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Panthers Honored for Academic Excellence

June 27, 2017

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Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Bridger Carreau (Lassiter H.S./Marietta, Ga.), Tyler Clark (Odessa-Montour H.S./Odessa), Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira), David Rodriguez (Grover Cleveland H.S./Ridgewood), Syed Shah (Pakistan), Collyn Shippos (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), Joseph Sparacio (Ward Melville H.S./South Setauket), and Antonio Triana (New Roots Charter/Cortland) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.

Carreau, Shah, and Triana each received “Second Team” designation, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Carreau was a member of the lacrosse team; Shah played men’s soccer; and Triana was a golfer for the Panthers.

Clark, DeMember, Rodriguez, Shippos, and Sparacio each earned “Third Team” status, which goes to students with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79. Clark was a golf; DeMember played women’s soccer and basketball; Rodriguez was a member of the basketball team; Shippos golfed; and Sparacio was on the lacrosse team.

The eight student-athletes represent the most Tompkins Cortland has ever had honored by the NJCAA in a single academic year.

Three Named All-Region

May 24, 2017

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the NJCAA Region III all-region team, the most ever in the history of the program. In voting by the coaches in the region, Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick), Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains), and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) were each voted to the second team.

Daigle and Polanco were also voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team after tying for the team lead in scoring, each finishing with 51 points.

Phillips, a freshman defender, anchored a defense that was among the stiffest in the region. He and Daigle were also voted to the Region III Championships all-tournament team.

The Panthers have now had representation on the Region III all-region team in four consecutive years and five of the last six years. In each of those years, the national champion has come from Region III.

All-Region player Nicholas Daigle

All-Region player Jonny Phillips

All-Region player Chris Polanco

Four Panthers Named All-MSAC

May 12, 2017

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College players have earned spots on the Mid-State Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the five MSAC programs, Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick), Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains), Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Peter Tortorici (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) were one of the 20 named to the team. The four represent the most all-conference selections in a year in the history of Tompkins Cortland’s lacrosse program.

Daigle and Polanco tied for the team lead in scoring, each finishing with 51 points. Daigle, a sophomore attacker, had 38 goals and a team-best 13 assists. He scored in every game and had a season-best 10 points against Jefferson Community College. Polanco, a freshman midfielder, also scored in every game and had a season-best six points twice, both times against Hudson Valley Community College.

Joyce, a sophomore midfielder, was fourth on the team in scoring with 27 points. He also had six points for a season high, doing so twice, against Ocean County College and against Finger Lakes Community College. Tortorici, a sophomore attacker, was one of the top face-off specialists in the conference. He also scored four points for the Panthers, including a two-point effort vs. Union County College.

Conference champion Onondaga Community College led all programs with eight all-conference selections. Tompkins Cortland, the conference runner-up, was tied with Finger Lakes Community College for second most selections with four each. SUNY Broome and Jefferson Community College each had two selections.

All-MSAC player Nicholas Daigle

All-MSAC player Chris Polanco

All-MSAC player Duran Joyce

All-MSAC player Peter Tortorici

Panthers Fall in NJCAA Playoffs

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

One of the most successful seasons in program history ended Saturday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost in the NJCAA Region III - District A championship game. Playing at the top-ranked Onondaga Community College, the Panthers lost 33-5 to end the season with a record of 7-6.

The Panthers expected a huge challenge playing Onondaga, and the Lazers delivered on expectations. Onondaga scored seven goals in the first six minutes of play to set the tone early. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finally broke through for Tompkins Cortland, scoring off an assist from Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) to get the Panthers on the board with 5:39 left in the first quarter. Onondaga scored four more times in the first, and then twice more to open the second quarter to take a 13-1 lead. With 12:37 left in the second, Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) broke the run with a goal off an assist from Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), but Onondaga scored eight more to close out the half with a 21-2 lead.

The scoring slowed down in the second half, with Onondaga out-scoring the Panthers 12-3. Daigle scored two goals with Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scoring the other. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Joyce each had an assist in the second half.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) spent most of the game in goal, recording 24 saves. Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) had two saves while playing most of the fourth quarter.

Two Panthers were named to the Region III All-Tournament team: Daigle and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland).

Roster–2017 Men's Lacrosse

2017 Lacrosse team photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Erik Dickerson M Fr. 5-8 138 John S. Burke Catholic/Pine Bush
2 Nicholas Daigle M So. 5-9 157 Warwick Valley/Warwick
3 Chris Polanco M Fr. 5-9 177 White Plains/White Plains
5 Peter Tortorici M So. 5-8 158 Deer Park/Deer Park
6 Bridger Carreau CD Fr. 5-11 198 Lassiter/Marietta, Ga.
7 Padraic Iannello A Fr. 5-10 166 Dryden/Dryden
8 Duran Joyce M So. 5-9 163 Dryden/Dryden
11 Joshua Moshier M Fr. 6-0 190 Dryden/Dryden
12 Shawn Collins M Fr. 6-2 187 Dryden/Dryden
13 Matt Bisono A Fr. 5-4 131 Deer Park/Deer Park
14 Bailey Wood A So. 5-8 158 Homer/Cortland
15 Mohamed Attia G Fr. 6-0 230 Auburn/Auburn
17 Ayden Muhs G Fr. 5-6 148 Hampton Bays/Hampton Bays
18 Connor O'Brien CD Fr. 5-10 202 Dryden/Dryden
19 Tyson Rogers M Fr. 5-10 165 Wallkill/Wallkill
20 Jonny Phillips CD Fr. 5-11 190 Cortland/Cortland
21 Ryan Moore G Fr. 5-4 163 Bay Shore/Bay Shore
23 Jack Collmer A Fr. 5-11 205 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill/Vernon
24 Jakeel Kinsey M So. 5-6 173 Cortland/Cortland
25 Ian Kilts M Fr. 5-11 184 Dryden/Dryden
26 Willie Wilson G So. 5-5 224 Geneva/Geneva
27 Ramel Hill CD Fr. 5-10 186 Deer Park/Deer Park
28 Joseph Sparacio CD Fr. 5-7 160 Ward Melville/South Setauket
29 Dylan Ford M Fr. 6-2 230 Cortland/Cortland
30 Alex Reynolds CD Fr. 6-6 205 Cortland/Cortland

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Statistics–Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse

2017 Season

Overall (7-6)
MSAC (3-1), Region III (6-5)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

9 (2012)
7 (2017)
6 (1977)
6 (2015)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.600 (1977)
.538 (2017)
.529 (2012)

Most Consecutive Wins

4 (2012)
3 (2012)
3 (1977)
3 (2015)

Most Goals (Game)

28 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
23 (vs. Dean College, 4/5/08)
21 (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
21 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Goals (Season)

178 (2014)
167 (2017)
151 (2008)

Most Assists (Game)

17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
13 (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
12 (vs. Alfred State College, 3/24/12)
12 (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
12 (at Herkimer College, 4/19/14)
12 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/11/15)

Most Assists (Season)

92 (2014)
78 (2012)
74 (2017)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

12.9 (2017)
12.6 (2008)
11.9 (2014)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Game)

1 (vs. SUNY Broome, 3/11/15)
1 (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/11/15)
1 (vs. SUNY Broome, 3/10/17)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

115 (2016)
123 (1978)
126 (2015)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

8.88 (2015)
10.40 (2016)
11.18 (1978)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

11 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
10 Max Bosworth (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
10 Max Bosworth (at Jefferson CC, 4/12/14)
10 Nicholas Daigle (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Points (Season)

70 Max Bosworth (2014)
64 Orazio Ciaschi (2014)
51 Mike Hartnett (2013)
51 Brandon Macera (2009)
51 Nicholas Daigle (2017)
51 Chris Polanco (2017)

Most Points (Career)

99 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
78 Nick Velazquez (2014-15)
70 Max Boswroth (2014)

Most Goals (Game)

10 Nick Velazquez (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Max Bosworth (vs. Northampton CC, 3/22/14)
8 Orazio Ciaschi (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 4/2/14)
8 Nicholas Daigle (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/21/17)

Most Goals (Season)

51 Max Bosworth (2014)
45 Brandon Macera (2008)
44 Orazio Ciaschi (2008)

Most Goals (Career)

73 Brandon Macera (2008-09)
66 Nick Velazquez (2014-15)
51 Max Bosworth (2014)

Most Assists (Game)

6 Ryan Watson (vs. Mercyhurst North East, 4/20/08)
5 Larry Siany (vs. Syracuse JV, 4/15/77)
5 Max Bosworth (vs. Cayuga CC, 3/31/14)
5 Bailey Wood (vs. Union County CC, 4/9/17)

Most Assists (Season)

24 Michael Manuel (2012)
24 Larry Siany (1977)
22 Ryan Watson (2008)

Most Assists (Career)

30 Larry Siany (1977-78)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

8.84 Eh Tha Dah (2015)
9.53 Jonathan Margiotta (2016)
10.8 Cory Spisak (2012)

Most Wins (Season)

9 Cory Spisak (2012)
6 Beau Saul (1977)
6 Eh Tha Dah (2015)
6 Willie Wilson (2017)

Most Wins (Career)

12 Cory Spisak (2011-12)
11 Eh Tha Dah (2014)
9 Willie Wilson (2016-17)

          

Coaches–Men's Lacrosse

Zach McMullin

Head Coach

Zach McMullen

Coach McMullin has finished five seasons with the Panthers, including three as head coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and has been largely responsible for the growth of the program, which has included playoff appearances three of the last four seasons.

Coach McMullin brings valuable experience as both a player and coach, having been a standout player both in high school and at Tompkins Cortland. During his time in a Panthers uniform he showed a tremendous ability to put the ball in the net, scoring 21 goals in just seven games. As a coach, he exudes the same energy he brought to the field as a player, helping the team and each player reach their potential on and off the field.

Contact: zmm004@tompkinscortland.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4492


Justin Coffman

Assistant Coach

Justin Coffman

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2017 Men's Lacrosse

Panthers Fall in NJCAA Playoffs

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

One of the most successful seasons in program history ended Saturday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost in the NJCAA Region III - District A championship game. Playing at the top-ranked Onondaga Community College, the Panthers lost 33-5 to end the season with a record of 7-6.

The Panthers expected a huge challenge playing Onondaga, and the Lazers delivered on expectations. Onondaga scored seven goals in the first six minutes of play to set the tone early. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finally broke through for Tompkins Cortland, scoring off an assist from Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) to get the Panthers on the board with 5:39 left in the first quarter. Onondaga scored four more times in the first, and then twice more to open the second quarter to take a 13-1 lead. With 12:37 left in the second, Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) broke the run with a goal off an assist from Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), but Onondaga scored eight more to close out the half with a 21-2 lead.

The scoring slowed down in the second half, with Onondaga out-scoring the Panthers 12-3. Daigle scored two goals with Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scoring the other. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Joyce each had an assist in the second half.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) spent most of the game in goal, recording 24 saves. Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) had two saves while playing most of the fourth quarter.

Two Panthers were named to the Region III All-Tournament team: Daigle and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland).


Panthers Win Playoff Game in 2OT

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The NJCAA Region III playoffs opened in style Wednesday, with Tompkins Cortland Community College and Hudson Valley Community College playing an epic game. Playing in front of a great home crowd, Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scored in the second overtime to give the Panthers the thrilling win. Tompkins Cortland now advances to the Region III District A championship game Saturday at noon at Onondaga Community College.

Hosting a playoff game for just the second time in the history of the program, Tompkins Cortland started strong with goals by Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) to take a 2-0 lead early in the first quarter. Hudson Valley answered with two goals to tie the game, the first of six times the score would be deadlocked. The Panthers held a 4-3 lead at the end of the quarter, but by the time the game went to halftime, the score was even at 7-7.

In the third quarter, the Panthers moved back in front on a goal by Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), but the Vikings answered with two straight to take the lead for the first time at 9-8 with 9:04 left in the third. Joyce found the net to tie the score moments later, and when Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) scored with 8.1 seconds left in the third, the Panthers took a 10-9 lead into the fourth quarter.

Hudson Valley tied the score at 10-10 with 10:53 left, but Polanco scored two straight to move the home team up 12-10 with 5:25 left. The Vikings cut the lead in half just 20 seconds later, and then tied the game with 3:08 left. Neither team could break the tie over the closing minutes, sending the game to overtime.

In the first OT, the Panthers had several good chances, but the Hudson Valley goalie continued his great play, keeping the score tied at 12-12 at the end of the first extra period and setting the stage of the dramatic win.

The winning play started by forcing a turnover, with Polanco taking the ball quickly down the field and finding Collmer in front of the goal. With 1:13 left on the clock, Collmer drilled the ball into the net, ending the game and starting the celebration.

Polanco led the Panthers with six points on five goals and one assist. Collmer had three goals and Daigle and Joyce each had two goals. Iannello had three points on a goal and two assists and Erik Dickerson (John S. Burke Catholic School/Pine Bush) had an assist.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) earned the win with nine saves in goal.

The win was both historic and an interesting trivia note for the Panthers. The victory marks just the second playoff win in the history of the program and the first win at home. The previous home playoff game came two years in 2015, and that game was also tied at 12-12 at the end of regulation, but ended in triple overtime with a 13-12 loss to SUNY Broome.

Tompkins Cortland Community College


Panthers Win and Qualify for Playoffs

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday was a great day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team. The Panthers wrapped up the regular season with a 17-12 road win over Finger Lakes Community College, leaving the team as the runner-up in the Mid-State Athletic Conference with a MSAC record of 3-1. More importantly, the win secured the #4-seed in the NJCAA Region III playoffs for the Panthers, marking the highest seed Tompkins Cortland has ever earned in the history of the lacrosse program. The Panthers will host #5 seed Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the opening round of the playoffs.

Finger Lakes scored the first two goals before Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) got the Panthers on the board with 5:12 left in the first quarter. The teams went back and forth the rest of the quarter, with Finger Lakes holding a 4-2 advantage at the first break. The score reversed itself in the second quarter, with the Panthers coming back to tie the game and send it to the half at 6-6 on a goal by Erik Dickerson (John S. Burke Catholic School/Pine Bush) with 1:48 left.

The third quarter opened with two goals by Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) and later featured a 4-0 run, helping the Panthers to a 12-9 lead at the end of the third quarter. Another 4-0 run in the fourth quarter helped secure the win for the Panthers.

Joyce led the Panthers with six points on five goals and one assist. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finished with five points on four goals and an assist and Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) had four points on three goals and an assist. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) dished out four assists while Daigle had three goals and Dickerson finished with two. Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) also had an assist for the winners.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) finished with nine saves in goal for his fifth win of the season

Tompkins Cortland ends the regular season with a record of 6-5 overall and 5-4 in Region III. Finger Lakes ends the season 5-7 overall and in 4-5 region. The Lakers earned the #6 seed in the upcoming playoffs and will take on #3 Monroe Community College on Wednesday.


Panthers Roll in Home Finale

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing at home for the final time in the regular season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team gave the home fans plenty of reasons to cheer Friday. Eleven different players scored as the Panthers rolled past Jefferson Community College 21-6. With one regular season game left, the win evens Tompkins Cortland’s record at 5-5 overall and 4-4 in Region III. Jefferson ends its season 0-8 overall and in region.

The 15-goal margin of victory tied for the most lopsided in program history. Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) got the Panthers off to a quick start, scoring a goal just 21 seconds into the game and four in the first 10 minutes of play. By the time the first quarter ended, Tompkins Cortland led 7-1 and had the game in complete control. The margin stood at 10-3 at the half and spread to 16-5 after three quarters. The Panthers came within seconds of posting a shutout in the final quarter and setting new record for margin of victory, but Jefferson scored with seven seconds left to make the final 21-6.

Daigle had a big day, scoring ten points on eight goals and two assists, with both the point and goal totals tying for the second most in program history. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finished with four points on three goals and an assist and Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) had three points on two goals and an assist. Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Joshua Moshier (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) each had two goals and Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) had two assists. Ayden Muhs (Hampton Bays H.S./Hampton Bays) and Conner O’Brien (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each had a goal and Peter Tortorici (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) and Alex Reynolds (Cortland H.S./Cortland) each had an assist.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) started in goal with Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) and Mohamed Attia (Auburn H.S./Auburn) each seeing time in goal in the second half. The trio combined for six saves.

The Panthers close out the regular season Sunday at Finger Lakes Community College.


Another One-Goal Loss for Panthers

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

For the second straight day, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team spent most of the game climbing out of an early hole only to come up painstakingly short. On Saturday the end result was a 12-11 loss to Herkimer College, the second straight one-goal loss for the Panthers. Tompkins Cortland is now 4-5 overall and 3-4 in Region III. Herkimer is 2-4 overall and in region.

The Panthers opened the scoring when Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) found the net in the third minute of play for the 1-0 lead. After Herkimer tied the score Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) brought the lead back to the home team with a 6:26 left in the first. Over the next four minutes, Herkimer rattled off four goals, taking a 5-2 lead into the first break.

Scores by Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Collmer opened the second quarter, cutting the deficit to 5-4, but Herkimer responded with two straight to make it 7-4. A Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) goal made it 7-5, but Herkimer scored in the last minute to make it three-point difference at the half, 8-5.

Each team scored once in the third, with a Daigle goal bringing the Panthers to the fourth quarter down only 9-6. He found the net again in the first minute of the fourth quarter, and when Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) scored with 13:40 left, it was again a one-goal difference at 9-8. Herkimer made it 10-8 with 11:34 left, but Polanco answered a minute later to make it 10-9. Two straight goals gave the visiting Generals a cushion at 12-9, but the Panthers mounted one last rally. Polanco scored with 4:11 left and then again with 2:31 left to make it 12-11. Unfortunately, the third time of cutting the lead to one in the final period wasn’t the charm, as the Panthers couldn’t score again before the clock ran out.

Despite taking the loss, Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) had another solid day in goal, finishing with 11 saves.

The Panthers return to action Friday, hosting Jefferson Community College at 4 p.m. for the last home game of the season.


Panthers Fall 13-12 in Clash of Top Ten Teams

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

After trailing the entire way in a clash of top ten teams Wednesday in Dryden, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team rallied back to tie the score in the fourth quarter, only to see the rally end with a heart-breaking 13-12 loss to Ocean County College (N.J.). The #10-ranked Panthers are now 4-4 on the season while #8-ranked Ocean improves to 7-3.

The visiting Vikings came out hot, scoring twice in the first 75 seconds of play. The lead grew to five goals at 6-1 after just six minutes before the Panthers settled things down. Two goals for the Panthers in the closing minutes of the quarter cut into Ocean’s lead, which stood at 6-3 at the first break. An early score in the second quarter made it 6-4, and when Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) found the net with 2:11 left in the half, it was a one-point game. The 6-5 score held into the half, with the Panthers defense shutting out Ocean in the second quarter.

Tompkins Cortland continued to keep Ocean off the board, running the scoreless streak to nearly 30 minutes before the Vikings broke through with score midway through the third quarter. By the time the horn sounded to end the third, each team had scored three times, making it 9-8 going into the fourth.

Forty-one seconds into the quarter, Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) scored to tie the game for the first time since the opening minute of play. The 9-9 score held five minutes before Ocean scored a pair of goals to lead 11-9, but the Panthers again responded, scoring three of the next four goals, tying the game at 12-12 on a goal by Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) with 4:11 left on the clock. This time the tie last just over a minute, with Ocean scoring regaining the lead with 2:50 left. It proved to be the game-winner as the Panthers threatened in the last minute, but couldn’t score another equalizer.

Joyce ended the game with six points on four goals and two assists. Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) had five points on three goals and two assists and Polanco had three points on two goals and one assist. Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) had a goal and an assist, and Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) and Daigle each finished with a goal. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) tallied an assist.

After a rough start, Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) was solid in the pipes, recording 16 saves.

Wednesday’s game was the last non-region game of the season for the Panthers. On Saturday, Tompkins Cortland returns to Region III play by hosting Herkimer College at noon.


Panthers Beat Union 18-6

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing as a nationally ranked team for the first time, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lived up to the billing with a solid home win Sunday, 16-8 over Union County College (N.J.). The #10-ranked Panthers are now 4-3 on the season while Union drops to 4-7.

The scoring started early, as both teams found the net in the first minute of play. Union took the lead on a goal just 22 seconds into the game, but the Panthers responded on a goal by Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) 35 seconds later. Polanco’s score started a six-goal run for the Panthers, with six different players scoring a goal, to give the home team a 6-1 lead. Union scored in the closing seconds of the first to make the score 6-2 at the first break.

The teams traded goals in the second before the Panthers ended with three straight, including a long-range goal by Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) as the horn sounded to end the half. The shot from more than 25 yards out made the lead 10-5 at the half.

The rally continued in the third, as the Panthers scored the first three goals, including two by Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon). Union snapped the run, but the Panthers again got a goal in the closing seconds to make the score 14-6 heading into the final quarter. Each team scored twice in the final quarter to keep the margin at eight goals, with a final score of 16-8.

Daigle led the team with six points on five goals and an assist. Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) had an active day, handing out five assists. Collmer ended up with three goals and one assist. Peter Tortorici (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park), who had a dominating day in the face-off circle, had three points on a goal and two assists, while Polanco also had three points, with his coming on two goals and one assist. Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) had two goals, and Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Ayden Muhs (Hampton Bays H.S./Hampton Bays) each had a goal.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) earned the win in goal with nine saves. The sophomore now has six wins on his career, tied for third most in program history.

The Panthers have another non-region contest against a New Jersey school on Wednesday. Tompkins Cortland hosts Ocean County College for a 2:30 p.m. start.


Postponed

Friday, April 07, 2017

Panthers lacrosse vs. Finger Lakes Community College on Friday, April 7 has been postponed due to snow. The game will be made up on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Finger Lakes.


Panthers Fall to National Power

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

For the second time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team matched up against the team ranked #1 in the nation. And like the season opener against then-#1 Genesee Community College, Saturday’s home game with Onondaga Community College ended with the Panthers on the wrong end of a lopsided final. The 35-10 loss drops the Panthers to 3-3 on the season, with all three losses coming to teams ranked in the top ten in the nation. Onondaga remains perfect at 7-0, having won four of those games by 20 or more goals.

The Lazers wasted little time setting the tone for the game, racing to a 6-0 lead before the Panthers finally broke through with back-to-back goals midway through the first quarter. The 6-2 deficit grew to 11-2 by the end of the quarter, but Tompkins Cortland scored two of the first three goals of the second quarter to trail 12-4. Onondaga ended the half on a 10-0 run to take a 22-4 lead into the break. While the Panthers offense scored four goals in the third, the Lazers had another 11 goal-quarter to lead 33-8. Each team scored twice in the fourth to make the final 35-10.

Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) finished the day with four points on two goals and two assists. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) had three goals and Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) had two goals. Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Peter Tortorici (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) each had a goal, and Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) had two assists. Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) also collected an assist.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) started in goal and had 11 saves in just under a half of play. Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) came in late in the first half and played the entire second half, finishing with three saves.

On Friday the Panthers will play at Finger Lakes Community College, marking the last road game of the season for Tompkins Cortland. The final four-game home stand starts Sunday, April 9 against Union County College (N.J.).


Panthers Win Road Game Over Nationally Ranked Team

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team went on the road Wednesday, and came home with a huge win over a nationally ranked team. Playing at #10-ranked Hudson Valley Community College, the Panthers jumped ahead early and stayed in front the entire way, winning 14-10. The win improves Tompkins Cortland to 3-2 overall and in Region III. Hudson Valley falls to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Region III.

The Panthers set the tone early, scoring the first three goals. Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) got the scoring started with a goal with 8:52 left in the first. Two goals from Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) made it 3-0 before Hudson Valley could respond. Over the final 2:34 the teams traded goals twice, making the score 5-2 at the first break. The lead held at either two or three goals most of the second quarter, but Hudson Valley managed to pull within one at 7-6 before a late Panthers goal sent the game to the half with the visitors ahead 8-6.

The third quarter proved to be the decisive quarter, with Tompkins Cortland outscoring Hudson Valley 5-1 to lead 13-7. The Vikings made a run, pulling within three at 13-10 with 3:05 left, but the Panthers scored the game’s last goal with 1:37 left to make the final score 14-10.

The balanced attack saw five different player score goals, including three that had hat-tricks. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) finished with seven points on four goals and three assists, while Daigle had six points on four goals and two assists. Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) had three goals and Joyce ended the day with two goals and an assist. Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) added a goal and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had an assist. Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) earned the win in goal with 22 saves.

The Panthers return home Saturday to host the nation’s top-ranked team, Onondaga Community College. The noon face-off will mark the fourth nationally ranked team the Panthers have faced this season.


Panthers Drop Road Game

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A day after putting 20 goals on the board, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team had a much tougher time finding the net when they traveled to Rochester to take on Monroe Community College. The Panthers fell behind early and, although they rallied, couldn’t make it all the way back, falling by a 17-8 final to the Tribunes. Tompkins Cortland is now 2-2 overall and in Region III. Monroe improves to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in Region III.

Monroe scored the first four goals en route to a 7-1 first-quarter lead. The Panthers rallied with four straight to open the second, narrowing the gap to 7-5, but Monroe put one in in the final minute of the half, making the score 8-5 at the half. In the third, Monroe scored five straight to take control of the game at 13-5 with three minutes left in the third. Tompkins Cortland scored to end the third down 13-6, but Monroe sealed the win by outscoring the Panthers 4-2 in the final period.

Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scored three goals and Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) had two goals and an assist. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) had two goals and Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) added one. Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Erik Dickerson (John S. Burke Catholic H.S./Pine Bush) and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had an assist.

Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) started in goal and had seven saves in the first quarter. Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) played the final three quarters, registering 31 saves.

The Panthers look to get back on track Wednesday at Hudson Valley Community College.


Panthers Roll to Big Win

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Playing for the first time in more than two weeks, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse took little time to warm up as the Panthers scored early and often while beating Mercyhurst North East 20-7 Saturday. With the win, Tompkins Cortland is now 2-1 overall and in Region III. Mercyhurt North East is 0-4 overall and 0-2 in Region III.

The Panthers scored the first goal just 19 seconds into the game, with Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) finding the net. After Mercyhurt North East tied the game two minutes later, Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) led Tompkins Cortland back ahead. After Daigle scored off an assist from Wood, the visiting Saints scored to cut the lead to 3-2 with 4:27 left in the opening quarter. It was the closest the game would get as the Panthers scored four times over the final 4:17 of the quarter and then opened the second quarter by scoring six straight to lead 13-2. A late goal by Mercyhurst made it 13-3 at the half, but the Panthers scored four straight to start the third and seal the win. Each team scored three times in the fourth to make the final 20-7.

It was a big day for the Panthers offense as the final score marked just the fourth time in program history the Panthers have reached 20 goals in a game. Wood led the way with six goals and two assists with Daigle one point behind him with five goals and two assists. Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) also scored five goals while Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) found the net twice. Duran Joyce (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) each had a goal, and Jonny Phillips (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had an assist.

Three Panthers saw time in goal, with the win going to starter Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva).

After not playing in two weeks, it’s now a quick turnaround for the Panthers – the team plays at Monroe Community College Sunday. Faceoff is at 2 p.m.


Postponed

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The March 18 game at Monroe was postponed due to the weather and field conditions. The game will be played Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

The Wednesday, March 22 home game with Jefferson has been postponed due to the weather and field conditions. It will now be played on Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m.


Postponed

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday's game at Monroe has been postponed due to the weather and field conditions. The game will be played Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.


Panthers Beat Broome 15-1 in Shortened Game

Friday, March 10, 2017

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After moving the game a day ahead in an attempt to avoid dangerous weather, the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse took the field Friday against SUNY Broome. While better than the expected conditions on Saturday, the weather was far from ideal, with temperatures in the 20s at faceoff. Despite the cold, the Panthers offense was hot, scoring four goals in the first five minutes en route to a 15-1 lead after two quarters of play. With the temperature dropping and wind-chills approaching zero, the decision was made to end the game at halftime, giving the Panthers the win. Tompkins Cortland is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference; it was the season opener for Broome.

Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) started the scoring just 74 seconds into the game. The lead grew to 6-0 before Broome got on the board with a goal to end the first quarter. The second 15-minute period was dominated by the home team, with the Panthers outscoring the Hornets 9-0 to make the score 15-1.

Bailey Wood (Homer H.S./Cortland) led the way with five goals and an assist, followed by Daigle with four goals and an assist. Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) had three goals and an assist, Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) had two goals, Erik Dickerson (John S. Burke Catholic/Pine Bush) had one goal, and Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) added an assist. Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) earned the win in goal for the Panthers, recording five saves.

Next up on the schedule for the Panthers is a game Wednesday at Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Open Season Against National Champs

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The 2017 season opener brought a formidable challenge for the Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team. The Panthers began the new year Sunday with a road game against the defending national champion and preseason #1 team, Genesee Community College. After Tompkins Cortland scored the first goal, it was all Genesee as the Cougars ran to a 27-5 win. The game was also the season opener for Genesee.

Chris Polanco (White Plains H.S./White Plains) got the season off on a positive note, finding the net in the first minute of play to put the Panthers up. Genesee answered with ten straight spanning the end of the first quarter and into the second. Polanco broke the string with his second goal to make the score 10-2 midway through the second quarter, but Genesee scored the next two to make it 12-2. With 4:25 left in the second, Jack Collmer (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill H.S./Vernon) scored off an assist from Matt Bisono (Deer Park H.S./Deer Park) to make it 12-3, but Genesee scored the final three goals of the quarter to take a 15-3 lead into the half. The third quarter was all Genesee as the Cougars put the game away by outscoring the Panthers 9-0. Polanco added two more goals in the fourth quarter, with Collmer and Nicholas Daigle (Warwick Valley H.S./Warwick) each picking up an assist.

Willie Wilson (Geneva H.S./Geneva) and Ryan Moore (Bay Shore H.S./Bay Shore) split time in goal for the Panthers, with each recording seven saves.

The Panthers host SUNY Broome Friday at 3 p.m.


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2017 Men's Lacrosse Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sat 02/11
Noon (scrimmage)
Elmira College
Home
Sat 02/18
Cazenovia College
Home
Sun 03/05
Genesee CC
Batavia
Fri 03/10
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 03/18
PPD
Monroe CC
Rochester
Wed 03/22
PPD
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 03/25
Mercyhurst North East (Penn.)
Home
Sun 03/26
Monroe CC
Rochester
Wed 03/29
Hudson Valley CC
Troy
Sat 04/01
Onondaga CC
Home
Fri 04/07
PPD to 4/23
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Sun 04/09
Union County College (N.J.)
Home
Wed 04/12
Ocean County College (N.J.)
Home
Sat 04/15
Herkimer College
Home
Fri 04/21
Jefferson CC
Home
Sun 04/23
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Wed 04/26
Hudson Valley CC
Home
Sat 04/29
Onondaga CC
Syracuse

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