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Panthers Drop Playoff Thriller

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TC3 lacrosse

The NJCAA Region III men’s lacrosse playoffs got off to a thrilling start, as the #8 seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers and #9 seed SUNY Broome Hornets played a triple overtime game in Dryden Tuesday, with Broome ultimately pulling out the 13-12 win. Broome advances to the regional quarterfinals where they will play top-seed Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3’s season ends with a record of 5-6 in Region III and 6-8 overall. It marks the second year in a row and third time in the past four years that TC3’s season ended in the playoffs.

The game was tight from the opening whistle, with Broome scoring first before TC3 answered to tie it at 1-1. The Hornets netted the next two, but again TC3 answered, coming back to tie the score at 3-3 as the first quarter ended. The second quarter saw Broome again reclaim the lead, but the Panthers closed out the half with a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Broome rallied, scoring four unanswered to tie the score at 8-8. In the fourth the lead changed sides twice before Broome moved ahead 12-10 with 5:52 left. A Panther goal with 4:20 left pulled the home team within one, and a dramatic goal by defender Matt Geisler (Pine Bush H.S./Pine Bush) off an assist from DaShawn White (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) with 36 seconds left tied the game at 12-12. The score remained 12-12 when the horn sounded, ending regulation.

The first overtime saw each team get one shot, with Broome hitting the post with 30 seconds left. The second overtime saw the Panthers get three shots to Broome’s one, but neither team could find the net. The winner came in the third overtime, when Broome scored with 1:05 left on the clock.

White had a monster day, setting TC3 playoff records for points and goals scored with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished with two goals and three assists, a new TC3 playoff record for assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had two goals in his final game as a Panther, leaving him with 66 on his career, the second most in TC3 history, Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) added an assist and Geisler finished with one goal. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) recorded 11 saves and made several strong defensive plays. He finishes his TC3 career with 11 wins, the second most in program history.

Roster–2014 Men's Lacrosse

2014 TC3 Lacrosse

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Orazio Ciaschi A Fr. 5-7 170 Ithaca/Ithaca
2 Joe Howe D Fr. 5-11 157 Ithaca/Ithaca
3 Jon Head M Fr. 5-8 171 Groton/Groton
4 Josh Maxson A Fr. 5-4 146 Homer/Homer
5 Nick Velazquez M Fr. 5-9 200 Middletown/Middletown
7 Ian Henrichsen M Fr. 5-9 160 New Roots/Freeville
8 Luke Stevenson M Fr. 5-9 147 Ithaca/Ithaca
9 Brandon Wood D So. 5-10 198 Homer/Homer
10 Timothy Greaves M Fr. 6-1 157 Frederick Douglas Academy/Bronx
11 Eh Tha Dah G Fr. 5-7 139 Ithaca/Ithaca
12 Xavier Howard M Fr. 5-10 135 Bishop Loughlin/Brooklyn
13 Jeff Lutz A Fr. 5-7 147 Putnam Valley/Putnam Valley
14 Eric Foote G Fr. 5-10 131 Dryden/Dryden
15 Matt Salisbury M So. 5-10 214 Homer/Homer
15 Matt Salisbury M So. 5-10 214 Homer/Homer
16 Joseph Alvarez M Fr. 5-5 238 James Baldwin/New York City
17 Nate Baker D Fr. 5-11 156 Bethlehem/Glenmont
19 Wes Swanson M Fr. 5-11 151 Dryden/Dryden
20 Dustin Bowker A Fr. 6-0 177 Walton/Walton
22 Tyrek Joyner D Fr. 5-11 252 School for International Studies/Brooklyn
23 Max Bosworth M Fr. 5-11 176 Keene/Keene, N.H.
24 Jorge Berenguer M Fr. 5-9 213 Sleepy Hollow/Sleepy Hollow
25 Codee Grant D Fr. 5-8 176 Homer/Homer
26 Andrew Shore D Fr. 6-1 241 Monticello/Monticello
28 Austin Recor M So. 6-2 185 Homer/Homer

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Statistics–Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

2015 Season

Overall (6-8)
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2014

2013

2012 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

9 (2012)
6 (1977)
5 (2014)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.600 (1977)
.529 (2012)

Most Consecutive Wins

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

Most Goals (Game)

28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)

Most Goals (Season)

178 (2014)
151 (2008)
132 (2012)

Most Assists (Game)

17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)

Most Assists (Season)

92 (2014)
78 (2012)
67 (2008)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

12.6 (2008)
11.9 (2014)
7.9 (2013)

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)
5 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)

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 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)

Most Points (Season)

70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)

Most Points (Career)

99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)

Most Goals (Game)

10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/223/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)

Most Goals (Season)

51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)

Most Goals (Career)

73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)

Most Assists (Game)

6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)

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)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)

Most Wins (Career)

12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)

          

Coaches–Men's Lacrosse

Zach McMullin

Head Coach

Zach McMullen

Coach McMullin is in his fourth season with the Panthers, and his second as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program.

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. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.

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


Trevor Caughey

Assistant Coach

Trevor Caughey

Contact: athletics@tc3.edu


Justin Coffman

Assistant Coach

Justin Coffman

Contact: athletics@tc3.edu


Paul Armideo

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@tc3.edu


Highlights–2014 Men's Lacrosse

Panthers Fall Short at Home

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A game that featured four lead changes and four ties came down to a defensive stand in the last minute, and it ended with a 9-8 loss for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team. The Panthers lost to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday to drop to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in Region III East Division play. Mohawk Valley improves to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the East.

The Panthers opened strong, with Matt Salisbury (Homer H.S./Homer) winning the opening face-off, leading to goal by Max Bosworth (Keene H.S./Keene, N.H.) scoring just 30 seconds into the game. Orazio Ciaschi (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) made it 2-0 midway through the quarter, but the visiting Hawks scored twice in the closing minutes to make it 2-2 after one quarter.

Mohawk Valley continued its rally, netting three straight to start the second quarter. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) snapped the string, finding the net with 2:48 left in the half, making the score 5-3 heading into the break.

The break served the Panthers well, because they came out strong in the second half. Ciaschi scored 20 seconds in after another Salisbury face-off win and the Austin Recor (Homer H.S./Homer) tied the game two minutes later. Velazquez gave the lead back to TC3, and after a Mohawk Valley goal evened the score, Ciaschi scored to make it 7-6. The Hawks again tied the score, but Ciaschi scores with 21 seconds left in the third to give the home team an 8-7 lead heading into the final quarter.

The lead remained with the home team until the 7:45 mark, when Mohawk Valley tied it at 8-8. The tie lasted only 17 seconds before the Hawks took the lead, leaving the Panthers behind with 7:28 left. As was the case for most of the game, TC3 dominated the time of possession over the final minutes, and even had a man-up advantage for 30 of the final 90 seconds, but couldn’t find the net. The Panthers misfired on six shots in the final minute alone, as the pressure couldn’t translate into the tying score.

With a bid to the NJCAA Region III playoff still on the line, the loss leaves the Panthers in an almost must-win situation this weekend. TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Saturday. After Saturday’s game, the team has just two more games left in the regular season. It’s likely the team will need at least two wins in the final three games to make it to the post season.

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