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Nichols Named All-Region

All-region selection Adam Nichols

Adam Nichols (Candor/Candor H.S.) has been voted to the NJCAA Region III Men’s Soccer All-Region team. The sophomore midfielder was voted to the second team by the coaches from the 18 teams in the region.

Nichols was the Panthers’ leading scorer this year with 29 points on 12 goals and 5 assists. His career totals are 46 points on 16 goals and 14 assists, leaving him third on the school’s all-time career assists list.

This is the 17th straight year Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed at least one player on the all-region team.

Three Panthers Named All-MSAC

All-MSAC selections Adam Nichols, Colton Wigsten, Padraic Iannello

Three members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team have been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. Sophomores Adam Nichols (Candor/Candor H.S.), Colton Wigsten (Spencer/Spencer-Van Etten H.S.), and Padraic Iannello (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) were among the 20 players voted to the team by the coaches of the seven MSAC programs. Conference champion Onondaga Community College had the most selections with five players.

The trio of former I.A.C. stars were the Panthers’ top three scorers. Nichols led the team with 29 points on 12 goals and five assists. Wigsten followed with 14 points on six goals and two assists, and Iannello was next with nine points on four goals and one assist. Nichols and Wigsten each netted three game-winning goals while Iannello had one.

The selections of Nichols, Wigsten, and Iannello keeps a streak alive for the Panthers: Tompkins Cortland has had at least three players named all-MSAC every season since 1996.

Panthers Eliminated from NJCAA Playoffs

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team was eliminated from the NJCAA playoffs Thursday. The Panthers lost 7-0 in the semifinal round to top-seeded and nationally ranked Genesee Community College. The defeat ends the season with a record of 9-8 for the Panthers, while Genesee advances to the championship with a record of 16-2-1.

The Panthers had chances early, but most of the day belonged to Genesee. The Cougars scored in the eighth minute of the game and added a second in the 22nd minute. The halftime score of 2-0 ballooned to 5-0 when Genesee scored three times in the first ten minutes of the second half. Goals in the 67th and 70th minutes made the final 7-0.

Despite the disappointing ending, the season had several positive moments. Six different players reached double-figures in points, including two who recorded hat tricks. Three different goalkeepers earned wins, combining for six shutouts. The Panthers put together win streaks of three and four games, outscoring their opponents 26-3 during those spans, and the team capped the season by advancing to the semifinal round of the playoffs for the first time since 2013.


No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2017 Season

Overall (9-8)
MSAC (2-4), Region III (9-7)


Previous Seasons






2011 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins

15 (2010)
14 (2012)
14 (1999)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

10 (2012)
8 (1999)
6 (2010)
6 (2005)
6 (2006)

Best Winning Percentage

.778 (1999)
.763 (2012)
.738 (2010)

Most Goals (Game)

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)

Most Goals (Season)

66 (2012)
56 (2010)
55 (2009)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.47 (2012)
3.00 (2011)
2.84 (2008)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

19 (2011)
20 (2010)
23 (2008)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average

0.95 (2010)
1.19 (2011)
1.21 (2008)

Most All-American Players

3 (1999)
2 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

5 (2010)

Most All-MSAC Players

7 (2012)
7 (2007)
7 (2010)
7 (1999)
7 (1998)

Individual Records - Player

Most Goals (Game)

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)

Most Goals (Season)

24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Goals (Career)

46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)

Most Points (Game)

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)

Most Points (Season)

56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Points (Career)

111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

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)

Most Assists (Season)

12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)

Most Shutouts (Season)

10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Most Shutouts (Career)

18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

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)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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

Miscellaneous Honors
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)


Coaches–Men's Soccer

Andy Davis

Head Coach

Andy DavisRegion III Co-Coach of the Year

MSAC Coach of the Year
2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Coach Davis has completed 12 seasons directing the Panthers men's soccer program, compiling a record of 137-74-13 with ten regional playoff appearances. The 2013 season ranks as one of the best in nation, as Tompkins Cortland 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.

the 2014 season 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 Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland, he served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons, helping coach the team to SUNYAC titles both seasons.

The last three 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:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4491

Jherrett Maroney

Assistant Coach

Jherrett MaroneyCoach Maroney joined the staff in 2015. After beginning his collegiate playing career at Stony Brook University, he transferred to Hartwick College and was named all-conference his senior season. He graduated on to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for Greater Binghamton Futbol Club (GBFC). As a member of that team since 2013, he has helped GBFC to two Keystone Conference Championships and two appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Coach Maroney received his U.S. National “E” Coaching License in 2014 and currently holds a U.S. National “D” Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation. He served as a coach for Hartwick College’s soccer camp and worked as an assistant for New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA). He also has coached for Syracuse Soccer Academy (SSA) and presently works with a newly formed club, United Soccer Alliance (USA).


Don Brozovic

Assistant Coach



TC3 Season Ends in Semis

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The season came to an end for the TC3 men's soccer team as the Panthers lost in a semifinal of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Saturday. TC3, the tournament's seventh seed, fell to second-seeded Herkimer County Community College 7-1. TC3 ends the season with a record 12-6-1 on the season. Herkimer improves to 14-2-1.
The game opened with Herkimer seemingly a step faster to ever ball. The Generals took the lead in the 24th minute when Harry Appiah scored to make it 1-0. The Panthers responded with much improved play, evening the game in the 33rd minute. Emerson Caiza (Ithaca H.S./Ecuador) played a beautiful ball towards the goal from about 40 yards out, going off a Herkimer defender into the goal. The score remained 1-1 at the break.
The second half saw Herkimer take control, scoring goals in the 49th and 58th minute to move to a 3-1 lead. Four goals over the final 14 minutes made the final 7-1.
Herkimer advances to the final vs. SUNY Cobleskill Sunday at 3 p.m.

Panthers Advance to Semifinals

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The TC3 men's soccer team will play in the NJCAA Region III semifinal after being awarded a forfeit win. The Panthers played a quarterfinal game at Genesee Community College Tuesday, but after the game it was learned Genesee inadvertently played a suspended player. The forfeit improves TC3 12-5-1 on the season and ends Genesee's season at 14-6. TC3, the #6 seed, will take on #2 Herkimer Saturday at 4:45 p.m.TC3 is hosting the men's and women's semifinals on Saturday and finals on Sunday.

Panthers Blank Clinton to Advance in Playoffs

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The TC3 men's soccer team used four first-half goals to cruise to a 4-0 win over Clinton Community College in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Saturday. The sixth-seeded Panthers advance to a quarterfinal game at third-seed Genesee Community College Tuesday. TC3 is now 11-5-1 on the season. Clinton ends the year 7-7-1.
The Panthers dominated from the opening whistle – and it wasn't long after that whistle that TC3 took the lead. Just seconds into the game, TC3 earned a direct kick from 25 yards out. Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada) drilled a shot that found the crossbar and bounced to the feet of James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Holman put it in the back of the net for a TC3 lead just 43 seconds into the game. The second score came in the 13th minute when Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) fed Kyle Clapper (Dryden H.S./Dryden) for a long run down the center of the field. When the Clinton keeper came out, Clapper continued through, sliding to tap the ball in for the goal. The score remained 2-0 until the 29th minute, when the Panthers blew it open.
The third goal of the game came after a TC3 corner. With the ball loose in the box, Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) beat the defense to the ball, and then beat the keeper for the score. Just 12 seconds later, Johnson found Behdad alone about 25 yards in front of the goal. Behdad fired a rocket to the upper corner, finding the back of the net before the keeper could react. The two-goal outburst proved to be more than enough cushion as the Panthers controlled play the rest of the way.
Judd Arnold (Cortland H.S./Cortland) earned the shutout in goal.

Panthers Finish Undefeated MSAC Season

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

For the second time in the last three years, the TC3 men’s soccer team is the Mid-State Athletic Conference champion. The Panthers finished a perfect conference season with a 3-1 win over Cayuga Community College Wednesday afternoon. The victory ends TC3’s regular season with a record of 5-0 in conference, matching the undefeated season of 2005. TC3 ends the regular season 10-5-1 overall while Cayuga ends its season 3-12-2 overall and 1-4 in the MSAC.
Cayuga opened the scoring when Shazz Obiora scored in the seventh minute. TC3 responded in the 16th minute as Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) played a cross to a streaking Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) for the scoring shot. The game remained tied at 1-1 heading into the halftime break.
The Panthers controlled possession to open the second half, enjoying several good chances. The tie was broken in the 67th minute when Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) weaved through the defense and delivered a blast from inside the box to make it 2-1. Ten minutes later, Casanova played a pretty pass from just inside midfield to Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) at the top of the box. Parsons directed the ball past the keeper, making the final 3-1.
The Panthers now await word on an invitation to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The 12-team tournament will open with first-round games Saturday. The tournament field will be announced Wednesday evening.

Panthers Clinch Share of MSAC Title

Sunday, October 14, 2007

For the second straight game, the TC3 men’s soccer team used a balanced attack to cruise to a win. Playing at Jefferson Community College Sunday, four different Panthers scored as TC3 posted a 4-1 win. The win improves the Panthers to 9-5-1 overall, 7-5-1 in Region III, and 4-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. With just one MSC game left, Sunday’s win guarantees TC3 will at least tie for the conference title.
By the end of the game, TC3 dominated in every stat. But that wasn’t the case early, as Jefferson’s Tyler Maxon gave the home team an early 1-0 lead. After falling behind in the tenth minute, TC3 responded with two scores before the half. Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) scored the first goal, converting an assist from Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) in the 26th minute. Parsons gave TC3 a 2-1 lead with a goal of his own in the 33rd minute off an assist from Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
The second half opened with a bang for the Panthers. Just twenty seconds into the half, Dylen Walker (G. Ray Bodley HS/Fulton) scored, with an assist from Davy Crockett (Cazenovia HS/New Woodstock). Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) finished the scoring in the 58th minute with a goal. James Holman (Dryden HS/Dryden) picked up the assist.
The Panthers close out the regular season Wednesday with a 2 p.m. game with Cayuga Community College. A win would finish TC3’s second undefeated conference season in the last three years.

Balanced Panthers Shut Out FMCC

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A balanced attack that saw six different Panthers either score a goal or pick up an assist helped the TC3 men’s soccer team top Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-0 Thursday. The win improves the Panthers to 8-5-1 overall and 6-5-1 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery falls to 7-9.
TC3’s first core came late in the first half. With just over four minutes left in the first half, Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) took a drop pass from Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) and beat the keeper with a rocket from 18 yards out.
The second tally came in the 63rd minute. Jean Pierre-Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador) found Jesse Clawson (Tully HS/Tully), who kneed the ball in to make it 2-0. The final score came in the 72nd minute when Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) played a pretty cross that Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) headed in for the goal.
Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) earned his fifth shutout of the season with four saves. Arnold is now just one shutout from tying the TC3 single-season record set by Nick Hoffman in 1999 and tied by Jesse Russell in 2005.
The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Sunday.

Opening-Minute Goal Beats Panthers

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A goal exactly one minute into the game proved to be the only score of the game as the TC3 men’s soccer team lost to Genesee Community College Sunday, 1-0. The Panthers fall to 7-5-1 overall and 5-5-1 in Region III. Genesee improves to 12-4 overall and 11-1 in Region III.
The lone tally came off a set play in the opening moments. Genesee earned a free kick from about 30 yards, and Victor Gonzalez found Jorge Zapata for a header and the goal. TC3’s best chance to counter in the first half came in the 24th minute. A pass found a Panther in the mouth of the goal with a chance to score, but a miss-hit ball floated wide.
In the second half, TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) provided plenty of highlight reel material, including several from point blank. It appeared his efforts to keep the Panthers in the game would be rewarded when TC3 put a good rush on the Genesee goal in he 78th minute. Genesee keeper Rondell Renwick came up big with a save of a hard shot, but a Panther appeared ready to punch in the loose ball for the tying score. Unfortunately for the home team, the TC3 player was taken down with an aggressive tackle. When no foul was called, the last good scoring chance of the afternoon was past.
The Panthers play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.

Panthers Tie Scoring Record with Win

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team tied the school record for goals in a game with a 9-0 win at Corning Community College Thursday. The Panthers improve to 7-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC. Corning is 2-10-1 overall and 1-3 in the MSAC.
Scoring has been a problem for the Panthers most of the season, but it certainly wasn’t Thursday. The goals came early and often in the first half, as Zachary Johnson (east Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) scored in the second minute of the game. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) made it 2-0 a minute later and Dylen Walker (G. Ray Bodley HS/Fulton) scored in the ninth minute to make it 3-0. Casanova added a second goal and Rich Chesterton (Braintree, Essex, England) and Jean-Piere Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador) also scored before the half to make it 6-0 heading into the break.
Less than a minute into the second half, Kyle Clapper (Dryden Hs/Dryden) made it 7-0. A score by Chris Decker (Cortland HS/Cortland) followed by the third goal of the day for Casanova ended the scoring with 35 minutes left in the game. Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) earned the shutout with three saves.
The nine goals tied the team record set in 2002 against Corning and equaled in 2006 against Jamestown-Cattaraugus. The hat trick for Casanova was one shy of tying the TC3 record for goals by a single player. Casey Burns scored four goals in a game three times in 1999.
The Panthers return home for a 3:15 p.m. Sunday game against Genesee Community College.

Panthers Move Into First in MSAC

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team moved into first place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 3-2 win over Broome Community College Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 6-4-1 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC. Broome, the defending conference champions, falls to 8-4-1 overall and 3-1 in the MSAC.
The game featured two of the top five defenses in the region, but the offenses stole the spotlight early. Broome scored the game’s first goal in the ninth minute, with Salar Ahmad converting a pass from Stefan Miller-Lari. TC3 answered in the 18th minute. Fernando Casanova (Dominican Republic) took the ball up the field, driving home a shot from the right side of the box to even the score. The tie lasted just over a minute, as Broome’s Chris Messina scored to make it 2-1. In the 27th minute, TC3 evened the score again, this time with Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) lifting a shot from 30 yards out and floating it into the far upper corner of the net.
After the fourth goal of the first half, both teams tightened up. The game-winner came in the 88th minute. Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) fed Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ont.) in front of the goal. From point blank, Behdad beat the keeper for what proved to be the game-winner.
The three goals matched TC3’s season-high and matched the most Broome has allowed in a game.
The Panthers play at Corning Community College Thursday.

Panthers Fall at Herkimer

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A trio of late goals helped blow open a loss for the TC3 men’s soccer team Saturday. Playing at nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College, the Panthers lost 6-1. TC3 falls to 5-4-1 overall and 3-4-1 in Region III. Herkimer moves to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the region.
The home team got on the board first, with Ivan Guarin scoring in the 17th minute of play. TC3 responded when Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) took the ball down the middle of the defense and hit the upper ninety from 25 yards out just four minutes later. The score stayed 1-1 for just a moment, as Herkimer answered a minute later with a goal by Harry Appiah to make it 2-1. The deficit remained at one goal heading into the half.
In the second period, Herkimer added to its lead with a tally in the 58th minute by Lee Martins. With the score 3-1, the TC3 defense experienced its first significant letdown of the season, allowing three goals over the final nine minutes to make the final 6-1.
The Panthers will look to get back on track with a key Mid-State Athletic Conference showdown Tuesday at home against Broome Community College. Action begins at 7 p.m.

Panthers Win by Forfeit

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

TC3 was credited with a forfeit win after Cobleskill used an ineligible player in the game.

Panthers Blank Clinton

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team’s offense continued its trend of producing just enough as the Panthers posted another low-scoring victory Saturday, beating Clinton Community College 1-0. TC3 is now 5-2-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Region III. Clinton falls to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in Region III.
The Panthers controlled the game between the boxes, but could manage just one score. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) had the lone goal, scoring the game winner off in the 70th minute off an assist from Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden). The TC3 defense limited Clinton to just six shots, with Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) recording two saves for the shutout.
TC3 returns home for a Wednesday game against the top-ranked team in the region, SUNY Cobleskill. Action starts at 7 p.m.

Clapper Goal Gives Panthers Win

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A goal by Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) in the 78th minute proved to be the game-winner as the TC3 men’s soccer team posted a 2-1 win over Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 4-2-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Region III. Hudson Valley is 5-4 overall and 3-4 in Region III.
The home team opened the scoring early. In the fourth minute, Jesse Clawson (Tully H.S./Tully) took a long pass from Tio Behdad (Richmond Hill HS/Richmond Hill, Ont.) to the right of the box, and blasted a shot that ricocheted off the cross bar into the net. Hudson Valley responded in the 20th minute, when Michael Ackerman beat the defense to knot the game at 1-1 heading into halftime.
The score remained deadlocked for much of the second half, thanks to several sensational saves by Hudson Valley keeper Trent Mendrysa. The Panthers finally beat him in the 78th minute. What proved to be the game-winner came after the Panthers earned a direct kick from outside the box, to the left of the goal. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) played a pretty cross to a streaking Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden), who put it in for the deciding score.
TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) had another big day, turning away four shots and controlling the box.
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Saturday.

Panthers Fall in OT

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Despite out-shooting their opponent 17-9, the TC3 men’s soccer team came up on the short end of a 1-0 overtime score Saturday. The Panthers lost to SUNY Delhi to fall to 3-2-1 overall, 1-2-1 in Region III. Delhi improves to 4-1 both overall and in regional play.
The final score was not indicative of the play for the majority of the game. The first half alone featured three fantastic saves by Delhi keeper Nicholas Hadnagy to preserve the scoreless tie. The opportunities kept coming for the home team in the second half, peaking when the Panthers earned a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. Again, Hadnagy came up big, recording the save. TC3 kept the pressure up through the end of regulation, but couldn’t get one to the net.
In overtime, Delhi stepped up its play, culminating with a goal by William Vasquez in the 96th minute.
TC3 is home again Wednesday against Hudson Valley Community College.

Panthers Fall in Battle of Ranked Teams

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In a match-up of two of the top five ranked teams in the region, the TC3 men’s soccer team came up just short Wednesday, losing at Mohawk Valley Community College 1-0. The loss snaps TC3’s seven-game regular season unbeaten streak, which dates back to last season. TC3 is now 3-1-1 overall on the season while Mohawk Valley stands at 4-1 overall.
The action was even most of the way, with TC3 holding a slight 12-11 edge in shots. The only shot that counted, though, came from Mohawk Valley in the 41st minute. Mohawk Valley’s Joel Almeida took advantage of a momentary TC3 defensive lapse and turned a loose ball in the box into a goal. The tally held as the game-winner as neither team could score again the rest of the way.
TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) was solid in goal for the Panthers, recording 11 saves on the afternoon.
TC3 returns home Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. contest with SUNY Delhi.

Early Goal Sets Tone in Win

Sunday, September 09, 2007

In the last game the TC3 men’s soccer team played, the Panthers needed a dramatic rally to record a come-from-behind win. No such rally was needed Sunday, as the Panthers scored a goal just 26 seconds into the game en route to a 2-0 win over Finger Lakes Community College. The win improves TC3 to 3-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 in Region III, and 1-0-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
The action started early, as TC3 put together a push in the opening seconds. With the Panthers on the attack, Finger Lakes was called for a hand ball in their own box, giving TC3 a penalty kick just 26 seconds into the game. Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) converted, giving TC3 the early lead.
Finger Lakes tried to respond, putting on a good run a few seconds later, but a nice crossing pass went untouched. In the eighth minute, the visitors had what would prove to be their best scoring chance of the day. After a corner kick, the ball seemed to be bouncing towards an empty net, but TC3’s Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) came in and cleared the ball. Fourteen minutes later, Finger Lakes enjoyed another chance, but TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) came up big, preserving the score at 1-0. From that point on, TC3 controlled action until finally putting in a second score. In the 26th minute, Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ontario) played a ball to Driscoll, who delivered the score.
The second half featured few solid scoring chances, with the best coming in the 78th minute, when TC3 narrowly missed converting on a corner kick. For the game, TC3 out-shot Finger Lakes 8-4.
TC3 travels to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are back home Saturday vs. SUNY Delhi.

Parsons Goal Caps Comeback Win

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A goal by Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) early in the second overtime capped a comeback win for the TC3 men's soccer team Sunday as the Panthers topped Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) 3-2 in the finale of the Northeast Cup at TC3. It was the second straight overtime win for the Panthers, who beat Holyoke Community College (Mass.) 1-0 Saturday. The Panthers improve to 2-0-1 overall on the season. Bunker Hill, who beat Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday on the first day of the Northeast Cup, falls to 1-1 on the year.
Sunday's game started with a flurry for Bunker Hill, as the visitors put pressure on TC3's defense from the opening whistle. The Bulldogs controlled play early on, hitting the crossbar with a shot in the fourth minute and putting several rushes on the goal before TC3 settled in. At the ten-minute mark, the Panthers looked to break into the scoring column with a great chance, but the Bunker Hill defense rose to the challenge when two defenders kept the ball out of the net after the keeper fell out of position. The two teams traded chances before Bunker Hill scored the first goal of the game at the 27-minute mark when Diego Ettedgui took a ball at the top of the box, turned and rocketed a shot into the upper corner. Bunker Hill threatened to add to the lead four minutes later, but two spectacular saves by TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) kept the Panthers within one heading into the break.
The deficit would grow soon after the start of the second half, however, when Ettedgui broke through the defense and beat Arnold to make it 2-0 just two minutes into the second half. After several minutes of play, the Panthers seemed to step up their intensity, putting several good runs on the goal before finally breaking through in the 68th minute, when James Holman (Dryden HS/Dryden) slid a pass from the right corner to Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) in front of the goal, who put it in the net to cut the score to 2-1. It looked like TC3 would even the score in the 78th minute, when the Panthers received a direct kick from 40 yards out. The Panthers played a pretty ball towards the box, which was headed to an open man. The shot sailed just wide of the goal, but seemed to energize the team and the crowd, as TC3 continued to push towards the tying score. It came in the 83rd minute. With the Panthers continuing to pressure the Bunker Hill defense, a flurry of activity at the top of the box saw the ball come free around a trio of Bunker Hill defenders. Some indecision on the part of the Bunker Hill defense was all Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) needed, as he fought his way through to put the ball into the net to even the score at 2-2. The Panthers continued to control play until the horn ending regulation, sending TC3 to its third straight overtime game.
The ten-minute overtime started much the way regulation ended, with TC3 getting the better of play. The game winner came with 1:11 left in the first overtime. A big rush on the goal saw Driscoll deliver the ball to Parsons, who worked his way past the keeper for the game-winner, touching off a celebration on the field and in the stands.
For the weekend, Driscoll scored two goals and an assist, earning Offensive MVP honors for the weekend invitational. Bunker Hill's Adoral Jacob took home the Defensive MVP trophy.
After the long weekend, the Panthers enjoy a week off before returning to Region III play Sunday, September 9 with a home game against Finger Lakes Community College.

Panthers Win in Double Overtime

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A goal in the 106th minute of play ended what had been frustrating game for the TC3 men's soccer team Saturday as the Panthers posted a 1-0 double overtime win over Holyoke Community College (Mass.). The win came in the first day of the Northeast Cup at TC3 and leaves TC3 with a record of 1-0-1 overall. It was the season-opening game for Holyoke.
The Panthers dominated much of the game, enjoying a 29-2 advantage in shots, but it wasn't until Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) put the ball in the net in the second overtime that TC3 could celebrate a score.
The Northeast Cup at TC3 continues Sunday with the Panthers taking on Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) at 5 p.m. In Saturday's other Northeast Cup game, Bunker Hill posted an overtime win over Mohawk Valley Community College, 1-0.

Panthers Open Season with Tie

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

In a season-opening game between two teams coming off strong seasons in 2006, the TC3 men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie at Alfred State College Wednesday. TC3, a Region III quarterfinalist last year, was 11-8 last year. Alfred State, a Region III Final Four team in 2006, was 10-4-2 last year.
The Panthers enjoyed the better play most of the game, but failed to take advantage. TC3 scored the game's first goal in the 40th minute, when Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) kneed in a cross from Jean-Piere Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador). The home team responded in the 52 minute, scoring with a play off a free kick to make it 1-1.
Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) made four saves for TC3 as the Panthers out-shot Alfred State 12-5.
The Panthers return to action this weekend with the NJCAA Men's Northeast Cup at TC3. The four-team invitational includes TC3 taking on Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

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