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


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


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

Tristan Henry, Herkimer


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


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


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


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


Friday, August 22, 2014


Roster–2009 Men's Soccer

Team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
GK Scott Warren Fr. 5-11 250 Averill Park/Averill Park
0 Lucas Mitchell Fr. 6-1 165 Thousand Islands/Clayton
00 Colby Taber Fr. 5-8 145 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
2 David Cerasani Fr. 5-7 145 Otselic Valley/Plymouth
4 Trevor Totman So. 5-7 145 Dryden/Dryden
5 Dylan Luce Fr. 5-7 135 Dryden/Dryden
6 Aaron Blanchard So. 5-7 155 Cincinnatus Christian Academy/Pitcher
7 Cameron Adams Fr. 5-10 160 Groton/Groton
8 Brandon Kohler So. 5-10 170 Minisink Valley/Westtown
9 Dan Hranek So. 5-11 160 Lansing/Lansing
10 Allan Krohn Fr. 140 5-8 O.E.S./New York City
11 Justin Ryan So. 5-9 145 Newark Valley/Berkshire
12 Hassan Hussein Fr. 5-8 155 , Egypt
13 Oliver Harwood So. 6-1 195 Ithaca/Ithaca
14 Aboubacar Sylla Fr. 6-0 165 West Side/New York City
15 Magor Mbengue Fr. 6-4 180 International/Bronx
16 Aaron Minnamon Fr. 5-8 160 Palmyra-Macedon/Palmyra
18 Jean-Pierre Rosas So. 5-9 160 Guayaguil, Ecuador
20 John Battersby Fr. 5-10 125 Corning West/Painted Post
21 Dustin Panebianco So. 5-7 160 Cicero-North Syracuse/Clay
22 Tyler Fleming Fr. 5-11 155 Lansing/Lansing
25 Joshua Grazul Fr. 6-0 225 Groton/Groton

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2014 Season

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


Previous Seasons


2011-12 and previous years


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)


Total All-American Players

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

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

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:, 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:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492

Highlights–2009 Men's Soccer

Panthers Fall in Semis

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer season came to an end Saturday with a 2-0 loss to Herkimer County Community College in the NJCAA Region III semifinals. The Panthers end the year with a record of 13-8. Herkimer is now 16-1-2.
The game was scoreless for the first half, despite chances for both teams. The second half saw the Generals break through with a score by Gustavo Pereira in the 56th minute. Herkimer added a second score ten minutes later on a goal by Kariym Balthazar.
TC3 keeper Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) kept the game close with several strong saves, finishing with nine saves for the game.

Late Goal Powers Panthers to Semifinals

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A goal with 4:39 left to play gave the TC3 men's soccer team a 3-2 playoff win over Broome Community College Tuesday. The NJCAA Region III quarterfinal win puts the Panthers into a semifinal game Saturday against top-seed Herkimer County Community College at noon. The semifinal round Saturday and championship game Sunday will be held at TC3.
The visiting Panther opened the scoring in the 19th minute of play when Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) took the ball near midfield and worked his way through several defenders before beating the Broome keeper to make it 1-0. The lead held until the 36th minute when Broome scored off a set play after a free kick near the TC3 box. The 1-1 deadlock held into the break.
In the second half, the Panthers had a solid chance early, but a header by Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) just four minutes into the half was stopped by the Broome keeper. The save kept it 1-1, but the Broome keeper couldn't stop a header by Mbengue in the 61st minute that made it 2-1. The lead lasted until the 72nd minute, when Broome evened the score at 2-2.
With the score even, the Panthers put together the game-winning rush in the closing minutes. David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) started the play, working in towards goal along the right end line. Cerasani played a pretty pass into the box, which Mbengue touched over to an open Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany), who fired the ball past the keeper for the score.
TC3 keeper Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) earned the win, in part due to a big save in the first half when he deflected a Broome shot taken from close range.
With the win, TC3's record is now 13-7. Broome ends its season 11-6.

Panthers Advance in Playoffs

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team advanced to the NJCAA Region III quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday. The 5th-seeded Panthers will play at #4 Broome Community College Tuesday. TC3 is now 12-7 overall and 12-4 in regional play. Fulton-Montgomery, the 12 seed, ends the year 7-8-1 overall and 6-8-1 in Region III.
The Panthers enjoyed a comfortable margin in shots, but it took until late in the second half to find the net. With 11:59 left in the game, Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) took the ball up the left sideline before playing a pretty cross to Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador) about 30 yards from the goal. The blast by Rosas went untouched into the back of the net, giving the home team the 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, the Panthers started another scoring rush, this time with Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) sliding a ball from a crowd in front of the net to an open Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany) in the left side of the box. Ahmad beat the keeper with a shot to the upper corner, making it 2-0 and sealing the game for the Panthers.
In a game that TC3 outshot Fulton-Montgomery 19-5, TC3's Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) earned the shutout with four saves.

Panthers Close Regular Season with Win

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Two goals and an assist from Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) helped the TC3 men's soccer team close out the regular season with a 3-1 win over Alfred State College. TC3 ends the regular season with a record of 11-7 overall and 11-4 in regional play. Alfred State falls to 6-7-1 overall and 5-6-1 in Region III.
Playing at Alfred State, the Panthers fell behind in the first half on a goal by Frank Torchia. Two minutes later, Mbengue evened the score off an assist from Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City). The same combination worked to score the game winner midway through the second half before Mbengue set up be the final score with an assist on a goal by Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador) with ten minutes left. Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) earned the win in goal with four saves.

Panthers Reach Ten Win

Thursday, October 22, 2009

For the fifth time in the last six years, the TC3 men's soccer team has reached double digits in wins. The Panthers reached ten wins on the season with a 2-1 win over Onondaga Community College Thursday. TC3 is now 10-7 overall and 10-4 in regional play.
The Panthers earned the win behind goals by Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) and Justin Ryan (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire). Aaron Minnamon (Palmyra-Macedon H.S./Palmyra) earned an assist while Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) earned the win in goal with five saves.
The Panthers play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Saturday.

Panthers Come Up Short Against D-I Team

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A goal with 1:06 left to play ended the upset hopes of the TC3 men's soccer team Sunday as the Panthers came up just short against a strong Division I team, losing to Essex County College (N.J.) 3-2. TC3 drops to 9-7 overall with the loss, but remains 9-4 in regional play. Essex, which tied nationally-ranked Division I power Bryant and Stratton on Saturday, improves to 11-2-2 overall.
The action opened with Essex enjoying the better of play, getting on the board in the 12th minute on a goal by Herve Valcourt. Neither team managed a tally the rest of the half, but the visitors quickly made it 2-0 in the second period when Sheldon Palmer scored just four minutes into the half.
The Panthers finally converted on the offensive end in the 62nd minute. Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing) found Trevor Totman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) open in front of the goal, beating the Essex keeper to make it 2-1. Just 27 seconds later, Hranek again started a scoring play, this time finding Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) streaking down the rights side of field. Mbengue found the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2 with 28:19 left to play.
Both teams had chances over the closing minutes, but Essex capitalized on the best opportunity, when Palmer took a ball on a breakaway and scored the game winner with 1:06 left on the clock.
The non-region loss won't affect TC3's bid for a playoff spot, but it does extend the team's current losing streak to a season-high three games. The Panthers hope to snap that streak Thursday at Onondaga Community College.

Panthers Push Nation's #2

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team gave the nation's second-ranked team a solid run Wednesday night before falling just short. The Panthers lost at Herkimer County Community College 3-2 to fall to 9-6 overall and 9-4 in Region III play. Herkimer is now 12-2-2 overall and 9-1-1 in regional action.
TC3 got on the board first, with Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) scoring off an assist from Aaron Minnamon (Palmyra-Macedon H.S./Palmyra) in the tenth minute. Herkimer responded with a goal by Gustavo Pereira tree minutes later, making it 1-1. The score held into the second half, when Periera gave the home team the lead with a goal in the 55th minute. Mike Roopchandsingh made it 3-1 Herkimer with a score in 84th minute. The Panthers pulled within a single goal with Kohler setting up a score by Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) in the 87th minute, but couldn't come all the way back.
TC3 hosts Essex County Community College (N.J.) in a non-region match Sunday.

Panthers Fall Out of First

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team saw its hopes for a Mid-State Athletic Conference championship come to an end Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Jefferson Community College. The defeat drops the Panthers out of a tie for first in the conference with a final MSAC record of 3-2. TC3 is 9-5 overall and 9-3 in Region III play.
TC3 plays at Herkimer County Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Top Genesee

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team won for the seventh time in the last eight outing, edging Genesee Community College 3-2 Sunday. The Panthers are now 9-4 overall and 9-2 in Region III. Genesee drops to 2-4-5 overall and 1-4-1 in regional play.
The game's first score came as the result of solid team work. Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany) played a ball from midfield to Dave Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth), who touched it to a streaking Dylan Luce (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Luce took the pass in stride and beat the Genesee keeper to make it 1-0 in the 23rd minute. It remained 1-0 until the closing moments of the half, when TC3 earned a direct kick from 25 yards with 7.9 seconds left. After the kick on goal, Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) collected the ball near the end line and slid a pass across the goal mouth to Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) for the score with two seconds left on the clock.
Genesee got on the board and cut the lead in half just three minutes into the second half, with David Farabella scoring to make it 2-1. TC3 answered 59 seconds later, with Ahmad picking up a goal of his own to make it 3-1. Genesee made it a one-goal game with a score by Joshua Canfield in the 60th minute. Despite several strong opportunities for TC3, the final score remained 3-2.
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) earned the win in goal, recording four saves.
TC3 is off until the weekend, when the Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Saturday.

Panthers Roll to Win

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team got back on track Thursday with an 8-0 win over Cayuga Community College. The Panthers improve to 8-4 overall, 8-2 in Region III, and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga falls to 1-8-1 overall and in region and 1-4 in the MSAC.
The Panthers wasted little time taking control of the game. Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany) put the Panthers on the board with a score on a direct kick from 30 yards out ten minutes into the game. Two minutes later, Trevor Totman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) played a long cross to Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) for a header into the net. Moments later the Panthers exploded, with scores by Andrew Minnamon (Palmyra-Macedon H.S./Palmyra), Dave Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth), and Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) in a three minute span to make it 5-0. In the 29th minute of the game, Ahmad's second goal of the half came off Dylan Luce's (Dryden H.S./Dryden) second assist, giving the Panthers a 6-0 lead at the half.
Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador) and Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) added goals in the second half, with Totman picking up his second assist of the game on another pretty cross.
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) and Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) split time in goal for the shutout. As a team, TC3 outshot Cayuga 21-3.
TC3 hosts Genesee Community College Sunday at 3 p.m.

Win Streak Snapped at Five

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team's win streak came an end at five games with a 3-1 loss to Broome Community College Tuesday. The Panthers are now 7-4 overall, 7-2 in Region III, and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 7-3 overall and in region and 3-1 in the MSAC.
The visiting Hornets opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when Andrew Shell beat defender and then deposited the ball into the net from close range for a 1-0 lead. The Panthers responded with a long range score in the 41st minute. Justin Ryan (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) played a ball from just inside midfield, floating it over the retreating goalkeeper to even the score at 1-1. The score remained tied heading into the half.
Just five minutes into the second half, Broome regained the lead. Bryan Backus found himself alone in the box and beat the TC3 keeper to make it 2-1. The Hornets added a third goal in the 72nd minute, with Shell scoring on a counterattack to make it 3-1. Despite out-shooting the visitors 20-11 for the game, the Panthers couldn't manage another score, making the final 3-1.
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Thursday at 7 p.m.

Panthers Win Fifth Straight

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Three first-half goals powered the TC3 men's soccer team to a 3-1 win over Jamestown Community College Saturday. The win improved TC3's win streak to five games as the Panthers are now 7-1 in Region III and 7-3 overall. Jamestown falls to 4-6 overall and 2-3 in region.
The home team got on the board quickly, with Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) scoring in the fifth minute of the game. Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) doubled the lead with a score in the 23rd minute before David Cerasini (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) scored off an assist from Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) in the 35th minute to make it 3-0 heading into the half.
Jamestown broke up the shutout with a second-half goal by Ryan Card, but TC3 controlled play most of the half to take the 3-1 win. For the game, TC3 outshot the visitors 13-6.
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Panthers Shut Out Corning

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team improved to 6-1 in Region III and 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a 3-0 win at Corning Community College Tuesday. The win, TC3's third shutout of the season, leaves TC3 with an overall record of 6-3. Corning falls to 3-2-1 overall and in region, and 2-1 in the MSAC.
After a scoreless first half, Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany) put the Panthers on the board with what proved to be the game-winner with 26:36 left in the game. Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing) made it 2-0 less than two minutes later, also unassisted. Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) added the final goal with 5:30 left, scoring off an assist from David Cerasini (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth).
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) posted the shutout in goal with five saves.
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Saturday at 3 p.m.

Panthers Win Third Straight

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A solid all-around team performance led the TC3 men's soccer team to a 6-1 win at Clinton Community College Saturday. The victory, TC3's third straight win, improves TC3 to 5-3 overall and 5-1 in Region III. Clinton is now 3-3 overall and 2-3 in region.
The Panthers took control of the game early, with Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) scoring in the fourth minute of the game. Dan Hranek (Lansing H.S./Lansing) made it 2-0 in the 13th minute of the game, scoring off an assist from Salar Ahmad (Binghamton H.S./Disoldov, Germany). Aaron Blanchard (Cincinnatus Christian Academy/Pitcher) scored the next two goals, giving the Panthers a 4-0 lead at the half. Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador), who assisted on one of the Blanchard goals, and Magor Mbengue (International H.S./Bronx) each added a goal in the second half to give TC3 a 6-0 lead. A penalty kick goal by Clinton late in the game broke the shutout.
Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City), Trevor Totman (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and David Cerasani (Otselic Valley H.S./Plymouth) each recorded an assist for the winner.
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg), Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton), and Scott Warren (Averill Park H.S./Averill Park) split time in goal as every healthy Panther saw playing time in the win.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Tuesday.

Panthers Work OT for Win

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A dramatic finish to regulation led to an exciting double-overtime victory for the TC3 men's soccer team Wednesday as the Panthers topped Hudson Valley Community College 2-1. The win improves TC3 to 4-3 overall and 4-1 in Region III while Hudson Valley drops to 2-4 overall and in regional play.
After a scoreless first half, TC3 took the lead in the opening seconds of the second half. Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador) drove a shot at goal which the Hudson Valley keeper deflected but couldn't control. TC3's Dylan Luce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) collected the rebound and gave the Panthers the lead just 38 seconds into the second half. The score remained 1-0 for more than 40 minutes, but Hudson Valley took advantage of a direct kick from just outside the box to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:54 left in regulation. After Allan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) narrowly missed giving the Panthers the win in regulation, hitting the post with a blast with 53 seconds left, the game went to overtime tied 1-1.
TC3 came out strong in the extra time, putting together several good rushes but failing to score in the first period. In the opening moments of the second overtime, Krohn finally got into the scoring column, starting the game-winning score with a feed to Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown). Kohler volleyed the bouncing pass from the top of the box to the corner of the net, ending the game 27 seconds in the second overtime.
TC3 keeper Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) recorded six saves for the win.
TC3 plays at Clinton Community College Saturday.

Panthers Blank Delhi

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A goal by Dylan Luce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) in the 30th minute proved to be the game-winner as the TC3 men's soccer team blanked SUNY Delhi 1-0 Saturday. The Panthers improve to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in Region III. Delhi falls to 1-3 overall and in regional play.
The Panthers enjoyed the better of play most of the game, with good chances throughout the game. Luce's goal came after a scramble in the box, with the freshman collecting the loose ball and putting it into the net. TC3 keeper Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) earned the shutout with a single save as the Panthers defense kept the visitors in check.
TC3 hosts Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Lose at Mohawk Valley

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The two-game win streak went by the boards for the TC3 men's soccer team Wednesday with a 6-3 loss at Mohawk Valley Community College. The loss drops TC3 to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in Region III. Mohawk Valley improves to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in regional play.
The first half saw Mohawk Valley score early and often, putting the first one in the net just nine minutes in en route to a 5-1 lead at the half. Allan Krohn (O.E.S. H.S./New York City) scored the lone TC3 first-half goal, with an assist by Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador).
Oliver Harwood (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) scored a long-range goal minutes into the second half to make it 5-2, but it was as close as the Panthers would get. A Mohawk Valley tally with 14 minute left was answered by another Krohn goal for TC3, making the final 6-3.
TC3 hosts SUNY Delhi Saturday.

Panthers Blank Finger Lakes

Sunday, September 06, 2009

A pair of Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) goals helped the TC3 men's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Finger Lakes Community College Sunday. The win evens TC3's overall record at 2-2 while improving the Panthers to 2-0 in Region III and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes falls to 1-1-2 overall, 1-1-1 in region, and 0-1-1 in the MSAC.
Kohler got the home team on the board with 11:23 left in the first half, blasting a direct kick from 20 yards. The goal, set up when Dylan Luce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) earned a foul with a strong run towards the box, gave the Panthers the lead heading into halftime.
TC3 made it 2-0 with 31 minutes left to play in the second half when Jean-Pierre Rosas (Ithaca H.S./Guayaguil, Ecuador) made a strong push with the ball up the left side, beating a pair of Finger Lakes defenders to the end line before sliding a pass across the goal mouth to a sliding Trevor Totman (Dryden H.S./Dryden) for the tap-in goal. Kohler made the final 3-0 with a score with 5:53 left in the game, taking advantage of a small opening in the defense to drive the ball to the corner of the net.
Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) earned the shutout in goal, recording four saves.
TC3 plays at nationally-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Win Regional Opener

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team earned its first win of the season, pulling away from Niagara County Community College Saturday for a 6-2 win. TC3 is now 1-2 overall and 1-0 in Region III play. Niagara falls to 0-1-1 overall and in region.
The game got off to a bad start for the Panthers as Niagara's Vince Zuccari took advantage of a defensive mistake to give the Trailblazers the lead just four minutes into action. TC3's Alan Krohn (O.E.S./New York City) answered for the home team, scoring the equalizer in the 25th minute. The visitors responded with five minutes left, regaining the lead on a score by Josh Heusinger. This time the lead didn’t last long, as Brandon Kohler (Minisink Valley H.S./Westtown) tied the score with a goal just seconds before the half.
Kohler wasn't done. Just minutes into the second half, he scored what proved to be the game winner to make it 3-2. Dylan Luce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), who would finish with two assists, scored the fourth goal of the game for TC3 to make it 4-2 with 11 minutes left. Aaron Blanchard (Cincinnatus Christian Academy/Pitcher) and Salar Ahmad (Binghamton/Disoldov, Germany) each scored in the closing minutes to make the final 6-2.
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) and Lucas Mitchell (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) split time in goal, with Taber earning the win with 3 saves.
TC3 takes on Mid-State Athletic Conference foe Finger Lakes Community College home Sunday at 1 p.m.

Panthers Fall to 0-2 with Loss

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 4-2 loss to Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) Sunday. Bunker Hill is now 2-0.
The visitors got on the board first with a score in the 16th minute. TC3 responded five minutes later, with Salar Ahmad (Binghamton/Disoldov, Germany) drilling a free kick from 30 yards out. A Bunker Hill score in the 38th minute gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead at the half.
The score remained 2-1 until a pair of Bunker Hill goals in the final 16 minutes gave the visitors some breathing room. TC3 scored its final goal in the closing seconds as a TC3 free kick bounced in as the final horn sounded.
TC3 opens Region III play Saturday at home against Niagara County Community College at 2 p.m.

Panthers Drop Opener

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The TC3 men's soccer team opened the 2009 season by dropping a home contest against the third-ranked team in the nation Saturday. The Panthers lost to County College of Morris (N.J.) 3-0 in day one of the NJCAA Northeast Cup at TC3.
Morris, a national semifinalist team last year, got on the board in the 16th minute on a goal by George Mikula off an assist by Hamilton Sotelo. The score remained 1-0 the rest of the half and most of the second half as TC3 failed to capitalize on several scoring chances. Sotelo gave the visitors some insurance in the final 13 minutes of play, scoring twice to put the game away.
Colby Taber (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) recorded two saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 plays Bunker Hill Community College Sunday at 4:45 p.m. Bunker Hill beat Mohawk Valley Community College in Saturday's other men's contest.

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2009 Men's Soccer Schedule
Sat 08/29
7 p.m.
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Sun 08/30
4 p.m.
Bunker Hill CC (Mass.)
Sat 09/05
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sun 09/06
1 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Wed 09/09
4 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Sat 09/12
1 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Wed 09/16
4 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Sat 09/19
2 p.m.
Clinton CC
Tue 09/22
4 p.m.
Corning CC
Sat 09/26
3 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Tue 09/29
6 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Thu 10/01
7 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sun 10/04
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Sat 10/10
2 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Wed 10/14
7 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Sun 10/18
1 p.m.
Essex County College (N.J.)
Thu 10/22
6 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Tue 10/27
4 p.m.
Alfred State College
Sat 10/31
6 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Tue 11/03
2 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Sat 11/07
12 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
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