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Panthers Win with 9.4 Seconds Left in 2nd OT

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team didn’t wait till the last second to score the game-winner Saturday, but they came pretty close. After a scoreless regulation and first overtime, the Panthers beat Jamestown Community College with a goal with 9.4 seconds left in the second and final overtime. The dramatic win improves Tompkins Cortland to 4-3-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Region III. Jamestown is 1-9-2 overall and 1-6 in Region III.

The way the game opened up, it was hard to imagine the Panthers not scoring. The first ten minutes saw the home team put constant pressure on the Jayhawks, with several shots and one blast from Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) off the cross bar. By the time the first half ended, the Panthers had a 7-0 advantage in shots, but nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. The second half saw the home again frustrated, and after a scoreless first overtime, the game went to a final ten-minute period.

The Panthers stepped up the urgency in the second overtime, finally connecting as the clock moved down under a minute. The game-winner started with Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) taking the ball deep down the right side, sliding a perfect cross into the box. Nicholas Posanti (West Islip H.S./North Babylon) came flying in, connecting on a one-timer off the outside of his left foot to beat the keeper near post and set off a celebration for the home team. It was the first goal of the season for the freshman, and gives a huge boost to the Panthers’ postseason hopes.

J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) went the distance in goal, earning his second consecutive shutout win.

Tompkins Cortland returns to the field Wednesday with a home game against Corning Community College. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Roster–2010 Men's Soccer

2010 Men's Soccer

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
GK Colby Taber So. 5-8 160 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
GK Lucas Mitchell So. 6-1 180 Thousand Islands/Clayton
1/19 Mike Economou So. 5-8 160 Vestal/Vestal
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
4 Justin Niziol Fr. 5-7 155 Dryden/Harford
5 Lucas Heffron So. 5-10 170 Lansing/Lansing
6 Matt Doran So. 5-8 150 Marathon/Marathon
7 Cameron Adams So. 5-10 165 Groton/Groton
8 Josh Piger Fr. 6-0 160 Dryden/Dryden
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
13 Sean Huizinga Fr. 5-9 150 Candor/Candor
14 Josh Lincoln Fr. 6-0 175 Marathon/Marathon
15 Magor Mbengue So. 6-4 180 International/Bronx
16 Andrew Horton Fr. 5-10 180 Dryden/Dryden
17 Casey Nelson Fr. 5-8 160 Charles W. Baker/Baldwinsville
18 Aaron Minnamon So. 5-8 165 Palmyra-Macedon/Palmyra
20 Keith Fox Fr. 5-10 180 Ithaca/Ithaca
22 Tyler Fleming So. 5-11 165 Lansing/Lansing
23 Alexander Essandoh Fr. 6-0 205 Ghana International, Ghana
25 Martin Rodriguez Fr. 6-3 195 Hendrick Hudson/Cordoba, Argentina

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2016 Season

Overall (4-3-2)
MSAC (1-0-1), Region III (3-3-2)


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 11 seasons directing the Panthers men's soccer program, compiling a record of 131-68-11 and ten consecutive 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


Tyler Fox



Highlights–2010 Men's Soccer

Panthers Finish as Regional Runner-Up

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.

Panthers Beat Erie to Advance to Regional Final

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.

Panthers Win to Advance to Final Four

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.

Panthers Win Conference Title

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.

Krohn Sets Record in Win

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.

Panthers Top Alfred State

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.

Panthers Fall to Nation's #3 Team

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.

Panthers Win #10

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.

Panthers Get Back on Track with Win

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.

Unbeaten Streak Snapped in Loss

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.

Late Goal Lifts Panthers to Win

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 Valley 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.

Panthers Extend Unbeaten Streak to Eight

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.

Panthers Cruise to 7-1 Win

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.

Panthers Win Third Straight

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.

Panthers Post Another Shutout

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.

Panthers Dominate in Win

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.

Panthers Play to Scoreless Tie

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.

Panthers Blank Finger Lakes 2-0

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.

Panthers Win in Regional Opener

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.

Men Fall to Another National Power

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.

Panthers Drop Opener 2-1

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.

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2010 Men's Soccer Schedule
Tue 08/24
5 p.m.
Sat 08/28
4 p.m.
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Sun 08/29
2 p.m.
Suffolk CC-Selden
Sat 09/04
4 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sun 09/05
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Wed 09/08
6 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Sat 09/11
1 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Wed 09/15
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 09/18
3 p.m.
Clinton CC
Tue 09/21
6 p.m.
Corning CC
Sat 09/25
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Tue 09/28
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Sun 10/03
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Thu 10/07
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Sat 10/09
12 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Wed 10/13
7 p.m.
Herkimer College
Fri 10/15
5 p.m.
Alfred State College
Sun 10/17
3 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Wed 10/20
4 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Tue 10/26
5 p.m.
North Country CC
Sat 10/30
3 p.m.
Erie CC
Sun 10/31
1 p.m.
Herkimer College
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