July 1, 2016
Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Brendan Griffiths (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna), Kayla Kelsey (Cortland H.S./Cortland), Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), Matthew Socola (Haverling H.S./Bath), Callie Stillman (Odessa-Montour H.S./Montour Falls), Antonio Triana (New Roots H.S./Cortland), and Justmil Villanueva (A. Phillip Randolph H.S./Washington Heights) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Socola and Villanueva each received a Superior Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Socola was a member of the baseball team while Villanueva played basketball for the Panthers.
Kelsey, Griffiths, Stillman, and Triana each earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Kelsey was a part of the softball team, Griffiths and Stillman played soccer, and Triana was a golfer.
The seven student-athletes represent the most Tompkins Cortland has ever had honored by the NJCAA in a single academic year.
June 21, 2016
All-City forward Sydney Rodriguez has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to join the Panthers this fall. A four-year starter on varsity, Rodriguez racked up some impressive numbers while helping DeWitt Clinton High School finish as one of the top teams in the PSAL. As a senior she finished fifth in the league with 73 points (31 goals, 11 assists) in 14 games. Over the course of her four-year career she netted 67 goals while totaling more than 150 points for the Governors.
"We are very enthusiastic to have Sydney sign with us," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach Bob Rice. "She comes to us with a different skill set than I have had the opportunity to coach. She is fit and focused, and has the ability to take players on one-on-one and finish the ball. I can't wait to see the impact she will have on our games."
May 31, 2016
Newark Valley High's Briana Sokol will play soccer at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The three-time I.A.C. all star signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to join the Panthers in the fall.
"Briana is one of the most dynamic players we have added to the roster," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach Bob Rice. "She is a defender that can take free kicks, get in the box for headers, clear a ball, or dribble out and complete a pass to a target player. It's exciting as a coach to have a player that can do all of those things at the level we need."
A member of the National Honor Society and a four-year starter on varsity at Newark Valley, Sokol is a player who can help create a winning team culture. "With Bri we have a player who is talented and works very hard, both on and off the ball. She puts the team first, and I think she will set a positive example for her teammates," said Rice. "If every player works as hard as I anticipate Briana working we should be in good shape."
May 3, 2016
The third I.A.C. all-star to sign the NJCAA Letter of Intent to join the Panthers women's soccer program is Candor standout Angela Martone. A four-year starter for the Indians, Martone spent most of her high school career as a center midfielder, amassing 24 goals and 16 assists.
"Angela is a very crafty player and a great teammate," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach Bob Rice. "I don't think she realizes how much potential she has. I feel very fortunate to be getting a player and person like Angela. I think we are a great fit for her and I can't wait until the 2016 season."
A two-time first-team all-I.A.C. selection, Martone also played basketball and softball at Candor. In addition, she participated in the school musicals and both all-county and NYSSMA Chorus. "She brings such positive experiences to our program, from being a three-sport athlete, a good student in the classroom, and just a well-rounded individual," said Rice. "She is exactly what I look for in a recruit."
April 13, 2016
The Panthers women's soccer recruiting Class of 2016 added another all-star with the signing of Newfield High's Rhianna Mosher. The versatile Mosher will be a strong addition to Tompkins Cortland's lineup.
"Rhianna is a very interesting player because she can play anywhere on the field," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach Bob Rice. "She brings outstanding experience as an athlete, but I also really love that she is just a fun person to be around. She has a great attitude and the ability to joke and laugh one minute and be very serious the next. She gets it."
Mosher was a three-year starter for the Trojans, earning I.A.C. All Star honors twice. She was a three-sport athlete, captaining two of the teams. She also excelled off the field, being elected a class officer and inducted into the National Honor Society. "She is very mature for her age and I will look to her to help lead the other freshman," said Rice.
March 24, 2016
Candor High's Emily Potter has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Tompkins Cortland Community College. She will join a defensive unit that was a big reason the Panthers finished 2015 ranked in the top 15 in the nation.
"We are thrilled to welcome Emily," said Tompkins Cortland Head Coach Bob Rice. "Emily is an anchor. She was the strength and stability in the back for a very good Candor team, and I fully expect her to step into the same role here."
Potter was a four-year varsity starter for the Indians, being named an I.A.C. All Star twice. She also was the I.A.C. Small School M.V.P. while helping the Indians to a conference title; just the kind of leadership that has Coach Rice excited. "Emily is a well rounded athlete and a great teammate," said Rice. "But probably my favorite thing about her is that her expectations for me are just as high as my expectations for her. She wants to be the best she can, and that attitude will help us get better as a program."
January 29, 2016
Migell Ormsby and Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Tompkins Cortland Community College soccer players Migell Ormsby and Molly Graves joined their coaches at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America 2016 National Convention in Baltimore, Md. The two were recognized as All Americans for their outstanding seasons in the fall of 2015.
Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Migell Ormsby at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Coach Robert Rice and Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Coach Andy Davis, Migell Ormsby, and Coach Jherrett Maroney at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
December 10, 2015
Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) has been named to the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Women’s Division III All-America second team. She was among the 24 players honored as All-Americans.
Graves, a freshman goalkeeper, posted six shutouts this season while compiling a goals against average of 0.99. She helped the Panthers to a record of 12-5-1, a Mid-State Athletic Conference co-championship, and an appearance in the Region III championship game.
Graves was also named to the NSCAA North/East All-Region team, where she was joined by Panther teammates Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus), Autumn Clark (Colton-Pierrepont H.S./Colton), and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton), all sophomores. Forehand was a first-team all-region selection at defender while Blanchard and Clark were named to the second team at midfielder and defender, respectively.
November 4, 2015
Four Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer players have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region team. Sophomore Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) earned second-team honors for the second straight year, becoming the eighth player in program history to repeat as an all-region performer. Sophomores Autumn Clark (Colton-Pierrepont H.S./Colton) and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) were joined by freshman Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) on the second team. The four selections tied for the most from any school, along with Herkimer College, SUNY Broome, and Genesee Community College. A total of 28 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.
Blanchard, a midfielder, had eight points this season on three goals and two assists. She scored the game-winner in two games, including the Panthers’ first playoff game. She is the first repeat all-region performer for the Panthers since the trio of Samijo Scheer, Kendra Wagstaff, and Paige McCarthy accomplished the feat in 2010 and 2011.
Clark and Forehand were recognized as defenders and Graves as a goalkeeper. The three helped the Panthers field one of the best defenses in the nation. Tompkins Cortland allowed 0.93 goals per game, the third best in that category in Region III and ninth best in the nation. The team posted eight shutouts in 19 games, and allowed more than two goals in a game just once.
Tompkins Cortland finished the year with a record of 12-5-2, including an undefeated mark of 5-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference, good enough to claim a conference co-championship. The team qualified for the Region III playoffs for the 11th straight year, advancing the Region III championship game for the first time in program history.
This also marks the 11th straight year Tompkins Cortland has been represented on the all-region team, and the tenth time during that span with multiple selections.
|12 (captain)||Sierra Verburg||So.||5-4||Red Creek/Red Creek|
|23 (captain)||Sara Sinnigen||Fr.||5-6||Dryden/Dryden|
|6||Kelsey Fitzsimons||So.||5-6||James I. O'Neill/Fort Montgomery|
|9||Kayli VanCleef||So.||5-2||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|18||Olivia Janac||So.||5-6||Whitney Point/Whitney Point|
|19||Taylor Liebowitz||Fr.||5-5||Emmaus/Allentown, Penn.|
|22||Shelby Goodrich||Fr.||5-4||Minisink Valley/Otisville|
|26||Courtney McMindes||So.||5-1||Corning East/Corning|
|30||Logan Eltz||Fr.||5-5||Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton/Gilbertsville|
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
9 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
10 (vs. Columbia-Greene CC, 9/24/06)
10 (at Finger Lakes CC, 9/20/06)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 10/15/06)
7 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
10 Stephanie Hodgson (5g, 9/20/98)
8 Courtney Henry (4g, 9/23/09)
8 Courtney Henry (3g, 2a, 9/18/09)
8 Laura Thomas (4g, 10/20/02)
55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)
84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)
25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
4 Chenoa Shields (9/20/98)
3 Kim Natoli (10/7/07)
3 Heather Kowalczyk (9/20/06)
3 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (9/26/98)
3 Chenoa Shields (9/17/98)
15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)
20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)
0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)
0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
7 Emma Augustine (2014)
14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
5 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (vs. Erie CC, 10/18/08)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
2 (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)
4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
4, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
3, Emma DeLisio (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)
2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
1, Several times (-)
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2014)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co, 2015-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)
Total NJCAA All-American Players
Coach Rice has led the Panthers for four season, and directed the team to the best season in program history in 2015. Tompkins Cortland advanced to the Region III championship game last year, continuing the steady climb for the program since Rice took over. He took over as head coach for the 2012 season after serving as the women's assistant for two years and men's assistant for four years. During his time with the Tompkins Cortland soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season, including reaching the Region III semifinals in both 2013 and 2014. He has been on the sidelines for over 100 wins for the Panthers, including 37 during his four years time as head coach.
In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the College's softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as Tompkins Cortland's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.
Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.
Contact: rdr@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer season ended Saturday with a loss in the first round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The #12-seed Panthers lost to #5-SUNY Delhi by a final of 1-0. TC3 ends the year with a final record of 6-9-3 overall.
Delhi put the game’s lone goal on the board in the first half. TC3’s Kayli VanCleef (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls), again forced to play out-of-position in goal due to injuries to TC3 two keepers, had another strong game with eight saves.
The game was the final one for eight TC3 sophomores, including Van Cleef. Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury), Shaylee Howaniec (Spackenkill H.S./Poughkeepsie), Kelsey Fitzsimons (James I. O’Neill H.S./Fort Montgomery), Sierra Verburg (Red Creek H.S./Red Creek), Chelsea Guay (Chazy H.S./Chazy), Olivia Janac (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point), and Courtney McMindes (Corning East H.S./Corning) each played two seasons for the Panthers.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team closed out its regular season Wednesday by tying Onondaga Community College 1-1, and then found out they have earned the #12 seed for the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers, 6-8-3 overall and 5-6-3 in Region III, will play at #5 SUNY Delhi Saturday. Onondaga also earned a playoff bid, the #8 seed, with a final regular season record of 9-6-3 overall and 7-6-3 in Region III.
Playing under the lights in Syracuse, TC3 scored the game-tying goal with 5:54 left in regulation. Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.) played a cross to Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury), who beat the keeper to even the score at 1-1. The deadlock held through both overtimes, thanks in part to a strong game in goal by TC3 keeper Kayli Van Cleef (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls). The sophomore, playing goal for the first time, recorded nine saves.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team dropped a game Sunday, setting up a must-win situation for the season final Wednesday. After TC3's 8-0 loss at Finger Lakes Community College Sunday, the Panthers need a win Wednesday in order to earn an NCAA Region III playoff bid. TC3's record in regional games is now 5-6-2, one win below the .500 record needed to qualify for the postseason. TC3's overall record is 6-8-2 and the Mid-State Athletic Conference mark is 2-3. Finger Lakes, ranked #2 in the nation, is now 16-1-1 overall and in region. The Lakers clinched the MSAC title with their 5-0 mark in conference.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College in the regular-season final Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday was a frustrating night for The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team as the Panthers could only manage a tie with Herkimer County Community College, despite holding as decided advantage in play. The 1-1 deadlock keeps TC3 at .500 in Region III games (5-5-2) with two left. The Panthers need to finish at .500 or better to qualify for the postseason. TC3's overall record is 6-7-2; Herkimer is now 9-5-3 overall and 8-5-2 in Region III.
TC3 fell behind midway through the first half, but tied it in the 42nd minute of play. Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Arkville) scored off a corner kick from Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to even the score, but it would be the last time either team would celebrate. The home team came close to ending in regulation, but a nice punch-save by the Herkimer keeper with five minutes left sent the game to overtime. TC3 had a prime chance in the first OT, earning a free kick inside Herkimer's box, and another good opportunity early in the second OT, but Faberzak fired her shot just over the Herkimer goal. At the final horn, the score remained 1-1, despite a 22-8 advantage in shots for TC3.
TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Sunday.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team was unable to finish any attacks Saturday, dropping a 2-0 decision at home to Jefferson Community College. The defeat leaves TC3 with an overall record of 6-7-1, and, more importantly, 5-5-1 in Region III. With three regular season games left, the Panthers need a strong finish to remain playoff eligible with a record of .500 or better. Jefferson stands at 8-4 overall and in Region III.
On Saturday, the Panthers put pressure on Jefferson much of the game but couldn't beat the keeper. TC3 outshot Jefferson 18-11, but Jefferson's Amber Dibble made 11 saves to preserve the shutout. Jefferson scored once in each half, sealing the win with the second goal with 9:35 left in the game.
TC3 hosts its final home game Wednesday, taking on Herkimer County Community College at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 overtime loss at SUNY Delhi Wednesday. The Panthers fall to 6-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in Region III. Delhi is now 6-2-1 overall and 6-1-1 in Region III.
The home team took the lead with a score in the first half, but TC3 answered in the second half. With 32 minutes left in regulation, Seneca Baldwin (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta) converted a pass from Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Arkville) to tie the score at 1-1. Despite getting the better chances, TC3 couldn’t break the tie as regulation ended still locked at 1-1. In the seventh minute of extra play, Delhi managed to beat the Panthers defense for the game winner, handing TC3 its first road loss of the season.
TC3 looks to get back on track Saturday, hosting Jefferson Community College at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A hat trick from Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team to a 5-0 win at Genesee Community College Sunday. The Panthers overall record is now 6-5-1 overall, with all six wins coming in shutouts. TC3 is also 5-3-1 in Region III. Genesee drops to 3-9-1 overall and 3-8 in region.
Faberzak started the scoring in the first half, taking a cross from Mollie Ringelberg (Canaseraga H.S./Canaseraga) and beating the Genesee keeper to make it 1-0. The score held until halftime, but just two minutes into the second half, Chelsea Guay (Chazy H.S./Chazy) made it 2-0 off an assist from Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.). Olivia Janac (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) recorded her first goal of the year with 18:30 left in the game, converting a pass from Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury) to make it 3-0. Faberzak finished the scoring with two goals in the final 12 minutes, both coming off assists from Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) each had an assist in the win.
Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) and Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) each played a half in goal for the Panthers, combining for three saves.
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Wednesday.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Two nights after its unbeaten streak was snapped, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team got back on track with a 4-0 win at Cayuga Community College Thursday. The Panthers now stand at 5-5-1 overall, 4-3-1 in Region III, and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga drops to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the MSAC.
Six different Panthers got involved in the scoring as the visitors dominated the action. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) and Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Arkville) each had a goal and an assist to pace the attack. Shaylee Howaniec (Spackenkill H.S./Poughkeepsie) and Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.) each netted a goal and Mollie Ringelberg (Canaseraga H.S./Canaseraga) and Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury) each had an assist in the win.
Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) and Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) each played a half in goal for the Panthers, each recording two saves.
TC3 plays at Genesee Community College Sunday.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team's unbeaten streak was snapped Tuesday as the Panthers lost at home to Broome Community College, 4-0. The Panthers, unbeaten in the last three games, now stand at 4-5-1 overall, 3-3-1 in Region III, and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 6-3 overall and in Region III and 2-1 in the MSAC.
While TC3 struggled to generate any offense, Broome managed to score a pair in each half on a total of 10 shots. The Panthers finished the game with four shots, all in the second half.
Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) had four saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Thursday.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team took to the road for the first time this season Saturday, and for the first time this year, the game didn't end up with one team not scoring. Playing at Jamestown Community College, the Panthers and Jayhawks played to a 2-2 tie. TC3's record is now 4-4-1 overall and 3-2 in Region III. Jamestown is 1-4-2 overall and 1-4-1 in Region III.
TC3's goals came from Shaylee Howaniec (Spackenkill H.S./Poughkeepsie) and Mollie Ringleberg (Canaseraga H.S./Canaseraga), with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) assisting on both scores. Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) had three saves in goal.
TC3 returns home Tuesday to host Broome Community College at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team evened its record at 4-4 on the season with a 3-0 win over Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. It was the fourth shutout win of the year for the Panthers; in fact, all eight games have been shutouts – the Panthers haven't allowed a goal in any wins and haven't scored in any of their losses. TC3's Region III record is now 3-2. Hudson Valley drops to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in Region III.
Freshman Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) once again was the catalyst on offense. She scored the first goal in the 13th minute, taking a perfect pass from Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.) and beating the keeper for her fourth goal in two games. The score went to 2-0 in the 40th minute when Faberzak took a free kick from 50 yards out and found Shaylee Howaniec (Spackenkill H.S./Poughkeepsie) for a header and another pretty goal. The final goal came moments later, when Faberzak passed to Kayli Van Cleef (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) in the box, where she beat the keeper for the score. The TC3 defense, anchored by Sarah Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Sierra Verburg (Red Creek H.S./Red Creek), Courtney McMindes (Corning East H.S./Corning), and Kelsey Fitzsimons (James I. O'Neill H.S/Fort Montgomery), kept the slate clean the rest of the way. Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) picked up the shutout in goal with three saves.
TC3 hits the road for the first time this year, traveling to Jamestown Community College for a game with the Jayhawks Saturday
Saturday, September 15, 2012
A hat trick by freshman Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team win its Mid-State Athletic Conference opener Saturday. The Panthers beat Corning Community College 4-0 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Region III action. Corning drops to 1-4 overall, 0-4 in Region III, and 0-3 in the MSAC.
TC3 entered Saturday's game in a scoring slump, having managed just one goal in the last five games. From the opening whistle, the Panthers played with an increased sense of urgency, and it paid off just minutes into the game. In the eighth minute of play, Kayli Van Cleef (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) played a ball to Faberzak on the right side of the box where she put it away for the 1-0 lead. The second score came in the closing minutes of the half, when Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury) took the ball down the right side of the field, letting loose from 20 yards out on a shot that beat the keeper to make it 2-0 heading into the break.
The second half saw TC3 continue to apply pressure, but the Corning keeper made several outstanding saves to keep it at 2-0 until the 72nd minute. Armstrong started the scoring play with a pass to Faberzak, setting up a nice upper far corner goal to make it 3-0. The final score came four minutes later, this time set up by a pass from Chelsea Guay (Chazy H.S./Chazy). Faberzak took the pass from the left side of the box and finished her hat trick with another upper corner shot.
TC3 goalkeeper Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) earned the win with four saves.
TC3 hosts Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team ran up against a strong Monroe Community College team Saturday, and the result was a 5-0 loss for the Panthers. TC3's overall record drops to 2-4 while Monroe, a Division I team, improves to 2-1 on the season.
Playing in rainy and windy conditions, the Panthers were on the defensive from the opening whistle. Monroe scored the first goal in the sixth minute of play, and added two more scores later in the half to lead 3-0 at the break. The visiting Tribunes put two more in late in the second half to make the final 5-0.
TC3 goalkeepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) split time in the goal, combing to record 17 saves.
TC3 returns to divisional play next weekend, hosting Corning Community College Saturday at noon.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team has played five games this year, and each game has ended with a shutout. The latest came Sunday, when the Panthers couldn't get on the board against Alfred State College, losing by a final score of 2-0. TC3 now stands at 2-3 overall and 1-2 in Region III. Alfred State improves to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in region.
The visiting Pioneers applied pressure on the TC3 defense much of the game. Alfred State broke through twice, once in the 17th minute of play and again in the 72nd minute making the final 2-0. TC3's best chance to score came in the 84th minute, when the Panthers earned a direct kick from 35 yards out. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) ripped a shot that went off the crossbar, keeping the Panthers off the board.
TC3 goalkeeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) had 10 saves and several more good plays while anchoring the defense. Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Courtney McMindes (Corning East H.S./Corning) also each had strong games in the back for the Panthers.
TC3 is off until Saturday when the Panthers host Monroe Community College.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
After being shutout the last two games, and then hitting the post three times in the first 50 minutes of play Saturday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team may have been wondering if they'd ever find the back of the net again. Fortunately for the home team, the drought finally ended in the second half as the Panthers posted a 1-0 win over Niagara County Community College. The win evens drops TC3's record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III. It was the season opener for the visiting Thunderwolves.
The Panthers dominated in terms of controlling play, out-shooting Niagara 23-4, but the game was still tied at 0-0 at the half. The home team's frustration was best exemplified by freshman Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.), who came within inches of a hat-trick, hitting the post three times on quality shots. The breakthrough finally came early in second half. After several chances and continued pressure on the Niagara defense, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) collected a loose ball near the top of the box and beat the Niagara keeper for the score. It proved to be enough as TC3 goalkeepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Logan Eltz (Gilberstville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) combined for three saves and the shutout.
TC3 plays again Sunday, hosting Alfred State College at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A first-half penalty kick accounted for the lone goal in the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer game Wednesday as the Panthers lost at home to Mohawk Valley Community College. The 1-0 loss drops TC3's record to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Region III. The visiting Hawks, ranked ninth in the NJCAA Division III national poll, improved to 3-0 overall and in regional play.
The game was evenly played in terms of controlling the ball, but Panthers struggled to get quality shots. Mohawk Valley put together the game's best attack, earning a penalty kick on a foul in the box with 27:45 left in the first half. TC3 goalkeeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) was able to get a hand on the ensuing penalty kick, but not enough to stop the ball from finding the net. Kern finished the game with 10 saves.
TC3 returns to action this weekend, hosting Niagara County Community College Saturday and Alfred State College Sunday. Both home games start at 1 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
For the second straight day, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team was part of a shutout. But unlike Saturday's win, Sunday's final went against the Panthers as Holyoke Community College (Mass.) blanked TC3 1-0 in the final game of the NJCAA Northeast Cup. TC3 is now 1-1 on the season.
The game was evenly played, with Holyoke capitalizing on a break midway through the second half to score the lone goal. TC3 outshot the visitors 12-10, but couldn't beat the Holyoke keeper. TC3's Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) had a strong game in her debut in goal, recording four saves.
TC3 opens Region III play Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Mohawk Valley Community College.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team opened the 2012 season on a positive note, shutting out Division I Sussex County Community College (N.J.) 4-0 Saturday. The Panthers will take on Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the final game of the NJCAA Northeast Cup at TC3. Holyoke played Herkimer County Community College to a 2-2 tie Saturday.
The Panthers dominated the game from the opening whistle, out-shooting the visitors 25-3. Four different Panthers scored goals, with Erin Hamilton (Gilboa-Conesville H.S./Roxbury) getting the scoring started with a goal off an assist from Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) just 11 minutes into the game. Goodrich made it 2-0 with an unassisted score, stealing the ball near midfield and taking it all the way in with 9:47 left in the half. The Panthers made it 3-0 heading into the break when Kayli VanCleef (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) snuck the ball into the net from near the right endline with 18 seconds left in the half. The final score came off the foot of Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Macungie, Penn.) in the closing moments, making the final 4-0
Logan Eltz (Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton H.S./Gilbertsville) earned the win in goal, making two saves on the day.