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.
|6||Shane Wilson||So.||5-8||150||Holland Patent/Watertown|
|9||Chris Conklin||So.||6-2||190||South Burlington/South Burlington, Vt.|
|14||Robert Ford||Fr.||5-8||150||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|21||Kellen Simmons||Fr.||5-7||170||Corning East/Corning|
|22||Codee Phillips||So.||6-0||195||Mt. Markham/Cortland|
|44||Derek Hanna||Fr.||6-2||215||Franklin Academy/Malone|
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)
28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
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)
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)
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)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
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)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)
73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
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)
24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)
30 Larry Siany (1977-78)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)
9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team closed out its season Sunday with a 23-3 loss at Alfred State College. TC3 ends the season with a record of 0-13 while Alfred State finishes 5-9.
Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Joe Knapp (LaFayette H.S./LaFayette), and Shane Wilson (Holland Patent H.S./Watertown) scored in the defeat.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A slow start against the 10th ranked team in the nation led to a loss for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Thursday. The Panthers lost to Broome Community College 25-6 to drop to 0-12 on the season.
Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) led TC3 with three goals, with Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer), Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer), and Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each adding a goal. Bushnell and Shane Wilson (Holland Patent H.S./Watertown) added assists for the Panthers while J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) had 18 saves in goal.
TC3 closes out the season Sunday at Alfred State College.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Playing a nationally-ranked team for the fourth time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse closed out the home portion of the season with a 28-10 loss to #8-County College of Morris (N.J.). TC3 drops to 0-10 while Morris improves to 8-4.
The Panthers opened the scoring with a goal by Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) in the opening minutes. Morris responded with six straight to take control early, but Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) snapped the string for the Panthers, making it 6-2 with five minutes left in the quarter. Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) and the second goal by Simmons made it three straight for the home team, and cut the deficit to 6-4 at the end of the first the quarter.
Shane Wilson (Holland Patent H.S./Watertown) brought the Panthers to within one with a score in the opening seconds of the second quarter, but Morris pushed the lead back to three with two straight. Kiernan netted his second goal, bringing the Panthers to within two at 8-6. The score held most of the quarter, with Morris adding two late tallies to lead 10-6 at the half.
Morris slowly pulled away in the third, outscoring the Panthers 5-3 to lead 15-9 heading into the final quarter. In the last 15 minutes, TC3 ran out of gas and Morris took advantage, running up the score to make the final 28-10.
Simmons led TC3 with four goals and two assists. Kiernan finished with two goals, and Wilson and Caughey each had a goal and an assist. Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Joe Knapp (LaFayette H.S./LaFayette) scored a goal each, Derek Hanna (Franklin Academy/ Malone) recorded an assist. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) had 21 saves in goal.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Thursday.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Playing the third-ranked team in the nation Thursday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team was overmatched in a 37-0 loss. TC3 drops to 0-9 while Onondaga is now 9-2.
The visitors wasted no time taking control of the game, putting 13 goals on the board in the opening quarter and another 15 in the second period. Onondaga dominated the faceoff circle and applied constant pressure on the TC3 defense. Panthers goalie J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) kept the final from being worse with 15 saves on the day.
TC3 hosts County College of Morris (N.J.) Sunday at Noon.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped a 20-8 decision at Jefferson Community College Tuesday to fall to 0-9 on the season. Jefferson improves to 6-4 on the year.
The game opened with the two teams even at 2-2 midway through the first quarter before eh home team went on a run. Jefferson moved out to a 5-2 lead after one, and expanded the lead to 13-3 at the half. After getting outscored 6-1 in the third quarter, the Panthers enjoyed a 4-1 advantage in the final period.
TC3 was led by Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) with four goals. Shane Wilson (Holland Patent H.S./Watertown) had a goal and two assists while Zach McMullin (Homer H.S./Homer) finished with a goal and an assist. Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) and Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) each had a goal for the Panthers. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) had 24 saves in goal.
TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Friday.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
A 9-5 second-half scoring deficit kept the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team from recording its first win of the season as the Panthers lost to Finger Lakes Community College 13-11 Saturday. TC3 drops to 0-8 while Finger Lakes improves to 2-11.
The Panthers outscored Finger Lakes 3-2 in each of the first two quarters. Zach McMullin (Homer H.S./Homer) opened the scoring, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first four minutes. Finger Lakes cut the lead in half with nine minutes left, but Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) pushed the lead back to two with a score with 1:38 left in the quarter. Another Finger Lakes score in the closing moments made it 3-2 after one quarter.
Two Finger Lakes scores in the first 65 second of the second quarter gave the visitors a 4-3 lead, but the Panthers tied it on a McMullin score a minute later. Shane Wilson (Holland Patent H.S./Watertown) put the Panthers back in the lead, and Simmons made it a three-goal run for the Panthers, scoring a man-up goal to make it 6-4 midway through the period. The lead held at two into halftime, the first time this season the Panthers have held a halftime advantage.
TC3's Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) scored to make it 7-4 early in the third, but Finger Lakes responded with a four-goal run to take an 8-7 lead. McMullin snapped the run, tying the game at 8-8 with two minutes left in the quarter. Despite scoring chances for each team, the score remained tied at 8-8 at the end of the quarter.
The two teams traded goals twice to make it 10-10, as Kiernan and Simmons put the ball in the net for the Panthers. Finger Lakes moved ahead 12-10 before McMullin made it a one-goal game with 6:15 left. A Finger Lakes score moments later gave the visitors a two-goal cushion, and made the final 13-11. McMullin led the Panthers with five goals, with Simmons tallying three goals and two assists. Kiernan ended up with two goals and an assist, Wilson had a goal, and Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) had two assists for the Panthers. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) had 12 saves in goal. TC3 travels to Jefferson Community College Tuesday.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
A late rally of three goals in the final two minutes almost made for a dramatic finish for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Thursday, but the Panthers ended up dropping an 11-10 decision to Mohawk Valley Community College. TC3 falls to 0-7 while Mohawk Valley improves to 5-4.
After Mohawk Valley opened the game with a pair of goals midway through the first quarter, the Panthers responded with two scores in less than a minute by Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) to tie. A Zach McMullin (Homer H.S./Homer) score in the closing moments of the quarter gave the home team a 3-2 lead at the first break.
The visitors evened the score early in the second quarter, but McMullin put the Panthers back in front with a man-up goal midway through the quarter. Five straight Mohawk Valley goals, including a score with under a second left, put the visitors up 8-4 at the half.
The Mohawk Valley run continued into the third quarter, with the Hawks moving to a 10-4 lead before another Simmons ended the run with a score with eight minutes left in the quarter. Another quick pair of goals, this time by McMullin, brought the Panthers to within three at 10-7 with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Despite some near misses for the Panthers, including a pair of shots off the post, the score remained unchanged until a Mohawk Valley goal with 3:27 left in the game made it 11-7. Simmons' fourth goal of the day made it 11-8 with 1:47 left, and after winning the face-off and earning a man-up advantage, McMullin netted his fifth goal of the game, making the score 11-9 with 1:10 left. Another face-off win led to another Simmons goal, making it a one-goal game with 33.3 seconds left. Unfortunately for the home fans, the Panthers ran out of time, losing by a final of 11-10.
Simmons led the scoring with five goals and an assist, followed by McMullin with five goals. Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) contributed four assists, Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had two, and Greg Kiernan (Homer H.S./Homer) added a helper. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) finished with 13 saves in goal as Mohawk Valley held a 32-24 advantage in shots.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Saturday at noon.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
After rallying to pull within three goals in the closing moments of the third quarter, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team's rally ran out of steam as the Panthers lost an 11-5 final to Dean College (Mass.) Saturday. TC3 is now 0-6 while Dean won its first game in five tries.
The game opened with Dean scoring the first four goals before Zach McMullin (Homer H.S./Homer) put TC3 on the board in the second quarter. The two teams traded goals over the next few minutes, before Dean scored the final goal of the half to take a 7-3 lead into the break.
After a Dean score to open third quarter, Zach Walter (Homer H.S./Homer) and McMullin scored back-to-back goals to bring the Panthers to within three at 8-5. The home team lost the momentum over the final 30 seconds of the quarter, however, as Dean scored twice to take a 10-5 lead into the final quarter. The lone fourth-quarter goal came with 3:35 left in the game, making the final 11-5.
McMullin paced TC3 with three goals. Walter and Doug Bushnell (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each scored a single goal, and Chris Conklin (South Burlington H.S./South Burlington, Vt.) recorded an assist. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) finished with 15 25 saves in goal.
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
A strong start wasn't enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Thursday as the Panthers dropped a home contest to SUNY Delhi, 16-5. With the loss, TC3 falls to 0-5 while Delhi improves to 3-3.
The Panthers scored the game's first goal, with Zach McMullin (Homer H.S./Homer) giving TC3 its first lead of the season with a goal in the first quarter. The advantage remained 1-0 at the end of the period, but Delhi responded by out-scoring the Panthers 6-1 in the second quarter to take a 6-2 lead into the half. A 7-0 Delhi advantage in the third quarter put the game out of reach.
McMullin led TC3 with three goals and two assists. Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) added two goals and an assist. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) recorded 25 saves in goal.
TC3 hosts Dean College (Mass.) Saturday.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A tough night for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team ended with a 38-4 loss to Herkimer County Community College. TC3 falls to 0-4 while nationally-ranked Herkimer improves to 2-0.
Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) scored all four TC3 goals, one in each quarter. Trevor Caughey (Homer H.S./Homer) picked up an assist and goalie J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) recorded 23 saves.
TC3 hosts SUNY Delhi Thursday, April 1.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Despite a strong finish, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped its third game of the year, losing at home Saturday to Genesee Community College, 16-4. TC3 falls to 0-3 while Genesee improves 3-1.
After falling behind 11-1 after the first half, the Panthers put together a much better second thirty minutes of play. The Panthers were outscored 3-1 in the third quarter but played the fourth even at 2-2. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville H.S./Gansevoort) had another solid game in goal, finishing with 20 saves. Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) led the offense with two goals and an assists while Greg Keirnan (Homer H.S./Homer) had a goal and an assists. Dencil Daniels (Cortland H.S./Cortland) started the TC3 scoring with his first goal of the year.
TC3 plays at Herkimer County Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Playing at home for the first time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost to the second-ranked team in the nation, Monroe Community College, 26-3. TC3 falls to 0-2 while Monroe improves to 3-0.
The game opened with Monroe scoring twice in the opening minute, but the home teams settled things down and trailed just 6-2 after the first quarter. An 11-1 advantage for Monroe in the second quarter made it 17-3 at the half, allowing the Tribunes to cruise to the win in the second half.
Doug Bushnell (Dryden/Dryden), Chris Conklin (South Burlington/South Burlington, Vt.), and Zach McMullin (Homer/Homer) scored the goals for the Panthers, with Bushnell and Kellen Simmons (Corning East H.S./Corning) adding assists. J.P. Gove (Schuylerville/Gansevoort) had a strong game in goal, recording 15 saves.
TC3 is home Saturday at 1 p.m. vs. Genesee Community College.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped its season opener Monday, losing at Cayuga Community College 8-5. Cayuga improved to 2-1 with the win.
The Panthers fell despite out-shooting Cayuga 35-28. Zach McMullin (Homer/Homer) led the Panthers with three goals, while Shane Wilson (Holland Patent/Watertown) and Chris Conklin (South Burlington/South Burlington, Vt.) each added a goal. Doug Bushnell (Dryden/Dryden) recorded an assist and J.P. Gove (Schuylerville/Gansevoort) finished with 17 saves in goal.
TC3 holds its home opener Wednesday at 4 p.m. vs. Monroe Community College.