June 30, 2015
Two Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Andras Tozser (Homer H.S./Homer) and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were both honored, ranking among the top 3.3 percent of the more than 58,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this academic year.
Tozser received a Superior Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99 with at least 45 credits earned. He was a two-year member of the men’s soccer team and accumulated a 3.83 GPA while majoring in accounting.
This is the second year that Wildenstein has been honored. A two-year member of the women’s soccer team, she again earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Wildenstein graduated from TC3 in December with a GPA of 3.68 as a business administration major.
Lansing’s Kristin Dake will start her collegiate soccer career at TC3. The Most Outstanding Player in the 2014 NYSPHSAA Girls Class C State Championship game, Dake has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent and will join the Panthers this fall. She plans to study Sport Management.
TC3 Women’s Soccer Coach Robert Rice calls Dake a phenomenal all-around athlete that can handle high-pressure situations. “Kristin is a leader and a proven winner,” said Rice noting her versatility in the offensive game. “In addition to soccer skills, she has a great combination of being smart and relentless. She will never quit and she’s just the type of player that will help us make the next step.”
A conference all-star and two-time sectional champion, Kwinne Harris has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play with the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Harris was a Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) West all-conference selection as a senior while helping the Elmira Express to a second straight Section IV Class AA title.
"We're very excited to have Kwinne join our list of incoming freshmen," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She was a strong player on a very strong team with Coach Zach Sarno at Elmira. She's a proven winner, and I'm looking forward to coaching a player with the distinctive talents and work ethic that Kwinne possesses."
Two-sport standout Brittney Randall has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play soccer and basketball for the TC3 Panthers in the 2015-16 school year. Randall has been honored as an I.A.C. all-star multiple times, including being named the 2014-15 I.A.C. North Large School Basketball MVP.
"Brittney is a special athlete and I look forward to seeing her in a Panther uniform," said TC3 Women's Soccer Coach Robert Rice. "She has proven to be willing to do whatever is in the best interest of the team, and her versatility makes her a valuable piece of our plans for the fall. With her skill set and work ethic, I expect her to step in and help us right away."
December 17, 2014
Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named to the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division III All-America team. Wildenstein was among the 24 players honored as All-Americans, being named to the second team as a forward.
Wildenstein, who also was named all-NJCAA Region III and all-Mid-State Athletic Conference, led TC3 in scoring with 12 goals. Combined with her four assists, she had a role in 40% of TC3’s goals. She also scored the game winner in four of the team’s seven wins, helping the Panthers advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals.
A member of the TC3 chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, Wildenstein is a business administration.
November 4, 12014
Three Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer players have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region team. Sophomores Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) have been named to the first team; freshman Devin Blanchard (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) earned second-team honors. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.
Wildenstein, a forward, led the TC3 offense by playing a role in 16 of the team’s 40 goals this year. She was top on the team with 12 goals and scored at least one point in all seven of the team’s wins. The two-year starter also earned all-conference honors from the Mid-State Athletic Conference this year.
DeGraff anchored a TC3 defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed a single goal five other times. She scored two goals and had two assists, including a goal and an assist in the Panthers’ semifinal playoff game. DeGraff also earned all-conference honors this year, her second-straight season earning that recognition.
Blanchard was selected to the second team as a midfielder. She led the team with five assists and was third in total scoring with 15 points. She had a seven-point game in TC3’s win over Corning Community College, making her the first Panthers in four years to reach that mark in a single game.
TC3 finished the year with a record of 7-8-4. The Panthers advanced to the semifinal round of the Region III playoffs, getting eliminated on penalty kicks after playing to a tie. It was the second straight year the Panthers lost in the semifinal rounds, and the tenth straight year TC3 made it into the playoffs. This also marks the tenth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team, and the ninth time during that span with multiple selections.
Just days after advancing in dramatic fashion in the opening round of the 2014 NJCAA Region III women’s soccer playoffs, the #12-seed Tompkins Cortland Community College Panthers came oh-so-close to pulling off another upset. TC3 took #4 Hudson Valley Community College to the limit, tying at 2-2 after double-overtime before being eliminated in penalty kicks. TC3 ends the season in the Region III-A semifinal round while Hudson Valley advances to take on top-seed Herkimer College in the Region III-A championship game, being played Saturday at TC3.
Tuesday’s game was a rematch of the season-opener, won by Hudson Valley by a final of 2-0. In the season opener, the Panthers struggled to keep up with the deeper Vikings. This time around, TC3 again had a much shorter bench, but the action on the field was very even. In the first half, the Vikings scored in the 24th minute, but TC3 answered with a long goal on a free kick by Amanda DeGraff (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game just three minutes later.
In the second half it was TC3 scoring first, with DeGraff playing another free kick, this time finding Danielle Wood (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) for a header to make the score 2-0 10 minutes after halftime. The lead held for nine minutes, when Hudson Valley answered. The 2-2 score held the final 24 minutes of regulation, and remained through both overtime periods, setting up the penalty kicks to determine which team would advance.
In the first round of penalty kicks, each team would find the four times, with each keeper making one save. It took until the sixth penalty kick, but Hudson Valley prevailed and remained alive in the regional playoffs.
TC3 keeper Emma Augustine (Ellenville H.S./Ellenville) had another strong game, turning away ten shots.
|00||Demi Pellerin||Fr.||5-5||Seton Catholic/Plattsburgh|
|6||Courtney Henry||Fr.||5-4||Thousand Islands/Clayton|
|7||Monica Sacco||So.||5-4||Union Springs/Union Springs|
|12||Megan Kraeger||So.||5-3||South Lewis/Constableville|
|14||Jess Lorence||So.||5-6||Unadilla Valley/South New Berlin|
|17||Kaitlyn Arnold||So.||5-10||Bayport-Blue Point/Bayport|
|19||Amber Denman||So.||5-5||Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg|
|27||Emily Sugar||Fr.||5-3||Unadilla Valley/New Berlin|
|29||Leeann Huntley||Fr.||5-7||Otselic Valley/South Otselic|
MSAC (1-3-2), Region III (6-8-4)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
9 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)
10 (vs. Columbia-Greene CC, 9/24/06)
10 (at Finger Lakes CC, 9/20/06)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 10/15/06)
7 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
10 Stephanie Hodgson (5g, 9/20/98)
8 Courtney Henry (4g, 9/23/09)
8 Courtney Henry (3g, 2a, 9/18/09)
8 Laura Thomas (4g, 10/20/02)
55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)
84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)
25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)
4 Chenoa Shields (9/20/98)
3 Kim Natoli (10/7/07)
3 Heather Kowalczyk (9/20/06)
3 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (9/26/98)
3 Chenoa Shields (9/17/98)
15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)
20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)
0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)
0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
6 Samijo Scheer (2010)
6 Casey Ebeling (2006)
6 Kelly Ryan (1998)
14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (vs. Erie CC, 10/18/08)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC (NJCAA), 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
1, Several times (-)
Total All-Region Players
Total All-MSAC Players
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)
Total All-American Players
Coach Rice took over as head coach for the 2012 season after serving as the women's assistant for two years and men's assistant for four years. During his time with the TC3 soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season while sporting a combined record of 87-55-6. In 2013 the Panthers advanced to the Region III semifinal while finishing the year with a record of 10-5-1.
In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the TC3 softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as TC3's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.
Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.
Contact: rdr@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496
Coach Munson returns for his third year as a part of Coach Rice's staff. An enthusiastic teacher, he has been passionate about soccer since his own playing days at Lansing High and TC3. While a Panther he was an all-region performer on TC3's nationally-ranked regional semifinalist team in 2005. He uses this experience and his knowledge of the game to work with Coach Rice to bring the best out of the team and provide a positive learning experience.
A former standout player for the Panthers, McCarthy returns to TC3 on the sidelines for 2014. A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, McCarthy was one of the top defenders in the nation. She helped the Panthers climb into the national top ten, peaking at 7th her sophomore year. After TC3 she went on to play at SUNY Oswego.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer season came to a disappointing end Saturday with a loss in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The 7-1 defeat at the hands of Finger Lakes Community College means the Panthers end the year with a record of 8-10-1 overall. Finger Lakes advances to the Region III-B semifinal Tuesday at Broome Community College.
The game opened with the 11th seeded Panthers enjoying the better of play against the 6th seeded Lakers. Over the first ten minutes of action, TC3 dictated play, but the Panthers couldn't get a strong shot on goal. In the 13th minute, thing started to go very badly for the visitors. Finger Lakes scored the first goal of the game, with Kariann Breed seemingly catching the TC3 keeper off balance to make it 1-0. Breed made it 2-0 six minutes later before things feel apart for the Panthers. Over a three minute span, Finger Lakes scored three times to make it 5-0 heading into the halftime.
The score went to 6-0 20 minutes into the second half before TC3 finally got on the board. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) hit a free kick from 20 yards out that Monica Sacco (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs) played into the goal. Another Finger Lakes score in the 83rd minute made the final 7-1.
It was the fifth straight year the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs.
Monday, October 19, 2009
A goal in the closing minutes brought the TC3 women's soccer team all the way back from a two-goal deficit for a 3-3 tie against Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Monday. TC3's first tie of the season came in its regular season finale, leaving the Panthers with a record of 8-9-1 overall. Sussex, a Division I team out of Region XIX, is now 11-4-1 overall.
After the long drive to New Jersey, the Panthers got off to a slow start. Maggie Recalde put the home team in front with a goal in the tenth minute, followed by a second Sussex goal in the 14th minute, this time by Alyssa Lewis. TC3 got in the board in the 26th minute when Katelyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport) found Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) for a score. After Recalde scored again to make it 3-1 in the 35th minute, Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) ended the scoring in the first half with a goal in the 41st minute. The tally, which had a double assist from Cleveland and Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin).made it 3-2 at the break.
After the wild first half, neither team scored in the second half until the 87th minute, when Lorence played a cross to Henry for a scoring game-tying strike from 20 yards out. The goal gave Henry her fourth multiple-goal game of the year and ended the TC3 regular season on a positive note.
The Panthers now await Wednesday's NJCAA Region III playoff seeding announcement.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Despite a solid team effort, the TC3 women's soccer team came up just short against the nation's fourth-ranked team on a cold Wednesday night. The Panthers fell to Herkimer County Community College 1-0. TC3 is now 8-9 overall and 7-8 in Region III play. Herkimer improves to 14-3 overall and 13-1 in region.
The two teams were even until the 69th minute, when Herkimer converted a corner kick into a goal of the head of Samantha Signor. TC3 keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) recorded four saves in the loss and both teams registered 11 shots on the night.
The Panthers close out the regular season Monday with a non-region game at Sussex County Community College (N.J.).
Saturday, October 10, 2009
After a scoreless opening 25 minutes, the floodgates opened against the TC3 women's soccer team Saturday as the Panthers lost to Jefferson Community college 5-0. TC3 drops to 8-8 overall and 7-7 in Region III play.
The Panthers return to action Wednesday at Herkimer County Community College.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Goals from three different players lifted the TC3 women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over SUNY Delhi Wednesday as the Panthers improved to 8-7 overall and 7-6 in Region III on the year. Delhi falls 5-7 overall and 4-7 in region with the loss overall and 6-6 in Region III.
Playing in wet and extremely windy conditions, the Panthers jumped out an early lead. Just over a minute into the game, Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) converted a pass from Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) into a score to give TC3 the lead. It was the third straight game Lorence has scored in the opening moments of the game, having scored in the fourth minute of each of TC3's previous two games. She helped make the score 2-0 in the 11th minute, passing the ball to Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) for a score to double the TC3 lead.
After a scoreless remainder of the half, TC3 again got the scoring started early in the second half. Casey Hubbell (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) scored her first collegiate goal, taking a pass from Lorence and beating the defense down the field to make it 3-0 in the 51st minute of play. Delhi's Rebecca Scherer broke the TC3 shutout in the 56th minute, scoring to make it 3-1. Each team had chances in the final 30 minutes of play, but neither could convert, leaving the final 3-1.
Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) earned the win in goal with seven saves.
The Panthers play at Jefferson Community College Saturday.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team fell back to .500 on the season with a 2-1 loss to Genesee Community College Sunday. The home defeat leaves TC3 with a record of 7-7 overall and 6-6 in Region III. Genesee improves to 5-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in region.
For the second straight game, TC3's Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) gave the home team the lead with a goal in the fourth minute of play. Sunday, Lorence converted a direct kick from 25 yards out, hitting a perfect ball over the keeper to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. The advantage lasted just five minutes, as Genesee's Jessie Jaszko beat the defense to tie the game at 1-1. The Cougars took the lead in the 33rd minute, with Dzindzi Wade scoring to make it 2-1 heading into the half. Neither team could find the net in the second half, leaving the final as 2-1.
The Panthers are home Wednesday against SUNY Delhi at 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team snapped a two-game skid with a 3-0 win over Cayuga Community College Thursday. TC3 improves to 7-6 overall, 6-5 in Region III, and 3-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga drops to 1-9 overall and in region, and 1-4 in the MSAC.
It took just four minutes for the Panthers to get on the board, as Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) took a feed from Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) in the box and beat the keeper for the score. Despite controlling play by the Panthers, it proved to be the lone score of the half.
Midway through the second half, TC3 opened the game up with a pair of goals in a four-minute span. Lorence scored her second goal after a cross by Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) found her in the mouth of the goal for the tally. Kaitlyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport) capped the scoring, redirecting a corner kick from Lorence into the net to make the final 3-0.
Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) earned the shutout as TC3 outshot the visitors 26-2.
The Panthers return to action Sunday, hosting Genesee Community College at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team dropped to .500 on the season Tuesday with a 2-0 loss at Broome Community College. TC3 is now 6-6 overall, 5-5 in Region III, and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 10-2 overall, 9-1 in region, and 3-0 in the MSAC.
After a scoreless first half that saw the Panthers hit the post twice, the home team got on the board in the 66th minute with a header off a corner to make it 1-0. Broome added an insurance goal in the 75th minute, enjoying a break when a mishit ball curled into the net.
TC3 hosts Cayuga Community College Thursday at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team's four-game winning streak came to an end Saturday as the Panthers were upset by Jamestown Community College. The 2-1 loss drops TC3 to 6-5 overall and 5-4 in Region III. Jamestown is now 1-8-1 overall and 1-5-1 in region.
Jamestown got on the board early, with Ariel Kellogg scoring in the fourth minute to make it 1-0. Playing with a strong wind in their favor, the Panthers controlled play most of he first half, but couldn't find the matching score.
In the second half, TC3 finally was able to find the net in the 78th minute. Kristin Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) made a strong move, brining the ball through traffic down toward the top of the box. A pass to an open Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) led to the tying goal with 11:45 left to play. The tie didn't last long, as Jamestown's Kelly Blood responded with a score with 9:01 left to play. The Panthers threatened several times in the closing minutes, but the game ended 2-1.
TC3 plays at Broome Community College Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
For the third straight game, freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) provided some fireworks for the TC3 women's soccer team, this time scoring four goals in a 6-2 win at Hudson Valley Corning Community College. The Panthers, winners of four straight, improve to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in Region III. Hudson Valley is now 3-4 overall and 2-4 in regional play.
In notching her third straight hat trick, Henry became just the third player in TC3 history to score four goals in a game. She opened the scoring just ten minutes into the game, scoring off and assist from Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse). Five minutes later, Henry headed in a corner kick from Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) to make it 2-0. Kristin Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) made it 3-0 in the 22nd minute, taking a long punt from goal keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) and starting a breakaway that ended with a goal. Henry made it 4-0 heading into the half with another goal off a Lorence assist in the 32nd minute.
Just five minutes into the second half, Henry scored with an assist by Cleveland to make it 5-0. Cleveland added her second goal five minutes later, scoring off a pass from MacLachlan. Hudson Valley scored a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes, the last one coming on a penalty kick with less than two minutes left to make the final 6-2.
Pellerin and Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) split time in the goal, combining for seven saves.
TC3 hosts Jamestown Community College Saturday.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Another standout performance by freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) helped the TC3 women's soccer team to its third straight win Friday with a 7-1 victory at Corning Community College. The Panthers improve to 5-4 overall and 4-3 in Region III. Corning is now 0-6 overall and in regional play.
Henry led the Panthers attack, posting her second straight hat trick as part of a three goal and two assist performance. Brittany Ripley (Marathon H.S./Marathon) had a strong game with two goals and an assist while Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse) posted a goal and an assist. Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) scored the final goal while Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) each posted assists.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) earned the win in goal, turning away three shots.
TC3 plays at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A first-half hat trick by freshman Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) gave the TC3 women's soccer team a 3-2 win over visiting Onondaga Community College Wednesday. TC3 improves to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in Region III play, while Onondaga drops to 1-4-1 overall and in regional action.
The visiting Lazers found the scoreboard first when Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) played a long pass to Henry, who converted the score to tie the game. Eight minutes later, Henry took another long pass, this time from Katelyn Arnold (Bayport-Blue Point H.S./Bayport), and again beat the keeper for the breakaway goal. Henry completed the hat trick with 25 seconds left in the half, scoring off another Arnold assist.
The second half opened with Onondaga pulling within one on a goal by Ashley Rosenbarker in the 48th minute. It proved to be as close as the visitors could get as the defense, anchored by sophomore Arnold and Monica Sacco (Union Springs H.S./Union Springs), held the Lazers off the board the rest of the way.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) and Pellerin split time in the goal, with Pitlock earning the win with five saves.
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Friday.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team picked up a home win Sunday, topping Clinton Community College 3-1. TC3 improves to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in Region III play, while Clinton drops to 2-4 overall and in regional action.
The scoring began in the 24th minute, when Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) fired a shot off the post that rebounded to Haley MacLachlan (Onondaga H.S./Syracuse), who collected the ball and put it in the net for score. The lead lasted just 39 seconds as Clinton responded with a score by Brooke Waite to make it 1-1. The Panthers took the lead for good in the closing seconds of the half, when Cleveland played a long pass to a streaking Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton), who converted the breakaway into the game-winner by beating the Clinton keeper for the score.
TC3 added an insurance goal off the foot of Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) with just under 13 minutes left to play, scoring off a pass from Cleveland to make the final 3-1.
K.T. Apley (Cortland H.S./Cortland) registered seven saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 hosts Onondaga Community College Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Playing against the fifth-ranked team in the nation, the TC3 women's soccer team came up short Thursday, falling to Finger Lakes Community College 2-0. TC3 is now 2-4 overall while Finger Lakes improves to 4-0.
The visiting Lakers put pressure on the Panthers most of the game. A pair of diving stops by TC3 keeper Demi Pellerin (Seton Catholic H.S./Plattsburgh) midway through the first half kept the scoreboard clean until just before the break. With 1:06 left in the half, Elly Disbrow put Finger Lakes on the board with a shot from 20 yards that bounced off the post and into the net.
TC3 had its best chance to tie the game in the opening minutes of the second half. Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) took the ball on a breakaway, but was caught and tackled from behind just inside the box. The loose ball was picked up by Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton), but she couldn't get a clean shot on goal.
The final score came with 3:54 left in the game, when a Finger Lakes cross found the net after a TC3 defender tried to clear. The own goal made the final 2-0.
Pellerin registered eight saves in her first collegiate game in goal.
TC3 hosts Clinton Community College Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team dropped to 2-3 on the season with a 2-0 loss at Alfred State College Tuesday night. It was the season opener for the Pioneers.
The home team took the lead in closing moments of the first half. After failing to get a shot off in the first 43 minutes, Alfred State's Therese Hubbell beat the TC3 defense to give the Pioneers the 1-0 lead at the half. Alfred State scored an insurance goal midway through the second half, with Mackenzie Fennimore converting off a corner kick by Shawna McNeil to make it 2-0 in the 70th minute.
TC3 hosts Finger Lakes Community College Thursday at 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team rolled to a solid 4-1 win at Niagara County Community College Saturday. TC3 improves to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III. Niagara is now 1-2 both in region and overall.
The Panthers took the lead in the 20h minute as Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) found the net after an assist from Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor). The score remained 1-0 into the half, but TC3 quickly added to the lead shortly after the break.
Just five minutes into the second half, Cleveland took a throw in from Brittany Komenda (Franklin H.S./Franklin) and turned it into the team's second score. Cleveland picked up her second goal four minutes later, this time taking a crossing pass from Jess Lorence (Unadilla Valley H.S./South New Berlin) and finding the net. Brianna Salvitti (Patchogue-Medford H.S./Medford) ended TC3's scoring midway through the second half, scoring off a corner kick by Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville).
A late Niagara goal ruined the shutout for Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford), who earned the win in goal with 10 saves.
TC3 plays at Alfred State College Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The Region III opener didn't go as planned for the TC3 women's soccer team Wednesday. The Panthers, ranked fifth in the first regional poll of the year, failed to come through with a strong effort in a 7-1 loss at third-ranked Mohawk Valley Community College. TC3 is now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Region III. Mohawk Valley is 3-0 both in region and overall.
The home team got on the board early, with Nicole DiNitto scoring in the tenth minute. TC3's Casey Hubbell (Margaretville H.S./Margaretville) evened the game moments before halftime, lofting in a shot from 40 yards out. The score stood at 1-1 at the break, but the home team quickly broke the tie with a goal by Samantha smith just two minutes into the second period. DiNitto added two more goals over the next 11 minutes as the home team took control of the game. Three more goals in the final 20 minutes made the final 7-1.
TC3 looks to rebound at Niagara County Community College Saturday.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Playing against a 2008 national semifinalist, the TC3 women's soccer team earned its first win of the season Sunday. The 1-0 shutout of Holyoke Community College (Mass.) evens the TC3 record at 1-1. Holyoke, which advanced to the national final four last year, falls to 0-2.
After a scoreless first half, TC3 finally broke through midway through the second period. With just under 27 minutes left to play, Kristen Cleveland (Candor H.S./Candor) played a cross from the left side, just getting past the keeper. Courtney Henry (Thousand Islands H.S./Clayton) collected the pass and put the ball in the net for the first TC3 goal of the season. Keeper Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) made the goal stand, recording a fantastic diving save with just over 17 minutes left, and then keeping the net empty during a wild scramble in the box in the closing seconds.
TC3 opens regional play Wednesday at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The TC3 women's soccer team opened the 2009 season by taking on Division I powerhouse Monroe Community College Saturday as part of the NJCAA Northeast Cup at TC3. The Panthers fell to the six-time defending regional champion Tribunes 5-0.
The game opened with the two teams sharing control of play until Monroe's Sarah Petrie took advantage of a miscue by the Panthers to score the game's first goal in 26th minute. Just eight minutes later, the game was delayed due to a storm rolling through the area. After the nearly hour long delay, it took Monroe just one minute to add to their lead, again taking advantage of a TC3 miscue to score. The score remained 2-0 into the half.
Monroe's Bailey Maxwell made it 3-0 early in the second half, and a pair of goals in the last ten minute made the final 5-0.
Chynna Pitlock (Milford H.S./Milford) recorded seven saves in goal for the Panthers.
TC3 takes on Holyoke Community College Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Holyoke fell to Broome Community College in Saturday's other contest.