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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
Krystyna Gonzalez Fr. 5' 1" Stamford/Stamford
1 Lorretta Taylor Fr. 5' 9" Canastota/Canastota
2 Heather Amadova Fr. 5' Stamford/Stamford
3 Jennifer Hudson Fr. 4' 11" Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish
4 Ashley Frunzi Fr. 5' 5" Fallsburg/South Fallsburg
10 Ana Belknap So. 5' Cincinnatus/East Freetown
12 Rufina Cepeda Fr. 5' 3" Environmental Studies High/New York
14 Marie Valentino Fr. 5' 4" Ithaca/Ithaca
17 Charity Williams So. 5' 4" South Seneca/Ovid
19 Jeanie Mowry Fr. 5' 10" McGraw/McGraw
21 Breanne Herne Fr. 5' 7" Salmon River/Akwesasne

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.



Panthers End Season with Win at Delhi
Valentino Sets Scoring Records

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

A first half hat-trick by Ithaca High grad Marie Valentino proved to be more than enough as the TC3 women’s soccer team ended the season with a 6-0 win at SUNY Delhi Wednesday. The three-goal performance, her fifth such game this season, gives Valentino 19 goals and 45 points for the season. Valentino now holds both the single season goals and points records. The freshman liberal arts-humanities major also now holds the TC3 career record for goals scored. TC3 ends the season with a record of 5-10. Delhi falls to 4-11.
The Panthers won behind what coach Nicole Thomas called the best performance of the season. The scoring started early, with Valentino finding the back of the net in the tenth minute off an assist from Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High/Parish). The two combined again four minutes later to make it 2-0 before Valentino completed her hat-trick on an unassisted goal in the 33rd minute. The third goal pushed Valentino past Laura Thomas on the single season. Thomas set the standard with 18 goals last year. The six-point performance also moved Valentino past Thomas for the season points record (40) and past Nicole Cambridge for the career record (43) she set over the 2000 and 2002 seasons.
The Panthers added three more goals in the second half – all scored by freshmen. Heather Amadova (Stanford High/Stanford) scored the first and last goals of the half, sandwiching a tally by Hudson. Classmate Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) earned her first shutout by making 14 saves.
The win gives TC3 victories in three of the final five games. In those games the Panthers outscored the opposition 21-2.

Panthers Fall to Div-I Genesee

Sunday, October 12, 2003

The TC3 women’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision at Division I Genesee Community College Sunday. The loss leaves TC3 4-10 overall.
The hosts opened the scoring with a goal by Heather Youmans. Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) answered for TC3, making it 1-1. Unfortunately for the Panthers, that would be the last goal the team scored as Genesee’s Kristen Kwiatek scored a pair of goals before halftime and a third in the second half to make the final 4-1.
Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) had a solid game in goal with eight saves. TC3 plays the season finale Wednesday at SUNY Delhi.

Panthers Blast Niagara

Saturday, October 11, 2003

The TC3 women’s soccer team posted its most lopsided win in several years Saturday, beating Niagara County Community College 9-1. TC3 improved to 4-9 with the win.
The Panthers won behind a balanced offense that featured five different goal-scorers. Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) had another outstanding day, scoring the first two goals of the game and finishing with three goals and an assist. It was the fourth time this year Valentino has finished with seven points in a single game. Ashley Frunzi (Fallsburg High/South Fallsburg) had her finest day of the year, scoring two goals and assisting on two others. Jen Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High/Parish) scored a pair and assisted on two others and Charity Williams (South Seneca High/Ovid) chipped in with two assists. Jeannie Mowry (McGraw High/McGraw) and Breanne Herne (Salmon River High/Akwesasne) each added a goal to round out the scoring. Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) made nine saves in goal.
TC3 plays at Genesee Community College Sunday.

Panthers Fall at Broome

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

The Panthers lost at Broome Community College 10-0 Tuesday. TC3 is now 3-9 overall and 1-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
TC3 was behind almost from the opening whistle. Broome scored just 50 seconds into the contest to make it 1-0. The hosts added a second tally in the 16th minute and made it 3-0 at the half with a goal in the 43rd minute. In the second half, Broome would score four goals over an eight-minute span to put the game away. For the game, seven different Broome players scored goals. TC3 goalie Lorretta Taylor (Canastota/Canastota) was kept busy, making 35 saves as Broome outshot the Panthers 45-4.
TC3 continues its season-ending road trip at Niagara County Community College on Saturday and Genesee Community College Sunday. The final game of the season is October 15 at SUNY Delhi.

Panthers Improve to 3-9 with Win

Saturday, October 04, 2003

The Panthers posted a convicning 6-1 win at Jamestown Community College on Saturday. The win moves TC3 to 3-8 on the season.
Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) led the way for the Panthers, notching her third hat-trick of the season. Valentino has three goals in each TC3 win. Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish) added two goals while Krystyna Gonzalez (Stamford/Stamford) netted her first goal of the year.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Tuesday.

Panthers Show Tremendous Heart in Loss

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Despite playing most of the game two players short due to injury, the TC3 women's soccer team almost staged an improbable rally. Down 6-1 midway through the second half to SUNY Morrisville, TC3 scored three straight to make it 6-4 with over 12 minutes left. The rally would stall at that point, as TC3 dropped the final home game of the season to the Mustangs, 6-4. TC3 falls to 2-8 while Morrisville improved to 8-4-1.
The Panthers started the scoring on a brisk fall afternoon. Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish) took a perfect crossing pass from Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) and scored just three minutes into play. Morrisville would answer in the 11th minute, with Megan Lyndaker scoring the first of her four goals to tie the score. Morrisville took their first lead in the 20th minute before adding three more to make it 5-1 at the half.
TC3, which started the game with just ten players, would play most of the second half with just nine when another player aggravated an injury. Despite playing two players down against Morrisville top players, TC3 put on an impressive display of courage and heart. After Morrisville made it 6-1 with a goal in the 65th minute, TC3 started to rally. The combination of Valentino to Hudson worked again in the 67th minute, with Hudson scoring to make it 6-2. Four minutes later, a Morrisville foul in the box led to a penalty kick for TC3. Valentino calmly put the ball past the keeper, making it 6-3. In the 78th minute, Valentino would score again, converting a pass from Breanne Herne (Salmon River/Akwesasne) to make it 6-4. TC3 would threaten over the final dozen minutes, but could pull no closer.
The Panthers travel to Jamestown Community College Saturday at 1 PM.
Final: Morrisville 6, TC3 4
Halftime: Morrisville 5, TC3 1
Attendance: 45

Bad Bounces Send TC3 to Defeat

Sunday, September 28, 2003

A few bad bounces were all that separated the TC3 women's soccer from SUNY Canton Sunday, but those bounces helped Canton beat TC3 3-0 in Mid-State Athletic Conference action. The Panthers are now 2-7 overall and 1-4 in the MSAC. Canton is 5-4-1 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
The first half was tightly contested, with TC3 having the best scoring chances of the first 35 minutes. Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) continued her strong play, giving Canton a scare twice in the opening 30 minutes. In the 23rd minute, Valentino moved the ball into scoring position under 10 yards from the goal before hitting it too strong. Canton dodged another bullet seven minutes later as a blast from Valentino deflected off the post. The visitors capitalized on TC3's missed opportunities, finally breaking the 0-0 deadlock in the 35th minute when Alison Chatland scored off a pass from Brooke Enslow. It looked like TC3 would tie it just two minutes later, but again the goal proved unkind to Valentino as her direct kick from 25 yards bounced off the crossbar after Canton keeper Kelli Rocker made a leaping save.
The second half saw the two team play scoreless until the 84th minute when Enslow made it 2-0. An Enslow goal in the final minute made the final 3-0.
TC3 keeper Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) had another busy afternoon, making several aggressive plays among her 15 saves. The Panthers host SUNY Morrisville Tuesday at 4 PM. It is the last home game of the season for the TC3 women.
Final: Canton 3, TC3 0
Halftime: Canton 1, TC3 0
Attendance: 65

Panthers Fall at MVCC

Saturday, September 27, 2003

The TC3 women's soccer lost to Mohawk Valley Community College 11-0 Saturday. The Panthers are now 2-6 while Mohawk Valley, ranked #5 in the NJCAA Region III, improves to 8-2. It was the third time this year MVCC beat an opponent by more than 10 goals.
The scoring started early, with Mohawk Valley's Kristin Farrell scoring just 90 seconds into the contest. The goal, one of five on the day for Farrell, triggered an eight goal first half explosion that put the game away.
TC3 keeper Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) had a busy game, recording 38 saves on the day. The Panthers host SUNY Canton Sunday at Noon.

Valentino Powers TC3 to Win

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Another big afternoon for Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) helped TC3 beat Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday. With Valentino playing a role in four goals, TC3 beat FLCC 5-1. TC3 is now 2-5 while FLCC falls to 0-5.
Despite starting the game with just 10 players (due to injuries), TC3 took a commanding lead in the first half. Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish) scored the first goal off an assist from Valentino in the 14th minute. The two would combine again, with Valentino putting the ball in the net off a pass from Hudson, in the 26th minute to make it 2-0. Heather Amadova (Stamford/Stamford) made it 3-0, tracking down a long pass from Breanne Herne (Salmon River High/Akwesasne) and scoring in the 28th minute. Valentino made it 4-0 at the half by scoring on a direct kick from 25 yards out in the 42nd minute. Valentino and Amadova teamed up for the final TC3 goal in the 54th minute, with Valentino scoring to complete her hat-trick. Finger Lakes avoided the shutout in the 72nd minute when Sarah McWilliams took a pass behind the defense and beat keeper Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota).
The TC3 defense played a solid game, led by Ana Belknap (Cincinnatus/Cincinnatus), forcing Taylor to make just seven saves. The Panthers play at national-power Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday before returning home to play SUNY Canton Sunday at 1 PM.
Final: TC3 5, Finger Lakes 1
Halftime: TC3 4, Finger Lakes 0
Attendance: 50

Panthers Fall to #4 Clinton

Sunday, September 21, 2003

TC3 lost to Clinton Community College 5-0 Sunday. The Panthers are now 1-5 while Clinton, ranked #4 in the NJCAA Region III, improves to 8-0.
Clinton, which had been averaging nearly six goals a game this season, started the scoring in the 10th minute when Krista Jubert scored the first of her four goals. Jubert added a goal off an assist by Amanda Riggs in the 34th minute and completed her first half hat-trick a minute later. TC3 held Clinton scoreless until the 67th minute, when Jubert turned a pass from Debbie Danis into her fourth tally. Elyse Lafountaine scored in the 74th minute to make the final 5-0.
TC3's Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) continued her strong play with exceptional play all over the field, while keeper Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) had a busy game with 19 saves.
The Panthers host Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday at 4 PM.
Final: Clinton 5, TC3 0
Halftime: Clinton 3, TC3 0
Attendance: 80

Panthers Win 5-2 Behind Valentino Hat-Trick

Saturday, September 20, 2003

TC3 earned its first win of the season Saturday, knocking off North Country Community College 5-2. TC3 is now 1-4 while North Country falls to 1-6.
TC3 started the scoring early. Just 87 seconds into the contest, TC3's Marie Valentino (Ithaca High/Ithaca) launched a perfect corner kick to Breanne Herne (Salmon River High/Akwesasne), who headed the ball by the keeper for an early 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later, North Country tied the score when Ashlee Baldwin put a rebound past TC3 keeper Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota). The game was tied until the 25th minute, when North Country's Baldwin again found the net, giving the visitors a 2-1 advantage. The lead proved to be short-lived, as TC3's Valentino scored on a breakaway less than three minutes later to tie the score. Valentino nearly gave the lead with six minutes left in the half when she unloaded a blast from 20 yards out that went over the keeper but hit the crossbar and bounced straight down, allowing the defense to recover.
The two teams traded scoring opportunities to start the second half before TC3's Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish) got behind the defense and beat the keeper to score what proved to be the game-winner in the 62nd minute. Valentino worked hard to score her second goal of the game in the 78th minute, stealing the ball and beating another defender before putting it past the keeper. She completed her hat-trick with 1:27 left in the game, taking a pretty pass from Heather Amadova (Stamford High/Stamford) and making the final 5-2.
TC'3 Taylor recorded 14 saves in the win. The Panthers play host to Clinton Community College Sunday at Noon.
Final: TC3 5, North Country 2
Halftime: TC3 5, North Country 2
Attendance: 70

Panthers Forfeit to Cayuga

Saturday, September 13, 2003

With the injury bug hitting full-force, the Panthers forfeited their scheduled game with Cayuga CC. The forfeit gives the team a solid week to heal before the next contest.
Final: Cayuga 1, TC3 0, forfeit

Panthers Fall to Jefferson

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

TC3 lost to Jefferson Community College 12-0 Wednesday. Injuries hit the home team hard during the game, forcing the Panthers to finish with just eight players on the field. TC3 is now 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson improves to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC.
TC3's Lorretta Taylor (Canastota High/Canastota) had 19 saves in goal.
The Panthers look to get healthy in time for Saturday's contest with Cayuga Community College. Game time is 1 PM.
Final: Jefferson 12, TC3 0
Halftime: Jefferson 7, TC3 0
Attendance: 35

Rally Falls Short in Panther Loss

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Despite a valiant effort, the TC3 women's soccer team dropped a 4-3 decision to Corning Community College Sunday. TC3 rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to tie the game, only to fall on a Corning goal with 14 minutes left. TC3 is now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning improves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the MSAC.
After missing several scoring opportunities early, TC3 fell behind on a goal by Corning's Samantha Waldo in the 19th minute. The Panthers answered 12 minutes later as Jennifer Hudson (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish) knocked in a corner kick from Marie Valentino (Ithaca/Ithaca). Corning's Waldo made it 3-1 at the half with a pair of goals in the final 14 minutes.
The Panther rally started in the 60th minute, when Valentino scored off a pass from Hudson to cut the Corning lead to 3-2. Two minutes later, Ashlee Frunzi (Fallsburg/South Fallsburg) scored after Charity Williams (South Seneca/Ovid) punched the ball out of group of players in front of the goal, making it 3-3. The score remained tied until a breakaway goal by Waldo in the 75th minute proved to be the game winner.
TC3 goalie Lorretta Taylor (Canastota/Canastota) made several outstanding stops on her way to 18 saves. The Panthers look for win number one Wednesday, September 10 vs. Jefferson Community College. The home contest starts at 4 PM.
Final: Corning 4, TC3 3
Halftime: Corning 3, TC3 1
Attendance: 45

Panthers Fall in Opener

Thursday, September 04, 2003

TC3 dropped the season opener at Alfred State 9-2. Ashley Frunzi (Fallsburg High/South Fallsburg) and Heather Amadova (Stamford High/Stamford) scored for TC3.

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