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The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team’s 12-game home unbeaten streak came to a close Sunday as the Panthers were upset by Prince George’s Community College (Md.), 1-0. The Panthers, ranked #7 in the nation, are now 1-1. Prince George’s, a perennial playoff team out of Region 20, is now 2-1.
The game was scoreless at the half, with the limited shots split evenly. Midway through the second half the Panthers had a solid chance, playing off a corner kick to header that just cleared the top of the goal. Prince George’s answered a minute later, blasting a shot that TC3 keeper McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) made a diving save to keep out of the net. The teams traded possessions without any scoring until the 82nd minute, when a shot beat Richards to make it 1-0. The Panthers would threaten over the final minutes, but never managed to find the net against a strong Owls defense.
The defeat marks the first home loss since October 2012, a 12-game stretch that saw the Panthers outscore their opponents 31-3.
TC3 looks to start a new streak Wednesday, hosting Jefferson Community College in the Region III opener. Game time is 7 p.m.
|3||Isak Schnell||Fr.||Bloomingdale/Tampa, Fla.|
|5||James Phillips||Fr.||O'Neill/Fort Montgomery|
|8||Carlos Patino||Fr.||Blessed John Roche Catholic School/London, U.K.|
|11||Phil Watson||Fr.||Watkins Glen/Watkins Glen|
|12||Bryan Thurston||Fr.||Newark Valley/Richford|
|14||Adam Cobb||So.||Cortland Christian Academy/McLean|
|18||Marc Gilli||Fr.||Owego Free Academy/Apalachin|
|20||Martins Ochu||Fr.||Pope John Paul Seminary/Okpoma, Nigeria|
|21||Jesus Arroyo-Peco||So.||Ithaca/Madrid, Spain|
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)
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
Saturday, October 19, 2002
The TC3 men's soccer season came to a close Saturday with a NJCAA first round playoff loss at Erie Community College. The Panthers fell 3-2, ending the season with 10-8 record. Erie, 8-4-1, advances to an NJCAA Region III quarterfinal match at Mohawk Valley Community College Tuesday.
Playing in sloppy conditions Saturday, the Panthers looked sharp early. Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy/Apalachin) scored the first goal just 3:20 into the contest, beating the Erie goalkeeper off a pass from Benigno Barrero-Arroyo (Ithaca High/Ithaca). Erie countered just three minutes later with an unassisted goal from John Siaby. Erie took their first lead in the 18th minute on a goal from Jordan Lebber, making the halftime score 2-1.
TC3 evened the score in the 53rd minute when Matt DeVries (Naples High/Naples) scored off an assist from Carlos Patino (Blessed John Roche/London, UK). The score would remain tied until the 70th minute when Erie's Feliz Cedrone would net the game winner. The goal gave Erie three scores on just six shots. "It was a great shooting day by Erie," said TC3 coach Mick McDaniel. "Unfortunately for us, we ran up against a hot shooting team."
Despite the loss, TC3 enjoyed a fine season with a roster that included 13 freshmen. The Panthers made the playoffs for the third time and posted a double-digit win total for just the second time in the eight years of the program. In 18 games, the team finished one shy of a TC3 record for goals scored with 47 (2.6 per game), while giving up just 32 (1.8).
Saturday, October 12, 2002
The regular season came to a satisfying close for the TC3 men’s soccer team Saturday as the Panthers beat Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-1 to finish 10-7 overall and 10-6 in regional play. FMCC drops to 5-7-2.
The scoring started in the tenth minute when Matt DeVries (Naples High/Naples) scored off a pass from Luke Atwater (Homer High/Homer) to give the visitors a quick lead. In the 25th minute, Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) made it 2-0 when he scored on a penalty kick set up by a strong offensive play by DeVries. FMCC’s Hiroshi Ohno cut the TC3 lead to 2-1 with a penalty kick in the final minutes of the half.
Ten minutes into the second half, TC3 would put the final tally on the board when Arroyo-Peco played a picture-perfect cross that Isak Schnell (Bloomingdale High/Tampa, Florida) headed in for the goal. The Panther defense, led by Adam Sutton (Dryden High/Dryden), Matt Leuzzi (Chittenango High/Chittenango), and Ryan Collier (Candor High/Candor) did the rest, limiting FMCC to just five shots on the afternoon. Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne) registered two saves for the win.
The NJCAA Region III soccer committee will announce playoff pairings on Wednesday. If TC3 earns a bid it will be the Panthers first trip to the postseason in three years. The first round of postseason play will be held Saturday, October 19.
Friday, October 11, 2002
Playing in a constant drizzle that produced a wet field and sloppy play, the TC3 men’s soccer team dropped a 3-2 overtime decision at Cayuga Community College. The Panthers came back from a two goal deficit at half-time to force overtime, only to lose when a Cayuga player took a pass several feet behind the TC3 defense and scored in the 95 minute. TC3 is now 9-7, while Cayuga improves to 7-9.
The scoring started late in the first half, when Cayuga’s Drew Raub scored on a direct kick from just outside the box in the 36th minute. Five minutes later, Andy Wells scored off an assist by Josh Schooley. The score stayed 2-0 at the half, despite a 9-6 TC3 advantage in shots.
In the second half, TC3 looked to break through when Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) broke through only to be taken down by a Cayuga player in the penalty box. Despite giving the Cayuga player a yellow card, TC3 was not awarded a penalty kick. The Panthers finally found the net in the 67th minute. Phil Watson (Watkins Glen High/Watkins Glen) gathered a pass from Arroyo-Peco and beat the keeper for the tally. The Panthers tied the score in the 79th minute when Arroyo-Peco found Drew Nagel (Wayne High/Ontario), pushed his diving header past the keeper for a tie score. Neither team could break the tie before regulation ended, sending the contest to overtime.
Five minutes into overtime, Cayuga’s goalie turned back a TC3 effort, and punted the ball to midfield. From there, Cayuga made two passes, the last one to a Cayuga player several feet behind TC3’s deepest defender. Raub took the pass and converted for the game-winner.
TC3 plays at Fulton-Montgomery CC Saturday in the team’s regular season finale.
Tuesday, October 08, 2002
The Mid-State Athletic Conference championship was decided Tuesday in Binghamton, with the Broome Community College Hornets beating the TC3 men's soccer team 4-0. TC3 falls to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in the MSAC. Broome is 9-3-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the MSAC.
Playing on Broome's unusually small home field, the Panthers fell behind early on a goal by Nick Dunnell in the 14th minute. After TC3 went to the half down 1-0, Dunnell again scored in the 55th minute to make it 2-0. After the second score, the Panthers changed tactics and went to a more aggressive, risk-taking attack. The move ended up costing the Panthers, as Broome took advantage of their home field confines to score a pair of late goals and seal the victory.
TC3 wraps up the regular season with a pair of games this weekend. The Panthers play at Cayuga CC Friday before traveling to Fulton-Montgomery CC on Saturday.
Saturday, October 05, 2002
Playing on a cool, windy day, the TC3 men's soccer team gave the homecoming day crowd something to cheer about, beating Genesee Community College 2-0 Saturday. The win improves TC3 to 9-5, and with three regular season games left, guarantees a winning season for the Panthers and virtually assures a spot in the NJCAA playoffs. Genesee falls to 3-8-1.
The Panthers took control early, scoring in the 10th minute. Bryan Thurston (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley) took the ball at midfield and beat his man down the sideline before serving a perfect crossing pass to a streaking Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) for the tap in. The goal is his 18th, and leaves him just 6 shy of tying the TC3 single season record, despite missing several games due to injury.
After taking the 1-0 lead to the half, the Panthers started the second half like the first - scoring quickly. Just three minutes into the half, Drew Nagel (Wayne High/Ontario) punched in a rebound of a Luke Atwater (Homer High/Homer) corner kick for the score. The two teams traded missed opportunities the rest of the way, with TC3 goalie Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne) making a diving save of a point blank shot with 30 minutes left to preserve his fourth shut-out of the season.
TC3 plays at nationally ranked Broome CC Tuesday, October 8.
Wednesday, October 02, 2002
After falling behind early on a mental lapse, the TC3 men's soccer team dominated play en route to a 2-1 win at SUNY Cobleskill. The win improves TC3 to 8-5.
The scoring started in the 16th minute when Cobleskill scored off a direct kick. The home team took advantage of slow set-up by TC3 to pass to an open player for an easy goal and a short-lived lead. Four minutes later, Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) scored his first goal in four games, heading in a perfect crossing pass from Bryan Thurston (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley). The two teamed up for the game winner in the 36th minute, with Thurston scoring off the Arroyo-Peco assist.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne) made six saves for the win. TC3 has its last regular season home game at 2 PM on Saturday. The homecoming game opponent is Genesee Community College.
Sunday, September 29, 2002
The TC3 men's soccer team dropped to 7-5 on the season with a 6-2 loss at SUNY Morrisville Sunday. The Panthers lost despite out-shooting Morrisville 19-12. Morrisville is now 6-6.
The Generals took an early lead on a goal by Frank Sefah in the second minute, sparking the home team to a 4-0 halftime lead. In the second half, TC3's Carlos Patino (Blessed John Roche Catholic School/London, UK) cut the lead to 4-1, scoring off an assist from Phil Watson (Watkins Glen High/Watkins Glen). Morrisville answered with two more goals before Watson converted a pass from Jimmy Phillips (O'Neill High/Fort Montgomery) to make the final 6-2.
TC3 plays at SUNY Cobleskill Wednesday at 4 PM.
Thursday, September 26, 2002
The TC3 men's soccer team improved to 7-4 on the season with a 4-0 shut out of Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) rival Jefferson Community College Thursday. TC3 controlled play with a balanced attack to move to 3-1 in conference. Jefferson falls to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the MSAC.
The Panthers dominated the first half, taking a 3-0 lead to the break. The scoring started 12 minutes in, when Phil Watson (Watkins Glen High/Watkins Glen) carried the ball from midfield to the right corner before crossing it to Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy/Apalachin) for the scoring shot. Less than a minute later, Matt DeVries (Naples High/Naples) broke free from a group of players just outside the left corner of the box to score to make it 2-0. The first half scoring ended when Carlos Patino (Blessed John Roche Catholic School/London, UK) scored on a header off a pass from Luke Atwater (Homer High/Homer) in the 29th minute.
The second half saw both teams miss scoring chances, with TC3 goalie Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne) making a great leaping save on a Jefferson direct kick ten minutes in to keep the shut out. The final goal came in the 75th minute, when Patino fed DeVries, who turned the ball over to Martins Ochu (Pope John Paul Seminary/Okpoma, Nigeria) for his first collegiate tally.
Endress made three saves for his third shut out of the season. TC3 plays at SUNY Morrisville Sunday at 2 PM.
Sunday, September 22, 2002
Playing after a long bus ride, the TC3 men’s soccer team never got on track, dropping a 1-0 decision at SUNY Canton. The loss leaves TC3 at 6-4 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC). Canton is 2-3-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the MSAC.
The lone goal in the contest came midway through the second half, when Brian Sias scored off a crossing pass from Pat Massaro. The Panthers out shot the hosts 13-6, but couldn’t find the net.
TC3 looks to get back on track Thursday, September 26 with a home contest with Jefferson Community College. The game starts at 4:00 PM.
Friday, September 20, 2002
An opportunistic offense and solid goalkeeping helped the TC3 men’s soccer team to a 4-1 win at SUNY Delhi Friday afternoon. TC3 scored three goals on direct kicks as the Panthers improved to 6-3 on the year. Delhi, ranked #6 in Region III in the latest poll, fell to 6-3. TC3 was ranked #8 in the Region III poll.
Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) started the scoring early for TC3, connecting on a direct kick in the third minute of the game. The kick came from just outside the penalty box, and saw Arroyo-Peco curled the ball around the Delhi wall and beat the keeper to the net just inside the post. Ten minutes later, Drew Nagel (Wayne High/Ontario, NY) took a direct kick from just inside midfield. Nagel’s blast, which came with a strong wind at his back, carried to inside the box, where a group of players went up to try to head the ball. A Delhi player misjudged the ball, and skipped it over his own goalie’s head, making it 2-0 TC3. Delhi scored its lone goal in the 22 minute when Sherdon Smith collected a loose ball near the top of the box and scored. TC3 answered in the 42nd minute, with Arroyo-Peco again connecting on a direct kick. This time, he went over the wall and found the top corner of the goal to make it 3-1 at the half.
The second half saw the play turn more aggressive, with Delhi collecting four yellow cards. Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy/Apalachin, NY) scored the only goal of the half, driving through most of the Delhi defense before firing off a shot that beat the keeper to the lower left post for a 4-1 lead in the 87th minute. Any hope Delhi had of getting back in the game was turned away by a diving save by TC3’s Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne, NY) five minutes later.
TC3 plays at SUNY Canton at 2 PM Sunday.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Playing under the lights at SUNY Cortland, the TC3 men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday night. The Panthers fall to 5-3 while MVCC improves to 5-0-1. Mohawk Valley is ranked #6 in the nation and #2 in Region III. TC3 is ranked #8 in Region III.
The first half was evenly played most of the way, with Mohawk Valley taking a halftime lead on a goal in the closing minutes of the half. With less than three minutes left, Brian Diliberto was credited with a goal after a TC3 clearing attempt took a bad bounce into the goal. In the second half, Matt Price scored with 25 minutes left to end the scoring.
TC3 was held scoreless for the first time this year, as scoring leader Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) was double-teamed most of the night and the entire team was victimized by some bad luck. TC3 out shot MVCC, 12-10, and had several near misses, but nothing that found the net. TC3's Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High/Sherburne) had seven saves in the loss.
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Friday at 7 PM.
Saturday, September 14, 2002
For the second straight game, TC3 used a goal in the opening minutes of the game to propel them to win. This time the goal in the third minute of the game helped TC3 to a 4-1 win over Jamestown Community College. TC3 improves to 5-2; Jamestown falls to 2-3.
In the game at Finger Lakes CC on Tuesday, TC3 scored in the second minute en route to the win. This time out, Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain) scored the first of his three goals on the team's first shot of the day. Arroyo-Peco, who increased his nation-leading season point total to 32, beat his defender on the left wing before pushing the ball into the net in the far low corner. In the 17th minute, Arroyo-Peco took a pass from T.J. Munson (Lansing High/Locke) and again beat the goalie low, but this time to the near post. Fourteen minutes later, Haider Garzon (GED/Bronx) converted a pass from Matt Leuzzi (Chittenango High/Chittenango) into the third goal of the half. Garzon's shot from 20 yards was deflected by the goalie, but not enough to keep it from trickling in, making it 3-0 at the half.
The second half saw Jamestown control play much of the half. The Jayhawks, who were severely outshot in the first half, had two shots hit off the cross bar early in the second half before finally putting one in. A Colyn Hoyt header off a corner kick from Haris Babic made it 3-1 in the 65 minute. Both teams missed scoring chances in the following minutes before Arroyo-Peco scored his third goal of the day, beating the keeper to the far post in the 84th minute and making the final 4-1.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) was the winner in goal, posting nine saves. TC3 plays nationally Ranked Mohawk Valley CC at 7 PM Wednesday at SUNY Cortland.
Thursday, September 12, 2002
The offensive minded TC3 men's soccer team went on the road for the first time in 2002 Thursday, traveling to MAC rival Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua. The Panthers showed they didn't mind the trip, scoring early and often in posting a 5-2 win. TC3 is now 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC, while Finger Lakes falls to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Any thoughts that TC3 might suffer from the 90 minute bus trip were quickly dispelled. Just two minutes into the contest, Matt DeVries (Naples High/Naples) started the scoring off an assist from Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca High/Madrid, Spain). Arroyo-Peco, who's leading the nation in scoring with 26 points in 6 games, would give TC3 a 2-0 lead with his first goal of the game just five minutes later off an assist from Carlos Patino (London, UK). After a Finger Lakes tally in the 28th minute, the Patino-to-Arroyo-Peco combination worked again in 39th minute, making it 3-1 at the break.
A Finger Lakes goal five minutes into the second half made it a one-goal game until Haider Garzon (GED/Bronx) scored off an Arroyo-Peco pass in the 70th minute. The duo combined ten minutes later, with Arroyo-Peco scoring the goal to make the final 5-2.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) earned the win with seven saves. TC3 returns home for a Saturday, September 14 contest with Jamestown CC. Game time is noon.
Sunday, September 08, 2002
Playing against the nations 13th ranked team on a hot day in the second day of the Panther Soccer Invitational, TC3 fell 3-1 to Springfield (MA) Tech Community College. The Rams pressured the TC3 defense most of the day and capitalized at key moments to earn the win. The loss drops TC3 to 3-2, while Springfield Tech is now 3-0.
The Springfield Tech offense was rolling early, with Keni Mendez scoring just seven minutes into the contest off a corner kick from Paulo Faria. Despite heavy pressure at times, TC3 kept Springfield at bay until late in the half. Springfield Tech’s second goal came just two minutes before halftime, with Chris Slozak giving the visitors a 2-0 lead. The second half saw TC3 start to put more pressure on the goal, but a Mendez header in the 57th minute made it 3-0. To the Panthers’ credit, they didn’t give up, and with just over six minutes left in the contest, the offense finally cashed in. Carlos Patino (John Roche/London, UK) started the play with a pass through traffic to Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca HS/Madrid, Spain). Arroyo-Peco took the pass and beat the Springfield Tech goalie to the corner, making the score 3-1 and giving Arroyo-Peco eight goals in the last four games.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne), facing pressure much of the game, registered seven saves. TC3 takes the road for the first time in 2002, playing at Finger Lakes CC at 4 PM on Thursday, September 12.
Saturday, September 07, 2002
After seeing a 1-0 lead turn into a 2-1 deficit in the span of five minutes, the TC3 men’s soccer team rallied with a pair of second half goals to post a 3-2 win over Cayuga Community College. The win moves TC3 to 3-1, while Cayuga falls to 0-3. The game was part of the Panther Soccer Invitational – the two teams will meet in a Mid-State Athletic Conference game at Cayuga CC later in the season.
TC3 started the scoring in the 15th minute, when Matt DeVries (Naples HS/Naples) took a crossing pass from Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca HS/Madrid, Spain) and scored his first collegiate goal. The 1-0 lead stood until the second half, when Cayuga’s Josh Schooley tied the score in the 58th minute. Schooley found the net again five minutes later to give Cayuga its first lead of the game. The lead lasted till the 65th minute, when Phil Watson (Watkins Glen HS/Watkins Glen) fed the ball past a crowd of defenders to an open Carlos Patino (John Roche Ctholic School/London, UK). Patino took the pass in the box, and turned it into the game-tying goal. The two teams played evenly until Arroyo-Peco scored the game winner off an assist from Matt Leuzzi (Chittenango HS/Chittenango) in the 88th minute.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) picked up the win in goal, registering seven saves. TC3 plays Springfield (MA) Tech CC Sunday at noon in the final round of the Panther Soccer Invitational. Springfield is ranked #13 in the nation.
Wednesday, September 04, 2002
A seven goal second half helped power TC3 to a record-setting 9-0 win over Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) rival Corning CC. The win improved TC3 to 2-1 on the season, and establishes a new standard for most goals in a single game. The previous record of seven was set in 1998 and tied in 2000.
For the second straight game, Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) recorded a hat trick. He scored both first half goals for TC3, one after Carlos Patino (London, UK) threaded the ball through three defenders to hit Arroyo-Peco in stride for a shot from 20 yards, and the other after his own direct kick from just outside the box bounced off the wall of defenders directly back to him and his blast from 25 yards found the top corner. Arroyo-Peco added a third goal and an assist in the second half to finish with seven points.
In addition to the record setting offensive outburst, the game featured several firsts. T.J. Munson (Lansing HS/Locke), Phil Watson (Watkins Glen HS/Watkins Glen), Bryan Thurston (Newark Valely HS/Richford), Drew Nagel (Wayne HS/Ontario), and Patino each scored their first collegiate goals while Benny Barrero (Ithaca HS/Ithaca), Haider Garzon (Bronx), and Jimmy Phillips (O'Neill HS/Forst Montgomery) each recorded their first career assist.
Team co-captain Matt Leuzzi (Chittenango HS/Chittenango) added a goal and an assist. Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) turned away two shots for his second straight shutout.
Sunday, September 01, 2002
A first-half hat-trick by sophomore Jesus Arroyo-Peco (Ithaca HS/Ithaca) was all the scoring TC3's men's soccer team would need in posting a 3-0 win over visiting Clinton Community College. The win improves TC3 to 1-1 on the season while Clinton falls to 0-2.
TC3 controlled play from the start, but didn't find the back of the net until Arroyo-Peco beat the Clinton keeper from 20 yards out on the right wing in the 28th minute. Just two minutes later, Arroyo-Peco put a ball between the keepers legs from the left wing, giving TC3 a 2-0 lead. The scoring ended in the 36th minute when Bryan Thurston (Newark Valley HS/Richford) played a beautiful crossing pass from the left wing to Arroyo-Peco in front of the far post. His tap-in made it 3-0 and left him one goal shy of the TC3 single game record set by all-American Casey Burns in 1999. Arroyo-Peco had several chances at tying the mark, including a direct kick from 30 yards with two seconds left in the first half that hit the cross bar as the horn sounded.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) earned his first collegiate shutout with 4 saves, including a diving stop on a Clinton breakaway with 25 minutes to play in the game.
Friday, August 30, 2002
The TC3 men's soccer dropped a 2-1 decision to North County Community College today in the season opener for both squads. TC3 fell despite controlling play for much of the game and out-shooting the visiting Saints 17-10.
North Country started the scoring early, as Aaron Ramsey put a ball in off a TC3 player in the 10th minute. NCCC's Evan Demers scored off an assist from Troy McColl to make it 2-0 in the 28th minute. The Saints took the 2-0 to the half.
The two teams battled throughout the second half. Despite playing most of the game in the offensive half of the field, TC3 couldn't covert any scoring chances until late in the half when a foul led to a direct kick from 30 yards. On the ensuing kick, a North Country player was called for a hand ball in the box, setting up a TC3 penalty kick with just over two minutes left in the contest. Sophomore co-captain Matt Leuzzi (Chittenango/Chittenango) converted, cutting the lead to 2-1. A frantic final two minutes saw TC3 pressure the NCCC goal but never score.