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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.

Roster–2008 Women's Soccer

2008 TC3 Women's Soccer team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
22/4 Kim Natoli So. 5-2 Cortland/Cortland
00 Amber Denman Fr. 5-5 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
0 K.T. Apley Fr. 5-2 Cortland/Cortland
1 Chynna Pitlock Fr. 5-7 Milford/Milford
3 Brittany Montz Fr. 5-1 Windsor/Kirkwood
5 Kara-Beth Eaton So. 5-4 Cincinnatus/Willet
6 Brittany Kadamus So. 5-2 East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse
7 Monica Sacco Fr. 5-4 Union Springs/Union Springs
8 Danielle Hiza So. 5-4 Johnson City/Johnson City
9 Liz Bazzano So. 5-3 Peru/Peru
10 Sarah Lovetre So. 5-2 Onteora/Shokan
11 Jessica Giovannini Fr. 5-8 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
12 Rachel Reile So. 5-8 Northville/Northville
13 Nicole Hoey Fr. 5-9 Southern Cayuga/Moravia
14 Emily Swisher Fr. 5-10 Homer/Cortland
15 Gale Kenyon Fr. 5-7 Romulus/Ovid
17 Kaitlyn Arnold Fr. 5-10 Bayport-Blue Point/Bayport
18 Megan Kraeger Fr. 5-3 South Lewis/Constableville
19 Jess Lorence Fr. 5-6 Unadilla Valley/South New Berlin
20 Brittany Ripley Fr. 5-5 Marathon/Marathon

Statistics–Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer

2016 Season

Overall (0-0)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)


Previous Seasons




2011 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Goals (Game)

11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
9 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)

Most Goals (Season)

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

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)

Most Assists (Game)

10 (vs. Columbia-Greene CC, 9/24/06)
10 (at Finger Lakes CC, 9/20/06)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 10/15/06)
7 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)

Most Assists (Season)

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

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

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

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game (Season)

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


Most All-MSAC Players

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

Most All-Region Players

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

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

10 Stephanie Hodgson (5g, 9/20/98)
8 Courtney Henry (4g, 9/23/09)
8 Courtney Henry (3g, 2a, 9/18/09)
8 Laura Thomas (4g, 10/20/02)

Most Points (Season)

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

Most Points (Career)

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

Most Goals (Game)

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

Most Goals (Season)

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

Most Goals (Career)

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

Most Assists (Game)

4 Chenoa Shields (9/20/98)
3 Kim Natoli (10/7/07)
3 Heather Kowalczyk (9/20/06)
3 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (9/26/98)
3 Chenoa Shields (9/17/98)

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

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

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

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

Most Shutouts (Season)

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

Most Shutouts (Career)

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (vs. Erie CC, 10/18/08)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
2 (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
4, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
3, Emma DeLisio (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

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

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)


Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2014)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co, 2015-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)

Total NJCAA All-American Players


Coaches–Women's Soccer

Robert Rice

Head Coach

Robert Rice Coach Rice has led the Panthers for four season, and directed the team to the best season in program history in 2015. Tompkins Cortland advanced to the Region III championship game last year, continuing the steady climb for the program since Rice took over. He took over as head coach for the 2012 season after serving as the women's assistant for two years and men's assistant for four years. During his time with the Tompkins Cortland soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season, including reaching the Region III semifinals in both 2013 and 2014. He has been on the sidelines for over 100 wins for the Panthers, including 37 during his four years time as head coach.

In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the College's softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as Tompkins Cortland's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.

Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496

Highlights–2008 Women's Soccer

Season Ends on Penalty Kicks

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team's season came to an end Tuesday when the Panthers came up just short in the second round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs, failing to advance when Jefferson Community College outscored the Panthers on penalty kicks, 4-3. The Panthers, the #5 seed in the regional tournament, ends the season with a record of 11-6-1 overall and 10-4-1 in Region III. Jefferson, the #4 seed, advances in the playoffs with a record of 9-4-2.
Playing in blustery conditions, the home team took an early lead by scoring twice in the first half. The Panthers responded in the 60th minute with a goal by Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville) to cut the lead to 2-1. Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) tied the game ten minutes later, with Sarah Lovetre (Onteora H.S./Shokan) and Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) earning assists.
As they had for much of the game, the Panthers enjoyed the better of play in the overtime. For the day, TC3 outshot Jefferson 16-6, but neither team could score in the extra time, sending the game to penalty kicks. In the shootout the home team converted four of five attempts, topping TC3 by a single goal and advancing the Cannoneers to the next round of the playoffs.

Panthers Advance in Playoffs

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team advanced to the second round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs with a 1-0 win over Erie Community College Saturday. The Panthers, the #5 seed in the regional tournament, is now 11-6 overall and 10-4 in Region III. Erie, the #12 seed, ends the year with an overall record of 6-8 and 6-6 in region.
The first goal came in 28th minute. Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) started the play with a flick to Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru), streaking down the right, who played a pretty cross to Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) for a header. The Panthers had several more opportunities, but despite outshooting Erie 21-1, the home team failed to score again.
TC3 now travels to Watertown Tuesday to take on #4 seed Jefferson Community College.

Panthers Top Herkimer 4-3

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team closed out the regular season with a 4-3 win over Herkimer County Community College Tuesday. The Panthers end the regular season 10-6 overall and 9-4 in Region III. Herkimer, ranked fifth in the latest Region III Coaches Poll, is now 8-6-2 overall and 6-5-2 in Region III.
The Panthers took the lead on an own goal in the ninth minute before Herkimer tied it in the 8th minute on a score by Amber Swanston. The home team retook the lead for good in the 39th minute, when Jessica Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) converted a pass from Emily Swisher (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to make it 2-1. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) gave the Panthers a 3-1 lead heading into the half when she scored off a cross from Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru).
Hiza made it 4-1 five minutes into the second half, scoring off an assist from Jessica Giovannini (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls). The score held until the 61st minute, when Herkimer's Nicole DiNitto cut the lead to 4-2. Leah Guilmette brought the Generals to within one with a score in the 83rd minute, but the TC3 defense held to make the final 4-3.
TC3 now awaits word on an invitation to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The seeding for the upcoming playoffs will be announced Wednesday.

Panthers Fall at Home

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team saw its three-game winning streak come to an end Sunday as the Panthers lost at home to Jefferson Community College 2-0. The Panthers are now 9-6 overall, 8-4 in Region III, and 2-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson, ranked third in the latest Region III Coaches Poll, improves to 9-4-1 overall and 3-2 in MSAC.
The visitors got on the board first, with Blair Kiernan scoring in the eighth minute. Jefferson made it 2-0 in the 36th minute when Elysa Doldo found the net on a direct kick from 30 yards out.
The second half saw the home team enjoy the better of play. The Panthers outshot the visitors 6-0, but couldn't find the net. For the game, TC3 outshot Jefferson 12-5.
TC3 closes out the regular season Tuesday at home against Herkimer County Community College. Game time is 5 p.m.

Another Win for Panthers

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team earned a big win Wednesday, beating SUNY Delhi, the fifth-ranked team in the region, 2-1 on Delhi's home field. The Panthers are now 9-5 overall and 8-3 in Region III action. Delhi falls to 7-6 overall and 7-5 in region.
The home team opened the scoring with a goal in the 20th minute. The Panthers responded ten minutes later with a goal by Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City). Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) netted the game winner in the 38th minute. Both scores came off assists from Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville).
For the game, TC3 outshot Delhi 18-12. Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) recorded eight saves for the win.
TC3 returns home Sunday to play Jefferson Community College at 2:15 p.m.

Panthers Blank Genesee

Sunday, October 05, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team improved to 7-3 in regional play Sunday with a 3-0 win at Genesee Community College. The Panthers, winners of six of the last seven games, are now 8-5 overall to go with 7-3 in Region III action.
The game's first goal came from TC3's Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) in the 20th minute. The goal, off an assist from Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville), was Bazzano's team-leading eighth of the year. Jessica Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) made it 2-0 in the 38th minute, scoring from an assist by Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City).
The score remained 2-0 until the closing minutes, when Emily Swisher (Homer H.S./Cortland) scored her first collegiate goal, converting an assist from Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to make the final 3-0.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) recorded three saves to earn the shutout.
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Wednesday.

Panthers Top Cayuga

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer got back on the winning track by beating Cayuga Community College Thursday, 5-2. TC3 is now 7-5 overall, 6-3 in Region III, and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga falls to 2-9 overall, 2-8 in region, and 1-4 in the MSAC.
The Panthers controlled the game from the start, with Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) scoring from an assist by Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) just five minutes into the game. Bazzano made it 2-0 in the 12th minute, this time on an assist from Sarah Lovetre (Onteora H.S./Shokan), before the two reversed roles as Lovetre scored on a pass from Bazzano in the 25th minute.
The second half opened with Natoli scoring in the 50th minute before Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville) made it 5-0 with a score in the 65th minute. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) picked up assists on both second half scores as the Panthers effectively ended the game early. Cayuga scored twice late in the game made the final 5-2.
TC3 travels to Genesee Community College Sunday.

Panthers' Win Streak Snapped

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team's four-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday as the Panthers fell to the top-ranked team in the country, Broome Community College, 4-0. TC3 is now 6-5 overall, 5-3 in Region III, and 1-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 12-0-1 overall, 10-0-1 in region, and 3-0 in the MSAC.
The game opened with even play on both sides before Broome started to control the ball late in the first half. The score was 0-0 heading into the break, despite Broome holding an 11-4 advantage in shots. In the second half, the visitors continued to pound the ball into the TC3 defense, with Tori Matt pushing through with the first goal seven minutes into the second half. Matt scored her second goal six minutes later before Mallorie Hartmann scored in the 74th minute to make it 3-0. The final score came in the 81st minute, with Holly Mazursky beating the TC3 keeper to make it 4-0.
TC3 looks to get back on track at Cayuga Community College Thursday.

Panthers defeat the Jayhawks of Jamestown

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Panthers defeated the Jayhawks of Jamestown 3 to 0 on Saturday to make it four straight Region III wins and five of the last six. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City) started the scoring just twelve minutes into the match off an assist from Liz Bazzano (Peru). Just three minutes later Bazzano was the recipient of a great ball from Sarah Lovetre (Onteora) to put the Panthers up 2-0. The final goal of the game came with just a minute left when Bazzano found Hiza to end the match.
In a match that saw all players get solid time, Chynna Pitlock (Milford) earned the shutout. The Panthers move to 6-2 in NJCAA Division III and 6-4 overall. TC3 hosts Broome CC in Dryden at 7 PM on Tuesday.
TC3 had 21 shots, JCC had 5 shots
TC3 had 3 corners, JCC had 3 corners
Chynna Pitlock (TC3) had 3 saves
Breanna Meleen (JCC) had 11 saves

Panthers Make it Three Straight

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team made it three wins in a row Wednesday with a 5-0 win over Hudson Valley Community College. The win avenges a defeat suffered by TC3 in the NJCAA Region III playoffs last year, when the Vikings upset the Panthers on the TC3 Turf. TC3 is now 5-4 overall and 4-2 in Region III. Hudson Valley falls to 4-4 overall and in region.
The scoring opened in the 29th minute. Sarah Lovetre (Onteora H.S./Shokan) played a nice ball from midfield, hitting a streaking Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru), who finished for the score. The second tally came in the 36th minute on another pretty play. It started with Kara-Beth Eaton (Cincinnatus H.S./Willet) taking a free kick from deep in the Panthers defensive end of the field. Eaton lofted a long ball to Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City), who beat the defense before scoring on a one-on-one with the keeper.
The game opened up in the second half, with the Panthers scoring just nine minutes into the half. A TC3 corner kick produced a loose ball in front of the goal, and Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) outhustled everyone to the ball, knocking home the score to make it 3-0. The fourth goal came seven minutes later, when Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) scored her first collegiate goal. Stephanie Paulsen (Ellenville H.S./Napanoch) matched the accomplishment in the 76th minute, converting a cross from Hiza to make it 5-0.
The Panthers came within moments of recording another shutout, but a goal by Hudson Valley's Kristyn Cuomo in the 88th minute put the visitors on the board.
TC3 plays at Jamestown Community College Saturday.

Panthers Dominate in Win

Friday, September 19, 2008

A dominating performance for the TC3 women's soccer team produced a 2-0 win against Corning Community College Friday. The win moves TC3 to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in Region III. Corning falls to 1-6-1 overall and in region.
The final score wasn't indicative of the home team's command of play. TC3 enjoyed a 37-0 advantage in shots and a 12-0 advantage in corner kicks, but managed to beat the Corning keeper just twice.
The first goal came in the 23rd minute. Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) started the scoring play with a free kick from just outside the box, sending a blast off the crossbar and into the box. Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville) managed to push the ball off to Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City), who beat the keeper for the score.
The final goal came in the opening minutes of the second half. The Panthers again earned a free kick just outside the box, this time with Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) sliding the ball to an open Jessica Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) for the score.
The entire TC3 team earned a part of the shutout. All three TC3 goalkeepers played and the defense limited the touches by the Panther keeper to just two for the entire game.
TC3 hosts Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.

Shutout Win for TC3

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A goal early in the second half gave the TC3 women's soccer team a 1-0 win at Clinton Community College Sunday. With the win the Panthers improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Region III.
The Panthers controlled play most of the game. TC3 enjoyed a 16-3 advantage in shots, with the only shot that mattered coming in the 58th minute when Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) scored off an assist from Brittany Ripley (Marathon H.S./Marathon). TC3 keeper Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) registered two saves to post a shutout for her first collegiate win.
TC3 is off until Friday, when the Panthers host Corning Community College.

Double-OT Loss for Panthers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Despite a promising start, the TC3 women's soccer lost 2-1 in double overtime Thursday at Finger Lakes Community College. The Panthers fall to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in Region III. Finger Lakes is now 3-0 overall and in regional play.
The visiting Panthers got on the board early. Just four minutes into the contest, Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) converted a corner kick from Jessica Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) to make it 1-0. The lead lasted until the 20 minute mark, when Renee smith evened the game for the home team. Despite chances that included TC3 hitting the post, neither team was able to break the tie in regulation.
After a scoreless ten-minute extra period, the game moved into a second overtime. Two minutes into the final period, Elle Disbrow collected a loose ball about 20 yards from the goal and lofted the game winner into the top of the net.
Goalkeeper Amber Denman (Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg) made seven saves in for the Panthers.
The Panthers look to get back on track Sunday at Clinton Community College.

Panthers Win as Hiza Sets Record

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A record-setting first-half goals and three second-half goals powered the TC3 women's soccer team to a 4-1 win over Alfred State College Tuesday. The win evens TC3's record at 1-1 in Region III play, and improves the Panthers to 2-3 overall. Alfred State, who had been second in the region in scoring entering the contest, falls to 2-1 on the season.
The first goal of the game in the closing minutes of the first half. With TC3 pressuring the goal, an Alfred State player was called for a hand ball in the box, giving the Panthers a penalty kick with 4:59 left in the half. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) stepped up and drilled the ball past the keeper to give the Panthers the lead heading into the break. The score also marked the 28h goal of Hiza's career, setting a new TC3 record. Hiza had entered the game tied with the mark set by Heather Kowalczyk over the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
The second half saw the visiting Pioneers tied the game in the 55th minute. Jessie Smith took a pass from Brittany Hannah and beat TC3 keeper Amber Denman (Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg) for the score. It would prove to be the only ball to get past Denman, who recorded three saves and became the winning keeper thanks to a spurt by the Panthers offense.
With just under 16 minutes to play, Rachel Reile (Northville N.Y./Northville) blasted a perfect shot from 40 yards out, floating the ball out of the reach of the keeper to make it 2-1. Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) made it 3-1 two minutes later with a series of nice moves to beat her defender and then the keeper. The capper came with 8:38 left in the game, when Brittany Ripley (Marathon H.S./Marathon) took a pass from Hiza in the box and scored to make it 4-1.
The Panthers hit the road for the first time this year, travelling to Finger Lakes Community College Thursday.

Panthers Fall to D-I

Saturday, September 06, 2008

After taking a lead into the half Saturday night, the TC3 women's soccer team couldn't hold on against Division I Bryant & Stratton College, dropping a 3-2 decision. TC3 falls to 1-3 overall on the season. It was the first game of the year for Bryant & Stratton.
The visitors opened the scoring just eight minutes into the game, when Shanelle Warrick beat the TC3 defense and finished a one-on-one chance against the TC3 keeper. The Panthers answered just three minutes later, when Katelyn Arnold (Bayport Blue Point H.S./Bayport) scored from 40 yards out, lifting a perfect shot over the keeper's head to even the score. TC3 took the lead in the 29th minute on a goal by Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland), and the margin stayed 2-1 into the half.
The lead lasted until the 57th minute when Bryant & Stratton's Daphnee Cadet tied the game, setting up the game-winner by Warrick with 14:47 left in the contest. The Panthers ended the game with its best chance of the second half, pressuring the Bryant & Stratton goal in the closing minutes.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) recorded eight saves in goal for the Panthers.
The Panthers close out the current five-game home stand Tuesday against Alfred State College. Game time is 7 p.m.

Panthers Fall to Nation's #7

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

In a matchup of nationally ranked teams, the TC3 women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday in Dryden. TC3, ranked ninth in the NJCAA preseason poll, is now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Region III. Mohawk Valley, ranked seventh in the nation, improves to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in regional play.
While neither team got many shots off early, the visitors controlled the action much of the first half. After keeping the ball in the TC3 defensive end most of the half, the Hawks put the game's first score on the board in the 31st minute when Kelly Adams ripped a shot from near the end line that TC3 keeper Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) got a hand on but couldn't stop. Just two minutes later, Amanda Dockstader collected a rebound and put it in the net for the second score.
The second half saw the Panthers increase the pressure. After getting just a single shot in the first half, the home team managed six in the second half. Unfortunately for the home team, none found the back of the net as TC3 dropped its second straight game.
The Panthers look to snap the current skid Saturday at 7 p.m. with a home contest against Division I Bryant & Stratton College.

Panthers Run Out of Time in Loss

Sunday, August 31, 2008

After overcoming a two-goal deficit in the first half, the TC3 women's soccer team ran out of time trying to come back from another two-goal deficit Sunday, losing 4-3 to Sussex County Community College in the finale of the NJCAA Northeast Cup. TC3 falls to 1-1 while Sussex, a Division I team from New Jersey, improves to 1-1.
The game started slowly for the Panthers, with Sussex scoring in the 15th minute and then again in the 19th minute to take a 2-0 lead. The lead held until the closing minutes of the half, when TC3's offense started clicking.
With 5:01 left in the half, Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) was taken down in the box, earning a penalty kick. Danielle Hiza (Johnson City H.S./Johnson City) converted, making it 2-1. Moments later the score was tied when Rachel Reile (Northville H.S./Northville) delivered a blast from 35 yards out, beating the keeper in the upper corner to make it 2-2 heading into the half.
Any momentum the Panthers gained from the end of the first half was short lived, as Sussex came out and score in the second minute of play in the second half to regain the lead at 3-2. The visitors pushed the margin back to two with a tally with 25:44 left in the half, but the Panthers answered back just a minute later when Liz Bazzano (Peru H.S./Peru) converted a pass from Stephanie Paulsen (Ellenville H.S./Napanoch) to make it 4-3. Despite threatening several times over the final minutes, TC3 could never notch the game-tying score.
The loss snaps TC3's six game regular-season winning streak, dating back to October 2 of last year. The Panthers look to start a new streak when regional play opens Wednesday with a home contest with Mohawk Valley Community College at 7 p.m.

Panthers Open Season with Win

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The TC3 women's soccer team overcame a fluky goal in the first minute of play to post a 2-1 win over Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Saturday in the season opener for both games. Saturday's contest was part of the NJCAA Northeast Cup at TC3.
The day started on a strange note for the Panthers. Just seconds into the game, TC3 keeper Amber Denman (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) came out of the box to play a ball, but her clear attempt was intercepted and Holyoke's Lauren Willett got it past Denman, rolling into the net. TC3 came close to tying the game in the fifth minute, with Danielle Hiza (Johnson City HS/Johnson City) hitting the crossbar, but it took until the 28th minute before the Panthers evened the score.
After TC3 earned a direct kick from 40 yards out, Kim Natoli (Cortland H.S./Cortland) lofted a shot on goal. The Holyoke keeper made a play on the shot, but by the time she caught the ball, she was in the goal, making the score 1-1. Eight minutes later Natoli and Hiza teamed up for the game winner, with Natoli playing a long ball to Hiza, who beat the keeper for the score. Both teams had chances in the second half, but neither could change the score.
TC3 takes on Division I Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Sunday at 4:45 p.m. in the final game of the NJCAA Women's Northeast Cup.

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2008 Women's Soccer Schedule
Mon 08/25
Cazenovia College
Wed 08/27
Davis College
Sat 08/30
7 p.m.
Holyoke CC (Mass.)
Sun 08/31
4 p.m.
Sussex County CC (N.J.)
Wed 09/03
7 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Sat 09/06
7 p.m.
Bryant & Stratton College
Tue 09/09
7 p.m.
Alfred State College
Thu 09/11
4 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Sun 09/14
12 p.m.
Clinton CC
Fri 09/19
6 p.m.
Corning CC
Wed 09/24
7 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 09/27
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Tue 09/30
7 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Thu 10/02
2 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sun 10/05
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Wed 10/08
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Sun 10/12
2 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Tue 10/14
5 p.m.
Herkimer College
Sat 10/18
3 p.m.
Erie CC
Tue 10/21
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
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