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Panthers Ranked in Top Ten in Nation

August 21, 2014


The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team is ranked in the top ten in the nation in both major preseason rankings. The Panthers are ranked #7 in the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll and #9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Division III poll. TC3 opens its season hosting the East Coast Cup August 30-31. TC3 plays Holyoke Community College (Mass.) at 7 p.m. on August 30 and Prince George’s Community College (Md.) Sunday at 1 p.m.

TC3 finished the 2013 season with a record of 13-1-3 and a ranking in the top ten of both polls. Lost to graduation and transfer to a four-year schools are many of last year’s roster, including four all-conference selections and two-time All-American Sean Streb, who is playing at SUNY Cortland this fall. But the cupboard is far from bare for TC3.

The Panthers return its leading scorer, All-American forward Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), along with its all-region goalkeeper, McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn). All-conference midfielder James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh) is also among the six players back for Coach Andy Davis, who is entering his 10th season as head coach. He has been named a coach of the year six times in his nine year, and has amassed an overall record of 112-53-9.

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TC3's Sean Streb Recognized as Scholar Athlete

June 18, 2014

Tompkins Cortland Community College student Sean Streb has been recognized by the State University of New York (SUNY) with a 2013-14 Scholar Athlete Award. Streb, a two-time all-American soccer player at TC3, graduated from TC3 last month with a liberal arts and sciences: math/science degree. He will attend SUNY Cortland in the fall.

The award recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. “SUNY scholar athletes are stand-out students who have excelled not only in their respective sports but in our classrooms as well,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher in announcing the recipients. “With an average GPA of 3.55 among this year’s honorees, we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Congratulations to each of the students recognized, and thank you to the many professors, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support them."

A total of 83 student-athletes were recognized, representing 35 of SUNY’s 64 campuses. In order to be considered for this award, student-athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director. Nominees’ academic credentials and athletic accomplishments were then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system and members of the provost’s office.

Streb and Shutter Named NSCAA All-Americans

December 17, 2013

More honors for Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer players Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), this time from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Streb and Shutter have been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Men’s Division III All-America team. Streb, one of just four repeat selections, was named to the first team; Shutter, a freshman, was chosen on the second team.

A total of 12 players were named to the first team, and Streb was one of just three defenders. A second-team selection in 2012, he started 16 games in 2013 while leading a defense that allowed just nine goals during those games. The Panthers posted eight shutouts and allowed two goals in a game just once while Streb was on the field. The co-captain also scored seven goals and had an assist for a TC3 team that advanced to the Region III championship game and finished the year ranked ninth in the nation.

Shutter, who also earned All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), had a spectacular debut season. He was named the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, helping the Panthers to an undefeated conference record. He started 16 games, scoring in half. He netted a hat-trick in TC3’s win over Cayuga Community College and had two streaks of three consecutive games with a goal. He finished the year with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists.

This marks the fourth-straight year TC3 men’s soccer has been represented on the All-American team, and the second-straight year with two players honored.

Morgan Shutter Named All-American

December 6, 2013

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 freshman was named to the Division III All-America second team. A total of 22 players were honored, including just seven freshmen.

Shutter adds the All-American honor to an impressive list of accomplishments. He was named to the Region III All-Region team and was chosen the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He led TC3 in scoring with 24 points (10 goals and four assists), helping the Panthers to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Region III championship game.

Shutter is the first TC3 men’s soccer player to receive NJCAA All-American honors since 2010 (Lucas Heffron) and the sixth all time.

Panthers Well Represented on All-Region Team

November 15, 2013

Coach Andy Davis and four Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer players have earned NJCAA Region III all-region honors. Davis was named the co-coach of the year in the region; Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine), and Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) were all first-team selections; McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn) was chosen to the second team. A total of 26 players were voted onto the team by the coaches of Region III. SUNY Adirondack and Herkimer County Community College each had five selections, followed by Genesee Community College and TC3 each with four selections. The other eight selections were distributed among six schools.

 

Streb is just the fifth Panther in the 19-year history of TC3 men’s soccer to repeat as a first-team all-region selection. He was a team captain and led a defense that allowed just 11 goals in 17 games, and only five over the final 11 games. Despite playing defense most of the season, he was second on the team with seven goals.

 

Shutter, a freshman and the Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, led TC3 with 10 goals and 24 points. Licciardi, a sophomore, was fourth on the team with 11 points on four assists and three goals. Richards, a freshman, had an 11-1-3 record that included six shutouts. His 0.65 goals against average this season was the best ever for a TC3 goalie.

 

The regional award is the first such honor for Davis and the first for a TC3 men’s soccer coach since Mick McDaniel in 1999. Davis is a five-time MSAC Coach of the Year, including this season.

 

2013 All-Region Men’s Soccer

First Team
Forward
Samuel Naiwo, Adirondack
Jermaine Windster, Herkimer
Ben Polk, Genesee
Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland

 

Midfield
Jimmy Calderon, Herkimer
Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
Nathan Rose, Genesee Joe Boulter, Adirondack

 

Defense
Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
Pete McAvoy, Herkimer
Aaron Dunks, Genesee
Thomas Debenham, Adirondack

Goalie
Tristan Henry, Herkimer

 

Second Team
Forward
Robbie Hoover, Broome
Dimitri Beauchamp, Delhi
Mitch Haas, Hudson Valley
Winterson Joseph, North Country

 

Midfield
Bryan Coyt, Herkimer
Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
Jamie Maskell, Genesee
Leo Cunningham, Adirondack

 

Defense
Jason Boxx, Cayuga
Adis Redzic, Mohawk Valley
Shane Jenkinson, Adirondack
Enea Canaj, Hudson Valley

 

Goalie
McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland

 

Co-Coach of the Year Andy Davis, Tompkins Cortland
Pepe Aragon, Herkimer

Panthers Dominate All-Conference Honors

October 25, 2013

The 2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) men’s soccer post-season honors have been announced, and for the second straight year, Tompkins Cortland Community College has dominated the honors. The Panthers claimed the most spots on the all-conference team, as well as the two individual awards. In voting by the coaches of the seven teams in the MSAC, TC3’s Morgan Shutter (Odessa-Montour H.S./Alpine) has been named the Player of the Year and Andy Davis has been named the Coach of the Year. Additionally, TC3 claimed seven spots on the 20-man all-conference team; the next most was four. TC3 repeated as conference champions, winning the title with a record of 6-0 against fellow MSAC teams.

Shutter is the fourth different Panther in the last five years to be named conference player of the year, and the seventh all time. Shutter leads TC3 with 24 points on 10 goals and four assists. Joining Shutter on the all-MSAC team are Sean Streb (Lansing H.S./Lansing), a repeat selection; Rob Licciardi (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon); Yauhen Malko (James Madison H.S./Brooklyn); James Demshick (Newburgh Free Academy/Newburgh); McZiggy Richards (School for Human Rights/Brooklyn); and Evan Holl (Marathon H.S./Marathon). It marks the 13th consecutive season TC3 has had at least four players named all-MSAC.

For Davis, it’s the fifth time he has been honored as the conference coach of the year. His teams have claimed five MSAC titles in his nine years at TC3.

2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team

Morgan Shutter, Tompkins Cortland
Sean Streb, Tompkins Cortland
Robbie Hoover, Broome
Rob Licciardi, Tompkins Cortland
Jason Boxx, Cayuga
Tautis Poniskaitis, Cayuga
Matthew Massenzio, Onondaga
Mike McGinnis, Corning
Anson Dann, Broome
Turner Antonakos, Broome
Yauhen Malko, Tompkins Cortland
Patrick Maroney, Onondaga
James Demshick, Tompkins Cortland
Sean Wynn, Cayuga
Ryan Haines, Finger Lakes
McZiggy Richards, Tompkins Cortland
Kyle Miller, Jefferson
Matthew Spencer, Cayuga
Evan Holl, Tompkins Cortland
Bojan Topalovic, Onondaga

Roster–2007 Men's Soccer

Team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
GK Judd Arnold Fr. 6-4 180 Cortland/Cortland
2 Chris Decker Fr. 5-7 125 Cortland/Cortland
3 Emerson Caiza So. 6-0 185 Ithaca/Puyo, Ecuador
4 Mike Harrigan So. 5-11 155 Northeastern Clinton/Rouses Point
5 Chris Driscoll Fr. 5-9 165 Southern Cayuga/Aurora
6 Brandon Casterline Fr. 6-0 165 Cortland/Cortland
7 Michael Winnie Fr. 6-0 170 Tully/Tully
8 Tim Parsons So. 6-0 155 Groton/Groton
9 Dylen Walker Fr. 6-0 170 G. Ray Bodley/Fulton
10 Tim Rogers So. 6-1 180 Marathon/Marathon
11 Tio Behdad Fr. 5-10 145 Richmond Hill/Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada
12 Kyle Clapper Fr. 5-10 170 Dryden/Dryden
13 Mike Peluso Fr. 5-7 140 Ellenville/Ellenville
14 Kevin Peck So. 5-11 175 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
15 Davy Crockett Fr. 5-4 140 Cazenovia/New Woodstock
16 Fernando Casanova Fr. 5-9 140 Colegio Loyola/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
17 Jesse Clawson Fr. 5-10 145 Tully/Tully
18 Jean-Pierre Rosas Fr. 5-9 160 Guayaguil, Ecuador
19 James Holman Fr. 6-0 165 Dryden/Dryden
20 Rich Chesterton Fr. 5-9 155 Notley/Braintree, Essex, England
21 Zachary Johnson Fr. 5-9 145 East Syracuse-Minoa/East Syracuse
22 Jeremy Gleed Fr. 5-11 185 Ithaca/Ithaca

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2014 Season

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

Statistics

Previous Seasons

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–2007 Men's Soccer

TC3 Season Ends in Semis

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The season came to an end for the TC3 men's soccer team as the Panthers lost in a semifinal of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Saturday. TC3, the tournament's seventh seed, fell to second-seeded Herkimer County Community College 7-1. TC3 ends the season with a record 12-6-1 on the season. Herkimer improves to 14-2-1.
 
The game opened with Herkimer seemingly a step faster to ever ball. The Generals took the lead in the 24th minute when Harry Appiah scored to make it 1-0. The Panthers responded with much improved play, evening the game in the 33rd minute. Emerson Caiza (Ithaca H.S./Ecuador) played a beautiful ball towards the goal from about 40 yards out, going off a Herkimer defender into the goal. The score remained 1-1 at the break.
 
The second half saw Herkimer take control, scoring goals in the 49th and 58th minute to move to a 3-1 lead. Four goals over the final 14 minutes made the final 7-1.
 
Herkimer advances to the final vs. SUNY Cobleskill Sunday at 3 p.m.


Panthers Advance to Semifinals

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The TC3 men's soccer team will play in the NJCAA Region III semifinal after being awarded a forfeit win. The Panthers played a quarterfinal game at Genesee Community College Tuesday, but after the game it was learned Genesee inadvertently played a suspended player. The forfeit improves TC3 12-5-1 on the season and ends Genesee's season at 14-6. TC3, the #6 seed, will take on #2 Herkimer Saturday at 4:45 p.m.TC3 is hosting the men's and women's semifinals on Saturday and finals on Sunday.


Panthers Blank Clinton to Advance in Playoffs

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The TC3 men's soccer team used four first-half goals to cruise to a 4-0 win over Clinton Community College in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Saturday. The sixth-seeded Panthers advance to a quarterfinal game at third-seed Genesee Community College Tuesday. TC3 is now 11-5-1 on the season. Clinton ends the year 7-7-1.
 
The Panthers dominated from the opening whistle – and it wasn't long after that whistle that TC3 took the lead. Just seconds into the game, TC3 earned a direct kick from 25 yards out. Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ontario, Canada) drilled a shot that found the crossbar and bounced to the feet of James Holman (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Holman put it in the back of the net for a TC3 lead just 43 seconds into the game. The second score came in the 13th minute when Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) fed Kyle Clapper (Dryden H.S./Dryden) for a long run down the center of the field. When the Clinton keeper came out, Clapper continued through, sliding to tap the ball in for the goal. The score remained 2-0 until the 29th minute, when the Panthers blew it open.
 
The third goal of the game came after a TC3 corner. With the ball loose in the box, Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) beat the defense to the ball, and then beat the keeper for the score. Just 12 seconds later, Johnson found Behdad alone about 25 yards in front of the goal. Behdad fired a rocket to the upper corner, finding the back of the net before the keeper could react. The two-goal outburst proved to be more than enough cushion as the Panthers controlled play the rest of the way.
 
Judd Arnold (Cortland H.S./Cortland) earned the shutout in goal.


Panthers Finish Undefeated MSAC Season

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

For the second time in the last three years, the TC3 men’s soccer team is the Mid-State Athletic Conference champion. The Panthers finished a perfect conference season with a 3-1 win over Cayuga Community College Wednesday afternoon. The victory ends TC3’s regular season with a record of 5-0 in conference, matching the undefeated season of 2005. TC3 ends the regular season 10-5-1 overall while Cayuga ends its season 3-12-2 overall and 1-4 in the MSAC.
 
Cayuga opened the scoring when Shazz Obiora scored in the seventh minute. TC3 responded in the 16th minute as Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) played a cross to a streaking Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) for the scoring shot. The game remained tied at 1-1 heading into the halftime break.
 
The Panthers controlled possession to open the second half, enjoying several good chances. The tie was broken in the 67th minute when Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) weaved through the defense and delivered a blast from inside the box to make it 2-1. Ten minutes later, Casanova played a pretty pass from just inside midfield to Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) at the top of the box. Parsons directed the ball past the keeper, making the final 3-1.
 
The Panthers now await word on an invitation to the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The 12-team tournament will open with first-round games Saturday. The tournament field will be announced Wednesday evening.


Panthers Clinch Share of MSAC Title

Sunday, October 14, 2007

For the second straight game, the TC3 men’s soccer team used a balanced attack to cruise to a win. Playing at Jefferson Community College Sunday, four different Panthers scored as TC3 posted a 4-1 win. The win improves the Panthers to 9-5-1 overall, 7-5-1 in Region III, and 4-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. With just one MSC game left, Sunday’s win guarantees TC3 will at least tie for the conference title.
 
By the end of the game, TC3 dominated in every stat. But that wasn’t the case early, as Jefferson’s Tyler Maxon gave the home team an early 1-0 lead. After falling behind in the tenth minute, TC3 responded with two scores before the half. Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) scored the first goal, converting an assist from Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) in the 26th minute. Parsons gave TC3 a 2-1 lead with a goal of his own in the 33rd minute off an assist from Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
 
The second half opened with a bang for the Panthers. Just twenty seconds into the half, Dylen Walker (G. Ray Bodley HS/Fulton) scored, with an assist from Davy Crockett (Cazenovia HS/New Woodstock). Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) finished the scoring in the 58th minute with a goal. James Holman (Dryden HS/Dryden) picked up the assist.
 
The Panthers close out the regular season Wednesday with a 2 p.m. game with Cayuga Community College. A win would finish TC3’s second undefeated conference season in the last three years.


Balanced Panthers Shut Out FMCC

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A balanced attack that saw six different Panthers either score a goal or pick up an assist helped the TC3 men’s soccer team top Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-0 Thursday. The win improves the Panthers to 8-5-1 overall and 6-5-1 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery falls to 7-9.
 
TC3’s first core came late in the first half. With just over four minutes left in the first half, Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) took a drop pass from Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) and beat the keeper with a rocket from 18 yards out.
 
The second tally came in the 63rd minute. Jean Piere-Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador) found Jesse Clawson (Tully HS/Tully), who kneed the ball in to make it 2-0. The final score came in the 72nd minute when Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) played a pretty cross that Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) headed in for the goal.
 
Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) earned his fifth shutout of the season with four saves. Arnold is now just one shutout from tying the TC3 single-season record set by Nick Hoffman in 1999 and tied by Jesse Russell in 2005.
 
The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Sunday.


Opening-Minute Goal Beats Panthers

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A goal exactly one minute into the game proved to be the only score of the game as the TC3 men’s soccer team lost to Genesee Community College Sunday, 1-0. The Panthers fall to 7-5-1 overall and 5-5-1 in Region III. Genesee improves to 12-4 overall and 11-1 in Region III.
 
The lone tally came off a set play in the opening moments. Genesee earned a free kick from about 30 yards, and Victor Gonzalez found Jorge Zapata for a header and the goal. TC3’s best chance to counter in the first half came in the 24th minute. A pass found a Panther in the mouth of the goal with a chance to score, but a miss-hit ball floated wide.
 
In the second half, TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) provided plenty of highlight reel material, including several from point blank. It appeared his efforts to keep the Panthers in the game would be rewarded when TC3 put a good rush on the Genesee goal in he 78th minute. Genesee keeper Rondell Renwick came up big with a save of a hard shot, but a Panther appeared ready to punch in the loose ball for the tying score. Unfortunately for the home team, the TC3 player was taken down with an aggressive tackle. When no foul was called, the last good scoring chance of the afternoon was past.
 
The Panthers play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.


Panthers Tie Scoring Record with Win

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team tied the school record for goals in a game with a 9-0 win at Corning Community College Thursday. The Panthers improve to 7-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the MSAC. Corning is 2-10-1 overall and 1-3 in the MSAC.
 
Scoring has been a problem for the Panthers most of the season, but it certainly wasn’t Thursday. The goals came early and often in the first half, as Zachary Johnson (east Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) scored in the second minute of the game. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) made it 2-0 a minute later and Dylen Walker (G. Ray Bodley HS/Fulton) scored in the ninth minute to make it 3-0. Casanova added a second goal and Rich Chesterton (Braintree, Essex, England) and Jean-Piere Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador) also scored before the half to make it 6-0 heading into the break.
 
Less than a minute into the second half, Kyle Clapper (Dryden Hs/Dryden) made it 7-0. A score by Chris Decker (Cortland HS/Cortland) followed by the third goal of the day for Casanova ended the scoring with 35 minutes left in the game. Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) earned the shutout with three saves.
 
The nine goals tied the team record set in 2002 against Corning and equaled in 2006 against Jamestown-Cattaraugus. The hat trick for Casanova was one shy of tying the TC3 record for goals by a single player. Casey Burns scored four goals in a game three times in 1999.
 
The Panthers return home for a 3:15 p.m. Sunday game against Genesee Community College.


Panthers Move Into First in MSAC

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team moved into first place in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 3-2 win over Broome Community College Tuesday. The Panthers improve to 6-4-1 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC. Broome, the defending conference champions, falls to 8-4-1 overall and 3-1 in the MSAC.
 
The game featured two of the top five defenses in the region, but the offenses stole the spotlight early. Broome scored the game’s first goal in the ninth minute, with Salar Ahmad converting a pass from Stefan Miller-Lari. TC3 answered in the 18th minute. Fernando Casanova (Dominican Republic) took the ball up the field, driving home a shot from the right side of the box to even the score. The tie lasted just over a minute, as Broome’s Chris Messina scored to make it 2-1. In the 27th minute, TC3 evened the score again, this time with Zachary Johnson (East Syracuse-Minoa HS/East Syracuse) lifting a shot from 30 yards out and floating it into the far upper corner of the net.
 
After the fourth goal of the first half, both teams tightened up. The game-winner came in the 88th minute. Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) fed Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ont.) in front of the goal. From point blank, Behdad beat the keeper for what proved to be the game-winner.
 
The three goals matched TC3’s season-high and matched the most Broome has allowed in a game.
 
The Panthers play at Corning Community College Thursday.


Panthers Fall at Herkimer

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A trio of late goals helped blow open a loss for the TC3 men’s soccer team Saturday. Playing at nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College, the Panthers lost 6-1. TC3 falls to 5-4-1 overall and 3-4-1 in Region III. Herkimer moves to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the region.
 
The home team got on the board first, with Ivan Guarin scoring in the 17th minute of play. TC3 responded when Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) took the ball down the middle of the defense and hit the upper ninety from 25 yards out just four minutes later. The score stayed 1-1 for just a moment, as Herkimer answered a minute later with a goal by Harry Appiah to make it 2-1. The deficit remained at one goal heading into the half.
 
In the second period, Herkimer added to its lead with a tally in the 58th minute by Lee Martins. With the score 3-1, the TC3 defense experienced its first significant letdown of the season, allowing three goals over the final nine minutes to make the final 6-1.
 
The Panthers will look to get back on track with a key Mid-State Athletic Conference showdown Tuesday at home against Broome Community College. Action begins at 7 p.m.


Panthers Win by Forfeit

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

TC3 was credited with a forfeit win after Cobleskill used an ineligible player in the game.


Panthers Blank Clinton

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The TC3 men’s soccer team’s offense continued its trend of producing just enough as the Panthers posted another low-scoring victory Saturday, beating Clinton Community College 1-0. TC3 is now 5-2-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Region III. Clinton falls to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in Region III.
 
The Panthers controlled the game between the boxes, but could manage just one score. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) had the lone goal, scoring the game winner off in the 70th minute off an assist from Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden). The TC3 defense limited Clinton to just six shots, with Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) recording two saves for the shutout.
 
TC3 returns home for a Wednesday game against the top-ranked team in the region, SUNY Cobleskill. Action starts at 7 p.m.


Clapper Goal Gives Panthers Win

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A goal by Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) in the 78th minute proved to be the game-winner as the TC3 men’s soccer team posted a 2-1 win over Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 4-2-1 overall and 2-2-1 in Region III. Hudson Valley is 5-4 overall and 3-4 in Region III.
 
The home team opened the scoring early. In the fourth minute, Jesse Clawson (Tully H.S./Tully) took a long pass from Tio Behdad (Richmond Hill HS/Richmond Hill, Ont.) to the right of the box, and blasted a shot that ricocheted off the cross bar into the net. Hudson Valley responded in the 20th minute, when Michael Ackerman beat the defense to knot the game at 1-1 heading into halftime.
 
The score remained deadlocked for much of the second half, thanks to several sensational saves by Hudson Valley keeper Trent Mendrysa. The Panthers finally beat him in the 78th minute. What proved to be the game-winner came after the Panthers earned a direct kick from outside the box, to the left of the goal. Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) played a pretty cross to a streaking Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden), who put it in for the deciding score.
 
TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) had another big day, turning away four shots and controlling the box.
 
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Saturday.


Panthers Fall in OT

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Despite out-shooting their opponent 17-9, the TC3 men’s soccer team came up on the short end of a 1-0 overtime score Saturday. The Panthers lost to SUNY Delhi to fall to 3-2-1 overall, 1-2-1 in Region III. Delhi improves to 4-1 both overall and in regional play.
 
The final score was not indicative of the play for the majority of the game. The first half alone featured three fantastic saves by Delhi keeper Nicholas Hadnagy to preserve the scoreless tie. The opportunities kept coming for the home team in the second half, peaking when the Panthers earned a penalty kick in the 62nd minute. Again, Hadnagy came up big, recording the save. TC3 kept the pressure up through the end of regulation, but couldn’t get one to the net.
 
In overtime, Delhi stepped up its play, culminating with a goal by William Vasquez in the 96th minute.
 
TC3 is home again Wednesday against Hudson Valley Community College.


Panthers Fall in Battle of Ranked Teams

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In a match-up of two of the top five ranked teams in the region, the TC3 men’s soccer team came up just short Wednesday, losing at Mohawk Valley Community College 1-0. The loss snaps TC3’s seven-game regular season unbeaten streak, which dates back to last season. TC3 is now 3-1-1 overall on the season while Mohawk Valley stands at 4-1 overall.
 
The action was even most of the way, with TC3 holding a slight 12-11 edge in shots. The only shot that counted, though, came from Mohawk Valley in the 41st minute. Mohawk Valley’s Joel Almeida took advantage of a momentary TC3 defensive lapse and turned a loose ball in the box into a goal. The tally held as the game-winner as neither team could score again the rest of the way.
 
TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) was solid in goal for the Panthers, recording 11 saves on the afternoon.
 
TC3 returns home Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. contest with SUNY Delhi.


Early Goal Sets Tone in Win

Sunday, September 09, 2007

In the last game the TC3 men’s soccer team played, the Panthers needed a dramatic rally to record a come-from-behind win. No such rally was needed Sunday, as the Panthers scored a goal just 26 seconds into the game en route to a 2-0 win over Finger Lakes Community College. The win improves TC3 to 3-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 in Region III, and 1-0-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.
 
The action started early, as TC3 put together a push in the opening seconds. With the Panthers on the attack, Finger Lakes was called for a hand ball in their own box, giving TC3 a penalty kick just 26 seconds into the game. Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) converted, giving TC3 the early lead.
 
Finger Lakes tried to respond, putting on a good run a few seconds later, but a nice crossing pass went untouched. In the eighth minute, the visitors had what would prove to be their best scoring chance of the day. After a corner kick, the ball seemed to be bouncing towards an empty net, but TC3’s Fernando Casanova (Santo Domingo, D.R.) came in and cleared the ball. Fourteen minutes later, Finger Lakes enjoyed another chance, but TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) came up big, preserving the score at 1-0. From that point on, TC3 controlled action until finally putting in a second score. In the 26th minute, Tio Behdad (Richmond Hills, Ontario) played a ball to Driscoll, who delivered the score.
 
The second half featured few solid scoring chances, with the best coming in the 78th minute, when TC3 narrowly missed converting on a corner kick. For the game, TC3 out-shot Finger Lakes 8-4.
 
TC3 travels to Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are back home Saturday vs. SUNY Delhi.


Parsons Goal Caps Comeback Win

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A goal by Tim Parsons (Groton HS/Groton) early in the second overtime capped a comeback win for the TC3 men's soccer team Sunday as the Panthers topped Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) 3-2 in the finale of the Northeast Cup at TC3. It was the second straight overtime win for the Panthers, who beat Holyoke Community College (Mass.) 1-0 Saturday. The Panthers improve to 2-0-1 overall on the season. Bunker Hill, who beat Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday on the first day of the Northeast Cup, falls to 1-1 on the year.
 
Sunday's game started with a flurry for Bunker Hill, as the visitors put pressure on TC3's defense from the opening whistle. The Bulldogs controlled play early on, hitting the crossbar with a shot in the fourth minute and putting several rushes on the goal before TC3 settled in. At the ten-minute mark, the Panthers looked to break into the scoring column with a great chance, but the Bunker Hill defense rose to the challenge when two defenders kept the ball out of the net after the keeper fell out of position. The two teams traded chances before Bunker Hill scored the first goal of the game at the 27-minute mark when Diego Ettedgui took a ball at the top of the box, turned and rocketed a shot into the upper corner. Bunker Hill threatened to add to the lead four minutes later, but two spectacular saves by TC3 keeper Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) kept the Panthers within one heading into the break.
 
The deficit would grow soon after the start of the second half, however, when Ettedgui broke through the defense and beat Arnold to make it 2-0 just two minutes into the second half. After several minutes of play, the Panthers seemed to step up their intensity, putting several good runs on the goal before finally breaking through in the 68th minute, when James Holman (Dryden HS/Dryden) slid a pass from the right corner to Mike Harrigan (Northeastern Clinton HS/Rouses Point) in front of the goal, who put it in the net to cut the score to 2-1. It looked like TC3 would even the score in the 78th minute, when the Panthers received a direct kick from 40 yards out. The Panthers played a pretty ball towards the box, which was headed to an open man. The shot sailed just wide of the goal, but seemed to energize the team and the crowd, as TC3 continued to push towards the tying score. It came in the 83rd minute. With the Panthers continuing to pressure the Bunker Hill defense, a flurry of activity at the top of the box saw the ball come free around a trio of Bunker Hill defenders. Some indecision on the part of the Bunker Hill defense was all Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) needed, as he fought his way through to put the ball into the net to even the score at 2-2. The Panthers continued to control play until the horn ending regulation, sending TC3 to its third straight overtime game.
 
The ten-minute overtime started much the way regulation ended, with TC3 getting the better of play. The game winner came with 1:11 left in the first overtime. A big rush on the goal saw Driscoll deliver the ball to Parsons, who worked his way past the keeper for the game-winner, touching off a celebration on the field and in the stands.
 
For the weekend, Driscoll scored two goals and an assist, earning Offensive MVP honors for the weekend invitational. Bunker Hill's Adoral Jacob took home the Defensive MVP trophy.
 
After the long weekend, the Panthers enjoy a week off before returning to Region III play Sunday, September 9 with a home game against Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Win in Double Overtime

Saturday, September 01, 2007

A goal in the 106th minute of play ended what had been frustrating game for the TC3 men's soccer team Saturday as the Panthers posted a 1-0 double overtime win over Holyoke Community College (Mass.). The win came in the first day of the Northeast Cup at TC3 and leaves TC3 with a record of 1-0-1 overall. It was the season-opening game for Holyoke.
 
The Panthers dominated much of the game, enjoying a 29-2 advantage in shots, but it wasn't until Chris Driscoll (Southern Cayuga HS/Aurora) put the ball in the net in the second overtime that TC3 could celebrate a score.
 
The Northeast Cup at TC3 continues Sunday with the Panthers taking on Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) at 5 p.m. In Saturday's other Northeast Cup game, Bunker Hill posted an overtime win over Mohawk Valley Community College, 1-0.


Panthers Open Season with Tie

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

In a season-opening game between two teams coming off strong seasons in 2006, the TC3 men's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie at Alfred State College Wednesday. TC3, a Region III quarterfinalist last year, was 11-8 last year. Alfred State, a Region III Final Four team in 2006, was 10-4-2 last year.
 
The Panthers enjoyed the better play most of the game, but failed to take advantage. TC3 scored the game's first goal in the 40th minute, when Kyle Clapper (Dryden HS/Dryden) kneed in a cross from Jean-Piere Rosas (Ithaca HS/Guayaguil, Ecuador). The home team responded in the 52 minute, scoring with a play off a free kick to make it 1-1.
 
Judd Arnold (Cortland HS/Cortland) made four saves for TC3 as the Panthers out-shot Alfred State 12-5.
 
The Panthers return to action this weekend with the NJCAA Men's Northeast Cup at TC3. The four-team invitational includes TC3 taking on Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Saturday at 8:15 p.m. and Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) Sunday at 5:00 p.m.


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2007 Men's Soccer Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Wed 08/29
4 p.m.
Alfred State College
Alfred
Sat 09/01
8 p.m.
Holyoke CC (Mass.)
Home
Sun 09/02
5 p.m.
Bunker Hill CC (Mass.)
Home
Sun 09/09
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Wed 09/12
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
Sat 09/15
2 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Home
Wed 09/19
6 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Home
Sat 09/22
3 p.m.
Clinton CC
Plattsburgh
Wed 09/26
7 p.m.
SUNY Cobleskill
Home
Sat 09/29
7 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Tue 10/02
7 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 10/04
4 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Sun 10/07
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Home
Thu 10/11
4 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Sun 10/14
2 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Wed 10/17
2 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 10/20
1 p.m.
Clinton CC
Home
Tue 10/23
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sat 10/27
4 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
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