June 30, 2015
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Andras Tozser (Homer H.S./Homer) and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were both honored, ranking among the top 3.3 percent of the more than 58,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this academic year.
Tozser received a Superior Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99 with at least 45 credits earned. He was a two-year member of the men’s soccer team and accumulated a 3.83 GPA while majoring in accounting.
This is the second year that Wildenstein has been honored. A two-year member of the women’s soccer team, she again earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Wildenstein graduated from TC3 in December with a GPA of 3.68 as a business administration major.
Lansing’s Kristin Dake will start her collegiate soccer career at TC3. The Most Outstanding Player in the 2014 NYSPHSAA Girls Class C State Championship game, Dake has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the Panthers this fall. She plans to study Sport Management.
TC3 Women’s Soccer Coach Robert Rice calls Dake a phenomenal all-around athlete that can handle high-pressure situations. “Kristin is a leader and a proven winner,” said Rice noting her versatility in the offensive game. “In addition to soccer skills, she has a great combination of being smart and relentless. She will never quit and she’s just the type of player that will help us make the next step.”
A conference all-star and two-time sectional champion, Kwinne Harris has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play with the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Harris was a Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) West all-conference selection as a senior while helping the Elmira Express to a second straight Section IV Class AA title.
"We're very excited to have Kwinne join our list of incoming freshmen," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She was a strong player on a very strong team with Coach Zach Sarno at Elmira. She's a proven winner, and I'm looking forward to coaching a player with the distinctive talents and work ethic that Kwinne possesses."
Two-sport standout Brittney Randall has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer and basketball for the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Randall has been honored as an I.A.C. all-star multiple times, including being named the 2014-15 I.A.C. North Large School Basketball MVP.
"Brittney is a special athlete and I look forward to seeing her in a Panther uniform," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She has proven to be willing to do whatever is in the best interest of the team, and her versatility makes her a valuable piece of our plans for the fall. With her skill set and work ethic, I expect her to step in and help us right away."
December 17, 2014
Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division III All-America team. Wildenstein was among the 24 players honored as All-Americans, being named to the second team as a forward.
Wildenstein, who also was named all-NJCAA Region III and all-Mid-State Athletic Conference, led TC3 in scoring with 12 goals. Combined with her four assists, she had a role in 40% of TC3’s goals. She also scored the game winner in four of the team’s seven wins, helping the Panthers advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals.
A member of the TC3 chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, Wildenstein is a business administration.
November 4, 12014
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer players have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region team. Sophomores Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) have been named to the first team; freshman Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) earned second-team honors. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.
Wildenstein, a forward, led the TC3 offense by playing a role in 16 of the team’s 40 goals this year. She was top on the team with 12 goals and scored at least one point in all seven of the team’s wins. The two-year starter also earned all-conference honors from the Mid-State Athletic Conference this year.
DeGraff anchored a TC3 defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed a single goal five other times. She scored two goals and had two assists, including a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ semifinal playoff game. DeGraff also earned all-conference honors this year, her second-straight season earning that recognition.
Blanchard was selected to the second team as a midfielder. She led the team with five assists and was third in total scoring with 15 points. She had a seven-point game in TC3’s win over Corning Community College, making her the first Panthers in four years to reach that mark in a single game.
TC3 finished the year with a record of 7-8-4. The Panthers advanced to the semifinal round of the Region III playoffs, getting eliminated on penalty kicks after playing to a tie. It was the second straight year the Panthers lost in the semifinal rounds, and the tenth straight year TC3 made it into the playoffs. This also marks the tenth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team, and the ninth time during that span with multiple selections.
Just days after advancing in dramatic fashion in the opening round of the 2014 NJCAA Region III women’s soccer playoffs, the #12-seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers came oh-so-close to pulling off another upset. TC3 took #4 Hudson Valley Community College to the limit, tying at 2-2 after double-overtime before being eliminated in penalty kicks. TC3 ends the season in the Region III-A semifinal round while Hudson Valley advances to take on top-seed Herkimer College in the Region III-A championship game, being played Saturday at TC3.
Tuesday’s game was a rematch of the season-opener, won by Hudson Valley by a final of 2-0. In the season opener, the Panthers struggled to keep up with the deeper Vikings. This time around, TC3 again had a much shorter bench, but the action on the field was very even. In the first half, the Vikings scored in the 24th minute, but TC3 answered with a long goal on a free kick by Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game just three minutes later.
In the second half it was TC3 scoring first, with DeGraff playing another free kick, this time finding Danielle Wood (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) for a header to make the score 2-0 10 minutes after halftime. The lead held for nine minutes, when Hudson Valley answered. The 2-2 score held the final 24 minutes of regulation, and remained through both overtime periods, setting up the penalty kicks to determine which team would advance.
In the first round of penalty kicks, each team would find the four times, with each keeper making one save. It took until the sixth penalty kick, but Hudson Valley prevailed and remained alive in the regional playoffs.
TC3 keeper Emma Augustine (Ellenville H.S./Ellenville) had another strong game, turning away ten shots.
|00||Amber Denman||Fr.||5-5||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|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|
|11||Jessica Giovannini||Fr.||5-8||Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls|
|13||Nicole Hoey||Fr.||5-9||Southern Cayuga/Moravia|
|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|
MSAC (1-3-2), Region III (6-8-4)
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)
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)
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)
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)
55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)
84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)
25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
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)
15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)
20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)
0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)
0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
6 Samijo Scheer (2010)
6 Casey Ebeling (2006)
6 Kelly Ryan (1998)
14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
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)
4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC (NJCAA), 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
1, Several times (-)
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)
Total All-American Players
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 while sporting a combined record of 87-55-6. In 2013 the Panthers advanced to the Region III semifinal while finishing the year with a record of 10-5-1.
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: rdr@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496
Coach Munson returns for his third 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.
A former standout player for the Panthers, McCarthy returns to TC3 on the sidelines for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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