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Candor's Angela Martone Signs With Panthers

May 3, 2016

Angela Martone preparing to sign her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

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."  


Angela Martone signing her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

Newfield's Rhianna Mosher Signs with Panthers

April 13, 2016

Rhianna Mosher preparing to sign her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

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.


Rhianna Mosher signing her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

Candor's Emily Potter Commits to Panthers

March 24, 2016

Emily Potter signing her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

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."

Emily Potter showing off her Tompkins Cortland uniform

Graves and Ormsby Honored at NSCAA National Convention

January 29, 2016

Migell Ormsby and Molly Graves
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
Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Migell Ormsby
Migell Ormsby at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Molly Graves and Coach Bob Rice
Coach Robert Rice and Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Migell Ormsby and Coaches Davis and Maroney
Coach Andy Davis, Migell Ormsby, and Coach Jherrett Maroney at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Graves Named All-American

December 10, 2015

NSCAA All-American Molly Graves

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.  

Blanchard, Clark, Forehand, and Graves Named All Region

November 4, 2015

NJCAA All-Region III Selections Blanchard, Clark, Forehand, Graves

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.

Panthers Season Ends in Regional Championship Game

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Playing for a regional title for the first time in program history, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team allowed a second-half goal that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 loss at Herkimer College Sunday. The Panthers, ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA national poll, saw its nine-game unbeaten streak snapped. The team ends the year with a record of 12-5-2. Herkimer, the top seed in Region III and the #2-ranked team in the nation, advances to the NJCAA national tournament with the win.

The game was scoreless through the first 45 minutes and well into the second. After Herkimer broke through with a goal in the 75th minute, the Panthers put together a late rush, but couldn’t find the net. Tompkins Cortland keeperMolly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) had another strong game in net, recording seven saves.

Following the game, sophomores Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) were named to the all-tournament team. The game marked the end of the Panthers career for Blanchard, Forehand, and classmates Emma DeLisio (Onteora H.S./Woodstock), Autumn Clark (Colton-Pierrepont H.S./Colton), Rachel Bitjeman (Liberty H.S./White Sulphur), and Jenelle Milk (Greene H.S./Smithville). The group leaves having won more playoff games than any group of sophomores in program history.

Roster–2013 Women's Soccer

Hannah Wotherspoon

6-Hannah Wotherspoon

Position: M
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-4
High School: Onteora
Hometown: West Hurley
Major: Digital Cinema

Hannah's Stats

Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
0/31 Emily Hilliker GK Fr. 5-5 Pulaski/Pulaski
2 Lindsey Hack D Fr. 5-4 Chazy/Chazy
3 Samantha Bingay D Fr. 5-6 Roscoe/Roscoe
5 Jami Sedlacek F/M Fr. 5-1 Livingston Manor/Livingston Manor
6 Hannah Wotherspoon M Fr. 5-4 Onteora/West Hurley
8 Erika Faberzak F So. 5-4 Cortland/Cortland
9 Hannah Wildenstein M Fr. 5-7 Dryden/Freeville
10 Amy Filupeit M So. 5-5 Margaretville/Margaretville
12 Hannah Foederer M Fr. 5-7 Pulaski/Pulaski
13 Mercedes Kendall D/M So. 5-5 Union-Endicott/Endicott
14 Sabrina Tilton D So. 5-6 Lansing/Lansing
15 Toni Gray M Fr. 5-7 Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek
16 Brittany Richmond D Fr. 5-4 Red Creek/Red Creek
17 Megan Reynolds M Fr. 5-4 Chazy/Chazy
19 Taylor Liebowitz F So. 5-5 Emmaus/Allentown, Penn.
22 Shelby Goodrich M/F So. 5-4 Minisink Valley/Otisville
23 Sara Sinnigen D So. 5-6 Dryden/Dryden
24 Ciara Tallman D Fr. 5-8 Cortland/Cortland
30 Chelsy Kern GK So. 5-10 Candor/Candor

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Statistics–Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer

2015 Season

Overall (12-5-2)
MSAC (5-0-1), Region III (12-5-1)


Previous Seasons




2011 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

15 (2005)
14 (2007)
13 (2011)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

11 (2005)
11 (2011)
7 (2007)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.833 (2005)
.778 (2007)
.722 (2011)

Most Goals (Game)

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)

Most Goals (Season)

59 (2013)
52 (1998)
48 (2005)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.7 (2013)
3.5 (1998)
3.0 (2005)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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)

Most Assists (Game)

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)

Most Assists (Season)

51 (2006)
50 (1998)
43 (2005)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

15 (2007)
15 (2011)
18 (1998)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game (Season)

0.83 (2007)
0.83 (2011)
1.00 (2015)


Most All-MSAC Players

6 (2010)
5 (2005)
5 (2007)
5 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

4 (2007)
4 (2005)
4 (2011)
4 (2015)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

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)

Most Points (Season)

55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)

Most Points (Career)

84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)

Most Goals (Game)

5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)

Most Goals (Season)

25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)

Most Goals (Career)

36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)

Most Assists (Game)

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)

Most Assists (Season)

15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)

Most Shutouts (Season)

8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
7 Emma Augustine (2014)

Most Shutouts (Career)

14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

5 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

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)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

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)

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)


Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
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


Coaches–Women's Soccer

Robert Rice

Head Coach

Robert Rice Coach Rice 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 TC3 soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season, including reaching the Region III semifinals each of the past two seasons. During his time at TC3, his teams have sported a combined record of 94-63-10.

In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the TC3 softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as TC3'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:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496

Kevin Arnold

Assistant Coach

Kevin Arnold


Mitch Munson

Assistant Coach

Mitch Munson

Coach Munson returns for his fourth year as a part of Coach Rice's staff. An enthusiastic teacher, he has been passionate about soccer since his own playing days at Lansing High and TC3. While a Panther he was an all-region performer on TC3's nationally-ranked regional semifinalist team in 2005. He uses this experience and his knowledge of the game to work with Coach Rice to bring the best out of the team and provide a positive learning experience.


Paige McCarthy

Assistant Coach

Paige McCarthyA former standout player for the Panthers, McCarthy returned to TC3 on the sidelines in 2014. A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, McCarthy was one of the top defenders in the nation. She helped the Panthers climb into the national top ten, peaking at 7th her sophomore year. After TC3 she went on to play at SUNY Oswego.


Highlights–2013 Women's Soccer

Season Ends with Semifinal Loss

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Taylor Liebowitz

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer season came to a frustrating end Tuesday. Playing in the semifinal round of the NJCAA Region III-B playoffs, the Panthers lost at SUNY Delhi, 4-1. TC3 lost despite out-shooting Delhi by a 14-6 margin. TC3, the #3-seed, ends the year with a record of 10-5-1. The #2-seed Broncos advance to the Region III-B championship game Saturday.

The game started on an ominous note, with TC3 starting goal keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) being taken out by a Delhi player early in the first half. Delhi scored on the play to lead 1-0, but more importantly, Kern had to be removed from the game to receive medical treatment. While TC3 misfired on numerous chances, Delhi went on to score twice more before the half to lead 3-0.

In the second half, TC3 finally connected, with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) putting the Panthers on the board. But it proved to be the only time the Panthers would capitalize, and when Delhi put another one in, the final was 4-1.

The result marks the second straight year TC3’s season has ended with a playoff loss at Delhi.

Panthers Post 3-1 Playoff Win

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chelsy Kern

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team is headed to the NJCAA Region III-B semifinals after posting a 3-1 win over North Country Community College Saturday. The #3-seed Panthers will now take on #2-SUNY Delhi Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Delhi.

The quarterfinal game against North Country started with a frustrating first half for the Panthers. Playing at home against the #6-seed Saints, TC3 came painstakingly close on several chances in the opening 45 minutes, but the combination of strong play by the North Country keeper and misfires left it scoreless at the half.

The attack continued in the second half until finally breaking through with 38 minutes left on the clock. Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) played a nice cross to the front of the goal, where Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) finished the play to make it 1-0. The celebration was very short-lived, as North Country took the next possession down and scored just 18 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1. More good chances were thwarted by the North Country keeper before Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) fed Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) at the top of the box for a clear shot past the keeper to return the lead to the Panthers with 28:55 on the clock. TC3 keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) made a great save minutes later to preserve the lead before a Faberzak corner kick was headed in by Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) to make it 3-1 with 22:36 left. Kern and the defense, led by Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S/Dryden) and Lindsey Hack (Chazy H.S./Chazy), kept the slate clean the rest of the way to close out the win.

TC3 now takes on SUNY Delhi for the right to play for the Region III-B championship. The championship game will be held Saturday, October 26 at TC3.

Panthers Cap Regular Season with 8-0 Win; Host Playoff Game Saturday

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hannah Foedererer

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team capped its regular season with an 8-0 win over Cayuga Community College, giving the Panthers a new school record for goals in a season. The win means TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 9-4-1 overall, 5-2 in the Region III West Division, and 4-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. TC3 now advances to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers host North Country Community College Saturday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the Region III-B tournament.

Against Cayuga, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) set the tone early, scoring two goals in the first ten minutes of the game. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) scored the first of her two goals two minutes later, heading in a ball of a corner kick from Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) to make it 3-0. Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley) converted an assist from Toni Gray (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) for a goal before Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) got a goal to make it 5-0 25 minutes into the game. Brittany Richmond (Red Creek H.S./Red Creek) finished the first half scoring with a goal, making it 6-0 heading into the break.

Kendall scored her second goal of the game just 96 seconds into the second half, and Jami Sedlacek (Livingston Manor H.S./Livingston Manor) closed the scoring with a goal off an assist from Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) minutes later to make the final 8-0. TC3 keepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) each played half of the game to secure the shutout.

TC3 now has 55 goals this season, the most ever in one season for a TC3 team. The Panthers broke the old record of 52 scored by the 1998 TC3 team.

Panthers Fall at Nation's #3 Team

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hannah Wildenstein

Playing on the road against the third-ranked team in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team came up on the short end of a 5-3 final. The loss to Finger Lakes Community College drops TC3’s record to 8-4-1 overall, 4-2 in the Region III West Division, and 3-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 13-3 overall, 8-0 in the West, and 5-1 in the MSAC.

After Finger Lakes took the early lead, Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) tied the score with a goal off an assist from Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) in the 36th minute. The home team scored a late goal to take a 2-1 lead into the half. The Panthers could never catch up, despite two goals in the second half. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) and Liebowitz each netted unassisted goals, but Finger Lakes kept the lead with three second-half scores.

TC3 closes the regular season Wednesday at home against Cayuga Community College.

Eight Panthers Score Goals in Win

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Megan Reynolds

Eight different Panthers scored goals Wednesday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team posted its third 8-0 win of the year, this time at Corning Community College. The win improves TC3’s record to 8-3-1 overall, 4-1 in the Region III West Division, and 3-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning falls to 1-11 overall, 1-7 in the West, and 0-5 in the MSAC.

Wednesday’s scoring opened in the fourth minute of play, with Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) taking a pass from Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) and breaking through for the score. Ten minutes later Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) made it 2-0 and Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley) scored seven minutes later to make it 3-0. The fourth score came from Jami Sedlacek (Livingston Manor H.S./Livingston Manor) off an assist from Wotherspoon in the 26th minute, and Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored three minutes later off a long pass from Ciara Tallman (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to make it 5-0. The final score of the first half came in the 35th minute, by Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), making it 6-0 at the break.

In the second half Reynolds got a goal of her own, scoring off an assist from Toni Gray (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek). Hannah Foederer (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) closed out the scoring with a penalty kick with just under 14 minutes left to play.

Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) each played a half in goal, with Hilliker recording two saves.

TC3 plays at Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.


Saturday, October 05, 2013

Saturday’s women’s soccer game between Tompkins Cortland Community College and Jamestown Community College was stopped due to thunder less than two minutes short of being an official game. The Panthers led 2-1 at the time of the stoppage, which occurred 1:56 shy of the 70 minutes needed to make a shortened game official. Ironically, the start of the game was delayed by nearly an hour due to the TC3 vs. Jamestown men’s game that preceded the women’s contest. The men’s game went into penalty kicks after two overtimes.

As a result of the stoppage, TC3, the #10-ranked team in the nation, remains 7-3-1 overall and 3-1 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown is still 5-4 overall, and 2-2 in the West Division.

TC3 plays at Corning Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Drop Home Game 3-1

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TC3 sophomores

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team saw its four-game unbeaten streak come to an end Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to Alfred State College. The game marked the first time TC3’s soccer team has ever played against a four-year school during the regular season. The loss leaves TC3 with a record of 7-3-1 overall. Alfred State, which moved to the NCAA this year after competing as a two-year school in the past, improve to 7-2 with the win.

The games opened with the Panthers on the aggressive, pressuring the Alfred State defensive end. In the sixth minute of play, the Alfred State keeper makes a great save, coming out hard to deflect a shot by Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville). Minutes later, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had a good chance, but fired wide of the goal. Alfred State capitalized on the ensuing possession, taking the ball down the field and scoring the first goal with 27:13 left in the first half. The second score came four minutes later on a nearly identical goal from the same Alfred State player.

The Panthers finally broke through early in the second half. Just into the 56th minute of play, Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) scored off an assist from Goodrich to cut the deficit to 2-1. The goal seemed to energize the home team, but the surge over the next several minutes came up empty. The visitors scored an insurance goal with 13:09 left in the game, making the final 3-1.

TC3 returns to NJCAA play Saturday. The Panthers take to the road to play Jamestown Community College.

TC3 Women Work Overtime to Beat Onondaga

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Erika Faberzak

The second goal of the game by Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team a 3-2 overtime win over Onondaga Community College Saturday. The road win moves TC3’s overall record to 7-2-1 overall. The Panthers are 3-1 in the Region III West Division and 2-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga drops to 8-3 overall, and 3-2 both in the West Division and the MSAC.

The Panthers got on the board first, with Faberzak scoring in the 17th minute of play to give TC3 the 1-0 lead. The lead held into the halftime, but quickly disappeared after the break when Onondaga scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half. TC3’s Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the equalizer on a direct kick with 22:10 left in regulation, and when neither team could core the rest of regulation the game went to extra time.

The overtime was scoreless until the final minute when Faberzak took a ball through the defense and beat the Onondaga keeper with the winner with 15 seconds left on the clock. Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) earned the win in goal with five saves.

TC3 plays a non-region game Wednesday, hosting a four-year school, Alfred State College, at 8 p.m.

Panthers Roll to Second Straight 8-0 Win

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sara Sinnigen on the move

For the second straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team put eight goals on the board. Playing at home against Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Wednesday, the Panthers won by a final of 8-0 to improve to 6-2-1 overall and 2-1 in the Region III West Division. Jamestown-Cattaraugus drops to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the West.

Just like in Saturday’s win over Erie, the Panthers scored early and often against Jamestown-Cattaraugus. In the second minute of play, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) scored off an assist from Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) to make it 1-0. Six minutes later Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) scored the first of her three goals, finishing a pretty play that started with Kendall playing a ball to Faberzak, who touched it a moving Goodrich. Faberzak added her second goal of the game minutes later and Hannah Foederer (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) made it 4-0 with a score in the 31st minute.

The second half started the same as the first, with two quick TC3 scores, both off the foot of Goodrich. Kali Day (Dundee H.S./Tyrone) got into the scoring column with a goal in the 59th minute, and 41 seconds later Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) found the net to make it 8-0 and end the scoring.

For the second straight game, Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) split time in the goal and faced a total of one shot.

TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.

Eight-Goal Outburst Powers TC3 Women

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Shelby Goodrich works in the offensive end

A well-balanced attack featuring goals by eight different players powered the #10-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team to an 8-0 win over Erie Community College Saturday. TC3 is now 5-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Region III West Division. Erie drops to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the West.

The game started under threatening skies, but it didn’t take long for the skies to open and produce a rain that lasted most of the game. It also didn’t take long for the TC3 offense to take charge. In the 14th minute, TC3 started the downpour of goals with a header by Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) off a corner kick by Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland). Less than a minute later, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) took the ball through the middle of defense to make it 2-0. Six minutes later Amy Filupeit (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored off an assist from Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.), and Liebowitz made it 4-0 in the final second of the half.

The second half featured goals from Hannah Wotherspoon (Onteora H.S./West Hurley), Faberzak, Kali Day (Dundee H.S./Tyrone), and Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Goalkeepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) split time in the goal, facing a total of one shot.

TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Wednesday at 4 p.m.

TC3 Plays Nation's #1 to Draw

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Erika Faberzak on the attack

A battle of two teams ranked in the top five in the nation lived up to its billing Tuesday, as the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team played #1 Broome Community College to a 1-1 draw. After the second overtime the game went to a shootout, with the result to be used by the postseason seeding committee. TC3 won the shootout 4-2.

Broome entered the game with a record of 5-0, having outscored their opponents by a combined score of 35-0. The Hornets showed their offensive strength early, scoring in the second minute of play. After the score, TC3 settled down and the game was evenly played until Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) worked a give-and-go with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game in the 27th minute. The game remained 1-1 into the half.

The second half started much the same way the first did, with Broome scoring just moments into the action. But this time, TC3 answered quickly. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) fed Faberzak for the score, tying the game at 2-2. Despite playing 37 more minutes of regulation and another 20 in overtime, neither team was able to break the deadlock.

TC3 keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) was strong all game, recording 10 saves and making several strong plays. That continued in the shootout, where TC3 outscored the home team 4-2. Liebowitz, Faberzak, Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) each scored in PKs for the Panthers.

TC3 hosts Erie Community College Saturday.

Panthers Upset at Home

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Despite out-shooting its opponent 12-5, the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team fell 1-0 to Genesee Community College Saturday. The first Region III loss of the season leaves TC3 with an overall record of 4-2. Genesee improves to 2-3-1.

The game’s lone goal came midway through the first half, putting TC3 behind for the first time since the second game of the year. The Panthers pressured for the equalizer the rest of the way, dominating play in the second half, but ending the game with nothing to show for it.

The Panthers travel to Broome Community College Tuesday.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This game was called before halftime due to thunderstorms.

#5-Ranked TC3 Women's Soccer Wins 5-0

Saturday, September 07, 2013

For the fourth time this season, the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team was on the right side of a shutout score. Playing at Jefferson Community College Saturday, the Panthers won by a score of 5-0. TC3 is now 4-1 on the season.

For the second straight game, the Panthers took control early. Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) continued her hot play, scoring Saturday’s first goal unassisted. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) made it 2-0 in the first half with a goal off an assist from Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville).

The second half saw Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) come up big. She scored the first and last goals of the half, both unassisted. Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) had the middle score, with an assist from Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott).

Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) needed just two saves for her third shutout of the year.

The Panthers return home Wednesday to host Niagara County Community College (N.J.) at 4 p.m.

Panthers Improve to 3-1 with 5-0 Win Over Sussex

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mercedes Kendall racing to the ball.

The TC3 women's soccer team posted another shutout win Sunday, blanking Sussex County Community College (N.J.) 5-0. It’s the third shutout win for the Panthers. TC3 is now 3-1 on the season. Sussex drops to 0-2.

Sunday’s result wasn’t in doubt from the opening whistle. The home team dominated play, scoring twice in the first half to take control. Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) opened the scoring on a goal off an assists from Erica Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) midway through the half, and constant pressure over the next few minutes led to an own goal to make it 2-0.

The second half saw Liebowitz take over, assisting on scores by Faberzak and Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) before capping her day and ending the scoring with a perfectly placed shot from 30 yards out, beating the keeper to the upper corner.

Liebowitz became just the third player in TC3 women’s soccer history to record multiple goals and multiple assists in the same game, finishing with two of each. Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) posted her second shutout of the weekend, needing just one save.

The Panthers return to action Saturday with a Region III game at Jefferson Community College (N.J.).

Panthers Knock Off Another Top-Ten Team

Saturday, August 31, 2013

For the second time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team has beaten a nationally-ranked opponent. Playing at home Saturday, the Panthers beat #5-ranked Holyoke Community College (Mass.) by a score of 2-0. Last week, TC3 opened the season with a win over #10-ranked Anne Arundel Community College (Md.). TC3 is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 against fellow Division III teams. Saturday’s game was the season opener for Holyoke.

The game’s first score came in the 19th minute. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) played a corner kick into the box that Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) headed into the back of the net. Seven minutes later, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) took a long pass from Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and made the score 2-0. The defense, anchored by goalie Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and sweeper Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), made the score stand.

The Panthers host Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Sunday at noon.

TC3 Women's Soccer Goes 1-1 in Season-Opening Weekend

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team finished it’s season-opening weekend trip to Maryland with a record of 1-1 after falling Sunday to Division I College of Southern Maryland. The 6-0 loss balanced with TC3’s 2-0 win Saturday over nationally-ranked Anne Arundel Community College leaves the team with a .500 record coming home.

The Panthers fell behind early to Southern Maryland, taking a 3-0 deficit into the halftime. The second half matched the same score, making the final 6-0, and sending TC3 to its first defeat of the year.

The Panthers return to Dryden for the home opener this weekend.

TC3 Opens Season with Win Over Nation's #10-Ranked Team

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team opened the 2013 season in style, shutting out the #10-ranked team in the nation on its home field. Playing at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, TC3 posted a 2-0 win. It’s the second straight year the Panthers have opened the season with a shutout win, and the third time in the last four seasons.

The first goal of the year came in the 31st minute, when Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) scored off a nice give-and-go with Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.). The Panthers took the 1-0 lead into the half and made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute when Liebowitz played a high cross to Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville), who converted for the final goal.

Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) picked up the shutout in goal, recording six saves.

TC3 has its second game in Maryland Sunday, taking on Division I College of Southern Maryland.

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