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More Honors for Shutter

December 17, 2014

2014 men's soccer All-American Morgan Shutter

More honors for Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), this time from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Shutter has been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All-America team. It’s the second straight year Shutter has been honored on the national level by the NSCAA, both years being named to the second team.

A total of 25 players were named All-Americans, and Shutter was one of just two repeat selections. He scored half of TC3’s goals this year, finding the back of the net 16 times in 18 games. He added two assists to finish with 34 points for the season and 58 for his career, leaving him tied for third on the all-time TC3 scoring list.

Shutter, who also was a two-time All-American selection by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), is a liberal arts and sciences-general studies major.

This marks the fifth-straight year TC3 men’s soccer has been represented on the All-American team.

Morgan Shutter Repeats as All-American

December 6, 2014

2014 men's soccer All-American Morgan Shutter

For the second straight year, Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer player Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named an All-American by the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). The sophomore was named to the Division III All-America second team. A total of 22 players were honored on the list released today.  

Shutter is just the second TC3 men’s soccer player to repeat as an NJCAA All American, following Casey Burns (1998 and 1999). He is also a two-time Region III All-Region and Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference selection.  

He again led TC3 in scoring this year, registering 34 points on 16 goals and two assists. He tied a single-game record with four goals on October 1, and finished his two-years at TC3 tied for third in career points (56) and third in career goals (26).

Four Panthers Named All Region

November 4, 2014

2014 men's soccer all region players

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team is once again well represented on the NJCAA Region III all-region team. For the third consecutive year, four Panthers have been honored; Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn), James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and Jacob Czapranski (Dryden H.S./Dryden). A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. Cayuga Community College and Herkimer College each had five selections, followed by TC3 and Mohawk Valley Community College each with four selections. The other eight selections were distributed among six schools.

Shutter is a repeat first-team selection, just the sixth time 20-year history of TC3 men’s soccer a Panther has been a two-time first-team all-region selection. He led the team in scoring with 16 goals, including five game winners. The sophomore accounted for exactly half of TC3’s goals this season.

Richards is also a repeat all-region selection, earning second-team honors two years in a row at goal keeper. He had a record of 11-4, which included seven shutouts, and his goals against average of 0.98 was the third best season ever for a Panther. He also became the first TC3 keeper ever to post a career GAA below a goal per game (0.50).

Demshick, a sophomore, shifted to the defense during the season and quickly asserted himself as a force. He was the heart of a unit that was once again one of the best in the region, while leading the team with five assists to go with five goals.

Czapranski, the lone freshman among TC3’s honorees, was one of the hardest working midfielders in the region. He was second on the team in assists with three, and had his biggest offensive game (goal and assist) in the team’s final win over Mohawk Valley.

This marks the 11th straight year TC3 has placed multiple players on the men’s soccer all-region team.

Panthers Place Four on All-MSAC

October 27, 2014

The 2014 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and Tompkins Cortland Community College has placed four players on the all-conference team, tying for the most representatives on the 21-player squad. Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), James Demchick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh), and McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) each repeated as all-conference honorees. Freshman Bronson Harris (Seminole Ridge H.S./West Palm Beach, Fla.) completed the TC3 selections.

2014 marks the 14th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

Semifinal Loss Ends TC3 Men's Soccer Season

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For the third time in the last four years, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer season came to an end with a playoff loss to Genesee Community College. Tuesday it was a 2-0 loss in the NJCAA Region III semifinals, ending TC3’s season with a final record of 12-6. Genesee advances to the Region III-A championship game vs. Herkimer College Saturday. All of the men’s and women’s Region III championship games will be played at TC3.

The game was evenly played, with TC3 taking 13 shots compared to 14 for Genesee, but the Cougars were able to capitalize on its best chances. The first goal came in the 26th minute of play, and the home team sealed the win with an insurance goal in the 77th minute to make the final 2-0.

The loss ends another strong year of TC3 men’s soccer. Over the past six years, the Panthers have advanced to at least the regional semifinal round each seasons, making it to the final three times.

Over the past 11 years the Panthers have exhibited remarkable consistency: this year marks just the second time in that span that TC3 was eliminated in its first playoff game. The Panthers have totaled at least 10 wins in all but one of those 11 years.

The loss also marks the first time in 57 games that TC3 has lost consecutive games, a string that dates back to 2011.

Roster–2012 Men's Soccer

2012 mens' soccer

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
25/27 Ryan Sincerbeaux Fr. 5-10 150 White Plains/White Plains
0 Jesse Kohler Fr. 5-9 180 Minisink Valley/Westtown
1 Austin Chambers Fr. 5-11 185 McGraw/McGraw
4 Sammy Politi Fr. 5-7 135 Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh
5 Andre DeSa So. 5-8 150 Hendrich Hudson/Martim, Portugal
6 Mahamad Jabby So. 6-0 160 DeWitt Clinton/Bronx
7 Ronan Moloney Fr. 5-9 160 Washingtonville/Rock Tavern
8 David Trinidad Fr. 5-9 150 Candor/Candor
9 Edem Wemene So. 5-10 154 Nottingham/Syracuse
10 Michael Raftu So. 6-1 162 Marta Valle/Manhattan
11 Mikki Brown So. 5-10 145 Greene/Greene
12 Dylan Palacio Fr. 5-9 175 Long Beach/Long Beach
13 Morgan Lynch Fr. 5-10 130 Minisink Valley/Johnson
14 Jason Barrett So. 5-11 151 Broadalbin-Perth/Amsterdam
15 Rob Licciardi Fr. 5-9 148 North Babylon/North Babylon
16 Kyle Clark So. 5-9 145 Homer/Homer
18 Drew Christopher Fr. 5-11 170 Homer/Homer
19 Sean Streb Fr. 5-11 168 Lansing/Lansing
20 Travis Regner Fr. 5-11 150 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill/Verona
21 Eddie Butler Fr. 6-0 210 Spencer-Van Etten/Spencer
22 Mark Scott Fr. 5-7 145 Twin Tiers Christian Academy/West Danby
23 Raphael Flores So. 5-8 150 Montclair/Montclair, N.J.
24 Jason Lindley Fr. 5-11 197 Cincinnatus/Cincinnatus
26 Dana Smith Fr. 5-11 209 Dryden/Dryden

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2014 Season

Overall (12-6)
MSAC (3-3), Region III (11-5)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

15 (2010)
14 (2012)
14 (1999)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

10 (2012)
8 (1999)
6 (2010)
6 (2005)
6 (2006)

Best Winning Percentage

.778 (1999)
.763 (2012)
.738 (2010)

Most Goals (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/10)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Most Goals (Season)

66 (2012)
56 (2010)
55 (2009)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.47 (2012)
3.00 (2011)
2.84 (2008)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

19 (2011)
20 (2010)
23 (2008)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average

0.95 (2010)
1.19 (2011)
1.21 (2008)

Most All-American Players

3 (1999)
2 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

5 (2010)

Most All-MSAC Players

7 (2012)
7 (2007)
7 (2010)
7 (1999)
7 (1998)

Individual Records - Player

Most Goals (Game)

4 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
4 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
4 Casey Burns (at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Onondaga CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Corning CC, 1999)

Most Goals (Season)

24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Goals (Career)

46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)

Most Points (Game)

10 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 Casey Burns (4g, 1a at Corning CC, 1999)
8 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
8 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (3g, 2a at Finger Lakes CC, 9/4/02)
8 Garlan Fletcher (3g, 2a vs. Corning CC, 10/11/00)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Onondaga CC, 1999)

Most Points (Season)

56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Points (Career)

111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

3 Dylan Palacio (vs. Corning CC, 9/15/12)
3 Samir Naamane (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 9/21/11)
3 Lucas Heffron (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/7/10)
3 Chris Driscoll (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
3 Matt DeVries (at SUNY Cobleskill, 9/29/04)
3 JR Maus (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1999)

Most Assists (Season)

12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)

Most Shutouts (Season)

10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Most Shutouts (Career)

18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

4 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (vs. Broome CC, 10/23/12)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3 (vs. Erie CC, 10/30/10)
3 (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Points (Playoff Game)

5, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)
3, Lucas Heffron (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3, Zachary Johnson (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Tio Behdad (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Yuichi Hashimoto (at SUNY Cobleskill, 10/24/99)
3, Kyle Chmieleski (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Honors

Total All-American Players
10

Total All-Region Players
38

Total All-MSAC Players
89

Miscellaneous Honors
Region III Coach of the Year (1999)
NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year (1999)
MSAC Coach of the Year (1998, 2002, '07-co, '10, '12)
MSAC Champions (1999, 2005, '10, '12)
MSAC Player of the Year (2001, '02, '03, '07, '09, '10, '12)

          

Coaches–Men's Soccer

Andy Davis

Head Coach

Andy DavisRegion III Co-Coach of the Year
2013

MSAC Coach of the Year
2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Coach Davis has completed nine seasons directing the TC3 men's soccer program, compiling a record of 112-53-9 and nine consecutive regional playoff appearances. The 2013 season ranks as one of the best in nation, as TC3 went undefeated during the regular season, winning another Mid-State Athletic Conference championship and advancing to the Region III championship game. Coach Davis was named the Region III Co-Coach of the Year and the MSAC Coach of the Year, and seven players were honored with all-conference, region, and/or all-American recognition.

2013 was the latest chapter in what has been an amazingly successful book for Davis. After spending 2004 as the top assistant, Davis took control of the program in 2005. His first year saw the Panthers win the MSAC title, advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals, and finish the year ranked 14th in the nation. The 2006 campaign saw a return to the NJCAA playoffs and a national ranking as high as eighth. In 2007 the Panthers again claimed the conference title and played their way to the regional semifinals. In 2008 TC3 posted a win over nationally-ranked Genesee in the opening round of the playoffs to again advance to the quarterfinals. The 2009 season saw the Panthers win two playoff games to advance to the Region III Final Four. In 2010, after winning another MSAC title, the team made it all the way to the Region III championship game. 2011 saw the Panthers again advance to the regional title game, posting a seven-game unbeaten streak along the way. A fourth MSAC Coach of the Year award and another Region III final four appearance came in 2012.

Coach Davis brings tremendous credentials to the program, both as a player and a coach. An all-state player at Binghamton High, he was an All-American and national player of the year while leading Herkimer County Community College to the 2000 national championship. He earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Evansville (NCAA- Division I) before finishing his playing career at SUNY Cortland. As a Red Dragon, he helped the team to their first SUNYAC title in nearly a decade. Prior to coming to TC3, he served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons, helping coach the team to SUNYAC titles both seasons.

The last two seasons, Coach Davis has worked with the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. He serves as the assistant coach for the Thunder, which won the NPSL Keystone Conference in 2013.

Contact: apd@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4491


Mick McDaniel

Assistant Coach

Mick McDanielMSAC Coach of the Year
1998, 2002, 2005
Reg. III Coach of the Year
1999, 2005
NSCAA North Coach of the Year
1999, 2007

Coach McDaniel returns to the sideline for a second season as an assistant with the men's team after seven years directing the women's program. His teams won the MSAC title and consistently contended for the regional title. He has coached six All-Americans and two dozen all-region performers.

Prior to taking over the women's team, McDaniel was the first head coach of the men's program. He led the men's team for 10 years, taking the Panthers to the Regional Final Four and winning the MSAC title during his tenure.

Contact: mrm@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Highlights–2012 Men's Soccer

Panthers Fall in Semifinal

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer season came to an end Saturday with a 3-0 loss to Genesee Community College in an NJCAA Region III playoffs semifinal. The Panthers, the tournament's #4 seed and the #7-ranked team in the nation, end the year with a record of 14-4-1. All four of TC3's losses this year came to team ranked in the top three in the nation. Genesee, the #1 seed in the tournament and the #1-ranked team in the nation, advances to the regional final Sunday.


Panthers Beat Broome in Quarterfinals

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team posted a 3-0 win over Broome Community College Tuesday in an NJCAA Region III playoffs quarterfinal game. The Panthers advance to the semifinal round this Saturday against Genesee Community College at 3 p.m. in Herkimer. TC3's overall record now is 14-3-1. Broome’s season ends with a record of 13-5.

The Panthers got on the board early, with Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) finding the back of the net off an assist from Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) just nine minutes into the game. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) made it 2-0 early in the second half, scoring off an assist by Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal). Robert Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) capped off the scoring with a goal in the 65th minute. Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) made six saves for the shutout.


Panthers Win MSAC Title; Earn #4 Seed in Regionals

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team claimed the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship Wednesday with a 2-0 win at Onondaga Community College. The Panthers ended the regular season with a record of 5-0-1 in the MSAC, good for the second title in the last three years. TC3 also earned a bid into the NJCAA Region III playoffs, securing the #4 seed. The Panthers earn a first-round bye, and will play on Tuesday against the winner of Saturday’s opening round game of #5 Broome Community College against #12 North Country Community College. TC3's overall record now is 12-3-1. Onondaga, the #11 seed in the regional playoffs, ends the regular season with a mark of 7-12 overall and 3-3 in the MSAC.

After a scoreless first half, TC3 put two in the net in the second half. Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) started the scoring, drawing a foul in the box and then converting the penalty kick with 31:27 left on the clock. Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) made it 2-0 three minutes later, scoring off an assist from Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene). Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) needed just one save for the shutout as the Panthers outshot Onondaga 21-1.


Panthers and Lakers Play to 1-1 Tie

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Playing Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team had a chance to clinch its second Mid-State Athletic Conference title in the last three years. Instead, after a 1-1 tie at Finger Lakes Community College, the Panthers will have to hold off on any celebrations. The result leaves TC3 with a record of 4-0-1 in the MSAC and in need of a win or tie in the regular season finale Wednesday to clinch the conference title. TC3's overall record is 12-3-1 and the Region III mark is 11-2-1. Finger Lakes is 8-9-3 overall, 7-8-2 in Region III, and 2-2-1 in the MSAC.

At Finger Lakes Sunday, both teams put their score on the board in the second half. Dan Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored the TC3 goal, with an assist from Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan). Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) played all 110 minutes in goals, recording five saves.

TC3 closes out the regular season Wednesday at Onondaga Community College at 7 p.m.


Panthers Fall in Clash of Top Teams

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The contest between two of the top-four ranked teams in the country Wednesday at Tompkins Cortland Community College turned out to be no contest, as the #4-ranked TC3 men's soccer team fell to #1-Herkimer County Community College by a score of 5-1. The loss drops TC3 to 12-3 overall and 11-2 in Region III. Herkimer is now 14-1 overall and 12-0 in Region III.

The visiting Generals wasted little time in setting the tone, scoring in the fourth minute of the game. Herkimer added a second score in the 25th minute and then tacked on two more in the final eight minutes of the half to lead 4-0 at the break. The second half started like the first, with Herkimer scoring early to push the advantage to 5-0. TC3 got on the board midway through the second half when Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) scored off an assist from Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach), but it was all the Panthers could muster as the final horn sounded with the score 5-1.

TC3 looks to rebound Sunday at Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Strike Early in Win

Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team got back on track with a 6-1 win over Jefferson Community College Saturday. The win improves the #4-ranked Panthers to 12-2 overall, 11-1 in Region III, and 4-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson drops to 2-8-3 overall and in region and 1-2-1 in the MSAC.

The Panthers took control of the game early, scoring just three minutes into the game and adding three more before the game was 20 minutes old. Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) had another big day for the Panthers, scoring three goals and assisting on another. Mark Scott (Twin Tiers Christian Academy/West Danby) put up a goal and two assists, and Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) had a goal and an assist. Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal) picked up an assist and Drew Christopher (Homer H.S./Homer) scored the final goal.

TC3 hosts #1-ranked Herkimer County Community College Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.


#4 Panthers Fall to #2 Genesee

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The #4-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team saw its ten-game winning streak come to an end Sunday at the hands of #2-ranked Genesee Community College. The 4-1 loss drops TC3's record to 11-2 overall and 10-1 in Region III. Genesee is 11-1 overall and 11-0 in region.

TC3 returns home Saturday to take on Jefferson Community College.


Panthers Win Tenth Straight

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another hat trick by Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) led the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to a 6-0 win at Cayuga Community College Thursday. The win is the tenth straight for TC3, the fourth-ranked team in the nation. The Panthers are 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga drops to 3-5-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the MSAC.

Raftu enjoyed another big day, scoring three goals to go with an assist. It's the tenth straight game that Raftu has netted a goal, and the third time in the last five games that he has scored at least three goals. He was joined in the scoring column by Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse), Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene), with Wemene, Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach), Mark Scott (Twin Tiers Christian Academy/West Danby), and Raphael Flores (Montclair H.S./Montclair, N.J.) picking up assists.

Goalkeeper Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) also had an assist on a goal, helping Raftu on the game's first score. Kohler and Austin Chambers (McGraw H.S./McGraw) each played a half in goal, each recording a single save.

TC3 plays at #2-ranked Genesee Community College Sunday.


Panthers Win #10 Tuesday at Broome

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team reached ten wins on the season with a 6-2 victory at Broome Community College Tuesday. TC3, ranked #4 in the nation, is now 10-1 overall, and 9-0 in Region III, and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome falls to 5-4 overall and in Region III and 3-1 in the MSAC.

Kyle Clark (Homer H.S./Homer) opened the scoring for the Panthers, converting a pass from Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) in the 21st minute to put TC3 ahead 1-0. Broome answered five minutes later, but Raftu converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute to make it 2-1. The home team tied it again moments later, but another Raftu penalty kick in the closing seconds of the half made it 3-2 at the break.

Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) netted a goal in the opening minutes of the second half, taking a pass from Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal) to make the score 4-2. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) made it 5-2 off an assist from Robert Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) before Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) closed out the scoring with a goal off an assist from Drew Christopher (Homer H.S./Homer).

Austin Chambers (McGraw H.S./McGraw) and Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) split time in goal for the Panthers.

TC3 plays at Cayuga Community College Thursday.


Raftu Scores Four in Win

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Another strong second half and another big game from Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to a 5-2 win at Jamestown Community College Saturday. The win improves the Panthers 9-1 overall and 8-0 in Region III. Jamestown drops to 3-5-1 overall and 2-3-1 in regional play.

The Panthers took the lead three times during the game, but it wasn't until the last time that it held. The game was tied 2-2 at the half, thanks to two goals by Raftu. In the second half, TC3 finally took the lead for good in the 72nd minute on another score by Raftu, his fifth game-winner of the year. The sophomore notched his fourth goal 90 seconds later, and Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) capped the scoring in the 85th minute. Palacio, Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Sammy Politi (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) each had assists for the Panthers. Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) earned the win in goal with five saves.

TC3 plays at Broome Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Score Six in Second Half in Win

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It was a tale of two halves Thursday at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The first 45 minutes of men's soccer action between TC3 and Fulton-Montgomery Community College resulted in no score, but the home team more than made up for it over the second 45 minutes, scoring half a dozen times for a 6-0 shutout win. TC3, ranked fourth in the nation, is now 8-1 overall and 7-0 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery falls to 2-6 overall and 1-6 in Region III.

For the second straight game, five different Panthers scored goals. After the scoreless first half, it took just two and a half minutes to get on the board in the second. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) picked up a loose ball after a corner kick and found the back of the net for the break-through score. Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) made it 2-0 in the game's 60th minute, getting a foot on the ball and pushing it into the net before the keeper could gain control of a free ball. Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had the third goal, taking a pass from Palacio and beating the keeper in the 78th minute. The final three goals came in the last ten minutes of the game, with Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) scoring twice before Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) capped the scoring with the team's sixth goal. Smith, Raftu, and Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal) each earned an assist in the closing minutes.

Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) earned his third straight shutout by recording two saves.

TC3 hosts Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.


Panthers Score Eight in Win

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Goals by five different players, led by a hat trick from Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan), powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team to an 8-0 win over Corning Community College Saturday. The home win marked the sixth straight victory for the fourth-ranked team in this week's NJCAA national rankings. TC3 is now 7-1 overall, 6-0 in Region III, and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning drops to 0-5 overall and in region, and 0-4 in the MSAC.
 
The scoring started early, with Raftu scoring twice in the first 13 minutes of play, the first off an assist from Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) and the second on a pass from Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse). The game's third score came off the foot of Jonathon Trejos (Academy of Finance and Enterprise/Queens), with another assist from Palacio. Raftu and Palacio combined for the next score, with Raftu picking up his third goal and Palacio his third assist. Wemene made it 5-0 with a goal off an assist from Raftu in the 41st minute, and Palacio got his goal moments later on a penalty kick, making it 6-0 at the half.
 
Mark Scott (Twin Tiers Christian Academy/West Danby) scored the game's seventh goal midway through the second half, putting back a rebound of a shot by Drew Christopher (Homer H.S./Homer). The final score came in the closing minutes, with Trejos picking up his second score off an assist from Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden).
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) earned the win in goal with five saves.
 
TC3 hosts Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.


Shutout Win For Panthers

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The first shutout of the season helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team extend its winning streak to five games Wednesday. Playing at Hudson Valley Community College, the Panthers won 1-0 to improve to 6-1 overall. TC3, ranked #4 in this week's NJCAA national rankings, is now 5-0 in Region III games. Hudson Valley drops to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in Region III.
 
The lone goal came in the first half, with Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) converting an assist from Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach). Raftu has netted the game-winning goal in each of the last three games.
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) earned the win in goal with six saves.
 
TC3 returns home to host Corning Community College Saturday.


Panthers Top Delhi 5-2

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team made it four wins in a row Saturday with a 5-2 victory at SUNY Delhi. TC3, ranked #6 in the latest NJCAA national rankings, is now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in Region III. Delhi falls to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in Region III.
 
The action started quickly for both teams. Just two minutes into the game, TC3's Robert Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) took advantage of a misplay to give the Panthers the early 1-0 lead. Delhi answered four minutes later to tie the score at 1-1, and then took the lead with its second goal in just the tenth minute of the game. The score stayed at 2-1 until the 23rd minute when Mikki Brown (Greene H.S./Greene) found Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) for a goal off a header, tying the game at 2-2.
 
The score remained tied into the second half. Just two minutes into the second half, TC3 went on the attack with Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) taking the ball down the field and setting up Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) for what would prove to be the game winner. The lead grew to 4-1 in the 67th minute on another pretty goal by Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), driving a ball into the net off an assist from Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal). Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) finished the scoring in the closing minutes of play, making the final 5-2.
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) had two saves in goal for the Panthers.
 
TC3 plays at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.


Panthers Win Top-Ten Showdown

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

On Wednesday afternoon, the latest NJCAA Division III men's soccer national rankings were released. Wednesday night in Dryden, two of the teams in the top ten squared off, with #6 Tompkins Cortland Community College hosting #4 Mohawk Valley Community College. The result was historic for the home team as TC3 won 2-1, the first time in the history of the program that TC3 has beaten a team ranked in the top four in the nation. TC3's record is now 4-1 overall and 3-0 in Region III. Mohawk Valley drops to 4-1 and 2-1.
 
TC3 got on the board first, with Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) putting one in the net off an assist from Raphael Flores (Montclair H.S./Montclair, N.J.) in the 14th minute. The lead held at 1-0 into the half, but Mohawk Valley scored the equalizer early in the second on a penalty kick after a hand ball was called in the box. The score remained deadlocked until the 71st minute, when Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) used some fancy footwork to score the game-winner.
 
Austin Chambers (McGraw H.S./McGraw) earned the win in goal, making several good plays while recording two saves.
 
TC3 is next in action when the Panthers travel to SUNY Delhi Saturday.


Panthers Overcome Slow Start in 5-1 Win

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team had a slow start Saturday at Niagara County Community College, but the finish was anything but slow as the Panthers rolled to a 5-1 win. TC3 is now 3-1 overall and 2-0 in Region III. It was the season opener for Niagara.
 
In just the sixth minute of play, the home team took the lead as Niagara beat the TC3 defense for the early lead. It would be the last thing the Panthers defense would give up, and when Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) collected a loose ball off a corner and beat the Niagara keeper with 11:41 left in the half, the game was tied at 1-1.
 
The second half was all TC3, starting with another corner kick that ended with a goal from Streb. This time Andre DeSa (Hendrich Hudson H.S./Martim, Portugal) started the play, driving the ball toward the back post, where Streb waited to play it into the goal to make it 2-1 in the 48th minute. Nine minutes later it was 3-1, with Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) scoring after a nice cross from Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse). Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) made it 4-1 in the 75th minute, heading in a cross from Drew Christopher (Homer H.S./Homer). The final score of the game might have been the most impressive, with Eddie Butler (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) blasting a direct kick from midfield past the keeper in the 84th minute to make it 5-1.
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) and Austin Chambers (McGraw H.S./McGraw) split time in the goal for the Panthers, combining on two saves.
 
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.


Panther Open Region III Play with Win

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team opened Region III play in style Wednesday, beating Alfred State College 4-1 in front of a huge home crowd. The Panthers improve to 2-1 overall. It was the season opener for Alfred State.
 
The scoring opened with 27 minutes left in the first half, with Michael Raftu (Marta Valle H.S./Manhattan) starting the play by putting a shot on goal. When the keeper couldn't control the ball, Raftu was able to play the ball to Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) for an empty-net goal. The score remained 1-0 into the break, but the home team was able to pad the lead in the opening minutes of the second half.
 
Eight minutes into the second half, Dylan Palacio (Long Beach H.S./Long Beach) played a ball to Raftu, who beat the keeper from the left side to make it 2-0. Three minutes later, Wemene made it 3-1 with his second goal, this time off an assist from Robert Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon). The visiting Pioneers got on the board with 17 minutes left, making it 3-1, but TC3 responded a minute later when Mark Scott (Twin Tiers Christian Academy/West Danby) scored off an assist from Raftu to make the final 4-1.
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) earned the win in goal with one save.
 
TC3 travels to Niagara County Community College Saturday.


Panthers Fall to Nationally-Ranked Team

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Taking on ninth-ranked team in the nation Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team came up just short, falling 2-1 to Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.). The game, played in Herkimer as part of the Coliseum Classic, drops TC3's record to 1-1 on the season.
 
The game's first goal came near the end of the first half, giving Bunker Hill a 1-0 lead at the break. Bunker Hill made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute, but TC3 answered moments later. In the 82nd minute, Dana Smith (Dryden H.S./Dryden) beat the Bunker Hill keeper with a header off a throw in from Eddie Butler (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) to put TC3 on the board. The Panthers were unable to score the equalizer over the final minutes, making the final 2-1.
 
Austin Chambers (McGraw H.S./McGraw) had six saves in his collegiate debut.
 
TC3 opens Region III action Wednesday with a 7 p.m. home game against Alfred State College.


Panthers Top Morris in OT

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team opened the 2012 season with a dramatic 3-2 double-overtime win Saturday, coming from behind twice to beat County College of Morris (N.J.). TC3, taking part in the Herkimer Coliseum Classic, will take on Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) Sunday at noon.
 
The Panthers trailed 1-0 before evening the score with 6:45 left in the first half. Edem Wemene (Nottingham H.S./Syracuse) started the play with a shot on goal, which rebounded to Drew Christopher (Homer H.S./Homer) who converted to make it 1-1. After Morris again took the lead in the second half, the Panthers evened it at 2-2 with 14:20 left in regulation. David Trinidad (Candor H.S./Candor) fed a ball to Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), who put the ball in the net to force overtime.
 
After a scoreless first overtime, Wemene ended the game just a minute into the second OT, stealing the ball near midfield and taking it to the goal for the game winner.
 
Jesse Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) recorded eight saves in the win.


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2012 Men's Soccer Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Mon 08/20
7 p.m.
Wells College
Home
Tue 08/21
6 p.m.
SUNYIT
Utica
Sat 08/25
12 p.m.
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Herkimer
Sun 08/26
12 p.m.
Bunker Hill CC (Mass.)
Herkimer
Wed 08/29
7 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Sat 09/01
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sanborn
Wed 09/05
6 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sat 09/08
1 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Wed 09/12
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Sat 09/15
2 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Thu 09/20
6 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Home
Sat 09/22
2 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Jamestown
Tue 09/25
4 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Binghamton
Thu 09/27
5 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sun 09/30
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sat 10/06
12 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Wed 10/10
7 p.m.
Herkimer College
Home
Sun 10/14
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Wed 10/17
7 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Tue 10/23
5 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 10/27
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Herkimer
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