December 17, 2014
More honors for Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), this time from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Shutter has been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All-America team. It’s the second straight year Shutter has been honored on the national level by the NSCAA, both years being named to the second team.
A total of 25 players were named All-Americans, and Shutter was one of just two repeat selections. He scored half of TC3’s goals this year, finding the back of the net 16 times in 18 games. He added two assists to finish with 34 points for the season and 58 for his career, leaving him tied for third on the all-time TC3 scoring list.
Shutter, who also was a two-time All-American selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), is a liberal arts and sciences-general studies major.
This marks the fifth-straight year TC3 men’s soccer has been represented on the All-American team.
December 6, 2014
For the second straight year, Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named an All-American by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). The sophomore was named to the Division III All-America second team. A total of 22 players were honored on the list released today.
Shutter is just the second TC3 men’s soccer player to repeat as an NJCAA All American, following Casey Burns (1998 and 1999). He is also a two-time Region III All-Region and Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference selection.
He again led TC3 in scoring this year, registering 34 points on 16 goals and two assists. He tied a single-game record with four goals on October 1, and finished his two-years at TC3 tied for third in career points (56) and third in career goals (26).
November 4, 2014
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team is once again well represented on the NJCAA Region III all-region team. For the third consecutive year, four Panthers have been honored; Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn), James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and Jacob Czapranski (Dryden H.S./Dryden). A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. Cayuga Community College and Herkimer College each had five selections, followed by TC3 and Mohawk Valley Community College each with four selections. The other eight selections were distributed among six schools.
Shutter is a repeat first-team selection, just the sixth time 20-year history of TC3 men’s soccer a Panther has been a two-time first-team all-region selection. He led the team in scoring with 16 goals, including five game winners. The sophomore accounted for exactly half of TC3’s goals this season.
Richards is also a repeat all-region selection, earning second-team honors two years in a row at goal keeper. He had a record of 11-4, which included seven shutouts, and his goals against average of 0.98 was the third best season ever for a Panther. He also became the first TC3 keeper ever to post a career GAA below a goal per game (0.50).
Demshick, a sophomore, shifted to the defense during the season and quickly asserted himself as a force. He was the heart of a unit that was once again one of the best in the region, while leading the team with five assists to go with five goals.
Czapranski, the lone freshman among TC3’s honorees, was one of the hardest working midfielders in the region. He was second on the team in assists with three, and had his biggest offensive game (goal and assist) in the team’s final win over Mohawk Valley.
This marks the 11th straight year TC3 has placed multiple players on the men’s soccer all-region team.
October 27, 2014
The 2014 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed four players on the all-conference team, tying for the most representatives on the 21-player squad. Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), James Demchick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) each repeated as all-conference honorees. Freshman Bronson Harris (Seminole Ridge H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.) completed the TC3 selections.
2014 marks the 14th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.
For the third time in the last four years, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer season came to an end with a playoff loss to Genesee Community College. Tuesday it was a 2-0 loss in the NJCAA Region III semifinals, ending TC3’s season with a final record of 12-6. Genesee advances to the Region III-A championship game vs. Herkimer College Saturday. All of the men’s and women’s Region III championship games will be played at TC3.
The game was evenly played, with TC3 taking 13 shots compared to 14 for Genesee, but the Cougars were able to capitalize on its best chances. The first goal came in the 26th minute of play, and the home team sealed the win with an insurance goal in the 77th minute to make the final 2-0.
The loss ends another strong year of TC3 men’s soccer. Over the past six years, the Panthers have advanced to at least the regional semifinal round each seasons, making it to the final three times.
Over the past 11 years the Panthers have exhibited remarkable consistency: this year marks just the second time in that span that TC3 was eliminated in its first playoff game. The Panthers have totaled at least 10 wins in all but one of those 11 years.
The loss also marks the first time in 57 games that TC3 has lost consecutive games, a string that dates back to 2011.
|GK||Colby Taber||So.||5-8||160||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|GK||Lucas Mitchell||So.||6-1||180||Thousand Islands/Clayton|
|0||Brian Wagstaff||Fr.||6-3||225||Chenango Valley/Apalachin|
|2||Steve Shin||Fr.||5-8||170||Ithaca/Seoul, South Korea|
|3||Kyle Brunson||Fr.||5-8||145||Cicero-North Syracuse/Syracuse|
|9||Curtis Irland||Fr.||5-7||180||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|10||Allan Krohn||So.||140||5-8||O.E.S./New York City|
|11||David Cerasani||So.||5-7||145||Otselic Valley/Plymouth|
|12||Chris Gray||So.||6-0||165||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|17||Casey Nelson||Fr.||5-8||160||Charles W. Baker/Baldwinsville|
|23||Alexander Essandoh||Fr.||6-0||205||Ghana International, Ghana|
|25||Martin Rodriguez||Fr.||6-3||195||Hendrick Hudson/Cordoba, Argentina|
MSAC (3-3), Region III (11-5)
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
Sunday, October 31, 2010
A great 2010 season for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team came to an end Sunday as the Panthers came up short in the NJCAA Region III championship game. TC3, the #3 seed in the regional tournament, lost to top-seeded Herkimer County Community College 3-1. The Panthers end the season with a record of 15-5-1, setting a team record for wins in the season.
In the championship game, Herkimer got on the board first, scoring midway through the first half. The game remained 1-0 into the halftime, but the home team put two more on the board early in the second half to lead 3-0. TC3 got in the scoring column with 9:36 left, when Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) took a pass from Cameron Adams (Groton H.S./Groton) and fired a shot off the crossbar, which he followed in for the score.
Aaron Minnamon (Palmyra-Macedon H.S./Palmyra), Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg), and David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) each earned all-tournament honors.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The 2010 Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team is going someplace no other TC3 men's soccer team has ever gone – the NJCAA Region III championship game. The Panthers advanced to the title game Saturday with a 3-0 win over Erie Community College in NJCAA Region III semifinal. TC3, the tournament's #3-seed, will now take on top-seed and defending regional champion Herkimer County Community College Sunday at 1 p.m. in Herkimer. The Panthers enter the game with a record of 15-4-1 overall and 15-2-1 in regional games. Erie Community College, the tournament's #7 seed, ends the year with a mark of 12-5.
The Panthers wasted little time getting on top of Erie Saturday. In the sixth minute of play, David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) tracked down a rebound of his own shot and beat the Erie keeper to give TC3 the lead. The 1-0 score held until midway through the second half, when Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) took a pass from Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and made it the game's second score with 21:31 left in the game. Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) put the game away with just under 11 minutes left, scoring a goal of an assist from Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon).
Keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) posted his second straight playoff shutout, registering five saves. The shutout was the tenth time this year Wagstaff has finished a game with a clean slate.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Three second-half goals Tuesday were enough for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to beat North Country Community College and advance the NJCAA Region III Final Four. The #3-seed Panthers topped #6 North Country 3-0 and will now take on #7 Erie Community College Saturday in the regional semifinal round in Herkimer. North Country ends its season with a record of 10-6-3 overall and 9-5-2 in Region III. TC3 improves to 14-4-1 overall and 14-2-1 in Region III.
Facing a stiff wind the first half of the game, the Panthers controlled play but couldn't finish any scoring chances. With the change of sides in the second half, that changed. With 37:06 left in the game, Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) ripped a blast from 35 yards out, hitting it so well and placing it so perfectly the North Country keeper had no chance for the save. Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) made it 2-0 with 23:38 left, taking a short pass from David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) to score from right in front of the goal. The final tally came with 2:30 left, with Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) putting the finishing touches on the win off an assist from Heffron.
TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had two saves for the win as TC3 outshot the visitors 19-4.
The Panthers, ranked #12 in the nation, will take on Erie Saturday for the right to play for the Region III championship and entrance into the NJCAA national tournament. The Region III championship game is Sunday in Herkimer.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer capped a perfect Mid-State Athletic Conference season by shutting out Onondaga Community College 2-0 Wednesday. The win leaves the Panthers with a perfect 6-0 record in the MSAC, giving TC3 the conference title for the fourth time in the program's history. Onondaga, which also entered Wednesday's game unbeaten in conference, drops to 4-1-1 in the MSAC and 9-9-2 overall. TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 13-4-1 overall and 13-2-1 in Region III. Regional playoff seedings will be announced tonight.
The game was scoreless through the first 50 minutes, despite some prime opportunities. Late in the first half, TC3's Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) nearly got on the board, beating the Onondaga keeper but his shot ricocheted off the post. Early in the second half, Krohn again came close, heading a ball in after a series of pretty passes, but an offside call wiped the score off the board. He finally got one that counted with 36:18 left in the game. Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing), who had another strong game controlling the midfield, flicked a ball to Krohn, who then beat a defender down the field. He finished the break by sliding the ball past the Onondaga keeper for what proved to be the game-winner. Krohn notched his second score with 2:03 left in the game, this time taking a pass from Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and finding the back of the net.
TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) recorded a single save for the win, setting a new TC3 record in the process with his eighth shutout of the season.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A record-setting performance by sophomore Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to a lopsided 9-0 win at Cayuga Community College Sunday. The Panthers improve to 12-4-1 overall, 12-2-1 in Region III, and 5-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga falls to 0-14 and 0-5 in the MSAC.
Krohn put his name in the TC3 record book by totaling ten points on four goals and two assists. He broke the record of nine points in a game set in 1999 by former All-American and current TC3 assistant coach Casey Burns. Krohn's performance was one of several of note for the Panthers, including freshman Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) netting his first hat trick with three goals. Freshman keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) recorded his seventh shutout of the season, tying for the most in a season in TC3 history. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) and Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) also had big games with each recording a pair of assists.
Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and Martin Rodriguez (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Cordoba, Argentina) had single goals, while Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) added an assist.
TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Wednesday in the regular season finale. The game will also determine the conference champion, as both teams enter the game undefeated.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Playing on a cold, rainy, and windy night, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team used a high-powered offensive attack to heat things up en route to 5-1 win over Alfred State College. The Panthers improve to 11-4-1 overall and 11-2-1 in Region III. Alfred State drops to 4-7-2 overall and 4-7-1 in regional play.
In the first half, the Panthers were facing both the Alfred State defense and a wind that was steady at 20-miles per hour with gusts over 30. Despite the wind, TC3 dominated play from the opening kick. The first score came in the 18th minute, when David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) played a corner kick to Josh Lincoln (Marathon H.S./Marathon), who found the net to make it 1-0. Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing), made it 2-0 in the 31st minute with a goal on a penalty kick. After Alfred State cut the lead in half a minute later by scoring on their first shot of the game, the Panthers pushed the lead back to a pair in the 35th minute. Heffron scored for the second time, this time on a play that started with Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) taking a free kick from 30 yards out.
In the second half, TC3 added two more scores, both coming from Alexander Essandoh (Ghana International H.S./Ghana). In the 59th minute of the game, Essandoh put back a rebound to make it 4-1, and then did the same again in the 81st minute to make the final 5-1.
For the game TC3 out shot Alfred State 28-3 to record its second biggest goal total of the season.
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Sunday.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team has an undefeated record against teams not ranked in the top 15 in the nation. Unfortunately, the opponent Wednesday was #3-ranked Herkimer County Community College, and the Panthers fell by a score of 4-1. TC3, ranked #14 in the nation by the NJCAA, is now 10-4-1 overall, 10-2-1 in Region III. Herkimer improves to 14-1 overall and 11-0 in region.
The visitors took control of the game with three first-half goals before adding a fourth midway through the second half. TC3 put its lone goal on the board with 22:58 left in the game, when Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) found the net after a pass from David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth).
TC3 hosts Alfred State College Friday at 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team picked up its 10th win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Jefferson Community College Saturday. The Panthers are now 10-3-1 overall, 10-1-1 in Region III, and 4-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson drops to 4-5-2 overall and in region, and 1-2-1 in the MSAC.
TC3 enjoyed the better of play most of the game, scoring the first goal with 5:09 left in the first half. Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) took a pass from Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) right in front of the goal and beat the keeper to give TC3 the lead. Heffron made it 2-0 just moments into the second half, blasting a ball from 45 yards out that couldn't be handled by the Jefferson keeper. The score remained 2-0 until the closing moments. With 1:17 left in the game, Jefferson broke the shutout with a score making the final 2-1.
TC3 hosts Herkimer County Community College Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday with a 4-0 shutout of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The Panthers, ranked 14th in the nation, are now 9-3-1 overall and 9-1-1 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery drops to 4-6-1 with the loss.
The Panthers controlled the game from the opening whistle, out-shooting the visitors 17-2. The first score came with 16:12 left in the first half, when Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) took a pass from Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and beat the keeper from 12 yards out to make it 1-0 at the half.
Mike Economou (Vestal H.S./Vestal) made it 2-0 with 36:13 left in the game with a blast from 45 yards out. Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) assisted on the play, picking up the first of his school-record tying three assists on the night. Josh Piger (Dryden H.S./Dryden) made it 3-0 with a score with 9:30 left when Heffron threaded a pass from midfield through the defense to a breakaway situation. Piger scored his second goal, again on an assist from Heffron, with 7:52 left to make the final 4-0.
Keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) earned the win in goal, posting his sixth shutout of the season.
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Saturday at noon.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team's nine-game unbeaten streak came to an end at the hands of the nation's sixth-ranked team Sunday. Playing at Genesee Community College, the Panthers gave up three second-half goals to fall 3-0. TC3 drops to 8-3-1 overall and 8-1-1 in Region III. Genesee is now 12-1.
The Panthers missed out on a good chance early, hitting the cross bar with a shot in the opening minutes. The game remained scoreless until halfway through the second half when the home team broke the deadlock. A penalty kick goal with 16 minutes left made it 2-0, and the final score came three minutes later.
Keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) had 11 saves in the loss.
TC3 hosts Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A goal with 9:49 left was the difference as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer posted a 3-2 shutout win at Broome Community College Tuesday. With the win, TC3 improves to 8-2-1 overall, 8-0-1 in Region III, and 3-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is now 5-6-1 overall, 4-6-1 in Region III, and 2-2-1 in the MSAC.
For the first time during the team's current nine-game unbeaten streak, the Panthers trailed in the game. Broome got on the board first, scoring the first half's only goal in the 12th minute of play. TC3 tied the game early in the second half, with David Cerasani (Otselic Valey H.S./Plymouth) feeding Aaron Minnamon (Palmyra-Macedon H.S./Palmyra) for a blast from 25 yards out to make it 1-1. Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) put TC3 ahead with 17:37 left in the game, firing a direct kick into the net from 45 yards out. The lead lasted only 31 seconds, as Broome responded with a score to tie the game at 2-2.
The game winner came with 9:49 left in the game. Gray played a cross from just outside the box, finding Curtis Irland (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) for a header and the score.
Keepers Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) and Mike Economou (Vestal H.S./Vestal) split time in goal, combining for five saves.
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Thursday.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Playing for the first time since cracking the national rankings, The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer posted a 2-0 shutout win at Jamestown Community College Saturday. TC3, ranked #15 in the latest NJCAA poll, improves to 7-2-1 overall and 7-0-1 in Region III games. Jamestown drops to 3-4 overall and 3-3 in Region III.
Both TC3 goals came on headers, and both came off assists by Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg). The first score came 15 minutes into the game. Gray served a ball from 40 yards out, finding the head of Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) for his third goal in the last two games. The second tally came just five minutes into the second half, with Gray crossing a ball from the corner of the box into Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) for a header into the net.
Keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) earned his fifth shutout of the season, registering one save on the day.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Five second-half goals helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team cruise to a 7-1 win over Corning Community College Tuesday night. With the win, TC3 improves to 6-2-1 overall, 6-0-1 in Region III, and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning drops to 2-4 overall and in Region III and 1-3 in the MSAC.
The home team dominated from the start, out shooting Corning 16-0 while taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. The first score came in the 28th minute, with Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) breaking away from the pack and firing a shot on goal that the Corning keeper couldn't stop. Justin Niziol (Dryden H.S./Harford) added a score in the final minute of the half, stealing the ball just inside midfield and beating two defenders before getting it past the keeper.
Corning cut the lead in half early in the second half, but the Panthers responded with three goals over the next 11 minutes. Mbengue started the onslaught with his second tally of the game, taking a pretty cross from David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth), and after the Corning keeper made the initial save, scoring to make it 3-1. Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) made it 4-1 on a direct kick from 25 yards out, and then fed Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) for a score to make it 5-1 with 28:19. Krohn added his second goal of the game, this one from an assist Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon), to make it 6-1 with 19:19. Sean Huizinga (Candor H.S./Candor) found the back of the net with 8:45 left to close out the scoring.
TC3 hosts Corning Community College Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team won for the third straight time, topping Clinton Community College 3-1 Saturday. TC3 is now 5-0-1 in Region III play and 5-2-1 overall. Clinton drops to 2-5-1 overall and 1-5-1 in Region III.
The Panthers controlled the action most of the day, outshooting Clinton 30-2. The first score came in the 37th minute, when Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) won a ball in the box and beat the keeper to give the home team a lead at the half. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) made it 2-0 six minutes into the second half, converting a cross from Chris Gray (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) in the box. Clinton cut the lead in half with a score off a free kick 37 seconds later, but the Panther pushed the lead back to two goals with a penalty kick score by Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) with 17:56 left in the game.
TC3 hosts Corning Community College Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team made it four shutouts in a row Wednesday with a 3-0 win at Hudson Valley Community College. The Panthers improve to 4-0-1 in Region III play and 4-2-1 overall. Hudson Valley falls to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in Region III.
The Panthers took the lead early, scoring twice in the first 13 minutes. Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) was the first to find the net, capitalizing on a breakaway in the ninth minute. Four minutes later the Panthers again converted, this time with Josh Lincoln (Marathon H.S./Marathon) playing a cross into the box, with Andrew Horton (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scoring from five yards out.
The final tally came early in the second half, with Mbengue picking up his second goal and Lincoln earning his second assist. Lincoln again played a cross, this time producing a goal-scoring header from five yards out.
TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) led the strong defensive effort, recording five saves.
The Panthers host Clinton Community College Saturday at 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
With a dominating performance Saturday at SUNY Delhi, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team improved to 3-0-1 in Region III play. The Panthers, now 3-2-1 overall, blanked SUNY Delhi 3-0. The home team falls to 0-5 overall.
Despite controlling play from the start, it took until the second half before the Panthers broke into the scoring column. Twelve minutes in the second half, Lucas Heffron (Lansing H.S./Lansing) put the Panthers on the board with a strike from 20 yards out. The score went to 2-0 with 16 minutes left in the game when Martin Rodriguez (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Cordoba, Argentina) scored on a free kick from 50 yards out by putting a shot on goal that the Delhi keeper couldn't handle. The final score came with just under nine minutes left when Sean Huizinga (Candor H.S./Candor) scored on a corner kick, bending the ball towards the goal and beating the keeper.
For the game, TC3 held decided advantages in shots, 23-2, and corner kicks, 14-5. TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) needed just one save to post his third consecutive shutout.
The Panthers travel to Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
A match-up between two of the top four ranked teams in Region III ended in a scoreless tie as the TC3 and Mohawk Valley Community College faced off in men's soccer action Wednesday. The Panthers, ranked fourth in the latest regional poll, are now 2-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in regional play. Mohawk Valley, ranked third in the region, moves to 3-0-2 overall and 1-0-2 in region.
The game was evenly played, with each squad getting off ten shots. TC3 came painfully close to scoring on three occasions, but each time came up inches away. Just ten minutes into the game, Mike Economou (Vestal H.S./Vestal) unleashed a blast from 40 yards out, hitting a post and bouncing away. Towards the end of the first half, the Panthers again hit the post, this time with Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) playing a volley from inside the box, past the keeper but not into the net.
With 24 minutes left, a second card on Economou left the home team a man short the rest of the way, but the Panthers were still able to put the best together scoring chance of the overtime. With 30 seconds left in the first extra period, Josh Lincoln (Marathon H.S./Marathon) played a pretty cross into the box to David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth), but the Mohawk Valley keeper was up to the challenge, keeping the scoreboard clean.
TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) posted his second consecutive shutout, recording three saves on the day.
The Panthers travel to SUNY Delhi Saturday.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
The TC3 men's soccer team improved to 2-0 in Region III play Sunday with a 2-0 shutout of Finger Lakes Community College. The road win moves the Panthers to 2-2 overall while Finger Lakes falls to 0-5 on the year. It was also the first Mid-State Athletic Conference game for TC3; Finger Lakes dropped its second conference game.
Freshman Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) posted his first shutout of season with two saves on the day.
The Panthers host Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
The TC3 men's soccer team picked up a win in the Region III opener, topping Niagara County Community College 2-1 Saturday. The Panthers are now 1-2 overall. It was the season opener for Niagara.
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Sunday.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Playing a team ranked in the top ten for the second straight day, the TC3 men's soccer team again struggled on the offensive end, losing 2-1 to #9-ranked Suffolk County Community College-Selden Sunday in the final game of the NJCAA Northeast Cup. The Panthers drop to 0-2 on the season, while Suffolk improves to 2-0.
The game opened with Suffolk getting the better of play early, but the TC3 defense anchored by Tyler Fleming (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Martin Rodriguez (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Cordoba, Argentina) held strong. TC3 keeper Brian Wagstaff (Chenango Valley H.S./Apalachin) controlled the goal area, making several key plays to keep the game scoreless at the half.
TC3 had its best scoring chance six minutes into the second half, but a breakaway opportunity ended with a shot over the goal. Suffolk finally broke through with 24 minutes left in the game, scoring the game's lone goal on a header.
Wagstaff impressed in his collegiate debut, recording six saves.
The Panthers open Region III Saturday at Niagara County Community College.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Opening the season against the tenth-ranked team in the nation, the TC3 men's soccer team fell behind 2-0 early in the second half before its comeback effort ran out of time, ultimately losing 2-1 to County College of Morris (N.J.) Saturday. The Panthers, hosting the NJCAA Northeast Cup, will hope for the season's first win Sunday against the ninth-ranked team in the nation, Suffolk County Community College-Selden. Suffolk topped #3 ranked Herkimer County Community College Saturday, 3-2 in double overtime, in Saturday's other Northeast Cup game.
TC3's offense struggled early, failing to put a shot on goal in the first half. Eight minutes into the second half, Morris broke the scoreless tie with a goal, followed by a second score eight minutes later to make it 8-0. The Panthers finally put some pressure on the offensive end in the final 15 minutes, converting a goal with 7:56 left on the clock. Matt Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) played a free kick from 30 yards out, finding Martin Rodriguez (Hendrick Hudson H.S./Cordoba, Argentina) for a header to make it 2-1. The Panthers continued to pressure Morris the rest of the way before running out of time.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010