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Graves, Birkmeyer, and DeMember Named All-MSAC

October 27, 2016

2016 MSAC Women's Soccer

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer players have been named to the 2016 Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. Sophomores Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) and Tara Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) and freshman Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) were among the 20 players were voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. Conference champion SUNY Broome had the most selections with six, followed by runner-up Finger Lakes Community College with five. Tompkins Cortland and Onondaga Community College each had three, Jefferson Community College had two, and Cayuga Community College had a single selection.

It was the first time Birkmeyer and DeMember have been honored, but Graves was a repeat selection at goalkeeper. She is the first Panther to repeat as on the all-MSAC team since Sara Sinnigen and Erika Faberzak both accomplished the feat in 2012-13.

This year marks the 12th consecutive season Tompkins Cortland has had at least three players named all-conference.

Panther's Left Out of Postseason

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No postseason for the Panthers men's and women's soccer teams. The NJCAA Region III playoff seedings were announced Saturday night and neither Tompkins Cortland team earned a bid. First time in over a decade that the playoffs won't include both teams.

Panthers Fall to Nation's Top Team

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing on the road against the top-ranked team in the nation Wednesday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team couldn’t keep up. The Panthers lost by a score of 4-0 to end the regular season with a record of 6-7-1 overall, 5-6-1 in Region III, and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 15-1 overall, 15-0 in Region III, and 6-0 in the MSAC.

Broome took advantage early, scoring in the sixth minute of play and then again three minutes later. The Hornets made it 3-0 in the 23rd minute and then scored the final goal in the opening minutes of the second half. Tompkins Cortland keeper Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) recorded 18 saves on the day.

With the regular season finished, the Panthers now await word on a possible NJCAA playoff bid. The seedings for the postseason tournament will be announced Saturday evening. Tompkins Cortland, a regional finalist last year, has made the postseason 11 straight years.

Roster–2013 Women's Soccer

Hannah Foederer

12-Hannah Foederer

Position: M
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-7
High School: Pulaski
Hometown: Pulaski
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences-Teacher Education

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

2016 Season

Overall (6-7-1)
MSAC (3-3), Region III (5-6-1)


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 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:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496

Emerson Caiza

Assistant Coach

Coach Caiza joins the Panthers staff for 2016, but he is no stranger to the College. He played for Tompkins Cortland in 2006 and 2007, earning all-conference honors both seasons and all-region honors in 2007 when the team won the MSAC and made it to the Region III semifinals. After graduating from Tompkins Cortland he went to Cortland State, where he continued his on-field success, helping the red Dragons to a SUNYAC title his first season on campus. A graduate of Ithaca High, Coach Caiza brings a calm demeanor and tremendous soccer insights to Coach Rice's staff.


Chris Thomas

Assistant Coach


Desja Rucker



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. Tompkins Cortland lost despite out-shooting Delhi by a 14-6 margin. Tompkins Cortland, 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 Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland misfired on numerous chances, Delhi went on to score twice more before the half to lead 3-0.

In the second half, Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland’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, Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland.

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 Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland keepers Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and Emily Hilliker (Pulaski H.S./Pulaski) each played half of the game to secure the shutout.

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

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland’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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland, 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.

Tompkins Cortland plays at Corning Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Drop Home Game 3-1

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland’s soccer team has ever played against a four-year school during the regular season. The loss leaves Tompkins Cortland 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.

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

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland’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 Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland’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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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.

Tompkins Cortland plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.

Eight-Goal Outburst Powers Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland offense to take charge. In the 14th minute, Tompkins Cortland 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.

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

Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland 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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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. Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland opened the season with a win over #10-ranked Anne Arundel Community College (Md.). Tompkins Cortland 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.

Tompkins Cortland 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 Tompkins Cortland’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 Tompkins Cortland to its first defeat of the year.

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

Tompkins Cortland 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, Tompkins Cortland 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.

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

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