink Valley/Westtown|
|Chris Gray||Fr.||6-0||155||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|Justin Ryan||Fr.||5-9||135||Newark Valley/Berkshire|
|Jamil Fatti||Fr.||5-8||160||Marian/Mishawaka, Ind.|
|Chris Driscoll||So.||5-9||160||Southern Cayuga/Aurora|
|Zachary Johnson||So.||5-9||145||East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse|
|Michael Antis||Fr.||5-10||155||Elmira Free Academy/Elmira|
|Anthony Giangarra||Fr.||5-7||170||East Syracuse-Minoa/Minoa|
|Dustin Panebianco||Fr.||5-7||150||Cicero-North Syracuse/Clay|
|Jesse Delbalso||Fr.||5-11||155||Cicero-North Syracuse/Syracuse|
|Anthony Rejman||Fr.||5-9||140||Southern Cayuga/King Ferry|
|Aaron Blanchard||Fr.||5-7||150||Cincinnatus Christian Academy/Pitcher|
MSAC (3-3), Region III (11-4)
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)
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)
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)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)
46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)
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)
56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)
111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)
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)
12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)
20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)
1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)
10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)
18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)
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)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)
2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)
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)
Total All-American Players
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
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)
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
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
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The TC3 men's soccer season came to an end Tuesday on a blustery day in Alfred as the Panthers fell to the Alfred State College Pioneers 2-0 in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals. TC3, the tenth-seed, ends the season with a record of 9-8 in regional play and 9-10 overall. Alfred State advances to the semifinal round Saturday with a record of 13-1 in regional play and 13-3 overall.
The first half was scoreless as the Panthers failed to capitalize on several chances. The missed opportunities proved costly in the second half, as Alfred State scored the game's first goal with 28:31 left as Caleb Drake finished a scoring play off a corner kick. Eric Reynolds scored the second goal nine minutes later, securing the win for the home team.
The loss ends an up and down season for the Panthers. After dropping the first six games of the season, TC3 won its next five games. The roller coaster season ended with TC3 going 3-3 over the final six regular season games, winning the final game by a school record 12-0 margin. In the nine wins, TC3 allowed a total of one goal, including none in the eight regular season victories. For the year, the 2008 Panthers set several team records, most notably goals scored in a season (54) and fewest goals allowed in a season (23).
Saturday, October 25, 2008
For the second year in a row, the TC3 men's soccer team drew a road game at Genesee Community College in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. On Saturday, TC3 made it two-for-two, beating Genesee 2-1 in a match-up of the tenth seeded Panthers and the seventh-seeded Cougars. TC3 moves to the regional quarterfinals Tuesday at second-seeded Alfred State College. TC3 is now 9-9 overall and 9-7 in Region III. Genesee ends the year with a record of 11-7 overall and 9-7 in Region III.
The home-standing Cougars took the lead in the first half with Carlos Camacho scoring in the 27th minute. The 1-0 lead held into the half, but the Panthers tied it up early in the second half. In the 52nd minute, James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the equalizer, converting an assist from Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing) to make it 1-1. The tie lasted until the closing minutes, when the TC3's Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) scored the game winner off an assist from Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) in the 83rd minute.
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) recorded eight saves in goal to preserve the win for the Panthers.
The win puts TC3 into the quarterfinal round against Alfred State College. The two teams hooked up in Dryden on October 18, with the Pioneers taking the win 1-0. Alfred State finished the regular season with a record of 12-3 overall and 12-1 in regional play. The Pioneers had a first-round bye.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The TC3 men's soccer team closed out the regular season with a record-setting win Tuesday, blanking Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus 12-0 on a cold wet night in Dryden. The Panthers set a new single-game record for goals while finishing the regular season with a record of 8-9 overall and 8-7 in Region III. Jamestown-Cattaraugus falls to 0-18 overall and 0-12 in Region III.
The scoring started early for the Panthers. In the seventh minute, Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse) put the ball in the net off an assist from Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing). The floodgates opened with five more scores in the half, making it 6-0 at the break. The second half saw the Panthers push the margin to 11-0 as the home team outshot the visitors 30-2 on the night.
Ten different Panthers scored goals, led by Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora), Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.), James Beagle (Remsen H.S./Remsen), and James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with two each. Johnson, Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg), Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland), and Billy Pargh (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each scored goals in the win. Driscoll made his point total on the day seven with three assists. Johnson and Gray each added a pair of assists, while Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing), and Casanova each contributed an assist.
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) earned the win in goal.
The win makes the Panthers eligible for a spot in the NJCAA playoffs. Seedings for the Region III tournament will be announced Wednesday evening.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
A goal in the opening minutes proved to be the difference as the TC3 men's soccer team dropped a home game to Alfred State College 1-0 Saturday. The Panthers are now 7-9 overall and 7-7 in Region III. Alfred State, the fourth-ranked team in the region, is 12-3 overall and 12-1 in Region III.
The lone goal came off the foot of Masanari Yamamoto, barely beating TC3 keeper Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) in the opening minutes. TC3 had several good chances, including in the opening minutes of the second half when a ball got past the Alfred State keeper, only to have a Pioneer defender hustle back to clear the ball just before it crossed into the goal.
Nulty recorded four saves for the Panthers, who outshot Alfred State 9-7.
The Panthers host Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Tuesday at 6 p.m. for the regular season finale. Game time is 6 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Playing one of the top teams in the nation, the TC3 men's soccer team came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision against Herkimer County Community College Tuesday. The Panthers are now 7-8 overall and 7-6 in Region III. Herkimer, the fourth-ranked team in the nation, is 14-3 overall and 10-1 in Region III.
The visitors took the lead in the 12th minute on a goal by Lee Martins. The advantage grew to 2-0 in the 18th minute on a score by Kariym Balthazar. The Generals made it 3-0 four minutes later on another goal by Martins. A scoreless second half kept the final at 3-0.
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) had a strong game in goal, recording four saves for the Panthers.
The Panthers host Alfred State College Saturday at 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
After opening the season by losing the first six games of the season, the TC3 men's soccer team has followed a simple game plan while climbing back to .500 on the year – don't allow any goals. For the seventh time in the last eight games, the Panthers executed the game plan to perfection, not allowing a shot while beating Jefferson Community College 4-0 in a home contest Sunday. The Panthers are now 7-7 overall, 7-5 in Region III, and 4-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson falls to 3-10 overall and in region, and 2-3 in the MSAC.
Any doubt to the outcome of the game was removed early. In the second minute of play, the Panthers earned a corner kick. After the corner, Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) played a nice touch to Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora), who converted to make it 1-0. The two combined for the second score six minutes later, with Casanova sliding a pass to a streaking Driscoll for a one-on-one chance. The score stayed at 2-0 until the 40th minute, when Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) started a scoring play by ripping a blast from 30 yards out. Jefferson keeper RJ Ward made a nice save on the play, but couldn't control the ball, allowing Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to score.
The second half saw Casanova get a goal of his own after Justin Ryan (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) played a pretty ball on a free kick from 30 yards. Ryan's feed found Casanova in the box, who headed in the game's final score.
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) posted the shutout in goal.
The Panthers host Herkimer County Community College Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A game after its five-game winning streak was snapped, the TC3's men's soccer team got back on course Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The home win improves TC3 to 6-7 overall and 6-5 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery is 4-9-1 overall and in region.
The game opened with the Panthers taking an early lead. In the fifth minute, James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) found Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) streaking down the left side of the field. Doran beat the defense and the keeper to make it 1-0. The score held until the second half, when the Panther offense put the game away.
In the 64th minute, Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) took a pass from Stelan Music (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse) and scored the second goal of the game. The third goal came in the 82nd minute, with Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) scoring with an assist from Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing). William Pargh (Dryden H.S./Etna) closed out the scoring with a goal in the 85th minute, this one coming off an assist by Justin Ryan (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire).
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) posted the shutout in goal.
The Panthers host Jefferson Community College Sunday at noon.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
The TC3 men's soccer team's five-game winning streak came to an end Sunday at Genesee Community College as the Panthers lost 4-1. TC3 drops to 5-7 overall and 5-5 in Region III. It was not only TC3's first loss since September 17, but also the first time the Panthers have allowed a goal since that date.
The home team put the first score on the board in the 17th minute, with Jorge Zapata scoring off an assist from Juan EsQuerra. Genesee made it 2-0 in the 25th minute, with Jose Hernandez finding the net off an assist from Zapata. The Panthers cut the deficit in half in the 33rd minute, with Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) scoring with an assist from Brandon Casterline (Cortland H.S./Cortland). The 2-1 score held into the half.
Just five minutes after the break, Genesee moved back to a two-goal lead when TC3 gave up an own goal. The home's Zapata made it 4-1 two minutes later, this time from an assist by Juan Villegas. The score held the rest of the way, producing a deceptive final score. For the entire game, Genesee held slight leads in shots (19-15) and corners (3-1).
The Panthers host Fulton-Montgomery Community College Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The TC3 men's soccer team continued it's impressive play of late, posting its fifth straight shutout win Thursday. The 5-0 win at Cayuga Community College improves the Panthers to 5-6 overall, 5-4 in Region III, and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga falls to 3-8 overall, 3-7 in region, and 1-4 the MSAC.
As has been the case in recent games, the Panthers controlled both ends of the field. While the defense was limiting Cayuga to just four shots on the day, the TC3 offense pounded the Cayuga goal with 21 shots. The first to break through came from Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) on an unassisted goal. Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) followed with a score off an assist from Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) before James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) made it 3-0 at the half off an assist from Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing).
Holman erased any doubt on the outcome in the second half, scoring twice more for his first career hat-trick and to make the final 5-0. Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland) assisted on the fourth goal before keeper Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) and Driscoll teamed up on the double-assisted final score.
Nulty needed three saves to post the shutout in goal.
The Panthers play at Genesee Community College Sunday.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The TC3 men's soccer team made it four shutout wins in a row Tuesday by blanking Broome Community College 3-0. The Panthers are now 4-6 overall, 4-4 in Region III, and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference after the road win. Broome falls to 4-6-1 overall and in Region III and 2-2 in the MSAC.
After scoring just three goals combined in the first six games, the Panthers have outscored the last four opponents 23-0. Tuesday's scoring began in the seventh minute, with Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) converting an assist from Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland). The score remained 1-0 until the second half, when Driscoll scored again, this time with an assist from James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden), to make it 2-0 in the 51st minute. The final tally came just 90 seconds later, with Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) making it 3-0 off an assist from Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse).
Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) earned the shutout in goal with eight saves.
The Panthers play at Cayuga Community College Thursday.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The TC3 Men made it three straight shutouts when they knocked off the Jayhawks of Jamestown CC by a score of 2-0. James Holman (Dryden) scored in minute number ten of the first half with the assist coming from Fernando Casanova (Dominican Republic). In the second half, Brandon Casterline (Cortland) secured the win by converting a penalty kick in the 65th minute.
The Panthers were led on defense by goalkeeper Jesse Nulty (Babylon) who made two saves in the net. TC3 improves to 3-4 in Region III play. The Panthers will travel to Broome CC for a 4 PM game on Tuesday.
TC3 had 19 shots, JCC had 6 shots
TC3 had 4 corners, JCC had 4 corners
Nulty (TC3) had 2 saves
Pete Peterson (JCC) had 11 saves.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Another strong performance for the TC3 men's soccer team produced a 10-0 win over Corning Community College Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 2-6 overall, 2-4 in Region III, and 1-1 in Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is now 1-8-1 overall and in Region III and 0-4 in MSAC.
The goal total set a new record for TC3, passing the standard set in 2002. Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) led the way, netting a hat trick in the first half as the Panthers jumped to a 9-0 lead at the break. Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) recorded a pair of goals for the second straight game, adding a pair of assists to his scoring column. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.), Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon), James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden), James Beagle (Remsen H.S./Remsen), and Brandon Shaver (Dunkirk H.S./Dunkirk) each scored goals, while Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse), Kyle Clapper (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland), and Chris Decker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added assists, with Decker earning a pair.
While the offense stole the show, the defense was dominant for the second straight game. Justin Woodbury (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) earned the shutout, needing just one save. For the game, TC3 outshot the visitors 43-2.
The Panthers start a four-game road trip Saturday at Jamestown Community College.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The TC3 offense came to life Saturday, more than doubling the season total for goals with an 8-0 win over Clinton Community College. The Panthers, who outshot Clinton 31-0, improved to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in Region III play this season. Clinton falls to 1-4-1 overall and 0-4-1 in regional action.
After entering the game with just three goals on the season, the Panthers exploded against Clinton. Ten different Panthers earned a spot in the scoring column, with six different players scoring goals. Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) and Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) each finished with two goals, while Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) and Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga H.S./Aurora) each carded a goal and an assist. James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Stelan Music (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse) scored goals for the winners, and Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse), Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Kyle Clapper (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Chris Decker (Cortland H.S./Cortland) added assists.
The Panthers look to make it two in a row at home Tuesday against Corning Community College at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Playing a nationally-ranked team for the fourth time this season, the TC3 men's soccer team came up just short, falling 1-0 at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. The loss drops TC3 to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in Region III. Hudson Valley, the top-ranked team in Region III and the third-ranked team in the nation, improves to 6-0-1 overall and 5-0 in region.
Heading into the game, the Panthers knew the task at hand was a tough one. Playing on the road against the team with the top-ranked defense in the region that had allowed only four goals in the first six games of the year, TC3 looked to get the offense on track. The team responded, creating several quality scoring chances throughout the contest. Unfortunately for the Panthers, none of the chances resulted in points. When the home team's Dennis Forward scored in the 35th minute to make it 1-0, it proved to be too much for TC3 to overcome.
TC3 keeper Justin Woodbury (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) recorded five saves in goal to anchor the defense for the Panthers, who kept the opposition to two or fewer goals for the fourth time this year.
The Panthers look for the season's first win when they return home Saturday for a 2 p.m. game against Clinton Community College. The game is a rematch of last year's NJCAA Region III first-round playoff game, won by TC3 4-0.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The struggles continued for the TC3 men's soccer team Saturday as the Panthers lost at SUNY Delhi 2-0. The game marked the third time this season TC3 has been kept off he scoreboard as the Panthers fall to 0-5 overall and 0-3 in Region III.
TC3 keeper Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) kept the game close, making ten saves for the Panthers.
The going doesn't get any easier for the Panthers. Next up for TC3 is a road game Wednesday against the nation's fifth-ranked team, Hudson Valley Community College.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
When an offsides call took the tying goal off the board with 4.7 seconds left to play, the TC3 men’s soccer team went down to defeat to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday. The loss drops TC3 to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in Region III play. Mohawk Valley, ranked third in the region, improves to3-1 overall and 2-0 in regional play.
The game opened with TC3 getting the better of play. The first score came 25 minutes into the game, when Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) played a corner kick into the box, where Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) scored on a header. The score remained 1-0 into the second half.
Ten minutes into the second half, TC3 looked primed to stretch its lead when Mohawk Valley was called for a hand ball in the box, giving TC3 a penalty kick. Casanova took the shot, but Mohawk Valley keeper David Leigh made the save to keep the game at 1-0. It proved to be a pivotal point in the game, as the visitors came back to tie the score 12 minutes later when Dan Cain tied the game with a goal after a corner kick. The game-winner came from Oraine Pringle just five minutes later, with 18:11 left on the clock, but the real drama came in the closing moments.
With 9.2 seconds left on the clock, Mohawk Valley was called for a foul, giving the Panthers a direct kick from 40 yards out. With the entire TC3 team crashing the box, it appeared the Panthers scored the tying goal with 4.7 seconds left. With the home crowd celebrating, the officials ruled that TC3 was offsides, taking the goal off the board and making the final 2-1.
TC3 keeper Justin Woodbury (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) made five saves in the net for the Panthers, who next play at SUNY Delhi Saturday.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Playing on the road for the first time this year, the TC3 men's soccer team hooked up with Finger Lakes Community College in a very physical, double-overtime game Sunday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the game ended in a 1-0 loss, dropping TC3 to 0-3 on the year and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
As has been the case so far this season, TC3 struggled on the offensive end. The Panthers outshot Finger Lakes 9-6, but couldn't find the net. The defense held up until the final minutes, when with 6:44 left in the second overtime, Finger Lakes scored after a corner kick to end the game.
The goal ended a game that featured an amazing number of fouls. The two teams combined to be whistled for 51 infractions, including 32 by the home team.
TC3 returns home Wednesday to host Mohawk Valley Community College.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Playing a nationally-ranked opponent for the second straight day, the TC3 men's soccer team lost 3-0 to Suffolk County Community College Sunday. The Panthers, ranked 15th in the nation in the NJCAA preseason poll, falls to 0-2. Suffolk is ranked eighth in the same preseason poll.
The Panthers played from behind most of the game. Five minutes in, Suffolk scored off a corner, with Ryan Campo feeding Digay Sy in the box for the score. Neither team could score again the rest of the half, making it 1-0 heading into the break.
The second period saw TC3 increase the pressure, getting its best chance with 22 minutes left when Stelan Music (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse) played a nice ball to Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown), who worked his way past the defense, but couldn't find the net. It proved to be the best chance for the Panthers to tie the score, as a defensive breakdown by TC3 with 15:48 left allowed Suffolk's Rony Goncalves to score to make it 2-0. A third Suffolk goal moments later made the final 3-0.
The loss leaves the Panthers 0-2 on the season, with losses coming to the eighth and ninth ranked teams in the country. TC3 has a week off before opening Region III and Mid-Sate Athletic Conference play Sunday at Finger Lakes Community College.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
In a match up of nationally-ranked teams, the season opener for the TC3 men's soccer team ended with the Panthers coming up just short in a 3-2 loss to Bunker Hill Community College. TC3 entered the game ranked 15th in the NJCAA national preseason poll while Bunker Hill came in ranked ninth.
The game opened with TC3 getting the better of play, getting several chances but failing to put the ball away. The first score came with 23 minutes left in the half, when Bunker Hill earned a free kick from deep inside their own half. Neville Moyo played a long ball to Mohammed Ekinci, who was alone 35 yards out. His shot floated over the TC3 keeper into the top of the net, giving the Bulldogs the early lead. TC3 came back with a rush moments later, but the TC3 shot was right on the Bunker Hill keeper, keeping the score 1-0. With three minutes left, TC3 earned a free kick from 35 yards out. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) played a ball to the front of the goal, and after a flurry, TC3 earned a corner kick The corner produced another flurry of action in front of the goal, and after the ball was punched out to about 40 yards out, Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) blasted an acrobatic shot that hit the post, ending the threat. Perhaps the best chance of the half came in the closing seconds, but ended when Luka Starmer (Cortland H.S./Cortland) fired just high, leaving the score 1-0 at the half.
The second half opened with balanced play. With 32:30 left in the game, Bunker Hill was awarded an indirect kick inside the box, but TC3 keeper Jesse Nulty (Babylon H.S./Babylon) came up big, diving to make the save and keep the home team within one. The visitors added the second goal on a breakaway by Mohamed Saeed, who hit the post before the ball spun into the net in with 26:32 left in the game.
Minutes later, TC3 finally found the net. Brandon Shaver (Dunkirk H.S./Dunkirk) found Stelan Music (East Syracuse-Minoa H.S./East Syracuse) streaking down the middle of the field. His shot from 20 yards out beat the keeper to put the Panthers on the board and cut the deficit to 2-1. Despite chances, the Panthers couldn't score the equalizer, and with 6:17 left in the game, Bunker Hill ended the scoring when scored Frankie Mutumbo scored off an assist from Saeed.
Moments later, TC3 made it a one goal game again. With 4:39 left, the Panthers earned a corner. The ball was played to Casanova, who played a pretty cross that Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) headed in to make it 3-2. The Panthers looked to send the game into overtime, but a rally in front of the Bunker Hill goal failed to produce the tying score.
The Panthers close out the Northeast Cup Sunday against the sixth-ranked team in the nation, Suffolk County Community College-Selden, at 12:15 p.m. Suffolk topped Mohawk Valey Community College 3-0 Saturday.
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