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Just a day after re-entering the NJCAA national rankings at #9, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team fell victim to an upset at home. The Panthers lost Wednesday to SUNY Broome by a final score of 2-1. TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 12-5 overall, 11-4 in Region III, and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome is 4-12-1 overall, 4-11-1 in Region III, and 2-4 in the MSAC.
The game opened with the home team controlling play, but never putting the ball in the net. In the 19th minute of play, Broome made its first shot count, scoring on a long blast to take a 1-0 lead. The score held into the second half, when the Hornets added another goal in the 72nd minute. The Panthers finally got on board a minute later, with Nick Cowen (McGraw H.S./McGraw) feeding Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) for a score to cut the deficit in half, but it was as close as the home team could get.
With the loss, the Panthers dropped to the #5 seed in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. TC3 will play at #4 Genesee Community College Tuesday. The winner will advance to the Region III A championship game November 1.
|1||Corey Endress||So.||5' 11"||155||Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne|
|4||T.J. Munson||So.||5' 9"||140||Lansing/Locke|
|9||Drew Wheaton||Fr.||Jasper-Troupsburg/Cameron Mills|
|10||Martins Ochu||So.||5' 9"||150||Pope John Paul Seminary/Okpoma, Nigeria|
|15||Ryan Collier||So.||5' 7"||165||Candor/Candor|
|17||Adrian Soto||Fr.||5' 9"||175||Colegio, Venezuela|
|18||Marc Gilli||So.||5' 10"||195||Owego Free Academy/Apalachin|
|19||Mustafa Erogut||Fr.||Tercuman Koleji/Istanbul, Turkey|
|23||Armel Traore dit Nignan||Fr.||Technical & Commercial HS/Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
MSAC (3-3), Region III (11-4)
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
Thursday, October 16, 2003
The final game for five sophomores on the TC3 men's soccer team turned out to a be disappointing one as the Panthers lost to Cayuga Community College 4-0 Thursday. TC3 ends the season 5-9-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga ends the regular season 11-6-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the MSAC.
Cayuga took an early lead when Phil Collison beat TC3 keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) in the fifth minute to make it 1-0. Cayuga kept the pressure up all half, but Endress made several outstanding saves to keep it 1-0 at the half.
The second half started with a relatively quiet first 20 minutes before TC3 had a series of solid opportunities. The Panthers nearly tied the game on a header by Cody Johnson (Roxbury/Margeratville) off a corner from Drew Wheaton (Jasper-Troupsburg/Cameron Mills), but a diving effort from Cayuga keeper Matt Grover deflected the ball enough to miss the goal. After failing to cash in, the Panthers failed to mount a sustained challenge the rest of the way. Cayuga scored three goals over the final 20 minutes to secure the win.
The game marked the end of the TC3 careers for five Panthers. Endress, Ryan Collier (Candor/Candor), Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy/Owego), T.J. Munson (Lansing/Locke), and Martins Ochu (Okpoma, Nigeria) all capped their careers Thursday.
Final: Cayuga 4, TC3 0
Halftime: Cayuga 1, TC3 0
Sunday, October 12, 2003
Needing at least a tie to stay in the hunt for a postseason bid, the TC3 men’s soccer team knew it had a stiff challenge, playing a perennial national power Herkimer County Community College Sunday. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the challenge proved too much, as TC3 lost 6-0. At 5-7-2 in Region III with one game left, TC3 cannot finish with the minimum .500 record need for postseason consideration.
Herkimer dominated every statistical category, out-shooting the Panthers 14-0. Matt Smith had three goals to lead the Generals. Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) had eight saves in goal.
TC3 plays the season finale Wednesday, hosting Cayuga Community College at 4 PM.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
The postseason hopes of the TC3 men's soccer team took a blow Tuesday as the Panthers lost to #5 ranked Broome Community College, 3-2. With two games left in the regular season, TC3, 5-7-2 overall and 5-6-2 in Region III, would be eliminated from playoff consideration with another loss. The loss also dropped TC3 out of a tie for first place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. TC3 is now 3-1-1 in the MSAC. Broome is 12-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in the MSAC.
Broome started the scoring early. Kyle Sanders scored in the 10th minute to give the visitors the lead. A goal by Ryan Forsburg just eight minutes later made it 2-0 and seemed to put Broome in total control. That would change in the 24th minute as TC3's offense came to life. Ryan Beck (Baldwinsville) put the Panthers on the board, scoring off a pass from Martins Ochu (Okpoma, Nigeria) to make it 2-1. The Panthers tied it at 2-2 seconds later when Mitch Mead (Margaretville) took the ball near midfield and beat his defender before putting it past the keeper. The two-goal outburst over a 24 second span equaled the Panthers' offensive output over the previous four games, a stretch that saw TC3 go 0-2-2.
The score remained tied until after the half, when Broome's Nate Fiedler scored the game-winner in the 67th minute. Despite putting heavy pressure on Broome, the Panthers couldn't score the equalizer.
TC3 plays at the #2 ranked team in nation, Herkimer County Community College, Sunday at 1 PM. The final regular season game is home October 15 vs. Cayuga Community College.
Final: Broome 3, TC3 2
Halftime: Broome 2, TC3 2
Saturday, October 04, 2003
A loss at Genesee Community College Saturday has dropped the TC3 men’s soccer team to .500 and greatly hampered its postseason chances. By losing 3-1, the Panthers fall to 5-6-2 overall and 5-5-2 in Region III. To be eligible for a playoff invitation, TC3 must finish at or above .500. With three games left, all against nationally ranked teams, the Panthers are quickly approaching must-win situations.
The Panthers and Cougars played scoreless soccer for the first third of the game. In the 32nd minute, Genesee took the lead on a goal by Chris Cornwell. Five minutes into the second half, TC3 tied the game on a goal by Ryan Collier (Candor). Collier’s goal, the first of his collegiate career, was set up by a pass from Drew Wheaton (Jasper-Troupsburg) and tied the game at 1-1. The tie proved to be short-lived, as the home team’s John Lapp scored the game-winner just three minutes later. Joe Chimino added an insurance goal for Genesee in the 85th minute, making the final 3-1.
TC3, still undefeated in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, hosts MSAC-rival Broome Community College Tuesday at 4 PM.
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
The combination of a pair of good defenses and a poor offensive performance led to the second straight tie for the TC3 men's soccer team. Hosting SUNY Cobleskill Wednesday, the Panthers were unable to score, playing to a 0-0 tie. The tie leaves the Panthers 5-5-2 overall and 5-4-2 in Region III. Cobleskill is 6-5-1 overall and in Region III. Both teams are fighting to be eligible for post season play. Teams need to be .500 or better in the region to be eligible. TC3 has four games left on the regular season schedule.
Both teams had troubles mounting solid scoring opportunities. The Panthers struggled early as Cobleskill had the better of play for the first half and much of the second. It wasn't until the 70th minute that TC3 started to control play. From that point on, TC3 would keep the ball in the offensive end the majority of the way, but still fail to score. Each team had close calls in the overtime periods, with TC3 seeming to have the advantage, but still unable to find the net.
The shutout was the third of the season and seventh of his career for TC3 keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne), setting a new TC3 career record. Endress turned away eight shots to earn the shutout and lower his goals against average to 1.3 on the season.
With the tie, and with TC3's remaining schedule, the Panthers are in an almost must-win situation when they play at Genesee Community College on Saturday. Following that game, the Panthers have three games remaining, all against teams ranked in the top 15 nationally. Game time Saturday is 1 PM.
Final: TC3 0, Cobleskill 0
Halftime: TC3 0, Cobleskill 0
Sunday, September 28, 2003
The TC3 men's soccer team remained undefeated in Mid-State Athletic Conference play by tying SUNY Canton 1-1 on Sunday. The tie leaves TC3 5-5-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the MSAC. Canton is 3-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the MSAC.
The first few minutes of the game gave no indication of the defensive struggle that was to come. With both teams playing inspired to start the game, Canton would take an early lead. In the third minute of the game, an uncovered Evan Hepburn took a pass from Bradley Flipsen from close range, giving TC3 keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) no chance. After missing on a few scoring chances, TC3 finally tied the game when Martins Ochu (Okpoma, Nigeria) converted took a pass from Mitch Mead (Margaretville/Arkville) in the 39th minute. The spirited play continued in the second half, with both teams missing opportunities late in the half. With just under eight minutes left, TC3 looked to score off a header off a corner kick, only to have it bounce off the crossbar. Canton had its own chance a minute later. A Canton player got free on a break, and appeared to have an open net after getting by a tackle attempt by Endress 20 yards out. TC3's T.J. Munson (Lansing High/Locke) saved the day, catching the Canton player from behind as he was about to shoot, and deflecting the ball out of bounds. It looked like Munson's save would prove to be the winner when TC3's Cody Johnson (Roxbury/Margaretville) had a one-on-one with Canton keeper Justin Seymour. Seymour played it perfectly, coming out strong and tackling the ball from Johnson before he could get a shot.
The best opportunities in the overtimes came in the second period. In the 103rd minute, TC3's Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy/Apalachin) missed just wide on a blast, and in the 105th minute, Endress made a diving save of a Canton shot. Endress got just enough of the ball to re-direct it off the post, saving the tie.
Endress ended the game with eight saves. The Panthers are home Wednesday vs. SUNY Cobleskill. The game starts at 4 PM.
Final: TC3 1, Canton 1
Halftime: TC3 1, Canton 1
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Playing a nationally ranked opponent for the fourth time this year, the TC3 men's soccer team put forth a strong effort before falling 1-0 to Hudson Valley Community College Saturday. TC3 falls to 5-5 while HVCC improves to 6-3.
The game was played under extremely windy conditions, which gave HVCC an early advantage. The Vikings controlled play the first five minutes of play before TC3 found its rhythm. In the seventh minute, TC3 moved to the attack, with a scoring chance coming when Ryan Beck (Baldwinsville/Baldwinsville) took the ball into scoring position in the box before being tackled. The two teams played evenly the rest of the half, with HVCC enjoying the better opportunities. In the 30th minute, a direct kick from 25 yards led to a shot that appeared to be going in when TC3 sweeper Fred Allen (Marathon/Marathon) made a saving kick on the goal line. Keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville/Sherburne) kept the score tied heading into the break by making a diving save of a shot from a crowd with five minutes left in the half.
The second half started with TC3 on the attack, earning a pair of corner kicks in the opening minutes. In the 59th minute, TC3 missed its best opportunity of the game, with a player missing a clear shot on goal from 10 yards. Ten minutes later, HVCC would make the Panthers pay as Michael Vooris blasted a shot from 18 yards out. Endress dove to the right and deflected the ball, but not enough as it hit the post and bounced in for the only goal of the day.
The Panthers, 3-0 in conference, host MSAC-rival SUNY Canton Sunday at 3 PM.
Final: Hudson Valley 1, TC3 0
Halftime: Hudson Valley 0, TC3 0
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
A goal just five minutes into the game proved to be all the TC3 men's soccer team would need as the Panthers topped Jefferson Community College 1-0 Wednesday night. The Panthers are now 5-4 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC). Jefferson falls to 1-8 overall.
Playing under the lights at Jefferson, Cody Johnson (Roxbury High/Margaretville) gave the Panthers the early lead, scoring off and assist by Mitch Mead (Margaretville High/Arkville) to make it 1-0. Despite out shooting the home team 11-2, TC3 couldn't find the net the rest of the way in a very physical game.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) made two saves for the shutout, his second of the season and sixth of his career, which ties him for the career record at TC3. Nick Hoffman had six shutouts during his career (1999-2000).
The Panthers return home for a big weekend, playing regionally ranked Hudson Valley Community College at noon Saturday before challenging MSAC-rival SUNY Canton Sunday at 3 PM.
Saturday, September 20, 2003
A flat first half was too much to overcome for TC3 Saturday as the Panthers fell to SUNY Delhi 2-1. TC3 falls to 4-4 while Delhi improves to 5-1.
Delhi started the scoring just five minutes in, when Damion Gaynor scored off an assist from Festus Acheampong. The visitors took a 2-0 lead when Gaynor scored in the 34th minute, ending the scoring for the first half.
The second half saw TC3 turn up the intensity, but fail to break through the Delhi defense for many quality chances. The Panthers finally put one in the net with 5:48 left in the game. Cody Johnson (Roxbury High/Margaretville) beat his defender and converted a pass from Drew Wheaton (Jasper-Troupsburg High/Cameron Mills) into a score. Despite a late flurry, TC3 couldn't score the equalizer.
TC3 keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) made nine saves in the loss. The Panthers return to the road Wednesday with a night game at Jefferson Community College. Game time is 7 PM.
Final: Delhi 2, TC3 1
Halftime: Delhi 2, TC3 0
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Playing against one of the top teams in the country, the TC3 men’s soccer team knew they would need to be at their best to pull out the win. What they got instead was a flat effort that led to TC3’s third loss of the season to a nationally-ranked team. Playing at Mohawk Valley Community College on Wednesday, the Panthers lost 4-0. TC3 is now 4-3 overall while Mohawk Valley, ranked seventh in the nation, improves to 6-1.
The two teams were scoreless for much of the first half, thanks in large part to the efforts of TC3 goalie Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earllville High/Sherburne). He finished the evening with nine saves, including a save on a penalty kick early in the game. Mohawk Valley finally got one past Endress in the 27th minute when Colin LaReaux scored. A second penalty kick for Mohawk Valley, this one with just a minute left in the half, gave the home team a 2-0 lead at the break. A pair of goals midway through the second period made the final 4-0.
The Panthers, who have played just one game at home so far this season, return to Dryden for a Saturday contest with SUNY Delhi. Game time is 2 PM.
Thursday, September 11, 2003
Playing at home for the first time in 2003, the TC3 men's soccer team held on for a 2-1 win over Finger Lakes community College Thursday. The Panthers are now 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. FLCC falls to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the MSAC.
TC3 controlled play the entire first half, taking a 2-0 lead early on. Mitch Mead (Margaretville High/Arkville) converted a pass from Mustafa Erogut (Istanbul, Turkey) just 12 minutes in to put the Panthers on the board. Ten minutes later the duo combined again, this time with Erogut scoring, to make it 2-0. The Panthers looked to add to the lead before the break, but the FLCC keeper made a good save on a breakaway with 1:20 left to keep the score 2-0.
The second half was a different story, as the teams played evenly with few scoring chances until FLCC's Tyler Demitry put one by TC3 keeper Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) to make it 2-1 with 9:45. Five minutes later it looked as though TC3 had iced the game with a third goal, but an offsides call pulled the point off the board. It turned out the third goal wasn't needed as the Panther defense stiffened and Endress earned the win with six saves.
After a busy open to the season, TC3 has several days off before playing at nationally-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College on Wednesday, September 17.
Final: TC3 2, Finger Lakes 1
Halftime: TC3 2, Finger Lakes 0
Sunday, September 07, 2003
For the second time this season, TC3 went up against a team ranked in the top ten in the nation. For the second time, the Panthers came up just short, falling to Springfield (MA) Tech Community College 3-2 in the second day of the Hudson Valley Invitational. The Panthers fall to 3-2 while Springfield Tech improves to 1-1.
Springfield Tech's Tiro Adamo opened the scoring in the 24th minute. TC3's Mitch Mead (Margaretville High/Arkville) evened the game at one, converting an assist from Ryan Beck (Baldwinsville/Baldwinsville) in the 28th minute. The game stayed tied 1-1 into the half.
Springfield Tech made it 2-1 on a goal by Jermaine Lindsay in the 55th minute before TC3's Cody Johnson (Roxbury High/Margaretville) tied in the 70th minute. Johnson scored off an assist from Mead. The score remained 2-2 until Adamo broke the tie with the game-winner in the 78th minute.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) recorded 12 saves for TC3. The Panthers return to action with the home opener Thursday, September 11 vs. Finger Lakes Community College.
Saturday, September 06, 2003
After playing 90 scoreless minutes, TC3 pulled out a 1-0 overtime win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday at the Hudson Valley Invitational. The Panthers scored the game winner seven minutes into overtime to improve to 3-1 overall. Fulton-Montgomery falls to 0-1.
TC3 missed several scoring opportunities during regulation, outshooting their opponent 16-9. The winner was set up by a strong play by Mustafa Erogut (Istanbul, Turkey). Erogut beat his defender to the post only to be taken down from behind, earning a penalty kick. Mitch Mead (Margaretville High/Arkville) took the penalty kick, drilling the ball into the lower left corner, just out of the reach of the Fulton-Montgomery keeper.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville HS/Sherburne) earned the shutout with six saves. TC3 plays Springfield (MA) Tech CC Sunday in the final round of the Hudson Valley Invitational. Springfield is ranked #9 in the nation.
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
The TC3 men’s soccer team improved to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 3-1 win at Corning Community College Wednesday. Corning falls to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the MSAC.
Playing on a soggy field, the home team took an early lead with a goal in the 14th minute. TC3 responded with a tally by Cody Johnson (Roxbury High) off an assist by Marc Gilli (Owego Free Academy) five minutes later. The teams remained deadlocked at the end of the half, setting the stage for another dominating second half performance by TC3. The Panthers controlled play after the break, not allowing a shot in the second half for the third straight game. Mitch Mead (Margaretville High) scored the game winner ten minutes into the second half off an assist by Drew Wheaton (Jasper-Troupsburg High), followed by a goal by Martins Ochu (Nigeria) in the 70th minute. Mead added the assist on the Ochu goal, giving him four goals and two assists over his first three collegiate games.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville High) had 3 saves in goal as TC3 outshot Corning 15-4. TC3 plays at the Hudson Valley Community College Invitational this weekend. The Panthers take on Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday and Springfield (MA) Tech Community College Sunday.
Sunday, August 31, 2003
The Panther rebounded from a disappointing season opener to beat Clinton Community College 4-1. For the second straight game TC3 dominated play - this time the Panthers found the net enough times to post the win.
Martins Ochu (Okpoma, Nigeria) got TC3 on the board early, converting a Mitch Mead (Margaretville) assist into a goal in the seventh minute. The two combined again in the 26th minute, with Mead scoring the goal off an assist from Ochu to make it 2-0. A Clinton goal in the 35th minute made it 2-1 at the half.
TC3 stretched the lead to 3-1 when Mike Taylor (South Kortright) scored off an assist by Drew Wheaton (Jasper-Troupsburg) in the 55th minute. Mead completed the scoring in the 68th minute off a pass by Wheaton, making the final 4-1.
Corey Endress (Sherburne-Earlville) earned the win in goal with 4 saves. TC3 outshot Clinton 15-5, with a 6-3 edge on corners.
Friday, August 29, 2003
The 2003 season opened with the Panthers on the road at the #8 ranked team in the nation. Despite outplaying North Country CC, TC3 dropped a 2-1 decision.
TC3 started the scoring just five minutes into the game when Mitch Mead (Margaretville) scored off an assist from Mustafa Erogut (Istanbul, Turkey). North Country tied the game when the ball found the net after deflecting off a TC3 defender and took the lead on a goal in the 30 minute. The Panthers trailed 2-1 at the half, despite outshooting the hosts 8-4.
The second half saw TC3 continue the pressure, outshooting North Country 7-0, but several outstanding saves and three shots that hit off the goal post kept TC3 from evening the score.