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Deselets Named All-Region

All-region selection Nichole Deselets

Nichole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) has been named to the NJCAA Region III Women’s Soccer All-Region team. The freshman defender was voted to the second team by coaches from the 17 teams in the region.

Deselets started 15 games this season, helping the Panthers make a return trip to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus. She was one of the top defenders in the region, leading a defense that allowed just 20 goals in those 15 games.

This marks the 12th time in 13 years that Tompkins Cortland has been represented on the women’s soccer all-region team.

Deselets, Martone, Guilianti, and Rice Named All-MSAC

All-MSAC selections Nicole Deselets, Angela Martone, Serina Guilianti, Robert Rice

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Robert Rice has been voted the Mid-State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year. Three Panthers joined Rice on the all-conference team: freshmen Serina Guilianti (Harrison/Harrison H.S.) and Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) and sophomore Angela Martone (Candor/Candor H.S.). A total of 20 player were named to the team, with conference champion Corning Community College leading the way with five selections.

Guilianti was Tompkins Cortland’s third leading scorer with 10 points on five goals. Three of her goals, including her lone game-winner, came in the 3-2 overtime win over Jamestown.

Deselets was one of the top defenders in the conference. She anchored a defense that allowed just 20 goals in 16 games this season. In thirteen games the opposition scored two or else, including six shutouts.

Martone was a force in the midfield, controlling play and facilitating offensive chances for the Panthers. Her work may not have translated into big statistics – she scored two goals this season – but it set the tone for each game.

This marks the second MSAC Coach of the Year award for Rice in the last three seasons. In six years as head coach, he has posted a record of 51-40 while leading the Panthers to the postseason five times. This year’s team went 10-6, the third time Rice has led a team to double-digit wins.

Panthers Upset in Opening Round of Playoffs

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The return trip to the NJCAA playoffs for the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team was a short one. The Panthers fell victim to a first–round upset Tuesday, losing at home to Mohawk Valley Community College 2-1. The season ends with a record of 10-6 for the #7 seed while #10 Mohawk Valley advances to the next round of the playoffs with a record 8-8-1.

Things started well for the Panthers, with the home team getting on the board first. In just the seventh minute of the game, Emily Potter (Candor H.S./Candor) played a beautiful free kick into the box for her former high-school teammate, Angela Martone (Candor H.S./Candor). Martone rose above the crowd in front of the goal, heading the ball into the net for an early 1-0 lead. Both teams had chances the rest of the half, but neither could change the score heading into the break.

The second half found Tompkins Cortland just a little off its game, and the Hawks took advantage. Mohawk Valley evened the score with 18:30 left on the clock, and then took the lead with a second goal just 1:36 later. The lead would hold, as despite putting pressure on late, the Panthers were unable to score the rest of the way.

Katie Slocum (Candor H.S./Candor) posted seven saves in goal for the Panthers.


No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown

Statistics–Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer

2017 Season

Overall (10-6)
MSAC (3-3), Region III (9-6)


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)
1.12 Molly Graves (2015-16)
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)
8 Molly Graves (2015-16)

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 five 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 four times, 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 43 during his five 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 joined the Panthers staff for 2016, but his history at the College goes back much farther. 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



Panthers Upset in NJCAA Playoffs

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team's season came to a close in the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals Tuesday as the Panthers fell to Hudson Valley Community College 2-1. TC3, ranked fifth in the nation and seeded second for the regional tournament, ends the season with a record of 14-4 overall and 13-3 in regional play. Hudson Valley, the tournament's seventh seed, improves to 11-5-1 overall and 10-4-1i n regional play.
In the biggest upset of the tournament so far, TC3 fell behind early on a rainy and windy night. Just eight minutes into the game, Hudson Valley's Shannon Goyer scored on a header, popping the ball up over TC3 keeper Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin H.S./Harrisburg, Penn.). The score remained 1-0 after a sluggish first half.
Early in the second half, TC3 evened the score. Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) worked the ball down the right side, playing a cross to Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) in front of the goal. Hiza scored on a sliding kick to even the score at 1-1 in the 58th minute.
Over the next 25 minutes, TC3 seemed to have the better of play, but neither team put together any serious scoring chances until Hudson Valley scored the game-winner. With 7:70 left on the clock, Brenna Mereness worked her way down the left side, beat the defense and fired a low shot past Mowry that hit the post and bounced in.
With the win Hudson Valley advances to the semifinal round for a game against #3 seed Herkimer County Community College Saturday at 12:15 p.m. TC3 is the host for the men's and women's semifinals Saturday and finals Sunday.

TC3 Wins Battle of National Powers

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team won a battle of nationally-ranked teams Tuesday, beating Herkimer County Community College 3-1. The Panthers, ranked #6 in the latest NJCAA poll, end the regular season with a record of 14-3 overall and 13-2 in Region III. Herkimer, the #9 ranked team in the nation, falls to 13-4 overall and 11-3 in Region III.
The game featured two of the top five individual scorers in the nation, but neither team could find the net until the closing seconds of the first half. TC3’s Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) played a ball from about 40 yards out, finding Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) at the top of the box. Hiza, the fifth leading scorer in the nation, put the ball in the net with just 18.5 seconds left, giving TC3 a big lift heading into the break.
The Panthers came out in the second half and looked to take control. Several good rushes on goal resulted in a direct kick for TC3 from just outside the left side of the box. Natoli delivered, bending the ball out of the reach of the Herkimer goalkeeper and into the net for a 2-0 lead. The final TC3 tally came with 19:10 left to play, when Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan) scored from inside the box.
Herkimer’s Dana Gentile, the nation’s leading scorer, spoiled the shutout with a goal in the closing minutes. The tally with 4:31 left to play was the lone time TC3 Herkimer could beat keeper Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Penn.), who registered four saves for the win.
TC3 now prepares for the upcoming NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers are likely to have a first-round bye and open play Tuesday, October 23. Seedings will be announced Wednesday.

Panthers Improve to 13-3 with Win

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team earned its fourth straight win, topping Jefferson Community College 2-0 Sunday. The win moves TC3 to 13-3 overall, 12-2 in Region III, and 4-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. It was the final MSAC game of the year for TC3. The Panthers end conference play in second place.
Despite the relatively close score, TC3 dominated play, out-shooting Jefferson 27-2. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) scored the first tally in the 26th minute, with an assist from Kara-Beth Eaton (Cincinnatus HS/Willet). Hiza made it 2-0 early in the second half, scoring off a double assist from Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) and Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan).
Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Penn.) and Casey Ebeling (Pearl River HS/Pearl River) split time in goal, combining to post TC3’s ninth shut out of the season. The mark ties the TC3 team record set in 2005.
TC3, ranked third in the region and eighth in the nation, closes out the regular season Tuesday night at home against nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College. Game time is 7 p.m.

Panthers Slide Past Delhi

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

With rains seemingly dampening the TC3 offense, the TC3 women’s soccer team’s defense came through with another strong performance, leading the Panthers to a 1-0 win over SUNY Delhi Wednesday. The Panthers, ranked third in the region and eighth in the nation, are now 12-3 overall and 11-2 in Region III. Delhi is now 8-4-1 overall and 7-4-1 in Region III.
Despite holding a lead in shots, the Panthers couldn’t crack the scoring column in the first half. The game’s only tally came in the 52nd minute, when Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) broke the ice after getting the ball from Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan). Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Penn.) made the single score stand, recording four saves for the shutout.
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Sunday.

Hiza-Natoli Combination Leads Panthers

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team posted a 3-1 win over Genesee Community College Sunday behind the fourth hat trick of the year by Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City). The Panthers improve to 11-3 overall and 10-2 in regional play. Genesee falls to 9-5-1 overall and 8-4 in Region III.
The first score of the game belonged to Genesee. In the third minute, Melissa Luisi put the visitors up 1-0. The goal was just the second TC3 has allowed at home in regional play, and first since September 2. The Panthers responded two minutes later, with Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) breaking through the defense on the left side and finding Hiza in front of the goal for the score. The same combination worked again in the tenth minute, with Natoli taking a shot that the keeper couldn’t control, allowing Hiza to come in for the score.
After the flurry of goals in the opening ten minutes, the next goal didn’t come until just 28 seconds left in the half. Natoli again beat the defense down the left side and played a pretty pass to Hiza for the tally to make it 3-1 heading into the break. A scoreless second half made the final 3-1.
TC3 plays SUNY Delhi Wednesday. The home game starts at 7 p.m.

Panthers Blank Corning

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team posted its seventh shutout of the season Thursday, blanking Corning Community College 3-0. The Panthers improve to 10-3 overall, the second time in the last three years that the team has reached double figures in wins. Corning falls to 2-9 overall.
The Panthers controlled play from the opening whistle, but with Corning packing things in on the defensive end, it took until the 25th minute before the first score was registered. Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) broke the ice, scoring off an assist from Tiffany Palmer (Johnson City HS/Johnson City). Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) made it 2-0 in the 34th minute, converting an assist from Nikita Foster (Salmon River HS/Bombay).
The Hiza and Foster combination worked again in the 62nd minute, with Hiza scoring to make it 3-0. Casey Ebeling (Pearl River HS/Pearl River) earned the shutout in goal.
TC3 takes on Genesee Community College Sunday. The home game starts at 1 p.m.

Panthers' Win Streak Snapped

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team’s seven-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday at the hands of the number one ranked team in the nation. The Panther, ranked eighth in the latest NJCAA national poll, lost 2-0 at top-ranked Broome Community College. The Panthers drop to 9-3 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC.
The game was scoreless at the half, but Broome enjoyed the better play throughout. In the 76th minute, Broome’s Emily Dixon broke the scoreless tie. Nicole Mosher added a second score in the 83rd minute.
During TC3’s winning streak, the team averaged over four goals per game. In Tuesday’s game, the Panthers managed just four shots. TC3’s Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Penn.) recorded 10 saves for the Panthers, who lost for the first time since September 5.
TC3 looks to get back on track at Corning Community College Thursday.

Hiza Hat Trick Leads Panthers

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Another hat trick from Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) helped power the TC3 women’s soccer to a 6-0 win over Jamestown Community College Saturday. The Panthers improve to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in Region III. Jamestown falls to 3-8 overall and 3-7 in regional play.
In TC3’s previous win on Wednesday, the Panthers took 88 minutes to score a goal. On Saturday, the team took 82 seconds. Hiza opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. The second score came in the 13th minute, when Tiffany Palmer (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) converted an assist from Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan) to make it 2-0. Just 40 seconds later, Lovetre earned TC3 a penalty kick, which Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) knocked home for a 3-0 lead. Hiza added a score in the 35th minute to make it 4-0 heading into the half.
Palmer picked up her second goal of the day in the 73rd minute, with an assist from Christy Mott (McGraw HS/McGraw). Hiza ended the day with her third score, coming in the 83rd minute. It gave Hiza her third hat trick of the year.
Casey Ebeling (Pearl River HS/Pearl River) needed just one save to record her fourth shutout of the year and tenth of her career.
TC3 travels to Binghamton Tuesday to take on the number-one ranked team in the nation, Broome Community College.

Panthers Win In Dramatic Fashion

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A goal in the closing minutes gave the TC3 women’s soccer team a hard-fought 1-0 win at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. The Panthers, who are ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA national poll, improve to 8-2 overall and 7-1 in Region III. Hudson Valley falls to 6-2-1 overall.
Playing in hot and humid conditions, the Panthers enjoyed the better of play most of the game, but failed to create many solid scoring chances. The game-winner came in the 88th minute of play. Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) took a free kick from about 40 yards out, floating a ball that Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) ran under. After beating her defender, Hiza found the back of the net for the game-winner.
The TC3 defense again held an opponent scoreless. After allowing five shots in the first half, the TC3 defense stiffened in the second half, allowing just a single shot. Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Pen.) recorded five saves for her second straight shutout.
TC3 is home again Saturday against Jamestown Community College at 2 p.m.

Panthers Pick Up Forfeit Win

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The scheduled game with Erie Community College on Saturday was canceled due to injuries to the Erie squad. The contest will not be rescheduled, so TC3 is awarded a forfeit win. The Panthers are next in action Wednesday at Hudson Valley.

Panthers Win Fourth Straight

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Playing the last undefeated team in the region, the TC3 women’s soccer team ran its winning streak to four games with a convincing 2-0 win over Finger Lakes Community College. The Panthers improve to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes falls to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the MSAC.
TC3 enjoyed several early scoring chances, but solid play by the Finger Lakes keeper kept the ball out of the net until the 40th minute. Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) started the scoring play by feeding the ball through a pair of Finger Lakes defenders, finding Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson HS/Trumansburg) alone in the box. Taylert beat the keeper for the score, making it 1-0 heading into the break.
In the second half, TC3 continued to get the better play en route to a 13-4 advantage in shots. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) gave the Panthers some breathing room, floating a shot in from a tough angle to make it 2-0 in the 70th minute.
Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Pen.) earned the win in goal, turning back all four shots for the shutout.
TC3 is home again Saturday against Erie Community College at noon.

Panthers Push Winning Streak to Three

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team ran its winning streak to three games with a convincing 2-0 win over Clinton Community College Sunday. The home win improves the Panthers to 5-2 overall. Clinton falls to 2-4.
TC3 enjoyed the better of play through the contest, but it was a two-minute stretch of action that proved to decide the game. In the 28th minute, Rachel Reile (Northville HS/Northville), scored the game’s first goal, converting an assist from Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City). Just two minutes later, Jess Brown (Marathon HS/Marathon) converted another assist from Hiza to end the scoring.
Casey Ebeling (Pearl River HS/Pearl River) and Andi Mowry (Central Dauphin HS/Harrisburg, Penn.) split time in the goal for the Panthers, each recording one assist. Ebeling, the starter, was credited with the shutout, the ninth of her career. With the shutout, she set a new TC3 career record, passing the mark set by Danielle Salisbury.
TC3 is home again Wednesday, playing Finger Lakes Community College at 8:15 p.m.

Hiza Powers Muddy Win

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Playing in the rain and mud proved to be a fun time for the TC3 women’s soccer team Wednesday at Alfred State College as the Panthers posted a 6-1 win behind another hat trick by Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City). The Panthers are now 4-2 overall. Alfred State falls to 1-2-1.
With a pouring rain producing a muddy field, the Panthers responded with a dominating performance on both ends of the field. For the second straight game, the TC3 defense stepped up with a solid performance. With Briana Turi (Cooperstown HS/Cooperstown), Kara-Beth Eaton (Cincinnatus HS/Willet), Tiffany Palmer (Johnson City HS/Johnson City), and Brittany Kadamus (East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse) helping to limit the home team to just two shots on the day, the Panthers controlled play.
Also for the second straight game, the offense clicked. In the first half, TC3 put up four goals, starting with a score by Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson HS/Trumansburg) off an assist from Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan). Hiza followed by netting the first of her three goals off an assist from Jess Brown (Marathon HS/Marathon) to make it 2-0. Robin Leach (Charles O. Dickerson HS/Trumansburg) scored her first collegiate goal to make it 3-0 before Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) made it 4-0 heading into the half.
Hiza started the scoring in the second half to make it 5-0 before Alfred State’s Brittany Hanna put the home team on the scoreboard. Hiza closed out the scoring with her third goal of the game, giving her a hat-trick for the second straight game.
TC3 returns home for a Sunday game against Clinton Community College.

Panthers Roll to Win in MSAC Opener

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The TC3 women’s soccer team got back on the winning track Saturday with a dominating performance. Playing Cayuga Community College in the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both squads, TC3 posted an 8-0 win. The game, which was stopped with 9:14 left on the clock due to lightning, improves TC3’s overall record to 3-2. Cayuga falls to 1-4.
On a day that saw TC3 outshoot Cayuga 34-1, the Panthers controlled play from the start. The first goal came in the 20th minute off the foot of Kara-Beth Eaton (Cincinnatus HS/Willet), who lifted a shot over the Cayuga keeper from 40 yards out to make it 1-0. Eaton’s goal seemed to open the floodgates, as TC3 scored three more times before halftime, with two goals by Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) and one from Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland).
In the second half, the home team picked up where it had left. Just 46 seconds into the half, Rasmita Taylert (Charles O. Dickerson HS/Trumansburg) fed Hiza for her third goal of the day. Teammate Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan) made it two Panthers with hat-tricks, as she scored three times over the next 18 minutes to make it 8-0. The final score came with 12:57 left on the clock.
TC3 travels to Alfred State College Tuesday.

Panthers Take Nation's #3 Team to OT

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

After falling behind by two goals early, the TC3 women's soccer team nearly came all the way back against the nation's third-ranked team Wednesday. Playing at Mohawk Valley Community College, the Panthers forced overtime before falling 3-2. TC3, the fifth-ranked team in the region, falls to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in regional play. Mohawk Valley, the top-ranked team in the region, improves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the region.
The home team took advantage of TC3's tentative play early. Just 11 minutes into the game, Amanda Flisnik opened the scoring off an assist from Joy Fox. The second score came in the 24th minute, with Michelle Duffy scoring to make it 2-0. It was at that point that the visitors began to turn things around.
The first break came in the 31st minute. Rachel Reile (Northville HS/Northville) played a great service to Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) from 40 yards out, allowing Hiza to beat the defense and net the score. The Panthers scored the tying goal ten minutes into the second half, with Tiffany Palmer (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) converting a corner kick from Hiza to make it 2-2. Despite dictating play the remaining 35 minutes of regulation, the Panthers couldn't score the game winner, sending the contest to overtime.
In the first extra frame, Mohawk Valley took advantage of its first real scoring chance. Meaghan McCrudden collected a loose ball after a corner kick and scored the winning goal.
"I'm very pleased with how we played after the first twenty minutes," said TC3 Head Coach Mick McDaniel. "The team pulled it together and really played strong."
TC3 is home Saturday against Cayuga Community College at 1 p.m.

Panthers Post OT Win Over Nationally-Ranked Foe

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A penalty kick in the second overtime provided the TC3 women's soccer team its second straight win, as the Panthers topped nationally-ranked Holyoke Community College (Mass.) 2-1 Sunday. The game, the finale of the Northeast Cup at TC3, improves the Panthers to 2-1 overall. Holyoke, ranked #7 in the NJCAA preseason poll, is now 0-2 on the season. Holyoke lost to third-ranked Mohawk Valley Saturday.
Despite TC3 controlling play from the opening whistle, the first goal came from Holyoke. After earning a corner kick, the Cougars' Maria Merritt headed in a cross from Brittany Piccirilli to make it 1-0 in the 20th minute. The score remained 1-0 in Holyoke's favor heading into the half.
In the second half, TC3 responded in the 65th minute. After a long throw in from near the corner, Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan) gathered the loose ball and lifted it up into the net to tie the score. The score remained 1-1 at the end of regulation. After neither team could score in the first overtime, TC3 wasted little time ended the game in the second OT. Just 89 seconds into the second overtime, TC3 put a rush on the Holyoke goal that resulted in Tiffany Palmer (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) earning a penalty kick for the Panthers. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) did the honors, converting the free kick to end the game with a 2-1 TC3 win.
In Sunday's other women's game at the Northeast Cup, Mohawk Valley Community College topped Jamestown Community College 7-1.
TC3 travels to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Open Regional Play with Win

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The TC3 women's soccer team opened Region III play with a convincing win Saturday, blanking Jamestown Community College 3-0 in day one of the Northeast Cup at TC3. The win evens TC3's overall record at 1-1. It was the season opener for Jamestown.
The game opened with TC3 taking control, including a good scoring chance in the opening minute of play. The Panthers enjoyed several solid opportunities before finally putting one in, when Sarah Lovetre (Onteora HS/Shokan) took advantage of a misplay by the Jamestown keeper to make it 1-0 in the 22nd minute of play. Five minutes later, Kim Natoli (Cortland HS/Cortland) slid a perfect pass to a streaking Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City), who beat the keeper to make it 2-0. The final goal came five minutes into the second half, when Brittney Kadamus (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) powered a shot into the Jamestown net to make it 3-0.
In the other day one women's game at the Northeast Cup, Mohawk Valley Community College topped Holyoke Community College (Mass.) 2-0. Sunday's action will start with Mohawk Valley and Jamestown playing at 10 a.m., followed by TC3 taking on Holyoke at 12:15 p.m.

Panthers Fall to D-I School

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The TC3 women's soccer team gave the home crowd at the team's new soccer facility several reasons to cheer, but ultimately not enough as the Panthers dropped the season opener Wednesday night. Playing against a Division I school from New Jersey, Sussex County Community College, the Panthers lost 4-1.
The opening half saw the visitors score a pair to take a 2-0 lead into the break. The first goal came on a penalty kick 24 minutes into play, with the second tally coming 12 minutes later on a breakaway. Despite several good chances, TC3 was held off the scoreboard until the second half.
The Panthers cut the lead to 2-1 in the 60th minute when Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) beat the defense to a ball, controlled it while the Sussex keeper came out and attempted a tackle, and then found the net for the tally. The visitors responded with a pretty goal when a player scored off a cross two minutes later to make it 3-1. The final tally came when what looked to be a long pass from near midfield floated over the TC3 keeper for a score.
TC3 open the play against fellow Division III teams this weekend with the NJCAA Women's Northeast Cup. The four-team invitational will be held at TC3 Saturday and Sunday. The Panthers will face Jamestown Community College Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Sunday at 12:15 p.m.

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