The NJCAA Region III men’s lacrosse playoffs got off to a thrilling start, as the #8 seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers and #9 seed SUNY Broome Hornets played a triple overtime game in Dryden Tuesday, with Broome ultimately pulling out the 13-12 win. Broome advances to the regional quarterfinals where they will play top-seed Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3’s season ends with a record of 5-6 in Region III and 6-8 overall. It marks the second year in a row and third time in the past four years that TC3’s season ended in the playoffs.
The game was tight from the opening whistle, with Broome scoring first before TC3 answered to tie it at 1-1. The Hornets netted the next two, but again TC3 answered, coming back to tie the score at 3-3 as the first quarter ended. The second quarter saw Broome again reclaim the lead, but the Panthers closed out the half with a 5-0 run to take an 8-4 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, Broome rallied, scoring four unanswered to tie the score at 8-8. In the fourth the lead changed sides twice before Broome moved ahead 12-10 with 5:52 left. A Panther goal with 4:20 left pulled the home team within one, and a dramatic goal by defender Matt Geisler (Pine Bush H.S./Pine Bush) off an assist from DaShawn White (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) with 36 seconds left tied the game at 12-12. The score remained 12-12 when the horn sounded, ending regulation.
The first overtime saw each team get one shot, with Broome hitting the post with 30 seconds left. The second overtime saw the Panthers get three shots to Broome’s one, but neither team could find the net. The winner came in the third overtime, when Broome scored with 1:05 left on the clock.
White had a monster day, setting TC3 playoff records for points and goals scored with nine points on seven goals and two assists. Wes Swanson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished with two goals and three assists, a new TC3 playoff record for assists. Nick Velazquez (Middletown H.S./Middletown) had two goals in his final game as a Panther, leaving him with 66 on his career, the second most in TC3 history, Luke Stevenson (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) added an assist and Geisler finished with one goal. Goalie Eh Tha Dah (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) recorded 11 saves and made several strong defensive plays. He finishes his TC3 career with 11 wins, the second most in program history.
|1||Cory Spisak||Fr.||5-10||180||Whitney Point/Lisle|
|3||John Jackson||Fr.||5-10||195||Camden/North Bay|
|11||Andrew Baez||Fr.||5-10||195||Cardinal Spellman/Bronx|
|14||Chris LaMaine||Fr.||6-0||215||Chenango Valley/Port Crane|
|19||Robert Earnshaw||Fr.||5-6||180||G. Ray Bodley/Oswego|
|44||Derek Hanna||So.||6-2||215||Franklin Academy/Malone|
|47||Ryan Truax||Fr.||6-4||305||Kingston/Lake Katrine|
MSAC (2-2), Region III (5-5)
28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
3 (at Cayuga CC, 3/13/13)
5 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 3/21/12)
5 (at Niagara County CC, 3/14/12)
5 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 4/7/11)
5 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
10 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
70 Max Bosworth (2014)
66 Robert Earnshaw (2011-12)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/223/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)
73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)
30 Larry Siany (1977-78)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)
11.2 A.J. Rich (1978)
13.8 Cory Spisak (2011)
9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
5 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
Coach McMullin is in his fourth season with the Panthers, and his second as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program.
Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at TC3. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.
Contact: email@example.com, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team closed out the season with an exciting 14-13 overtime win over Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers end the season with a record of 3-11 while Alfred State closed out the year 0-14.
Playing on a beautiful spring day in front of the biggest crowd of the year, the two teams put on a great show. The biggest lead of the day was two goals, and each team enjoyed that margin once. The game was tied ten times, including the last time with under a minute left in regulation, and both teams had a chance in overtime before the Panthers scored the winner. The goal total was the most this year for TC3, and seven different Panthers scored in the game, also a season-high. The win also marks the first time since TC3 resurrected its lacrosse program in 2008 that the team has ended the season with a win.
The game opened with both teams scoring twice in the first quarter. TC3 took its first lead in the second, with Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) scoring the first two goals of the quarter to make it 42, but Alfred State responded with three straight to grab the lead. The teams traded goals over the rest of the half to make it 6-5, Alfred State, at the half.
In the third quarter, TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored his second goal of the game to tie the game, and start a back-and-forth that saw the teams trade goals until Alfred State led 9-8. The Pioneers broke the string by scoring the last goal of the quarter to lead 10-8 heading into the fourth quarter. Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) brought the Panthers to within one with his first goal of the game early in the fourth. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) scored the equalizer before Chilson found the net again to gave TC3 the lead at 11-10 with 8:33 left in regulation. Alfred State answered a minute later, but Earnshaw scored with 6:02 left to make it 12-11, only to see the visitors tie it back up seconds later. Dowdall scored with 1:32 left to give TC3 the lead at 13-12, but in the final minute Alfred State scored to force the extra period.
In overtime, each team had a chance, but the game winner came almost exactly midway through the extra period. With 2:29 left on the clock, Chilson took a pass from Earnshaw on the left side and beat the keeper to start the celebration.
Chilson led the team with four goals and four assists. Earnshaw had three goals and two assists, while Dowdall ended with three and one. Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) had a goal and two assists, and Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S. /Deposit), and Potter each had one goal. Derek Hanna (Franklin Academy/Malone), the lone sophomore on the TC3 roster, picked up his first assist of the season in his final game as a Panther.
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) earned the win in goal, making 12 saves as TC3 outshot Alfred State 41 to 28.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The fifth-ranked team in the nation proved to be too much for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Tuesday as the Panthers lost at home to Monroe Community College, 21-1. TC3 falls to 2-11 while Monroe is now 12-5.
The first quarter featured two stoppages due to lightning. After the delays, Monroe moved out to a 5-0 lead after one and pushed it to 11-0 at the half. Monroe added five more in each the third and fourth quarter, with TC3's lone score coming in third when Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) converted a pass from Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S. /Deposit) for a tally in the third quarter.
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made 14 saves while playing most of the game in goal.
TC3 closes out the season at home Saturday against Alfred State College.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Playing a team that has spent most of the year ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team held a lead in the second quarter before running out gas in the second half and falling by a final of 14-4 to Broome Community College Thursday. The loss drops TC3 to 2-10 while Broome improves to 7-6.
After Broome scored the game's first two goals, the Panthers ran off three straight to take the lead early in the second quarter. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo), James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) each scored during the run, which gave the Panthers the lead with 10:22 left in the first half. TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made several great saves throughout the first half to help preserve the lead, but Broome managed to get two more goals before the break to hold a 4-3 lead heading into the half. In the second half, Broome came out quickly, scoring four goals in the first six minutes as part of a seven-goal third quarter that made it 11-3. The final quarter saw Broome outscore the Panther 3-1, with the TC3 score coming with just over six minutes left when Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) found the net after a pass from Chilson.
Spisak had a wonderful game in goal, registering 17 saves, including many from close range.
TC3 hosts Monroe Community College Tuesday before closing the season with a home game Saturday, April 30 vs. Alfred State.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped a non-region game Sunday, losing at County College of Morris (N.J.). TC3 is now 2-9 while Morris improves to 6-6.
TC3 trailed just 3-1 after the first quarter, but the margin grew to 10-2 at the half. TC3's offense was led by James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with a goal and an assist. Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) and Andrew Driscoll (DeRuyter H.S./Cortland) each scored a goal and Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) tallied an assist.
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Ryan Truax (Kingston H.S./Lake Katrine) split time in goal, with Spisak recording 15 saves over the first three quarters and Truax six in the final period.
TC3 returns to action Thursday at home against Broome Community College.
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team became the latest victim of the nation's top team Friday, as the Panthers lost at Onondaga Community College 30-0. TC3 is now 2-8 while Onondaga, the unanimous #1 in the NJCAA poll all season, improves to 10-0, with all their wins coming by at least 10 goals.
Ryan Truax (Kingston H.S./Lake Katrine) made his first start in goal, making 10 saves over three quarters. Nick Crosby (Cortland H.S./Cortland) played the final quarter in goal, recording three saves.
TC3 plays at County College of Morris (N.J.) Sunday.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped to 2-7 on the year with an 18-2 loss to Jefferson Community College Tuesday. Jefferson improved to 2-4 with the win.
The Panthers fell behind 3-0 after the first quarter and 8-0 at the half. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) got the Panthers on the board early in the third and Robert Ernshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) added a score in the fourth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Jefferson poured in nine goals in the third and added two more in the fourth.
Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) made 17 saves in goals for the Panthers.
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Friday.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team dropped a home game Saturday, losing to Finger Lakes Community College by a final of 16-3. TC3 is now 2-6 while Finger Lakes stands at 3-6.
The game opened with Finger Lakes scoring the first three goals before TC3's Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) put the Panthers on the board with 1:21 left in the quarter. Finger Lakes found the net again to make it 4-1 after one, and then scored the first two goals of the second quarter to move ahead 6-1. Midway through the second quarter, TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made a save, and when no one covered him, ran the length of the field and beat the Finger Lakes goalie to score on his own. The visitors tallied three more in the half and then outscored TC3 3-0 in the third to take a commanding 12-2 lead into the final quarter. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) put the final TC3 goal in the net in the fourth quarter as Finger Lakes tallied four more goal to make the final 16-3.
Spisak finished the game with 19 saves in goal.
TC3 returns to action Tuesday at 4 p.m. with a home game against Jefferson Community College.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
A goal by James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with 1:39 left gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team a 6-5 win at Mohawk Valley Community College Thursday. The win ended a string of three straight close losses for the Panthers and improved the season record to 2-5. Mohawk Valley drops to 0-4.
The Panthers enjoyed a commanding 40-26 advantage in shots, but had difficulty finding the back of the net. TC3 led 3-1 after the first quarter but Mohawk Valley came back to tie it at 3-3 at the half. Both teams scored twice in the third, setting up the dramatic score by Dowdall.
The game-winner was the third goal of the game for Dowdall, who also had an assist. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) assisted on the final score, one of his three assists for the game. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) finished with two goals and an assist and Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) added a goal and an assist. Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made nine saves to earn the win in the goals.
Next up for TC3 is a home game Saturday against Finger Lakes Community College. The game was originally scheduled to be played on the Canandaigua campus of Finger Lakes, but was changed to be played on the TC3 turf field. Game time is noon.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
For the third straight game, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team was either tied or down by just one goal in the fourth quarter. And for the third straight game, the Panthers came up just a little short. The latest heartbreaker came Saturday in Boston against Dean College, as TC3 lost by a final of 7-6. TC3 is now 1-5 while Dean improves to 2-2.
Making its longest road trip of the year, TC3 started slowly. Dean led 3-0 after the first quarter and 6-4 at the half. The third quarter saw TC3 even the score at 6-6, setting up another dramatic fourth quarter. Dean scored early in the quarter, and despite several good opportunities the rest of the game, the Panthers couldn’t score the equalizer.
Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) again led the Panthers, finishing with three goals and an assist. James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had a goal and two assists and Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) had two assists. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) each had a goal for the Panthers, and Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) made 13 saves in goals. For the game, TC3 outshot Dean 33-22.
TC3 returns to action Thursday at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Trailing 7-3 at the half, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team forged a tremendous comeback to tie the game before running out of steam and losing at SUNY Delhi 12-7 Thursday. The game marked the third straight strong effort for the Panthers, who fall to 1-4 on the season. Delhi improves to 1-3.
The home team jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 7-3 at the half. TC3 responded by scoring four straight goals and keeping Delhi off the board in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the Panthers, the rally ran out of steam as Delhi scored the final five goals of the game to make the final 12-7.
Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) had another big day offensively, scoring five goals for the Panthers. Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) had a goal and two assists and James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the other TC3 goal. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit), and Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) each added an assist. Goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) had a great game, making several spectacular stops among his 15 saves.
TC3 travels to Boston, Massachusetts this weekend for a Saturday game against Dean College.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team came within inches of another dramatic comeback on Tuesday. Trailing by two goals entering the fourth quarter, the Panthers appeared to score the game-tying goal on a pretty play with 13.9 seconds left in the game, but the score wasn't allowed because the TC3 player who scored was in the crease. The result was a 9-8 loss for the Panthers against Cayuga Community College. The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga improves to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the MSAC.
The game opened with TC3 picking up where it left off after Saturday's dramatic win. The Panthers started quickly, scoring the first three goals of the game to lead midway through the first period. Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville), Anthony Cecere (Deposit H.S./Deposit), and Joseph Potter (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) each found the net in the early going, but Cayuga settled things down and answered with three straight to close out the first quarter. In the second quarter, James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored as TC3 regained the lead at 4-3 and, after a Cayuga goal, Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) tallied to put the home team up at 5-4, but Cayuga closed out the half by scoring the final two goals to lead 6-5 at the half.
TC3's Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) evened the score at 6-6 just 38 seconds into the third quarter, and then another Earnshaw goal moved the Panthers ahead 7-6 seven minutes later. Cayuga used a 3-0 run over the final six minutes of the quarter to take a 9-7 lead into the final period.
In the fourth, O'Brien made it a one-goal game with a score with 5:22 left. After Cayuga tried to run out the clock, TC3 forced a turnover and had a man-up advantage for the final 30 seconds. After a timeout, the Panthers ran a pretty play, setting up a great chance. The TC3 player caught the feed and fired, from the side of the goal, finding the back of the net, but stepping into the crease in the process. TC3 managed to force another turnover, but couldn't get a shot off in time.
Earnshaw led the Panthers with two goals and an assist while Dowdall had a goal and two assists. O'Brien had two goals and Gifford and Potter each finished with a goal and an assist. Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle) registered seven saves as TC3 held a 28-23 advantage in shots.
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Thursday.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Three straight goals in the fourth quarter gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team a dramatic come-from-behind win Saturday, snapping a 21-game losing streak that dates back to the 2009 season. The Panthers rallied to top Niagara County Community College 9-8 to improve to 1-2 on the year. It was the season opener for Niagara.
On a bitterly cold day, the two teams stayed within a goal of each other until the closing seconds of the second quarter, when Niagara scored to take a 6-4 lead into halftime. The Panthers pulled to within one early in the second half when Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) scored off an assist from Dylan Chilson (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo), but Niagara answered to make it 7-5 midway through the third. TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) brought it back a one-goal game, but Niagara again responded to make it 8-6 at the end of three.
The fourth opened with Dowdall again finding the net, this time on a great shot from the right wing to make it 807 with 12:59 left in the game. Dowdall wasn't done, as he scored again to tie the game at 8-8 with 9:59 left. With momentum on their side, the Panthers looked to reclaim the lead, and came close with a great scoring chance with 7:30 left. TC3 came up short on a close range shot, but minutes later they cashed in on the big one. With 3:27 left in the game, Earnshaw scored the game winner off an assist from Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville).
The defense, led by Brett Gifford (Cazenovia H.S./Cazenovia) and anchored by goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Lisle), was strong the entire game. Spisak finished with eight saves as TC3 held a 27-23 advantage in shots. Dowdall led TC3's scoring with four goals and an assist followed by Earnshaw with four goals. Chilson ended the game with a goal and an assist.
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The TC3 lacrosse team dropped its first road game of the year, falling 25-1 at Genesee Community College Saturday. TC3 returns home Wednesday to host Herkimer County Community College.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It was a rough season opener for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped a 22-3 decision to Hudson Valley Community College. Hudson Valley, which was ranked eighth in the preseason national rankings, is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 in NJCAA competition.
Hudson Valley opened the scoring with 11:38 left in the first quarter. TC3 appeared to have answered with the equalizer, but the goal was waived off when a Panther was called in the crease. The visitors took full advantage, scoring five straight goals to lead 6-0 with 2:48 left in the quarter. TC3 broke through with a goal by Robert Earnshaw (G. Ray Bodley H.S./Fulton) off an assist from John Thearle (Island Trees H.S./Levittown) with 1:18 left in the first quarter. Any hope for momentum from the score quickly vanished as Hudson Valley scored twice in the final 24 seconds of the quarter to lead 8-1 after one.
After the score moved to 9-1, TC3's James Dowdall (Dryden H.S./Dryden) netted the Panthers' second goal, scoring off an assist from Austin O'Brien (Dryden H.S./Freeville) with 11:51 left in the half. Hudson Valley scored the next eight goals, including one in the third period, to put the game out of reach. Thearle added a goal of his own in the third period to make it 17-3, but the visitors ran off five more scores before the final horn to make it 22-3.
TC3 goalie Cory Spisak (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) recorded 14 saves as Hudson Valley held a 46-23 advantage in shots.
TC3 takes to the road for its next game, Saturday at Genesee Community College.