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Panthers End Season at Delhi Pod

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TC3 volleyball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team closed out its season Saturday at the SUNY Delhi Pod, taking on Corning Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, and Monroe Community College. The Panthers played to the same final score against all three teams, losing in straight sets each match. TC3 ends the season with a record of 2-21.

Against Corning, the set scores were 25-11, 25-20, and 25-13; against Finger Lakes, TC3 lost by scores of 25-14, 25-5, and 25-9; and against Monroe the scores were 25-17, 26-17, and 25-17.

Kasey Price (Cincinnatus H.S./Cincinnatus) had a busy day, finishing with 15 digs, 10 kills, six blocks, and four aces. Brooke Torrey (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 20 digs, 14 assists, three aces, and three kills. Valerie Sjoblom (Waverly H.S./Waverly) handed out 16 assists, Jess Meyer (New Roots H.S./Dryden) had 14 digs, six aces, and six kills, and Shay Washington (Newfield H.S./Ithaca) finished her final TC3 match with 10 kills and nine digs.

Roster–2011 Women's Volleyball

2011 volleyball team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Haley Birkmeyer So. 5-5 Newark Valley/Berkshire
2 Kaycee Traver Fr. 5-1 Dana L. West/Port Byron
3 Caitlyn Potter So. 5-6 Dryden/Dryden
4 Audrey Cullen So. 5-6 Ithaca/Ithaca
5 Ris Kelly Fr. 5-7 Harpursville/Harpursville
6 Deanna Brodsky So. 5-9 Dryden/Dryden
7 Nicole DiLorenzo Fr. 5-2 James I. O'Neill/Highland Falls
8 Tori Branch Fr. 5-5 Manhasset/Manhasset
9 Tessa Braun So. 5-7 Tully/Tully
10 Emily Thomas Fr. 5-3 Horseheads/Horseheads
12 Havyn Bush Fr. 5-5 Homer/Truxton

Statistics–Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball

2014 Season

Overall (2-21)
MSAC (0-6), Region III Pod (1-16)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins

19 (2005)
18 (1987)
16 (1992)

Most Consecutive Wins

8 (1987)
6 (2005)
5 (2004)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.620 (1987)
.594 (2005)
.536 (1986)

Most Aces (Match)

27 (vs. Corning, 9/7/04)
24 (vs. Davis College, 9/5/07)
19 (vs. Erie CC, 9/24/06)
19 (vs. Broome CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Aces (Season)

334 (2005)
254 (2004)
251 (1994)

Most Kills (Match)

58 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 10/7/06)
57 (at Jefferson CC, 9/8/07)
56 (vs. Niagara County CC, 9/24/06)

Most Kills (Season)

878 (2005)
751 (2007)
682 (2006)

Most Assists (Match)

57 (vs. Broome CC, 9/11/07)
53 (vs. Jefferson CC, 9/8/07)
51 (at Jefferson CC, 9/21/06)
51 (vs. Alfred State, NJCAA Playoffs, 10/25/05)
51 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 10/7/06)

Most Assists (Season)

728 (2005)
677 (2007)
607 (2006)

Most Digs (Match)

197 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 10/7/06)
172 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 9/27/06)
134 (vs. Niagara County CC, 9/24/06)

Most Digs (Season)

1879 (2005)
1668 (2006)
1460 (2007)

Most Blocks (Match)

27 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/26/04)
21 (vs. Jefferson CC, 9/8/07)
19 (vs. Broome CC, 9/13/05)

Most Blocks (Season)

295 (2005)
226 (2004)
207 (2007)

Individual Records - Player

Most Aces (Match)

16 Jessica Page (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/29/03)
11 Amber Stanton (vs. Corning CC, 9/7/04)
11 Jessica Page (vs. SUNY Delhi, 10/1/03)
11 Nickie Calale (vs. Corning CC, 9/7/04)

Most Aces (Season)

92 Kelsey Muka (2005)
69 Shannon Main (1996)
68 Jessica Page (2003)

Most Aces (Career)

96 Shannon Main (1995-96)
92 Kelsey Muka (2005)
89 Lisa Harper (1993-94)

Most Consecutive Serves (Match)

21 Jessica Page (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/29/03)
13 Amber Stanton (vs. Onondaga CC, 8/28/04)
13 Jessica Page (vs. Jefferson CC, 9/26/03)

Most Kills (Match)

26 Megan Sherman (vs. SUNY Delhi, 9/27/06)
25 Megan Sherman (vs. Niagara County CC, 9/24/06)
24 Megan Sherman (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 10/7/06)
24 Megan Sherman (at Jefferson CC, 9/21/06)

Most Kills (Season)

295 Kelsey Muka (2005)
288 Megan Sherman (2006)
216 Kali Hemly (2007)

Most Kills (Career)

362 Audrey Cullen (2010-11)
344 Lindsey McCutcheon (2007-08)
295 Kelsey Muka (2005)

Most Assists (Match)

44 Amanda Christofferson (vs. Alfred State, NJCAA Playoffs, 10/25/05)
41 Brianne Butters (vs. Broome CC, 9/11/07)
40 Kristina Bement (at Jefferson CC, 9/21/06)

Most Assists (Season)

554 Amanda Christofferson (2005)
487 Brianne Butters (2007)
404 Kristina Bement (2006)

Most Assists (Career)

737 Brianne Butters (2007-08)
691 Caitlyn Potter (2010-11)
554 Amanda Christofferson (2005)

Most Digs (Match)

67 Jenna Dunkelberger (vs. Mohawk Valley CC,10/7/06)
49 Alicia Fultz (at Mohawk Valley CC, 10/8/05)
49 Jenna Dunkelberger (vs. SUNY Dehli, 9/27/06)

Most Digs (Season)

687 Alicia Fultz (2005)
535 Jenna Dunkelberger (2006)
490 Nickie Calale (2004)

Most Digs (Career)

957 Jenna Dunkelberger (2006-07)
740 Alicia Fultz (2004-05)
490 Nickie Calale (2004)

Most Blocks (Match)

17 Andrea Salinas (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, NJCAA Playoffs, 10/26/04)
13 Kelsey Muka (vs. Onondaga CC, MSAC Playoffs, 10/22/05)
11 Kelsey Muka (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/9/05)
11 Andrea Salinas (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/1/04)
11 Andrea Salinas (vs. Herkimer CCC, 10/3/04)

Most Blocks (Season)

185 Kelsey Muka (2005)
144 Andrea Salinas (2004)
84 Shannon Main (1996)

Most Blocks (Career)

185 Kelsey Muka (2005)
144 Andrea Salinas (2004)
128 Shannon Main (1995-96)

Team Playoff Records

Most Aces (Playoff Game)

19 (vs. Broome CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
15 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/04)
12 (at Monroe CC, 10/30/07)
12 (vs. Jamestown CC (NJCAA), 10/29/05)

Most Kills (Playoff Game)

53 (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
47 (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
46 (at Monroe CC (NJCAA), 10/30/07)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

51 (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
44 (at Monroe CC (NJCAA), 10/30/07)
39 (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

27 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/04)
16 (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
16 (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Digs (Playoff Game)

124 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/05)
115 (at Monroe CC (NJCAA), 10/30/07)
108 (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Aces (Playoff Game)

6, Amanda Christofferson (vs. Jamestown CC (NJCAA), 10/29/05)
6, Kelsey Muka (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
6, Amber Stanton (vs. Broome CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
6, Kelsey Muka (vs. Broome CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Kills (Playoff Game)

17, Andrea Salinas (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/04)
16, Kelsey Muka (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
16, Kelsey Muka (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

44, Amanda Christofferson (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
30, Amanda Christofferson (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
22, Amanda Christofferson (vs. Broome CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

17, Andrea Salinas (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/04)
13, Kelsey Muka (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)
10, Kelsey Muka (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)

Most Digs (Playoff Game)

41, Nickie Calale (at Fulton-Montgomery CC (NJCAA), 10/26/04)
40, Alicia Fultz (vs. Alfred State (NJCAA), 10/25/05)
35, Alicia Fultz (vs. Onondaga CC (MSAC), 10/22/05)

Honors

Total All-Region Players
6

Total All-MSAC Players
23

Miscellaneous Honors
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)

          

Coaches–Women's Volleyball

Alfie Okaru

Head Coach

Alfie OkaruCoach Okaru joined the volleyball staff as an assistant coach in 2008 before being promoted to head coach in 2009. His teams have qualified for the Mid-State Athletic Conference playoffs three times, and in 2010 the Panthers made a return trip to the NJCAA Region III postseason. Coach Okaru brings an expertise in conditioning and fitness to the coaching staff, along with enthusiasm and dedication to the team. "Coach O" is also the recreation coordinator at the College.

Contact: aoo@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4495


Irisa Kelly

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2011 Women's Volleyball

Panthers Earn Win #10 in Final

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team ended the year on a high note Wednesday, sweeping Jefferson Community College at home, 25-23, 25-20, and 25-20. TC3 caps the year with a record of 10-14 overall and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. The Panthers finished tied with Corning Community College for fourth in the conference, but lost out on the tie-breaker to decide which team would advance to the MSAC tournament. Jefferson ends the season 11-17 overall and 2-4 in the MSAC.
 
In game one, the score was tied 8-8 when TC3 slowly pulled away to a 23-14 advantage. Jefferson fought back, scoring nine of the next ten points to within one point at 24-23. The home team righted itself just in time, with Tessa Braun (Tully H.S./Tully) finally ended the match with a kill.
 
The second game again saw a team take a healthy lead late into the game, but this time it was Jefferson in front. The Cannoneers led 20-15 when TC3 won the serve back. Haley Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) took the ball and never looked back, serving nine straight points to give TC3 the 25-20 win.
 
The final game started the same as the first, with the game tied at 8-8. The score remained close over the next several points, tying at 16-16 before TC3 went on a run to lead 23-19 on an Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) kill. After Jefferson scored to make it 23-20, the Panthers broke serve and Cullen fired a match-ending ace.
 
Cullen, the TC3 career kills record holder, finished the night with 14 kills, five aces, and two blocks. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 17 assists, finishing her career second on TC3's all-time assists list. She added nine digs and five kills, while Braun ended the night with six kills.


Panthers Swept Out of Playoff Picture

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Needing to win all three matches to qualify for the NJCAA playoffs, the TC3 volleyball team came up short, dropping all three. The Panthers are now 9-14 overall and 6-11 in Region III.
 
TC3 opened with a tough loss to host Monroe Community College. TC3 lost in five sets, 15-25, 12-25, 26-24, 25-20, 11-15. Finger Lakes Community College followed, with TC3 falling in three sets, 14-25, 20-25, 28-30. The final match of the day for TC3 was another three-set loss, 14-25, 16-25, 19-25.
 
TC3 has a final regular season match at home with Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are still alive in the race for the final spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament. TC3 needs a win Wednesday and a loss by Corning Community College to qualify for the MSAC tournament.


Panthers Swept Out of Playoff Picture

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Needing to win all three matches to qualify for the NJCAA playoffs, the TC3 volleyball team came up short, dropping all three. The Panthers are now 9-14 overall and 6-11 in Region III.
 
TC3 opened with a tough loss to host Monroe Community College. TC3 lost in five sets, 15-25, 12-25, 26-24, 25-20, 11-15. Finger Lakes Community College followed, with TC3 falling in three sets, 14-25, 20-25, 28-30. The final match of the day for TC3 was another three-set loss, 14-25, 16-25, 19-25.
 
TC3 has a final regular season match at home with Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are still alive in the race for the final spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament. TC3 needs a win Wednesday and a loss by Corning Community College to qualify for the MSAC tournament.


Panthers Swept Out of Playoff Picture

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Needing to win all three matches to qualify for the NJCAA playoffs, the TC3 volleyball team came up short, dropping all three. The Panthers are now 9-14 overall and 6-11 in Region III.
 
TC3 opened with a tough loss to host Monroe Community College. TC3 lost in five sets, 15-25, 12-25, 26-24, 25-20, 11-15. Finger Lakes Community College followed, with TC3 falling in three sets, 14-25, 20-25, 28-30. The final match of the day for TC3 was another three-set loss, 14-25, 16-25, 19-25.
 
TC3 has a final regular season match at home with Jefferson Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are still alive in the race for the final spot in the Mid-State Athletic Conference tournament. TC3 needs a win Wednesday and a loss by Corning Community College to qualify for the MSAC tournament.


Panthers Stumble Against National Powers

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The TC3 volleyball team stumbled against three strong teams Saturday. The Panthers lost to Jamestown Community College 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 11-25), lost to Erie Community College 3-0 (21-25, 15-25, 21-25), and lost to Niagara County Community College 3-0 (13-25, 20-25, 15-25). The defeats drop TC3's overall record to 9-11 and the regional record to 6-8.


Panthers Stumble Against National Powers

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The TC3 volleyball team stumbled against three strong teams Saturday. The Panthers lost to Jamestown Community College 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 11-25), lost to Erie Community College 3-0 (21-25, 15-25, 21-25), and lost to Niagara County Community College 3-0 (13-25, 20-25, 15-25). The defeats drop TC3's overall record to 9-11 and the regional record to 6-8.


Panthers Stumble Against National Powers

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The TC3 volleyball team stumbled against three strong teams Saturday. The Panthers lost to Jamestown Community College 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 11-25), lost to Erie Community College 3-0 (21-25, 15-25, 21-25), and lost to Niagara County Community College 3-0 (13-25, 20-25, 15-25). The defeats drop TC3's overall record to 9-11 and the regional record to 6-8.


Close But No Win for Panthers

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team put forth a great effort Wednesday at Onondaga Community College Wednesday, but the Panthers couldn't string together enough points to pull out the win. TC3 lost three-sets-to-two and drops to 9-8 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga improves to 9-11 overall and 2-2 in the MSAC.
 
The Panthers won the first set, 26-24, but dropped the next two 17-25 and 7-25. TC3 came back to take the fourth set, 25-22, but lost the finale 10-15. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) once again led the attack, registering 12 kills. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) directed the team with 23 assists while Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) anchored the defense with 15 digs.
 
TC3 travels to Binghamton Saturday for matches with Niagara County Community College, Erie Community College, and Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Go 2-1 in Pod Play

Sunday, September 25, 2011

For the third straight weekend, the Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 2-1 in Region III action. Playing in Corning, the Panthers beat Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22), topped Hudson Valley Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15), and lost to Adirondack Community College 0-3 (15-25, 22-25, 20-25). TC3's record is now 9-7 overall and 6-5 in Region III.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had another big day, registering 26 kills, 19 digs, and eight blocks. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 47 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) had a team-high 30 digs.
 
Next up for TC3 is a Mid-State Athletic Conference match Wednesday at Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Go 2-1 in Pod Play

Sunday, September 25, 2011

For the third straight weekend, the Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 2-1 in Region III action. Playing in Corning, the Panthers beat Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22), topped Hudson Valley Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15), and lost to Adirondack Community College 0-3 (15-25, 22-25, 20-25). TC3's record is now 9-7 overall and 6-5 in Region III.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had another big day, registering 26 kills, 19 digs, and eight blocks. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 47 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) had a team-high 30 digs.
 
Next up for TC3 is a Mid-State Athletic Conference match Wednesday at Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Go 2-1 in Pod Play

Sunday, September 25, 2011

For the third straight weekend, the Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 2-1 in Region III action. Playing in Corning, the Panthers beat Fulton-Montgomery Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22), topped Hudson Valley Community College 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15), and lost to Adirondack Community College 0-3 (15-25, 22-25, 20-25). TC3's record is now 9-7 overall and 6-5 in Region III.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had another big day, registering 26 kills, 19 digs, and eight blocks. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 47 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) had a team-high 30 digs.
 
Next up for TC3 is a Mid-State Athletic Conference match Wednesday at Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Fall at Home

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team dropped a home match with Broome Community College Wednesday, 3-1. TC3 is now 7-6 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference while Broome is 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the MSAC.
 
The home team led in each of the first three sets, but managed to hold the lead only in one. In the first set, TC3 was a point away from the win, leading 24-22, before Broome rallied to score four straight and win 26-22. In the second set, it was TC3 with the rally. Trailing 24-23, Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) kept the game alive with a block to tie it at 24-24, and then won the game with a block to make the final 26-24.
 
The third set saw TC3 hold big leads at 18-10 and 22-16, but Broome again rallied. The Hornets scored the final nine points to win 25-22. The momentum carried over to the final set, as the visitors controlled play the entire way while cruising to a 25-12 final.
 
Cullen led TC3 with ten kills and five blocks. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 11 assists and four aces and Tessa Braun (Tully H.S./Tully) pulled out eight digs.
 
TC3 travels to Corning Sunday for matches with Adirondack Community College, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, and Hudson Valley Community College.


Panthers Earn Two Wins Saturday

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team picked up two more wins in Region III play Saturday, beating Mohawk Valley Community College, 3-0, and Herkimer County Community College, 3-1. TC3 also lost to SUNY Delhi, 3-0 and is now 7-5 overall and 4-3 in Region III.
 
All three matches were played at Mohawk Valley. In the opener against the host school, TC3 won by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Haley Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) each had six kills and four aces, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 11 assists.
 
The second match saw TC3 win the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-20, drop the third 19-25, and then close out the match with a 25-16 win in the fourth set. Cullen pounded eight kills and four blocks. Potter had 17 assists and four aces.
 
The day ended with the Panthers falling to Delhi 20-25, 15-25, and 18-25. Cullen led the team with four kills. Potter had six assists.
 
Next up for TC3 is a home match with Broome Community College on Wednesday.


Panthers Earn Two Wins Saturday

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team picked up two more wins in Region III play Saturday, beating Mohawk Valley Community College, 3-0, and Herkimer County Community College, 3-1. TC3 also lost to SUNY Delhi, 3-0 and is now 7-5 overall and 4-3 in Region III.
 
All three matches were played at Mohawk Valley. In the opener against the host school, TC3 won by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Haley Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) each had six kills and four aces, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 11 assists.
 
The second match saw TC3 win the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-20, drop the third 19-25, and then close out the match with a 25-16 win in the fourth set. Cullen pounded eight kills and four blocks. Potter had 17 assists and four aces.
 
The day ended with the Panthers falling to Delhi 20-25, 15-25, and 18-25. Cullen led the team with four kills. Potter had six assists.
 
Next up for TC3 is a home match with Broome Community College on Wednesday.


Panthers Earn Two Wins Saturday

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team picked up two more wins in Region III play Saturday, beating Mohawk Valley Community College, 3-0, and Herkimer County Community College, 3-1. TC3 also lost to SUNY Delhi, 3-0 and is now 7-5 overall and 4-3 in Region III.
 
All three matches were played at Mohawk Valley. In the opener against the host school, TC3 won by scores of 25-19, 26-24, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Haley Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) each had six kills and four aces, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had 11 assists.
 
The second match saw TC3 win the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-20, drop the third 19-25, and then close out the match with a 25-16 win in the fourth set. Cullen pounded eight kills and four blocks. Potter had 17 assists and four aces.
 
The day ended with the Panthers falling to Delhi 20-25, 15-25, and 18-25. Cullen led the team with four kills. Potter had six assists.
 
Next up for TC3 is a home match with Broome Community College on Wednesday.


Panthers Drop Five-Set Match

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The home opener for the Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team brought plenty of exciting action, but ultimately left the home team on the wrong end of a five-set match. Taking on Corning Community College, the Panthers dropped the opening set 19-25, won the next two 25-19 and 25-20, but dropped the final two 19-25 and 9-15. TC3 is now 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference; Corning moves to 3-5 overall and 2-0 in the MSAC.
 
The night opened on a promising note for the Panthers, with Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) pounding down a kill for the first point of the match. The two teams stayed within two points of each other until Corning went on a small run to lead 18-14, and scored seven of the final 12 points to post the win.
 
The second set also started well for the home team, with Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) firing an ace to give the Panthers the first lead. TC3 took a four point lead at 13-9, but Corning came back to within one at 15-14. Four straight points for TC3 pushed the lead to 19-14, and gave the Panthers a cushion they used to cruise to the victory, evening the match at 1-1.
 
Set three also saw TC3 take the early lead, scoring the first two points, but Corning came back to lead 8-7. The score evened up at 11-11, and after TC3 took a small lead, Corning came back and tied it again at 17-17. The Panthers scored seven of the next eight, the team's best run of the night, to take a 24-18 lead en route to the win.
 
For the only time on the night, TC3 didn’t score the first points of set four. The teams traded points until Corning broke ahead of a 10-10 to lead 15-11. TC3 pulled within two at 15-13, but couldn’t get any closer as Corning steadily pulled away to the win, setting up the decisive fifth set.
 
In the final set, Cullen got the Panthers out to a strong start, pounding out kills on the first three points. The lead held at three when Nicole DiLorenzo (James I. O'Neill H.S./Highland Falls) put down a kill to make the score 5-2. The visitors responded with three straight of their own, and after a kill by Tessa Braun (Tully H.S./Tully) put TC3 back ahead 6-5, Corning went on another three point run to lead 8-6. It proved to be the decisive move, as TC3 could never catch up as Corning ended up outscoring TC3 10-3 to close out the match.
 
Cullen finished the night with 17 kills and four blocks. Potter had 25 assists and three aces.
 
TC3 travels to Utica Saturday for matches with Mohawk Valley Community College, Herkimer County Community College, and SUNY Delhi.


Panthers Open Region III Play

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team opened Region III play with a strong showing Saturday, winning two of three matches. The Panthers fell to Onondaga Community College 3-1, beat Cayuga Community College 3-1, and beat Jefferson Community College 3-2. TC3 is now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Region III play on the season.
 
In the opening match, the Panthers won the first set 25-21, but lost the next three 25-19, 25-15, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had team-highs of eight kills and three blocks, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) handed out 17 assists. Haley Birmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) had 13 digs and six kills for the Panthers.
 
Against Cayuga, TC3 dropped the opening set 25-23 before taking the next three 25-14, 25-18, and 25-17. Potter again had 17 assists, while Cullen pounded seven kills while pulling out eight digs. Nicole DiLorenzo (James I. O'Neill H.S./Highland Falls) led the team with four aces while recording seven digs, and Tori Branch (Manhasset H.S./Manhasset) had a team-high of nine digs.
 
In the final match of the day, TC3 and Jefferson hooked up in a good one. TC3 won the opening set 25-23, Jefferson took the next two 25-21 and 25-19, and TC3 evened the match by winning the fourth set 26-24. The fifth set saw TC3 pull out another two-point win, this time by a final of 20-18. Potter finished her consistent day with another 17 assists, while Cullen pounded out eight kills, two blocks, and 17 digs. Birkmeyer led the team with 18 digs while also posting six kills.
 
Next up for TC3 is the home opener on Wednesday. The Panthers host Corning Community College in a Mid-State Athletic Conference match.


Panthers Open Region III Play

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team opened Region III play with a strong showing Saturday, winning two of three matches. The Panthers fell to Onondaga Community College 3-1, beat Cayuga Community College 3-1, and beat Jefferson Community College 3-2. TC3 is now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Region III play on the season.
 
In the opening match, the Panthers won the first set 25-21, but lost the next three 25-19, 25-15, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had team-highs of eight kills and three blocks, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) handed out 17 assists. Haley Birmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) had 13 digs and six kills for the Panthers.
 
Against Cayuga, TC3 dropped the opening set 25-23 before taking the next three 25-14, 25-18, and 25-17. Potter again had 17 assists, while Cullen pounded seven kills while pulling out eight digs. Nicole DiLorenzo (James I. O'Neill H.S./Highland Falls) led the team with four aces while recording seven digs, and Tori Branch (Manhasset H.S./Manhasset) had a team-high of nine digs.
 
In the final match of the day, TC3 and Jefferson hooked up in a good one. TC3 won the opening set 25-23, Jefferson took the next two 25-21 and 25-19, and TC3 evened the match by winning the fourth set 26-24. The fifth set saw TC3 pull out another two-point win, this time by a final of 20-18. Potter finished her consistent day with another 17 assists, while Cullen pounded out eight kills, two blocks, and 17 digs. Birkmeyer led the team with 18 digs while also posting six kills.
 
Next up for TC3 is the home opener on Wednesday. The Panthers host Corning Community College in a Mid-State Athletic Conference match.


Panthers Open Region III Play

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team opened Region III play with a strong showing Saturday, winning two of three matches. The Panthers fell to Onondaga Community College 3-1, beat Cayuga Community College 3-1, and beat Jefferson Community College 3-2. TC3 is now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Region III play on the season.
 
In the opening match, the Panthers won the first set 25-21, but lost the next three 25-19, 25-15, and 25-14. Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had team-highs of eight kills and three blocks, while Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) handed out 17 assists. Haley Birmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) had 13 digs and six kills for the Panthers.
 
Against Cayuga, TC3 dropped the opening set 25-23 before taking the next three 25-14, 25-18, and 25-17. Potter again had 17 assists, while Cullen pounded seven kills while pulling out eight digs. Nicole DiLorenzo (James I. O'Neill H.S./Highland Falls) led the team with four aces while recording seven digs, and Tori Branch (Manhasset H.S./Manhasset) had a team-high of nine digs.
 
In the final match of the day, TC3 and Jefferson hooked up in a good one. TC3 won the opening set 25-23, Jefferson took the next two 25-21 and 25-19, and TC3 evened the match by winning the fourth set 26-24. The fifth set saw TC3 pull out another two-point win, this time by a final of 20-18. Potter finished her consistent day with another 17 assists, while Cullen pounded out eight kills, two blocks, and 17 digs. Birkmeyer led the team with 18 digs while also posting six kills.
 
Next up for TC3 is the home opener on Wednesday. The Panthers host Corning Community College in a Mid-State Athletic Conference match.


Panthers Top Cayuga to Stay Unbeaten in MSAC

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team improved to 2-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a win at Cayuga Community College Wednesday. The Panthers won in four sets, taking the opener 25-20, dropping the second set 20-25, and winning the final two sets 25-14 and 25-23. The Panthers are now 3-2 overall while drops to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the MSAC.
 
TC3's attack was once again led by Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and directed by Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden). Cullen pounded out nine kills while Potter handed out 23 assists. Tori Branch (Manhasset H.S./Manhasset) anchored the defense with 12 digs.
 
The Panthers open Region III play Saturday in Watertown. The Panthers will have matches against Jefferson Community College, Cayuga Community College, and Onondaga Community College.


Panthers Go 1-2 at Jefferson Invite

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 1-2 at the Jefferson Invite on Saturday. The Panthers fell to Onondaga, 24-26 and 19-25, lost in three to Monroe, 17-25, 25-17, and 12-15, and finished the day with a sweep of Cayuga 25-14 and 25-7. The Panthers are now 2-2 on the season.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the offense with 13 kills on the day. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) dished out 32 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) pulled out 19 digs for the Panthers.
 
The Panthers return to Mid-State Athletic Conference play Wednesday with a match at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Go 1-2 at Jefferson Invite

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 1-2 at the Jefferson Invite on Saturday. The Panthers fell to Onondaga, 24-26 and 19-25, lost in three to Monroe, 17-25, 25-17, and 12-15, and finished the day with a sweep of Cayuga 25-14 and 25-7. The Panthers are now 2-2 on the season.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the offense with 13 kills on the day. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) dished out 32 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) pulled out 19 digs for the Panthers.
 
The Panthers return to Mid-State Athletic Conference play Wednesday with a match at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Go 1-2 at Jefferson Invite

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team went 1-2 at the Jefferson Invite on Saturday. The Panthers fell to Onondaga, 24-26 and 19-25, lost in three to Monroe, 17-25, 25-17, and 12-15, and finished the day with a sweep of Cayuga 25-14 and 25-7. The Panthers are now 2-2 on the season.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the offense with 13 kills on the day. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) dished out 32 assists and Emily Thomas (Horseheads H.S./Horseheads) pulled out 19 digs for the Panthers.
 
The Panthers return to Mid-State Athletic Conference play Wednesday with a match at Cayuga Community College.


Panthers Open Season with Win

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Tompkins Cortland Community College volleyball team opened the 2011 season with a 3-1 win at Finger Lakes Community College. The Panthers dropped the opening game 22-25 before taking the next three, 26-24, 25-23, and 29-27. The match was also the season opener for the home team.
 
Audrey Cullen (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the offense with ten kills to go with nine digs. Caitlyn Potter (Dryden H.S./Dryden) dished out 19 assists and fired two aces. Haley Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) pulled out a team-high 15 digs.
 
The Panthers take part in the Jefferson Invitational Saturday in Watertown.


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2011 Women's Volleyball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sun 08/28
12 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Sat 09/03
11 a.m.
Onondaga CC
Watertown
Sat 09/03
12 p.m.
Monroe CC
Watertown
Sat 09/03
2 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Watertown
Wed 09/07
6 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Auburn
Sat 09/10
10 a.m.
Onondaga CC
Watertown
Sat 09/10
11 a.m.
Cayuga CC
Watertown
Sat 09/10
2 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Wed 09/14
6 p.m.
Corning CC
Home
Sat 09/17
11 a.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Utica
Sat 09/17
12 p.m.
Herkimer College
Utica
Sat 09/17
1 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Utica
Wed 09/21
6 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sun 09/25
12 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Corning
Sun 09/25
1 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Corning
Sun 09/25
3 p.m.
SUNY Adirondack
Corning
Wed 09/28
6 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sat 10/01
Erie CC
Binghamton
Sat 10/01
Niagara County CC
Binghamton
Sat 10/01
Jamestown CC
Binghamton
Sat 10/15
10 a.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sat 10/15
11 a.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Rochester
Sat 10/15
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Rochester
Wed 10/19
6 p.m.
Jefferson CC
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