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.
June 21, 2016
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."
May 31, 2016
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."
May 3, 2016
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."
April 13, 2016
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.
March 24, 2016
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."
January 29, 2016
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 at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Migell Ormsby at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Coach Robert Rice and Molly Graves at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
Coach Andy Davis, Migell Ormsby, and Coach Jherrett Maroney at the NSCAA National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
December 10, 2015
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.
November 4, 2015
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.
Playing for a regional title for the first time in program history, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team allowed a second-half goal that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 loss at Herkimer College Sunday. The Panthers, ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA national poll, saw its nine-game unbeaten streak snapped. The team ends the year with a record of 12-5-2. Herkimer, the top seed in Region III and the #2-ranked team in the nation, advances to the NJCAA national tournament with the win.
The game was scoreless through the first 45 minutes and well into the second. After Herkimer broke through with a goal in the 75th minute, the Panthers put together a late rush, but couldn’t find the net. Tompkins Cortland keeperMolly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) had another strong game in net, recording seven saves.
Following the game, sophomores Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) and Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) were named to the all-tournament team. The game marked the end of the Panthers career for Blanchard, Forehand, and classmates Emma DeLisio (Onteora H.S./Woodstock), Autumn Clark (Colton-Pierrepont H.S./Colton), Rachel Bitjeman (Liberty H.S./White Sulphur), and Jenelle Milk (Greene H.S./Smithville). The group leaves having won more playoff games than any group of sophomores in program history.
|00||Demi Pellerin||Fr.||5-5||Seton Catholic/Plattsburgh|
|6||Courtney Henry||Fr.||5-4||Thousand Islands/Clayton|
|7||Monica Sacco||So.||5-4||Union Springs/Union Springs|
|12||Megan Kraeger||So.||5-3||South Lewis/Constableville|
|14||Jess Lorence||So.||5-6||Unadilla Valley/South New Berlin|
|17||Kaitlyn Arnold||So.||5-10||Bayport-Blue Point/Bayport|
|19||Amber Denman||So.||5-5||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|27||Emily Sugar||Fr.||5-3||Unadilla Valley/New Berlin|
|29||Leeann Huntley||Fr.||5-7||Otselic Valley/South Otselic|
MSAC (5-0-1), Region III (12-5-1)
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)
7 Emma Augustine (2014)
14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
5 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
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)
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)
2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
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, 2014)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co, 2015-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)
Total NJCAA 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, including reaching the Region III semifinals each of the past two seasons. During his time at TC3, his teams have sported a combined record of 94-63-10.
In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the TC3 softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as TC3's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.
Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.
Contact: rdr@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496
Coach Munson returns for his fourth year as a part of Coach Rice's staff. An enthusiastic teacher, he has been passionate about soccer since his own playing days at Lansing High and TC3. While a Panther he was an all-region performer on TC3's nationally-ranked regional semifinalist team in 2005. He uses this experience and his knowledge of the game to work with Coach Rice to bring the best out of the team and provide a positive learning experience.
A former standout player for the Panthers, McCarthy returned to TC3 on the sidelines in 2014. A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, McCarthy was one of the top defenders in the nation. She helped the Panthers climb into the national top ten, peaking at 7th her sophomore year. After TC3 she went on to play at SUNY Oswego.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer season came to a disappointing end Saturday with a loss in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The 7-1 defeat at the hands of Finger Lakes Community College means the Panthers end the year with a record of 8-10-1 overall. Finger Lakes advances to the Region III-B semifinal Tuesday at Broome Community College.
The game opened with the 11th seeded Panthers enjoying the better of play against the 6th seeded Lakers. Over the first ten minutes of action, TC3 dictated play, but the Panthers couldn't get a strong shot on goal. In the 13th minute, thing started to go very badly for the visitors. Finger Lakes scored the first goal of the game, with Kariann Breed seemingly catching the TC3 keeper off balance to make it 1-0. Breed made it 2-0 six minutes later before things feel apart for the Panthers. Over a three minute span, Finger Lakes scored three times to make it 5-0 heading into the halftime.
The score went to 6-0 20 minutes into the second half before TC3 finally got on the board. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) hit a free kick from 20 yards out that Monica Sacco (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) played into the goal. Another Finger Lakes score in the 83rd minute made the final 7-1.
It was the fifth straight year the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs.
Monday, October 19, 2009
A goal in the closing minutes brought the TC3 women's soccer team all the way back from a two-goal deficit for a 3-3 tie against Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Monday. TC3's first tie of the season came in its regular season finale, leaving the Panthers with a record of 8-9-1 overall. Sussex, a Division I team out of Region XIX, is now 11-4-1 overall.
After the long drive to New Jersey, the Panthers got off to a slow start. Maggie Recalde put the home team in front with a goal in the tenth minute, followed by a second Sussex goal in the 14th minute, this time by Alyssa Lewis. TC3 got in the board in the 26th minute when Katelyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport) found Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) for a score. After Recalde scored again to make it 3-1 in the 35th minute, Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) ended the scoring in the first half with a goal in the 41st minute. The tally, which had a double assist from Cleveland and Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin).made it 3-2 at the break.
After the wild first half, neither team scored in the second half until the 87th minute, when Lorence played a cross to Henry for a scoring game-tying strike from 20 yards out. The goal gave Henry her fourth multiple-goal game of the year and ended the TC3 regular season on a positive note.
The Panthers now await Wednesday's NJCAA Region III playoff seeding announcement.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Despite a solid team effort, the TC3 women's soccer team came up just short against the nation's fourth-ranked team on a cold Wednesday night. The Panthers fell to Herkimer County Community College 1-0. TC3 is now 8-9 overall and 7-8 in Region III play. Herkimer improves to 14-3 overall and 13-1 in region.
The two teams were even until the 69th minute, when Herkimer converted a corner kick into a goal of the head of Samantha Signor. TC3 keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) recorded four saves in the loss and both teams registered 11 shots on the night.
The Panthers close out the regular season Monday with a non-region game at Sussex County Community College (N.J.).
Saturday, October 10, 2009
After a scoreless opening 25 minutes, the floodgates opened against the TC3 women's soccer team Saturday as the Panthers lost to Jefferson Community college 5-0. TC3 drops to 8-8 overall and 7-7 in Region III play.
The Panthers return to action Wednesday at Herkimer County Community College.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Goals from three different players lifted the TC3 women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over SUNY Delhi Wednesday as the Panthers improved to 8-7 overall and 7-6 in Region III on the year. Delhi falls 5-7 overall and 4-7 in region with the loss overall and 6-6 in Region III.
Playing in wet and extremely windy conditions, the Panthers jumped out an early lead. Just over a minute into the game, Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) converted a pass from Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) into a score to give TC3 the lead. It was the third straight game Lorence has scored in the opening moments of the game, having scored in the fourth minute of each of TC3's previous two games. She helped make the score 2-0 in the 11th minute, passing the ball to Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) for a score to double the TC3 lead.
After a scoreless remainder of the half, TC3 again got the scoring started early in the second half. Casey Hubbell (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored her first collegiate goal, taking a pass from Lorence and beating the defense down the field to make it 3-0 in the 51st minute of play. Delhi's Rebecca Scherer broke the TC3 shutout in the 56th minute, scoring to make it 3-1. Each team had chances in the final 30 minutes of play, but neither could convert, leaving the final 3-1.
Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) earned the win in goal with seven saves.
The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Saturday.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team fell back to .500 on the season with a 2-1 loss to Genesee Community College Sunday. The home defeat leaves TC3 with a record of 7-7 overall and 6-6 in Region III. Genesee improves to 5-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in region.
For the second straight game, TC3's Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) gave the home team the lead with a goal in the fourth minute of play. Sunday, Lorence converted a direct kick from 25 yards out, hitting a perfect ball over the keeper to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. The advantage lasted just five minutes, as Genesee's Jessie Jaszko beat the defense to tie the game at 1-1. The Cougars took the lead in the 33rd minute, with Dzindzi Wade scoring to make it 2-1 heading into the half. Neither team could find the net in the second half, leaving the final as 2-1.
The Panthers are home Wednesday against SUNY Delhi at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team snapped a two-game skid with a 3-0 win over Cayuga Community College Thursday. TC3 improves to 7-6 overall, 6-5 in Region III, and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga drops to 1-9 overall and in region, and 1-4 in the MSAC.
It took just four minutes for the Panthers to get on the board, as Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) took a feed from Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) in the box and beat the keeper for the score. Despite controlling play by the Panthers, it proved to be the lone score of the half.
Midway through the second half, TC3 opened the game up with a pair of goals in a four-minute span. Lorence scored her second goal after a cross by Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) found her in the mouth of the goal for the tally. Kaitlyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport) capped the scoring, redirecting a corner kick from Lorence into the net to make the final 3-0.
Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) earned the shutout as TC3 outshot the visitors 26-2.
The Panthers return to action Sunday, hosting Genesee Community College at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team dropped to .500 on the season Tuesday with a 2-0 loss at Broome Community College. TC3 is now 6-6 overall, 5-5 in Region III, and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 10-2 overall, 9-1 in region, and 3-0 in the MSAC.
After a scoreless first half that saw the Panthers hit the post twice, the home team got on the board in the 66th minute with a header off a corner to make it 1-0. Broome added an insurance goal in the 75th minute, enjoying a break when a mishit ball curled into the net.
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Thursday at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team's four-game winning streak came to an end Saturday as the Panthers were upset by Jamestown Community College. The 2-1 loss drops TC3 to 6-5 overall and 5-4 in Region III. Jamestown is now 1-8-1 overall and 1-5-1 in region.
Jamestown got on the board early, with Ariel Kellogg scoring in the fourth minute to make it 1-0. Playing with a strong wind in their favor, the Panthers controlled play most of he first half, but couldn't find the matching score.
In the second half, TC3 finally was able to find the net in the 78th minute. Kristin Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) made a strong move, brining the ball through traffic down toward the top of the box. A pass to an open Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) led to the tying goal with 11:45 left to play. The tie didn't last long, as Jamestown's Kelly Blood responded with a score with 9:01 left to play. The Panthers threatened several times in the closing minutes, but the game ended 2-1.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
For the third straight game, freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) provided some fireworks for the TC3 women's soccer team, this time scoring four goals in a 6-2 win at Hudson Valley Corning Community College. The Panthers, winners of four straight, improve to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in Region III. Hudson Valley is now 3-4 overall and 2-4 in regional play.
In notching her third straight hat trick, Henry became just the third player in TC3 history to score four goals in a game. She opened the scoring just ten minutes into the game, scoring off and assist from Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse). Five minutes later, Henry headed in a corner kick from Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) to make it 2-0. Kristin Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) made it 3-0 in the 22nd minute, taking a long punt from goal keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) and starting a breakaway that ended with a goal. Henry made it 4-0 heading into the half with another goal off a Lorence assist in the 32nd minute.
Just five minutes into the second half, Henry scored with an assist by Cleveland to make it 5-0. Cleveland added her second goal five minutes later, scoring off a pass from MacLachlan. Hudson Valley scored a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes, the last one coming on a penalty kick with less than two minutes left to make the final 6-2.
Pellerin and Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) split time in the goal, combining for seven saves.
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Saturday.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Another standout performance by freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) helped the TC3 women's soccer team to its third straight win Friday with a 7-1 victory at Corning Community College. The Panthers improve to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in Region III. Corning is now 0-6 overall and in regional play.
Henry led the Panthers attack, posting her second straight hat trick as part of a three goal and two assist performance. Brittany Ripley (Marathon H.S./Marathon) had a strong game with two goals and an assist while Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse) posted a goal and an assist. Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) scored the final goal while Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) each posted assists.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) earned the win in goal, turning away three shots.
TC3 plays at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A first-half hat trick by freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) gave the TC3 women's soccer team a 3-2 win over visiting Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3 improves to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in Region III play, while Onondaga drops to 1-4-1 overall and in regional action.
The visiting Lazers found the scoreboard first when Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) played a long pass to Henry, who converted the score to tie the game. Eight minutes later, Henry took another long pass, this time from Katelyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport), and again beat the keeper for the breakaway goal. Henry completed the hat trick with 25 seconds left in the half, scoring off another Arnold assist.
The second half opened with Onondaga pulling within one on a goal by Ashley Rosenbarker in the 48th minute. It proved to be as close as the visitors could get as the defense, anchored by sophomore Arnold and Monica Sacco (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs), held the Lazers off the board the rest of the way.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) and Pellerin split time in the goal, with Pitlock earning the win with five saves.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Friday.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team picked up a home win Sunday, topping Clinton Community College 3-1. TC3 improves to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in Region III play, while Clinton drops to 2-4 overall and in regional action.
The scoring began in the 24th minute, when Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) fired a shot off the post that rebounded to Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse), who collected the ball and put it in the net for score. The lead lasted just 39 seconds as Clinton responded with a score by Brooke Waite to make it 1-1. The Panthers took the lead for good in the closing seconds of the half, when Cleveland played a long pass to a streaking Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton), who converted the breakaway into the game-winner by beating the Clinton keeper for the score.
TC3 added an insurance goal off the foot of Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) with just under 13 minutes left to play, scoring off a pass from Cleveland to make the final 3-1.
K.T. Apley (Cortland H.S./Cortland) registered seven saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Playing against the fifth-ranked team in the nation, the TC3 women's soccer team came up short Thursday, falling to Finger Lakes Community College 2-0. TC3 is now 2-4 overall while Finger Lakes improves to 4-0.
The visiting Lakers put pressure on the Panthers most of the game. A pair of diving stops by TC3 keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) midway through the first half kept the scoreboard clean until just before the break. With 1:06 left in the half, Elly Disbrow put Finger Lakes on the board with a shot from 20 yards that bounced off the post and into the net.
TC3 had its best chance to tie the game in the opening minutes of the second half. Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) took the ball on a breakaway, but was caught and tackled from behind just inside the box. The loose ball was picked up by Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton), but she couldn't get a clean shot on goal.
The final score came with 3:54 left in the game, when a Finger Lakes cross found the net after a TC3 defender tried to clear. The own goal made the final 2-0.
Pellerin registered eight saves in her first collegiate game in goal.
TC3 hosts Clinton Community College Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team dropped to 2-3 on the season with a 2-0 loss at Alfred State College Tuesday night. It was the season opener for the Pioneers.
The home team took the lead in closing moments of the first half. After failing to get a shot off in the first 43 minutes, Alfred State's Therese Hubbell beat the TC3 defense to give the Pioneers the 1-0 lead at the half. Alfred State scored an insurance goal midway through the second half, with Mackenzie Fennimore converting off a corner kick by Shawna McNeil to make it 2-0 in the 70th minute.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Thursday at 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team rolled to a solid 4-1 win at Niagara County Community College Saturday. TC3 improves to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III. Niagara is now 1-2 both in region and overall.
The Panthers took the lead in the 20h minute as Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) found the net after an assist from Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor). The score remained 1-0 into the half, but TC3 quickly added to the lead shortly after the break.
Just five minutes into the second half, Cleveland took a throw in from Brittany Komenda (Franklin H.S./Franklin) and turned it into the team's second score. Cleveland picked up her second goal four minutes later, this time taking a crossing pass from Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) and finding the net. Brianna Salvitti (Patchogue-Medford H.S./Medford) ended TC3's scoring midway through the second half, scoring off a corner kick by Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville).
A late Niagara goal ruined the shutout for Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford), who earned the win in goal with 10 saves.
TC3 plays at Alfred State College Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The Region III opener didn't go as planned for the TC3 women's soccer team Wednesday. The Panthers, ranked fifth in the first regional poll of the year, failed to come through with a strong effort in a 7-1 loss at third-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College. TC3 is now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Region III. Mohawk Valley is 3-0 both in region and overall.
The home team got on the board early, with Nicole DiNitto scoring in the tenth minute. TC3's Casey Hubbell (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) evened the game moments before halftime, lofting in a shot from 40 yards out. The score stood at 1-1 at the break, but the home team quickly broke the tie with a goal by Samantha smith just two minutes into the second period. DiNitto added two more goals over the next 11 minutes as the home team took control of the game. Three more goals in the final 20 minutes made the final 7-1.
TC3 looks to rebound at Niagara County Community College Saturday.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Playing against a 2008 national semifinalist, the TC3 women's soccer team earned its first win of the season Sunday. The 1-0 shutout of Holyoke Community College (Mass.) evens the TC3 record at 1-1. Holyoke, which advanced to the national final four last year, falls to 0-2.
After a scoreless first half, TC3 finally broke through midway through the second period. With just under 27 minutes left to play, Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) played a cross from the left side, just getting past the keeper. Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) collected the pass and put the ball in the net for the first TC3 goal of the season. Keeper Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) made the goal stand, recording a fantastic diving save with just over 17 minutes left, and then keeping the net empty during a wild scramble in the box in the closing seconds.
TC3 opens regional play Wednesday at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team opened the 2009 season by taking on Division I powerhouse Monroe Community College Saturday as part of the NJCAA Northeast Cup at TC3. The Panthers fell to the six-time defending regional champion Tribunes 5-0.
The game opened with the two teams sharing control of play until Monroe's Sarah Petrie took advantage of a miscue by the Panthers to score the game's first goal in 26th minute. Just eight minutes later, the game was delayed due to a storm rolling through the area. After the nearly hour long delay, it took Monroe just one minute to add to their lead, again taking advantage of a TC3 miscue to score. The score remained 2-0 into the half.
Monroe's Bailey Maxwell made it 3-0 early in the second half, and a pair of goals in the last ten minute made the final 5-0.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) recorded seven saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 takes on Holyoke Community College Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Holyoke fell to Broome Community College in Saturday's other contest.