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Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

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.

All-City Player Signs with Panthers

June 21, 2016

Sydney Rodriguez preparing to sign her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

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."

Sydney Rodriguez signing her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

Newark Valley's Briana Sokol Signs with Panthers

May 31, 2016

Briana Sokol with her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

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."

Briana Sokol signing her letter of intent

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.


No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
00 Brianne Compton Fr. Dryden/Groton
4 Esther Jackson So. Port Richmond/Staten Island
7 Nicole Morgan So. Owego Free Academy/Apalachin
8 Ana Belknap Fr. Cincinnatus/East Freetown
9 Mia Bennett Fr. Binghamton/Binghamton
11 Katie Ashley Fr. Maine-Endwell/Endicott
12 Nicole Cambridge So. Union-Endicott/Endicott
13 Alicia Straka So. Newark Valley/Newark Valley
14 Laura Rillera Fr. Ithaca/Ithaca
16 Ann Margrave Fr. Sidney/Sidney
17 Charity Williams Fr. South Seneca/Ovid
19 Laura Thomas Fr. South Seneca/Interlaken
21 Ylimay Zavala Fr. Ithaca/Ithaca
23 Kim Zirbel Fr. Groton/Groton

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.



Cambridge and Thomas Set Records in Season Ending Win

Sunday, October 20, 2002

The TC3 women's soccer team completed a weekend sweep to end the 2002 season with a 5-0 shutout of Fulton Montgomery Community College Sunday. The Panthers, who beat Delhi 4-1 on Saturday, finish the season 5-12. Fulton-Montgomery CC drops to 0-11.
TC3 scored all five goals in the first half, behind the record setting duo of Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) and Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/ Endicott). Thomas started the scoring with a goal in the sixth minute off an assist from Cambridge. Seven minutes later, Cambridge scored an unassisted goal, giving her a TC3 record of 43 points for her career.
In the 24th minute, Thomas would score her second goal, followed by another in the 38th minute. A pass from Alicia Straka (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley) set up the final goal, a score by Thomas in the 43rd minute. The four-goal performance was the second best single game ever for a TC3 player, and gave Thomas a single season record 18 goals, breaking the record of 17 held by Stephanie Hodgson in 1998.
Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) recorded her third shutout in goal, playing into the second half before giving way to Thomas for the final 20 minutes. Thomas recorded her first collegiate save with two minutes left in the contest.

Cambridge Sets Career Scoring Mark in 4-1 Win

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Three goals and an assist by Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/ Endicott) were enough to give the TC3 women's soccer team a 4-1 win over SUNY Delhi Saturday and put Cambridge's name in the TC3 record book. The win improves TC3 to 4-12 and the seven points gives Cambridge 40 for her career, tops on the all-time TC3 list. She is tied for the career lead in goals with 17. Delhi drops to 4-10 with the loss.
Playing on a muddy field with a strong wind, TC3 struggled to get many good shots early. The Panthers broke through in the 36th minute when Mia Bennett (Binghamton High/ Binghamton) played a perfect corner kick to Cambridge for a head-in and a 1-0 halftime lead. In the 71st minute, Charity Williams (South Seneca High/Ovid) chipped the ball over the Delhi defense to Cambridge, who beat the goalie to the near post for her second tally. Just three minutes later, Cambridge completed her hat-trick with an unassisted tally. Suzanne Willis (Groton High/Groton) made it 4-0 with a blast off an assist from Cambridge. Delhi avoided the shutout with their goal with 95 second left.
TC3 finishes the regular season with a 2:00 PM home contest Sunday vs. Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Panthers Fall at Mohawk Valley

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Playing in a steady rain, the TC3 women's soccer team put forth a steady effort, but fell to the #6 ranked Mohawk Valley Community College 11-2 Wednesday. The Panthers are now 3-12, while MVCC improves to 9-4.
Against the Mountain Hawks, TC3 had to deal with a powerful team and a powerful storm. Mohawk Valley, featuring the third ranked defense and fourth ranked offense in the region, opened the scoring with the first three goals. Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/Endicott) stemmed the tide momentarily, scoring off an assist Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) to cut the MVCC lead to 3-1. After the home team responded with five more goals, Alicia Straka (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley) scored to make is 8-2. Another MVCC goal made it 9-2 at the half. Two more tallies in the second half rounded out the scoring.
TC3 finishes the regular season with a pair of home games this weekend. The Panthers challenge SUNY Delhi at 12:30 Saturday before welcoming Fulton-Montgomery Community College at 2:00 PM Sunday.

Panthers Fall to Another Ranked Team

Saturday, October 12, 2002

The TC3 women's soccer team dropped a 9-1 decision to Genesee Community College Saturday. TC3 falls to 3-11, and Genesee, ranked #3 in the region, improves to 11-4. TC3 has now lost to eight of the top ten ranked teams in the region, and their next opponent, Mohawk Valley Community College, is ranked #7.
Against Genesee, the visiting Cougars jumped to a 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, but then went scoreless until the 30th minute. A late barrage of shots netted two more goals, making it 4-0 at the half.
The second half started with TC3's Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) scoring an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute. The goal, which came after a scramble in front of the Genesee net, gives Thomas 14 on the season, and leaves her three shy of the single season record. Thomas, who is averaging exactly one goal per game, has three games left to reach the record. She is also within five points of the single season record for points scored, with 31.
After the Thomas goals narrowed the lead to 4-1, Genesee responded with five goals over the final 20 minutes, including three by Terri Torcello. GCC's Kristin Coons and Ebony Stroka also finished with multiple goal games, each registering two goals.
TC3 travels to MVCC Wednesday, October 16, before finishing the season with home games Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20.

TC3 Drops 1-0 Decision to Alfred State

Thursday, October 10, 2002

After playing to a 0-0 halftime score, the TC3 women's soccer team couldn't hold on, dropping a 1-0 decision to Alfred State. TC3 is now 3-10, while Alfred State improves to 9-5.
The first half saw both teams miss on scoring opportunities, as Alfred held a 13-8 advantage in shots at the break. After one of TC3's top players went out with an injury early in the second half, Alfred State's Judy Alvarez got behind the defense and knocked home a 15 yard shot for a score in the 57th minute. For the rest of the game, both goalkeepers were in control and neither team could score.
TC3 keeper Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) had one of her best games while recording 11 saves. TC3 hosts Genesee Community College Saturday, October 12, at noon.

Panthers Fall to Broome

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

For the first seven minutes of play Tuesday, the TC3 women's soccer team controlled the action against the number one team in the region, Broome Community College. From the eighth minute on, Broome showed why they are undefeated and ranked #15 in the nation, rolling to a 7-0 win. TC3 is now 3-9, while Broome improves to 12-0.
Early on, TC3 surprised the visitors with aggressive play. The first shot on goal, fired by TC3, seemed to wake the Hornets up. After the Broome goalie made the save, Broome came down the field and scored on its first shot of the game. Broome made it 2-0 in he 22nd minute, and 22 seconds later, scored again to make it 3-0. A penalty kick with 32 second left in the half made it 4-0 at the break.
After Broome scored a goal in the 64th minute, Panthers goalie Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) kept the visitors off the scoreboard till the final eight minutes. Two more Broome tallies made the final 7-0. Compton, who made several outstanding plays, finished with 17 saves.
TC3 hosts Alfred State Thursday, October 10, at 4 PM.

Panthers Lose Wild One

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Showing determination despite falling behind early, the TC3 women's soccer team put forth a valiant effort in losing to Jamestown Community College 9-4 on Saturday. TC3 is now 3-8, while Jamestown improves to 4-8.
As has been the case repeatedly during their current losing skid, the Panthers fell behind early as Jamestown scored four goals in an eight minute stretch starting at the seven minute mark. Down 4-0, TC3's Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) got free on a breakaway and fired a shot the goalkeeper never touched, cutting the deficit to 4-1 at the 23 minute mark. After Jamestown responded to make it 5-1, Thomas again scored, this time collecting a loose ball following a corner kick and scoring in the 30th minute. Thomas had a chance to cut the lead to two at the break, but miss-fired on a breakaway in the 40th minute, making it 5-2 at the half.
In the 59th minute, Mia Bennett (Binghamton High/Binghamton) floated a direct kick in over the keeper from 40 yards out, making it 5-3. Jamestown put the game away four minutes later with two scores in 67 seconds. Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/Endicott) scored on a breakaway in the 71st minute before Jamestown added two more insurance goals.
TC3 hosts nationally ranked Broome CC Tuesday, October 8, at 4 PM.

Panthers Tripped Up

Thursday, October 03, 2002

The TC3 women's soccer team dropped their fourth straight game, losing at SUNY Cobleskill 7-0 on Thursday. The Panthers are now 3-7.
Once again, TC3 fell victim to an early attack by an opponent's striker. Cobleskill's Betsy Thering scored two of her three goals early, quickly taking the Panthers out of their game. Playing from behind, the visitors endured some injuries to key players but battled to the end. Despite the lopsided score, TC3 was only out shot by ten, and was even with Cobleskill in corner kicks (1-1).
TC3's Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) made 11 saves. TC3 looks to break their current losing streak on Saturday, October 5. The homecoming game vs. Jamestown Community College starts at noon.

Panthers Fall Behind Early; Lose at Morrisville

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

For the second straight game, the TC3 women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision, this time at SUNY Morrisville Tuesday. TC3 is now 3-6 while Morrisville is 6-3-2.
The Panthers fell behind early, as Morrisville's Laura Mazza scored in the seventh minute. The speedy forward would add twice more in the next 15 minutes, giving her three unassisted goals. "For the first 25 minutes, we looked slow and they were beating us to the ball," says TC3 coach Nikki Thomas. "After we made some adjustments, we showed some improvement. Our second half was much better."
TC3's Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) had another busy day, making 15 saves. TC3 looks to get back on track at SUNY Cobleskill Thursday, October 3.

SUNY Canton Blanks TC3

Sunday, September 29, 2002

After playing the first seven games on the road, the TC3 women's soccer team made its home debut on Sunday, falling to SUNY Canton 3-0. The Panthers are now 3-5 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC). Canton improves to 6-1-1 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC.
The Panthers and Northstars played evenly for most of the first half, with each team missing scoring opportunities. In the 17th minute, Canton's Ashley Tiefel scored off an assist from Brooke Enslow to give the visitors the lead. Twenty minutes later, the two teamed up again, this time with Enslow scoring to make it 2-0 at the half. Katie Fleury scored an unassisted goal in the second half for the final difference.
Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) had 11 saves for TC3, who play at SUNY Morrisville Tuesday, October 1.

Panther Stumble at Herkimer

Thursday, September 26, 2002

After TC3 tied the game 1-1 midway through the first half, it was all Herkimer as the Panther lost 8-1. TC3 is now 3-4; Herkimer County Community College is 6-2.
The Panthers played the home-standing Generals tough in the first half, trailing just 2-1 at the break. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) converted a pass from Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/Endicott) to score her 11th goal of the season, tying her for the second most goals scored in a season by a TC3 women's player. Thomas is six goals behind the record set by Stephanie Hodgson in 1998.
The second half saw TC3 run out of gas, as Herkimer pulled away for the win. Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) had 22 saves for the Panthers, who have their first home game of the season Sunday at noon vs. SUNY Canton.

Thomas Hat Trick Leads Panthers

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

It was threes wild for the TC3 women's soccer team, as the Panthers picked up win number three in a 4-0 victory at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday. The Panthers were led by the third three-goal effort of the season from Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken). TC3 is now 3-3 overall, and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. FLCC falls to 1-6 overall, and 1-3 in the MSAC.
Thomas was hot from the start, scoring two goals in the first half to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at the break. The first goal came off an assist from Charity Williams (South Seneca High/Ovid), marking the second time this season the former high school teammates have combined on a goal. Thomas scored the second goal unassisted.
In the second half, Alicia Straka (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley) scored her first goal of the season, off a pass from Thomas. Thomas finished the scoring and notched her third hat trick of the season with a goal off an assist from Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/Endicott).
Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) earned her second shutout of the season with 16 saves. TC3 next plays at Herkimer County CC at 4 PM Thursday, September 26.

Panthers fall at Clinton

Sunday, September 22, 2002

The TC3 women’s soccer team went 0-2 on a weekend trip to Northern New York. After falling at North Country Community College on Saturday, TC3 lost at Clinton Community College 9-0 on Sunday. TC3 is now 2-3 overall.
On Sunday, Clinton scored early and often, racing to a 5-0 halftime lead. Kaylene McCool led eight players in scoring with four goals and one assist. Brianne Compton (Groton High/Dryden) registered 30 saves for TC3.
TC3 returns to action on Tuesday, September 24 at Finger Lakes Community College.

Panthers Fall at NCCC

Saturday, September 21, 2002

The TC3 women’s soccer team dropped the first of two on a weekend trip to Northern New York, losing at North Country Community College 4-1. TC3 is now 2-2 overall.
On Saturday, North Country jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first ten minutes. Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) briefly got TC3 back in the game with an unassisted goal, but it wasn’t enough as NCCC scored two more before the half to make it 4-1 at the break. The two teams went scoreless in the second half, making the final 4-1. Lisa Hudson led the winners with two goals and two assists.

TC3 Offense in High Gear in Win

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Led by hat-tricks from two players, the TC3 women’s soccer team rolled to an 8-0 win at Cayuga Community College. TC3 is now 2-1, and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC). Cayuga fell to 0-2 overall and in the MSAC.
The TC3 offense was led by the duo of Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott HS/Endicott) and Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken). Cambridge started the scoring with a goal off an assist from Esther Jackson (Port Richmond High/Staten Island). Cambridge would add two more unassisted goals in the first half, giving her her first hat-trick of the season. A goal by Mia Bennett (Binghamton High/Binghamton) off an assist from Thomas and two goals by Thomas made it 6-0 at the half. Alicia Straka (Newark Valley High/Newark Valley) registered the assist on both Thomas goals.
The second half saw TC3 slow down the pace. Thomas scored her third of the game off a pass from Suzanne Willis (Groton High/Groton) before Charity Williams (South Seneca High/Ovid) converted a pass from Ylimay Zavala (Ithaca High/Ithaca) for the final tally of the game.
Brianne Compton (Dryden High/Groton) had two saves in goal. TC3 next plays at North Country CC at 3 PM Saturday, September 21.

TC3 Runs Out of Time at Jefferson

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

It was a case of too little, too late for the TC3 women's soccer team. The Panthers fell at Jefferson CC Wednesday, 7-4. Jefferson led 7-0 at the half before TC3 rallied. TC3 is now 1-1 on the season and 1-1 in the MSAC.
Jefferson took control early, using a speed advantage at key positions to post the big half-time lead. "We played poorly in the first half, but I'm proud of the team's effort," said TC3 coach Nikki Thomas. "We showed our character by playing a strong second half and not giving up."
Laura Thomas (South Seneca High/Interlaken) led the comeback, scoring three goals, including one off an assist from her former high school teammate Charity Williams (South Seneca High/Ovid). Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott High/Endicott) registered two assists on Thomas goals before scoring a goal of her own. Williams picked up her second assist on the Cambridge tally.
TC3 returns to action Saturday at Cayuga Community College. Game time is 1 PM.

TC3 Wins Opener at Corning

Sunday, September 08, 2002

Playing for the first time in 2002, the TC3 women’s soccer team posted a 3-1 win at Corning Community College. TC3 is now 1-0, while Corning fell to 0-2. The game was the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) opener for both teams.
The TC3 offense was led by the return of all-MAC player Nicole Cambridge (Union-Endicott HS/Endicott) to the line-up. Cambridge, who earned all-conference honors in 2000 before not playing soccer last year, returned to TC3 to complete her final year of soccer eligibility. The return was a victorious one as Cambridge scored two unassisted goals to lead the Panthers to their first season opening win since 1998. Mia Bennett (Binghamton High/Binghamton) also scored for TC3.
“The women worked hard,” said TC3 head coach Nikki Thomas. “It was great to see the team work together and get the win.” TC3 out shot Corning 15-14 while the two teams were even with four corners each.
TC3 next plays at Jefferson CC at 7 PM Wednesday, September 11.

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