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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–2012 Men's Lacrosse

2012 Men's Lacrosse Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1/3 Cory Spisak So. 5-9 190 Whitney Point/Lisle
2 James Dowdall So. 5-9 169 Dryden/Dryden
4 Joseph Velez Fr. 5-11 155 Wilbur Cross/Ithaca
5 Anthony Gallegro Fr. 5-9 155 East Rockaway/East Rockaway
6 Michael Manuel So. 5-5 155 Ithaca/Ithaca
7 Lon Palmer Fr. 5-8 150 Oneida/Oneida
8 Dakota Thompson Fr. 6-1 175 Gowanda/Versailles
9 Austin O'Brien So. 5-10 150 Dryden/Freeville
10 Anthony Cecere So. 5-8 165 Deposit/Deposit
11 Zach Hughes Fr. 6-0 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
12 Stephen Park Fr. 5-10 200 Homer/Cortland
14 Taylor Catlin So. 5-11 175 Dryden/Richford
15 Conor Barry So. 5-11 210 Tully/Tully
16 Anthony Yovino Fr. 5-7 185 Minisink Valley/Slate Hill
17 Joseph Potter So. 6-2 200 Horseheads/Horseheads
19 Robert Earnshaw So. 5-9 203 G. Ray Bodley/Oswego
21 Brett Gifford So. 5-10 168 Cazenovia/Cazenovia
22 Bryan Weinert Fr. 6-0 165 John Jay/Wappingers Falls
27 Antonio Wright Fr. 5-11 250 Monroe-Woodbury/Middletown
33 Colin Beale Fr. 5-10 130 Holy Trinity/Hicksville
34 Johnny Tinker Fr. 5-6 250 Homer/Cortland
37 Joshua Cole Fr. 6-0 190 Williamsburg/Brooklyn
44 Joe Peer Fr. 6-0 215 Horseheads/Horseheads

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–2012 Men's Lacrosse

Season Ends in Regional Quarterfinals

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse season came to an end in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals Wednesday as the #9 seed Panthers lost to #1 Onondaga Community College 35-1. The loss, a day after TC3 won its first-ever playoff game over Broome Community College, leaves TC3 with a final record of 9-8. The win improves keeps Onondaga perfect at 15-0 this year. In 15 games, Onondaga has reached 30 goals in a game nine times, including six times against teams that qualified for the regional playoffs.
 
Onondaga scored seven in each of the first two quarters before running away with a 16-goal third quarter. TC3 got on the board in the final quarter with a goal by Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) off an assist from Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). The assist gave Manuel 24 on the season, tying the TC3 record established by Larry Siany in 1977.
 
The 2012 season was historic for the Panthers. As a team, TC3 set new standards for wins (9) and most consecutive wins (4). After dropping the first two games of the season, the Panthers won seven of the next nine games and qualified for the playoffs in the toughest region in the NJCAA for lacrosse. Every loss the Panthers suffered came to a team that spent at least one week this season ranked in the top ten in the nation.


First Ever Playoff Win for Panthers

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A goal by Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) with 1:02 left in the game Monday gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team more history – the first playoff win in the program's history. The #9 seed Panthers beat #8 Broome Community College 10-9 in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Monday, winning a playoff game in the program's first try. The win improves TC3's record to 9-7 overall and advances the Panthers to the regional quarterfinal round Wednesday, where TC3 will face the top-ranked team in the nation, three-time defending national champion Onondaga Community College.
 
The game was close the entire way, with the teams tied at 2-2 after the first quarter. Broome took a 4-3 lead at the half and a 7-6 advantage after three quarters. The Panthers evened the score at 7-7 early in the fourth, and the teams each scored twice to set up Weinert's game winner, which came off an assist from James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden).
 
Weinert finished the game with three goals. Dowdall and Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each had two goals and an assist and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) had a goal and two assists. Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) and Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) each had a goal and Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) had an assist.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) became the first playoff-winning goalie in TC3 history with 16 saves.


Panthers Drop Regular Seson Finale

Saturday, April 28, 2012

TC3 lost at Mercyhurst NorthEast Saturday, 12-4, in the team's regular-season finale. The loss drops TC3 to 8-7 overall and 7-7 in Region III. Mercyhurst North East is 9-5 overall and in Region III.
 
The Panthers now await a possible invitation to the NJCAA Region III playoffs when bids are announced Sunday.


Panthers Win Home Finale

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday was a big day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team – the Panthers clinched a winning season and became eligible for the NJCAA Region III playoffs with a victory over Mohawk Valley Community College, 14-5. The home-finale win improves TC3 to 8-6 overall and 7-6 in Region III with one game left in the regular season. The loss drops Mohawk Valley to 1-11.
 
James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) started the scoring in the first quarter, converting a pass from Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) for the early lead. Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) made it 2-0 off a pass from Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego), but Mohawk Valley managed a goal in the final minute of the quarter to make TC3's lead 2-1 after one.
 
The visitors netted the tying goal early in the second, but TC3 responded with the final four goals of the half to lead 6-2 at the break. The Panthers pushed the lead to 8-2 with the first two scores of the second half before Mohawk Valley stopped TC3's run with a goal to make it 8-3 late in the third. A goal by Earnshaw to end the third quarter and two more by Manuel to open the final quarter made it 11-3 with 12:06 left, essentially sealing the win. The two teams traded goals twice before TC3 put the finishing touch on the win with the last score of the game.
 
Manuel led the way with three goals and two assists while Dowdall had four goals. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had two goals and an assist and Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) had a pair of goals. Weinert and Earnshaw each had a goal and an assist, Dakota Thompson (Gowanda H.S./Versailles) had a goal, and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) had an assist. Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) earned the win in goal with eight saves and allowing four goals.
 
TC3 closes the regular season Saturday at Mercyhurst NorthEast.


Panthers Lose to Another Nationally-Ranked Team

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Playing at home Saturday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team hosted the nation's fourth ranked team, Genesee Community College. The visitors proved to be too much as the Panthers lost by a final of 23-1. The loss drops TC3 to 7-6 overall and 6-6 in Region III, with four of those losses coming to teams currently ranked in the top ten in the nation, and the other two have either been ranked or have received votes in the national poll. Genesee is now 12-2 overall and 10-1 in region.
 
The start of the game was very promising for the home team. The Panthers won the opening faceoff and came down to score a goal by James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) within the first ten seconds of the game. It was two minutes later that Genesee tied the score, and the Cougars eventually took the lead three minutes later. The score stood at 5-1 after the first quarter and 11-1 at the half. Genesee scored six in both the third and fourth quarters, including a pair of goals in the last 36 seconds of the game to make the final 23-1.
 
TC3 looks to bounce back Wednesday with a home game against Mohawk Valley Community College. The 4 p.m. is the final home contest of the season for the Panthers.


Win Streak Snapped at Four Game

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team's four-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday as the Panthers fell at home to SUNY Delhi, 12-4. The loss, TC3's first this month, drops the Panthers to 7-5 overall and 6-5 in Region III with three games left. Delhi improves to 10-2 overall and 9-2 in region.
 
The game opened with TC3 enjoying the better play, but failing to capitalize on the advantage in play. The Panthers scored first on an unassisted goal by Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) midway through the quarter, but gave the lead away when Delhi scored in the final minute of the quarter. The Broncos took the lead halfway through the second quarter and made it 3-1 with 5:52 left in the half before TC3 cut it to 3-2 on a goal by Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) with 3:29 left in the half. The Panthers weren't able to take any momentum into the half, though, as Delhi scored twice in the final two minutes to lead 5-2 at the break.
 
After Delhi scored a minute into the second half, James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) got the Panthers' third goal to cut the score to 6-3. It was as close as the home team would get the rest of the way, as Delhi scored three times to end the third quarter with a 9-3 lead. Dowdall gets his second goal early in the fourth, but Delhi tallied three more over the final quarter to make the final 12-4.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had a strong game in goal, recording 16 saves.
 
TC3 hosts Genesee Community College Saturday at 1 p.m.


Panthers Set Record with Win

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team set a new school record for wins in a season Saturday with an 11-10 win at Finger Lakes Community College. The win improves TC3 to 7-4 on the year, passing the old record of six wins set in 1977. The College had a varsity lacrosse team in 1977 and 1978 before putting the program on hold until the sport returned to TC3 in 2008. The victory also improves TC3 to 6-4 in Region III and extends the team's win streak to four games. Finger Lakes drops to 7-8 overall and 5-4 in region.
 
The game was tight from the start, with the scored tied at 3-3 after the first period and tied at 5-5- at the half. The Panthers took a one-goal lead after the third period and held on for the road win. Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) led the way, each recording two goals and two assists. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) netted three goals and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) had a goal and an assist. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Joseph Peer (Horseheads H.S./Ithaca), and Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) each had a goal for the winners.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point), already the TC3 career leader in wins, earned his TC3-single-season record seventh win of the year. He had 16 saves in the win.
 
TC3 is next in action Wednesday hosting SUNY Delhi at 4 p.m.


Panthers Win Third Straight

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team continued its hot play of late, especially in the second half, while picking up a 14-8 win at home against Cayuga Community College Saturday. The Panthers have now won three straight to improve to 6-4 on the year and tie the TC3 record for wins in a season. The TC3 record of six wins was set in 1977 when the Panthers finished the season 6-4. Cayuga drops to 0-9 with the loss.
 
The Panthers opened the scoring just a minute in when Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) found the back of the net. The visitors responded with three straight to lead 3-1, but TC3 answered by scoring the net five goals to lead 6-3 midway through the second quarter. Cayuga ended the half with two straight to cut the home team's lead to 6-5 at the half.
 
An early third-quarter goal by the Spartans tied the game at 6-6, but the tie would last less than a minute. Dakota Thompson (Gowanda H.S./Versailles) broke the deadlock off an assist from Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), and sparked a run of six straight TC3 goals to end the third quarter with the Panthers in control, 12-6. Cayuga cut it to 12-8 in the fourth, but the Panthers closed the game with the last two scores to make the final 14-8.
 
Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) led the scoring with seven points on three goals and four assists. Weinert netted a season-best five goals and James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had four points on two goals and two assists. Manuel and Thompson each had three points, with Manuel dishing out three assists and Thompson netting two goals and one helper. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and an assists and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) scored a goal.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) earned the win in goal, tying the TC3 single season record for wins with six (Beau Saul, 1977). Spisak recorded nine saves while lowering his goals against average to 9.2.
 
TC3 is next in action Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Win at Jefferson, 14-6

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

For the second straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team used a big second half to blow open a close game. Wednesday, playing against Jefferson Community College at General Brown High School in Dexter, the Panthers opened up a halftime lead to win by a final of 14-6. TC3's record is now 5-4 while Jefferson drops to 2-7.
 
The Panthers outscored Jefferson 5-2 in the first quarter, but the teams played the second even to leave the score at 7-4 at the half. After the break, TC3 put four in the net in the third and three more in the fourth, with the home team managing just a single goal in each quarter.
 
Several Panthers had multiple-points games, led by Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) with three goals and two assists. Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) netted four goals and Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had three goals and an assist. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland), and Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each finished with a goal and an assist. Joseph Peer (Horseheads H.S./Ithaca) had one goal for the winners.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) earned the win in goal, allowing just five goals while playing 57 minutes of the game.
 
TC3 returns home Saturday to take on Cayuga Community College. Game time is 1 p.m.


Big Third Quarter Lifts Panthers to Win

Sunday, April 01, 2012

A big third quarter lifted the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team to an 11-8 win over visiting Dean College (Mass.) Sunday. The win evens TC3's record at 4-4 on the year while Dean falls to 2-4.
 
Playing in wet and cold conditions, TC3 jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening minutes. The lead stood at 3-1 at the end of the first quarter, but Dean scored less than a minute into the second to tie the game at 3-3. TC3 regained the lead at 4-3, but Dean closed out the half with three straight, including two in the finals 20 seconds, to lead 6-4 at the break.
 
The momentum didn't last through halftime, as the third quarter was all TC3. The Panthers scored seven unanswered goals to take an 11-6 lead into the final quarter. Dean scored two in the fourth, but could get no closer as the Panthers closed out the win.
 
Goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) had a strong game, recording 16 saves, many from close range. Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the attack with a goal and four assists. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) had three goals and Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) and James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each had two. Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) finished with a goal and an assist, Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Joseph Peer (Horseheads H.S./Ithaca) each had a goal and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) collected an assist.
 
TC3 travels to Jefferson Community College Wednesday.


Overtime Loss for Panthers

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team suffered a tough overtime loss Saturday, giving up a late lead before falling 9-8 at Broome Community College. The loss drops TC3 to 3-4 while Broome improves to 4-3.
 
TC3 led 4-3 after the first quarter and held the same advantage at the half. The Panthers extended the lead to 6-4 after three periods, but Broome rallied to tie the game at 8-8 and force overtime. The game winner came four minutes into extra play.
 
Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) had another big game, scoring four goals. Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) added three goals and James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and an assist. Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) each had two assists.
 
TC3 is home Sunday for a non-region contest with Dean College (Mass.).


Panthers Fall to Nation's #1

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team saw its three-game winning streak come to a resounding end Wednesday as the Panthers fell to the top-ranked team in the nation, Onondaga Community College. The 37-0 final leaves TC3 with a record of 3-3 while Onondaga improves to 5-0.
 
The visitors took control of the game early, racing to an 11-0 lead after the first quarter and adding another 11 goals in the second quarter. By the time the game ended, 19 different Onondaga players had scored.
 
TC3 looks to bounce back Saturday at Broome Community College before returngin home Sunday to take on Dean College (Mass.). Both weekend games start at 1 p.m.


Panthers Beat Alfred State for Third Straight Win

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A four-goal and two-assist effort by Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team make it three straight victories with a 13-6 win over Alfred State College Saturday. TC3 is now 3-2 while Alfred State falls to 2-3.
 
TC3 never trailed in the game. Dakota Thompson (Gowanda H.S./Versailles) scored the game's first goal two minutes into play. After Alfred State answered a few seconds later, TC3 went on a three goal run that stretched into the second quarter. Alfred closed it to a single goal by scoring two straight, but Weinert pushed the lead back to two goals with his first score midway through the second quarter. An Alfred State score made it 5-4, but with 52 seconds left in the first half, Weinert gave the home team a 6-4 lead that would hold into the break.
 
Weinert made it two straight goals when he scored early in the third quarter, giving the Panthers a three-goal cushion. The visitors narrowed it to two goals a few minutes later, but it would be the last time Alfred State would be so close as TC3 went on to score six of the last seven goals to seal the win.
 
Weinert led the way, but he was far from alone. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had three goals and an assist and Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) had two goals and an assist. Thompson and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) each had a goal and two assists and Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had three assists. Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) and Joseph Peer (Horseheads H.S./Ithaca) each had a goal and goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) picked up an assist.
 
On the defensive side, TC3 held its opponent to single digits for the fourth straight game. Spisak earned the win with 15 saves.
 
TC3 puts its winning streak on the line Wednesday when the Panthers host the top-ranked team in the nation, Onondaga Community College, at 4 p.m.


Panthers Even Record at 2-2 with Win Over Herkimer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team made it two wins in a row Wednesday with a 7-5 home victory over Herkimer County Community College. The Panthers are now 2-2 while Herkimer falls to 0-3.
 
After Herkimer scored the game's first goal, TC3 responded with two scores to lead 2-1 after the first period. The lead stood at 4-3 at the half and 6-5 after three before the Panthers made the final spread two goals with an unanswered score in the final quarter.
 
Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) scored three goals to lead the Panthers. Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Dakota Thompson (Gowanda H.S./Versailles) each had a goal and an assist and Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) and Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) each had a goal for the winners.
 
The TC3 defense held the opposition to just five goals for the second straight game. Goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) had another strong game with 12 saves.
 
TC3 is home again Saturday for a 1 p.m. game with Alfred State College.


Panthers Roll to First Win

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and cruised to its first win of the year, topping Niagara County Community College 11-5 Saturday. The road win improves the Panthers to 1-2 on the year while Niagara drops to 0-2.
 
The first quarter saw TC3 take a 4-1 lead. The Panthers opened the advantage to 7-3 at the half and 10-5 after three. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) led the attack with three goals and an assist, with Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) posting two goals and two assists. Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) and Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) each had two goals and Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a goal and an assist. Dakota Thompson (Gowanda H.S./Versailles) added a goal and Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) an assist for the winners.
 
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) earned the win in goal, recording 12 saves.
 
TC3 returns to action Wednesday with a home game against Herkimer County Community College at 4 p.m.


Panthers Lead at Half, But Can't Hang On

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team led Hudson Valley Community College 5-4 at halftime Wednesday in Troy, but couldn’t hold on as the Panthers went down to defeat by a final score of 9-5. The Panthers fall to 0-2, with both losses to teams showing up in the national rankings. Hudson Valley, which received votes in the national poll this week after beating then-#9-ranked Broome Community College last week, improves to 2-2.
 
TC3 had a strong opening half, getting two goals from Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), a goal and two assists from Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego), and two assists from Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville). Bryan Weinert (John Jay H.S./Wappingers Falls) and Joseph Peer (Horseheads H.S./Ithaca) each scored a goal and Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland) collected an assist as the Panthers enjoyed the advantage at the break. Hudson Valley tied it with a goal in the third quarter and scored four unanswered in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.
 
TC3 travels to Niagara County Community College Saturday before returning home on Wednesday, March 21, to take on Herkimer County Community College.


Panthers Open Season Against Nation's #6 Team

Saturday, March 03, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team opened the 2012 season Saturday with a home match against #6-ranked Monroe Community College. The Panthers showed signs of promise for the new season, hanging tough with Monroe early before falling by a final of 15-4.
 
The visiting Tribunes opened the scoring, taking a 2-0 lead nine minutes into the contest. TC3 got on the board when goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) led the way on the attack, feeding Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) who found the back of the net with 43 seconds left in the first quarter. Monroe seized the momentum back by scoring with just 1.5 seconds left in the quarter, making it 3-1 after one.
 
Monroe scored a quick goal to start the second quarter, but TC3 responded with a goal by Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Oswego) off an assist by Michael Manuel (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). After a Monroe score, Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit) found the net for the home team, making the score 5-3 with 6:54 left in the half. It looked like the Panthers would keep the margin at two heading into the half, but Monroe tacked on two scores in the final 104 seconds to make the halftime score 7-3.
 
Monroe continued its run to start the third, scoring four times to make it 11-3 before Earnshaw scored his second goal, this one off an assist from Stephen Park (Homer H.S./Cortland), bringing the score to 11-4 midway through the third. Monroe tacked on two more in the third and a pair more in the fourth, bringing the final score to 15-4.
 
Spisak saw the majority of time in goal, recording eight saves.
 
TC3 next plays at Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, March 14.


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2012 Men's Lacrosse Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sat 03/03
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Home
Wed 03/14
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Sat 03/17
1 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Wed 03/21
4 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Home
Sat 03/24
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Wed 03/28
4 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sat 03/31
1 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Sun 04/01
1 p.m.
Dean College (Mass.)
Home
Wed 04/04
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
General Brown H.S.
Sat 04/07
1 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 04/14
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Wed 04/18
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Home
Sat 04/21
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Home
Wed 04/25
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sat 04/28
1 p.m.
Mercyhurst North East (Penn.)
North East, Penn.
Tue 05/01
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Wed 05/02
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
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