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Organizational Team Meeting September 8

The organizational meeting for the TC3 lacrosse team will be held on Monday, September 8 at 3 p.m. in the BorgWarner Morse TEC Field House in the TC3 athletics facility. Anyone interested in playing lacrosse for TC3 should plan to attend.

Two Panthers Named All-Region

June 12, 2014

For the first time in the short history of the program, Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed multiple players on the NJCAA Region III all-region lacrosse team. Sophomore defender Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshman goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were recognized for being among the best in the region. Both players were named to the second team. A total of 13 players were selected for both first and second teams. Onondaga Community College, the region and national champions, accounted for seven of the first team selections. Genesee Community College also had seven selections total (two first team and five second team), and SUNY Delhi was next with five, including four on the first team. Monroe Community College had three all-region players, and TC3 was the lone college with two. Two other colleges had single representatives on the second team. Voting was done by the coaches from the 13 Region III teams.

Wood, who was also honored with a Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference selection, started all 15 games as a defender. He was the team’s most consistent defender, and also scored four goals and an assist.

Dah was recognized for being one of the top goalies in the region. He recorded 225 saves on the season, the second most in the nation. He was especially strong when needed the most, including a spectacular 26-save performance in the regular season finale against Herkimer College. That win secured a playoff spot for the Panthers.

This marks the first time TC3 has had multiple all-region selections since lacrosse was reinstated as a varsity sport in 2008. Prior to this year, TC3 had a total of two all-region selections: Brett Gifford in both 2011 and 2012.

Three Panthers Named All-MSAC

June 5, 2014

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference lacrosse team. Sophomore Brandon Wood (Homer H.S./Homer) and freshmen Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 20 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the six conference teams.

Wood started all 15 games as a defender. He also scored four goals and an assist.

Bosworth set a new TC3 with 51 goals, the fifth most of any individual in the nation this year. He added 19 assists for a TC3 record 70 points, the tenth best total in the nation.

Ciaschi was second on the team with 44 goals, the third-best single-season total in Panther history. He led the team with 20 assists, giving him 64 points on the season, the second-best in TC3 history.

TC3 Lacrosse Season Ends with Playoff Loss

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TC3 lacrosse

The 2014 season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Wednesday as the Panthers lost in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs to Monroe Community College, 23-9. TC3, the #4 seed from the East Division of Region III, ends the season with a record of 5-10. Monroe, the #1 seed in the West Division, is now 10-3. The Tribunes advance to the Region III championship weekend, hosted by TC3 Saturday and Sunday.

TC3, making its second playoff appearance in the last three years, started strong. After Monroe opened the scoring, Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) tied the score with a goal with 8:28 left in the first quarter, Monroe scored the next three, but TC3 battled back with goals by Josh Maxson (Homer H.S./Homer) and Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) to cut the deficit to 4-3 with under two minutes left in the quarter, Another score by Monroe in the closing minutes made it 5-3 after one quarter.

After a solid opening 15 minutes, the middle two quarters proved disastrous for the Panthers. Monroe outscored TC3 7-2 in the second and 7-1 in the third to take control of the game. Trailing 19-6 lead heading into the final quarter, the Panthers couldn’t get closer than 11 down the rest of the way.

Ciaschi led TC3 with three goals and two assists. Bosworth and Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) each had two goals and Maxson had a goal and an assist. Jorge Berenguer (Sleepy Hollow H.S./Sleepy Hollow) added a goal for the Panthers.

Roster–2011 Men's Lacrosse

2011 TC3 Lacrosse

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Cory Spisak Fr. 5-10 180 Whitney Point/Lisle
2 James Dowdall Fr. 5-10 155 Dryden/Dryden
3 John Jackson Fr. 5-10 195 Camden/North Bay
5 Joshua Driscoll Fr. 5-9 240 Cortland/Cortland
6 Brandon Roeun Fr. 5-7 175 Cato-Meridian/Jordan
7 Andrew Driscoll Fr. 6-0 190 DeRuyter/Cortland
9 Austin O'Brien Fr. 5-10 150 Dryden/Freeville
10 Anthony Cecere Fr. 5-8 165 Deposit/Deposit
11 Andrew Baez Fr. 5-10 195 Cardinal Spellman/Bronx
12 Dylan Chilson Fr. 5-10 135 Waterloo/Waterloo
14 Chris LaMaine Fr. 6-0 215 Chenango Valley/Port Crane
15 Conor Barry Fr. 5-11 210 Tully/Tully
17 Joseph Potter Fr. 6-1 170 Horseheads/Horseheads
19 Robert Earnshaw Fr. 5-6 180 G. Ray Bodley/Oswego
21 Brett Gifford Fr. 5-10 155 Cazenovia/Cazenovia
27 Robert Walls Fr. 5-11 185 Wallkill/Wallkill
33 Kelley Thomsen Fr. 6-0 245 Cortland/Cortland
37 Nick Crosby Fr. 6-0 280 Cortland/Cortland
44 Derek Hanna So. 6-2 215 Franklin Academy/Malone
47 Ryan Truax Fr. 6-4 305 Kingston/Lake Katrine

Statistics–Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

2014 Season

Overall (5-10)
MSAC (2-3), East Division (2-5)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013

2012 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

9 (2012)
6 (1977)
3 (2011)
3 (2008)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.600 (1977)
.529 (2012)

Most Consecutive Wins

4 (2012)
3 (2012)
3 (1977)

Most Goals (Game)

23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
17 (at Alfred State College, 4/27/08)
16 (vs. Jefferson CC, 3/27/13)
16 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 4/12/08)

Most Goals (Season)

151 (2008)
132 (2012)
95 (2013)

Most Assists (Game)

13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
11 (vs. Cayuga CC, 4/7/12)

Most Assists (Season)

78 (2012)
67 (2008)
44 (2009)
44 (2011)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

12.6 (2008)
7.9 (2013)
7.8 (2012)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Game)

3 (at Cayuga CC, 3/13/13)
5 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 3/21/12)
5 (at Niagara County CC, 3/14/12)
5 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 4/7/11)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

123 (1978)
174 (2013)
214 (2012)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

11.2 (1978)
12.6 (2012)
14.5 (2013)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
9 Zachary Austin (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
8 Dylan Chilson (vs. Alfred State, 4/30/11)
8 Jim VanGorder (1977)

Most Points (Season)

51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
48 Brandon Macera (2008)

Most Points (Career)

99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
61 Larry Siany (1977-78)

Most Goals (Game)

7 Zachary Austin (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
7 Brandon Macera (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 4/12/08)
7 Brandon Macera (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)

Most Goals (Season)

45 Brandon Macera (2008)
39 Mike Hartnett (2013)
34 Zachary Austin (2008)

Most Goals (Career)

73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
43 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
39 Stephen Park (2012-13)
39 Mike Hartnett (2013)

Most Assists (Game)

6 Ryan Watson (2008)
5 Larry Siany (1977)

Most Assists (Season)

24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)

Most Assists (Career)

30 Larry Siany (1977-78)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)

Most Wins (Season)

9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
3 Cory Spisak (2011)
3 Taylor Catlin (2008)

Most Wins (Career)

12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
3 Taylor Catlin (2008)

          

Coaches–Men's Lacrosse

Zach McMullin

Head Coach

Zach McMullen

Coach McMullin takes control of the progtram for the 2013-14 year after having served as an assistant coach at TC3 the past two seasons. He was involved in all aspects of the program, particularly in 2013 when he assumed greater responsibilities.

Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at TC3. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. It's expected the same energy he brought to the field as a player and to the sidelines the past two years as a coach will continue to be a key component of his coaching style.

Contact: zmm004@tc3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Matt Dugan

Assistant Coach

Matt DuganA native of Homer, Coach Dugan played his high school lacrosse at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. After high school, he was a three-year starter while playing Division I lacrosse and graduating from Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2011 Men's Lacrosse

Overtime Win for Panthers in Season Finale

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team closed out the season with an exciting 14-13 overtime win over Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers end the season with a record of 3-11 while Alfred State closed out the year 0-14.
 
Playing on a beautiful spring day in front of the biggest crowd of the year, the two teams put on a great show. The biggest lead of the day was two goals, and each team enjoyed that margin once. The game was tied ten times, including the last time with under a minute left in regulation, and both teams had a chance in overtime before the Panthers scored the winner. The goal total was the most this year for TC3, and seven different Panthers scored in the game, also a season-high. The win also marks the first time since TC3 resurrected its lacrosse program in 2008 that the team has ended the season with a win.
 
The game opened with both teams scoring twice in the first quarter. TC3 took its first lead in the second, with Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) scoring the first two goals of the quarter to make it 42, but Alfred State responded with three straight to grab the lead. The teams traded goals over the rest of the half to make it 6-5, Alfred State, at the half.
 
In the third quarter, TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored his second goal of the game to tie the game, and start a back-and-forth that saw the teams trade goals until Alfred State led 9-8. The Pioneers broke the string by scoring the last goal of the quarter to lead 10-8 heading into the fourth quarter. Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) brought the Panthers to within one with his first goal of the game early in the fourth. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) scored the equalizer before Chilson found the net again to gave TC3 the lead at 11-10 with 8:33 left in regulation. Alfred State answered a minute later, but Earnshaw scored with 6:02 left to make it 12-11, only to see the visitors tie it back up seconds later. Dowdall scored with 1:32 left to give TC3 the lead at 13-12, but in the final minute Alfred State scored to force the extra period.
 
In overtime, each team had a chance, but the game winner came almost exactly midway through the extra period. With 2:29 left on the clock, Chilson took a pass from Earnshaw on the left side and beat the keeper to start the celebration.
 
Chilson led the team with four goals and four assists. Earnshaw had three goals and two assists, while Dowdall ended with three and one. Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) had a goal and two assists, and Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S. /Deposit), and Potter each had one goal. Derek Hanna (Franklin Academy/Malone), the lone sophomore on the TC3 roster, picked up his first assist of the season in his final game as a Panther.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) earned the win in goal, making 12 saves as TC3 outshot Alfred State 41 to 28.


Monroe Too Much for TC3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The fifth-ranked team in the nation proved to be too much for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Tuesday as the Panthers lost at home to Monroe Community College, 21-1. TC3 falls to 2-11 while Monroe is now 12-5.
 
The first quarter featured two stoppages due to lightning. After the delays, Monroe moved out to a 5-0 lead after one and pushed it to 11-0 at the half. Monroe added five more in each the third and fourth quarter, with TC3's lone score coming in third when Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) converted a pass from Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S. /Deposit) for a tally in the third quarter.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made 14 saves while playing most of the game in goal.
 
TC3 closes out the season at home Saturday against Alfred State College.


Strong Start Not Enough as Panthers Fall

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Playing a team that has spent most of the year ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team held a lead in the second quarter before running out gas in the second half and falling by a final of 14-4 to Broome Community College Thursday. The loss drops TC3 to 2-10 while Broome improves to 7-6.
 
After Broome scored the game's first two goals, the Panthers ran off three straight to take the lead early in the second quarter. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo), James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) each scored during the run, which gave the Panthers the lead with 10:22 left in the first half. TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made several great saves throughout the first half to help preserve the lead, but Broome managed to get two more goals before the break to hold a 4-3 lead heading into the half. In the second half, Broome came out quickly, scoring four goals in the first six minutes as part of a seven-goal third quarter that made it 11-3. The final quarter saw Broome outscore the Panther 3-1, with the TC3 score coming with just over six minutes left when Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) found the net after a pass from Chilson.
 
Spisak had a wonderful game in goal, registering 17 saves, including many from close range.
 
TC3 hosts Monroe Community College Tuesday before closing the season with a home game Saturday, April 30 vs. Alfred State.


Panthers Drop Non-Region Game

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped a non-region game Sunday, losing at County College of Morris (N.J.). TC3 is now 2-9 while Morris improves to 6-6.
 
TC3 trailed just 3-1 after the first quarter, but the margin grew to 10-2 at the half. TC3's offense was led by James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with a goal and an assist. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) and Andrew Driscoll (DeRuyter H.S./Cortland) each scored a goal and Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) tallied an assist.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Ryan Truax (Kingston H.S./Lake Katrine) split time in goal, with Spisak recording 15 saves over the first three quarters and Truax six in the final period.
 
TC3 returns to action Thursday at home against Broome Community College.


Panthers Fall to Nation's #1

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team became the latest victim of the nation's top team Friday, as the Panthers lost at Onondaga Community College 30-0. TC3 is now 2-8 while Onondaga, the unanimous #1 in the NJCAA poll all season, improves to 10-0, with all their wins coming by at least 10 goals.
 
Ryan Truax (Kingston H.S./Lake Katrine) made his first start in goal, making 10 saves over three quarters. Nick Crosby (Cortland H.S./Cortland) played the final quarter in goal, recording three saves.
 
TC3 plays at County College of Morris (N.J.) Sunday.


Panthers Drop Home Game

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped to 2-7 on the year with an 18-2 loss to Jefferson Community College Tuesday. Jefferson improved to 2-4 with the win.
 
The Panthers fell behind 3-0 after the first quarter and 8-0 at the half. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) got the Panthers on the board early in the third and Robert Ernshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) added a score in the fourth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Jefferson poured in nine goals in the third and added two more in the fourth.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made 17 saves in goals for the Panthers.
 
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Friday.


Panthers Drop Home Game

Saturday, April 09, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped a home game Saturday, losing to Finger Lakes Community College by a final of 16-3. TC3 is now 2-6 while Finger Lakes stands at 3-6.
 
The game opened with Finger Lakes scoring the first three goals before TC3's Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) put the Panthers on the board with 1:21 left in the quarter. Finger Lakes found the net again to make it 4-1 after one, and then scored the first two goals of the second quarter to move ahead 6-1. Midway through the second quarter, TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made a save, and when no one covered him, ran the length of the field and beat the Finger Lakes goalie to score on his own. The visitors tallied three more in the half and then outscored TC3 3-0 in the third to take a commanding 12-2 lead into the final quarter. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) put the final TC3 goal in the net in the fourth quarter as Finger Lakes tallied four more goal to make the final 16-3.
 
Spisak finished the game with 19 saves in goal.
 
TC3 returns to action Tuesday at 4 p.m. with a home game against Jefferson Community College.


Dowdall Goal with 1:39 Left Lifts TC3 to Win

Thursday, April 07, 2011

A goal by James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with 1:39 left gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team a 6-5 win at Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday. The win ended a string of three straight close losses for the Panthers and improved the season record to 2-5. Mohawk Valley drops to 0-4.
 
The Panthers enjoyed a commanding 40-26 advantage in shots, but had difficulty finding the back of the net. TC3 led 3-1 after the first quarter but Mohawk Valley came back to tie it at 3-3 at the half. Both teams scored twice in the third, setting up the dramatic score by Dowdall.
 
The game-winner was the third goal of the game for Dowdall, who also had an assist. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) assisted on the final score, one of his three assists for the game. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) finished with two goals and an assist and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) added a goal and an assist. Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made nine saves to earn the win in the goals.
 
Next up for TC3 is a home game Saturday against Finger Lakes Community College. The game was originally scheduled to be played on the Canandaigua campus of Finger Lakes, but was changed to be played on the TC3 turf field. Game time is noon.


Another Close Loss for Panthers

Saturday, April 02, 2011

For the third straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team was either tied or down by just one goal in the fourth quarter. And for the third straight game, the Panthers came up just a little short. The latest heartbreaker came Saturday in Boston against Dean College, as TC3 lost by a final of 7-6. TC3 is now 1-5 while Dean improves to 2-2.
 
Making its longest road trip of the year, TC3 started slowly. Dean led 3-0 after the first quarter and 6-4 at the half. The third quarter saw TC3 even the score at 6-6, setting up another dramatic fourth quarter. Dean scored early in the quarter, and despite several good opportunities the rest of the game, the Panthers couldn’t score the equalizer.
 
Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) again led the Panthers, finishing with three goals and an assist. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and two assists and Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) had two assists. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) each had a goal for the Panthers, and Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made 13 saves in goals. For the game, TC3 outshot Dean 33-22.
 
TC3 returns to action Thursday at Mohawk Valley Community College.


Another Strong Effort for Panthers, But Late Rally Falls Short

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trailing 7-3 at the half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team forged a tremendous comeback to tie the game before running out of steam and losing at SUNY Delhi 12-7 Thursday. The game marked the third straight strong effort for the Panthers, who fall to 1-4 on the season. Delhi improves to 1-3. The home team jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 7-3 at the half. TC3 responded by scoring four straight goals and keeping Delhi off the board in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the rally ran out of steam as Delhi scored the final five goals of the game to make the final 12-7.
 
Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) had another big day offensively, scoring five goals for the Panthers. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) had a goal and two assists and James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the other TC3 goal. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit), and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) each added an assist. Goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) had a great game, making several spectacular stops among his 15 saves.
 
TC3 travels to Boston, Massachusetts this weekend for a Saturday game against Dean College.


So Close for Panthers

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team came within inches of another dramatic comeback on Tuesday. Trailing by two goals entering the fourth quarter, the Panthers appeared to score the game-tying goal on a pretty play with 13.9 seconds left in the game, but the score wasn't allowed because the TC3 player who scored was in the crease. The result was a 9-8 loss for the Panthers against Cayuga Community College. The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga improves to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the MSAC.
 
The game opened with TC3 picking up where it left off after Saturday's dramatic win. The Panthers started quickly, scoring the first three goals of the game to lead midway through the first period. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit), and Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) each found the net in the early going, but Cayuga settled things down and answered with three straight to close out the first quarter. In the second quarter, James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored as TC3 regained the lead at 4-3 and, after a Cayuga goal, Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) tallied to put the home team up at 5-4, but Cayuga closed out the half by scoring the final two goals to lead 6-5 at the half.
 
TC3's Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) evened the score at 6-6 just 38 seconds into the third quarter, and then another Earnshaw goal moved the Panthers ahead 7-6 seven minutes later. Cayuga used a 3-0 run over the final six minutes of the quarter to take a 9-7 lead into the final period.
 
In the fourth, O'Brien made it a one-goal game with a score with 5:22 left. After Cayuga tried to run out the clock, TC3 forced a turnover and had a man-up advantage for the final 30 seconds. After a timeout, the Panthers ran a pretty play, setting up a great chance. The TC3 player caught the feed and fired, from the side of the goal, finding the back of the net, but stepping into the crease in the process. TC3 managed to force another turnover, but couldn't get a shot off in time.
 
Earnshaw led the Panthers with two goals and an assist while Dowdall had a goal and two assists. O'Brien had two goals and Gifford and Potter each finished with a goal and an assist. Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) registered seven saves as TC3 held a 28-23 advantage in shots.
 
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Thursday.


Great Win for Panthers

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Three straight goals in the fourth quarter gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team a dramatic come-from-behind win Saturday, snapping a 21-game losing streak that dates back to the 2009 season. The Panthers rallied to top Niagara County Community College 9-8 to improve to 1-2 on the year. It was the season opener for Niagara.
 
On a bitterly cold day, the two teams stayed within a goal of each other until the closing seconds of the second quarter, when Niagara scored to take a 6-4 lead into halftime. The Panthers pulled to within one early in the second half when Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) scored off an assist from Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo), but Niagara answered to make it 7-5 midway through the third. TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) brought it back a one-goal game, but Niagara again responded to make it 8-6 at the end of three.
 
The fourth opened with Dowdall again finding the net, this time on a great shot from the right wing to make it 807 with 12:59 left in the game. Dowdall wasn't done, as he scored again to tie the game at 8-8 with 9:59 left. With momentum on their side, the Panthers looked to reclaim the lead, and came close with a great scoring chance with 7:30 left. TC3 came up short on a close range shot, but minutes later they cashed in on the big one. With 3:27 left in the game, Earnshaw scored the game winner off an assist from Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville).
 
The defense, led by Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) and anchored by goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle), was strong the entire game. Spisak finished with eight saves as TC3 held a 27-23 advantage in shots. Dowdall led TC3's scoring with four goals and an assist followed by Earnshaw with four goals. Chilson ended the game with a goal and an assist.
 
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Panthers Drop Road Game

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The TC3 lacrosse team dropped its first road game of the year, falling 25-1 at Genesee Community College Saturday. TC3 returns home Wednesday to host Herkimer County Community College.


Rough Opener for Panthers

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It was a rough season opener for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped a 22-3 decision to Hudson Valley Community College. Hudson Valley, which was ranked eighth in the preseason national rankings, is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in NJCAA competition.
 
Hudson Valley opened the scoring with 11:38 left in the first quarter. TC3 appeared to have answered with the equalizer, but the goal was waived off when a Panther was called in the crease. The visitors took full advantage, scoring five straight goals to lead 6-0 with 2:48 left in the quarter. TC3 broke through with a goal by Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) off an assist from John Thearle (Island Trees H.S./Levittown) with 1:18 left in the first quarter. Any hope for momentum from the score quickly vanished as Hudson Valley scored twice in the final 24 seconds of the quarter to lead 8-1 after one.
 
After the score moved to 9-1, TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) netted the Panthers' second goal, scoring off an assist from Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) with 11:51 left in the half. Hudson Valley scored the next eight goals, including one in the third period, to put the game out of reach. Thearle added a goal of his own in the third period to make it 17-3, but the visitors ran off five more scores before the final horn to make it 22-3.
 
TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) recorded 14 saves as Hudson Valley held a 46-23 advantage in shots.
 
TC3 takes to the road for its next game, Saturday at Genesee Community College.


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2011 Men's Lacrosse Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Tue 03/15
3 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Home
Sat 03/19
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sat 03/26
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Tue 03/29
4 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Thu 03/31
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sat 04/02
1 p.m.
Dean College (Mass.)
Boston, Mass.
Thu 04/07
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