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Panthers Can't Hold Early Lead in Loss

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College

An early goal gave the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team a lead, but it wasn’t enough as Erie Community College rallied for a 5-2 defeat of the Panthers. Tompkins Cortland drops to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in Region III. Erie improves to 6-1 overall and 5-0 in region.

The game started well for the home team. In just the fourth minute of play, the Panthers earned a free kick from just inside midfield. Colton Wigsten (Spencer-Van Etten H.S./Spencer) drove the ball toward the goal and when the Erie goalkeeper couldn’t make a play, the Panthers had a 1-0 advantage. The lead lasted nearly 20 minutes before Erie tied the game on a penalty kick. The Kats moved ahead with a score eight minutes later and then stretched the margin to 3-1 on a score in the last minute of the half.

The Panthers cut into the lead in the 63rd minute when Shaqueil Johnson (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Clarendon, Jamaica) took a pass from Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) and beat the defense before putting the ball in the net. The 3-2 margin was the closest the Panthers could get as Erie put in two goals over the next 10 minutes, securing the 5-2 win.

Sean McDaniel (Dryden H.S./Dryden) made five saves in goal for the Panthers.

The Panthers look to get back on track when they return to Mid-State Athletic Conference action Saturday at Onondaga Community College.

Roster–2016 Men's Soccer

2016 Men's Soccer team photo holder

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
00/18 Curtis Wilk GK Fr. 6-1 170 Cortland/Cortland
0 J.D. Side GK Fr. 5-10 170 Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh
1 Kyle McCane GK So. 6-2 222 Churchville-Chili/Churchville
2 Renoi Watson M Fr. 5-9 127 DeWitt Clinton/Manchester, Jamaica
3 Jason Anderson M So. 5-10 165 Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls
4 Tristen Jaeger D So. 5-6 138 Windham-Ashland-Jewett/Windham
5 Adam Nichols M Fr. 5-9 154 Candor/Candor
6 Jacob Doran D So. 5-10 145 Marathon/Marathon
7 Padraic Iannello M/F Fr. 5-10 166 Dryden/Dryden
8 Alex Purcell M So. 5-9 148 Lansing/Lansing
9 Jared Brooks M Fr. 5-6 161 Ithaca/Ithaca
10 Migell Ormsby M/F So. 5-8 158 DeWitt Clinton/Kingston, Jamaica
11 Abdoulaye Toure D Fr. 5-8 155 DeWitt Clinton/Dakar, Spain
12 Shaqueil Johnson F Fr. 5-11 169 DeWitt Clinton/Clarendon, Jamaica
13 Rushawn Roberts M Fr. 5-6 145 Ithaca/Kingston, Jamaica
14 Matthew Lagrelius D So. 5-8 147 Palmyra/Palmyra, Penn.
15 Jordan Nelson F Fr. 5-9 154 Elmira/Elmira
16 Geo Cuellar M Fr. 5-6 162 Kingston/Kingston
17 Brandon Dunne D Fr. 5-11 151 North Babylon/North Babylon
19 Syed Shah M Fr. 5-11 173 Beaconhouse (Pakistan)/Chicago, Ill.
20 Zandrae Johnson D Fr. 5-10 180 DeWitt Clinton/St. Mary, Jamaica
21 Salko Čamo F So. 6-2 190 Ithaca/Mostar, Bosnia
22 Nicholas Posanti D/M Fr. 5-7 141 West Islip/North Babylon
23 Serhii Soloviov D Fr. 5-11 169 Lanivtis (Ukraine)/Cortland

Statistics–Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

2017 Season

Overall (4-3)
MSAC (1-0), Region III (4-2)


Previous Seasons






2011 and previous years


Team Records

Most Wins

15 (2010)
14 (2012)
14 (1999)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

10 (2012)
8 (1999)
6 (2010)
6 (2005)
6 (2006)

Best Winning Percentage

.778 (1999)
.763 (2012)
.738 (2010)

Most Goals (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/10)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Most Goals (Season)

66 (2012)
56 (2010)
55 (2009)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.47 (2012)
3.00 (2011)
2.84 (2008)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

12 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
10 (vs. Corning CC, 9/23/08)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/6/06)
9 (vs. Corning CC, 9/4/02)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

19 (2011)
20 (2010)
23 (2008)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game Average

0.95 (2010)
1.19 (2011)
1.21 (2008)

Most All-American Players

3 (1999)
2 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

5 (2010)

Most All-MSAC Players

7 (2012)
7 (2007)
7 (2010)
7 (1999)
7 (1998)

Individual Records - Player

Most Goals (Game)

4 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
4 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
4 Casey Burns (at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Onondaga CC, 1999)
4 Casey Burns (at Corning CC, 1999)

Most Goals (Season)

24 Michael Raftu (2012)
24 Casey Burns (1998)
22 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Goals (Career)

46 Casey Burns (1998-99)
27 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
24 Michael Raftu (2012)

Most Points (Game)

10 Allan Krohn (at Cayuga CC, 10/17/010)
9 Casey Burns (4g, 1a at Corning CC, 1999)
8 Michael Raftu (at Jamestown CC, 9/22/12)
8 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (3g, 2a at Finger Lakes CC, 9/4/02)
8 Garlan Fletcher (3g, 2a vs. Corning CC, 10/11/00)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Finger Lakes CC, 1999)
8 Casey Burns (4g at Onondaga CC, 1999)

Most Points (Season)

56 Michael Raftu (2012)
56 Casey Burns (1998)
55 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Points (Career)

111 Casey Burns (1998-99)
67 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)
58 Mitch Mead (2003-04)

Most Assists (Game)

3 Dylan Palacio (vs. Corning CC, 9/15/12)
3 Samir Naamane (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 9/21/11)
3 Lucas Heffron (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 10/7/10)
3 Chris Driscoll (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 10/21/08)
3 Matt DeVries (at SUNY Cobleskill, 9/29/04)
3 JR Maus (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1999)

Most Assists (Season)

12 Dylan Palacio (2012)
11 Yuichi Hashimoto (1999)
11 Casey Burns (1999)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Yuichi Hashimoto (1998-99)
19 Casey Burns (1998-99)
13 Chris Gray (2008, 2010)
13 Jesus Arroyo-Peco (2001-02)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.93 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
1.10 Jesse Nulty (2008)
1.13 Jesse Russell (2005)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

1.09 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
1.42 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
1.88 Corey Endress (2002-03)

Most Shutouts (Season)

10 Brian Wagstaff (2010)
8 Brian Wagstaff (2011)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Most Shutouts (Career)

18 Brian Wagstaff (2010-11)
10 Jesse Russell (2004-05)
7 Corey Endress (2002-03)
7 Jesse Nulty (2008)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

4 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (vs. Broome CC, 10/23/12)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3 (vs. Erie CC, 10/30/10)
3 (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3 (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)

Most Points (Playoff Game)

5, Magor Mbengue (at Broome CC, 11/3/09)
3, Lucas Heffron (vs. North Country CC, 10/26/10)
3, Zachary Johnson (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Tio Behdad (vs. Clinton CC, 10/20/07)
3, Yuichi Hashimoto (at SUNY Cobleskill, 10/24/99)
3, Kyle Chmieleski (at Genesee CC, 10/23/04)


Total All-American Players

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
Region III Coach of the Year (1999)
NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year (1999)
MSAC Coach of the Year (1998, 2002, '07-co, '10, '12)
MSAC Champions (1999, 2005, '10, '12)
MSAC Player of the Year (2001, '02, '03, '07, '09, '10, '12)


Coaches–Men's Soccer

Andy Davis

Head Coach

Andy DavisRegion III Co-Coach of the Year

MSAC Coach of the Year
2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013

Coach Davis has completed 12 seasons directing the Panthers men's soccer program, compiling a record of 137-74-13 with ten regional playoff appearances. The 2013 season ranks as one of the best in nation, as Tompkins Cortland went undefeated during the regular season, winning another Mid-State Athletic Conference championship and advancing to the Region III championship game. Coach Davis was named the Region III Co-Coach of the Year and the MSAC Coach of the Year, and seven players were honored with all-conference, region, and/or all-American recognition.

the 2014 season was the latest chapter in what has been an amazingly successful book for Davis. After spending 2004 as the top assistant, Davis took control of the program in 2005. His first year saw the Panthers win the MSAC title, advance to the NJCAA Region III semifinals, and finish the year ranked 14th in the nation. The 2006 campaign saw a return to the NJCAA playoffs and a national ranking as high as eighth. In 2007 the Panthers again claimed the conference title and played their way to the regional semifinals. In 2008 Tompkins Cortland posted a win over nationally-ranked Genesee in the opening round of the playoffs to again advance to the quarterfinals. The 2009 season saw the Panthers win two playoff games to advance to the Region III Final Four. In 2010, after winning another MSAC title, the team made it all the way to the Region III championship game. 2011 saw the Panthers again advance to the regional title game, posting a seven-game unbeaten streak along the way. A fourth MSAC Coach of the Year award and another Region III final four appearance came in 2012.

Coach Davis brings tremendous credentials to the program, both as a player and a coach. An all-state player at Binghamton High, he was an All-American and national player of the year while leading Herkimer County Community College to the 2000 national championship. He earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Evansville (NCAA- Division I) before finishing his playing career at SUNY Cortland. As a Red Dragon, he helped the team to their first SUNYAC title in nearly a decade. Prior to coming to Tompkins Cortland, he served as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for two seasons, helping coach the team to SUNYAC titles both seasons.

The last three seasons, Coach Davis has worked with the Greater Binghamton Futbol Club, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. He serves as the assistant coach for the Thunder, which won the NPSL Keystone Conference in 2013.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4491

Jherrett Maroney

Assistant Coach

Jherrett MaroneyCoach Maroney joined the staff in 2015. After beginning his collegiate playing career at Stony Brook University, he transferred to Hartwick College and was named all-conference his senior season. He graduated on to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) for Greater Binghamton Futbol Club (GBFC). As a member of that team since 2013, he has helped GBFC to two Keystone Conference Championships and two appearances in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Coach Maroney received his U.S. National “E” Coaching License in 2014 and currently holds a U.S. National “D” Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation. He served as a coach for Hartwick College’s soccer camp and worked as an assistant for New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA). He also has coached for Syracuse Soccer Academy (SSA) and presently works with a newly formed club, United Soccer Alliance (USA).


Don Brozovic

Assistant Coach


Highlights–2016 Men's Soccer

Panthers Left Out of Playoffs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No postseason for the Panthers men's and women's soccer teams. The NJCAA Region III playoff seedings were announced Saturday night and neither Tompkins Cortland team earned a bid. First time in over a decade that the playoffs won't include both teams.

Panthers Drop Regular Season Finale

Tompkins Cortland Community College

A shutout loss to SUNY Broome Wednesday has left the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team in a rare position: unsure of the postseason. The 2-0 loss to Broome leaves Tompkins Cortland with a record of 6-6-2 overall, 5-6-2 in Region III, and 2-3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 15-1-1 overall, 14-1-1 in Region III, and 6-0 in the MSAC.

A win Wednesday would have helped secure a return to the playoffs, but the Panthers couldn’t handle the Hornets. After a scoreless first half, Broome scores twice in the first five minutes of the second half. The goals proved to be the final scores of the game as, despite two Broome players receiving red cards and the Hornets having to play with just nine players on the field for the final 23 minutes, Tompkins Cortland wasn’t able to get on the scoreboard.

The Panthers now must wait to see if they get an invitation to the NJCAA playoffs when the seedings are announced Saturday evening. The Panthers have made the playoffs in 12 straight years, the longest such streak for any Tompkins Cortland team.

Overtime Win Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

With the end of the regular season quickly approaching, every game takes on an increasing level of importance. Sunday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team had one of those pivotal games, and the Panthers rose to the challenge, beating Mohawk Valley Community College 3-2 in overtime. The Panthers are now 6-5-2 overall and 5-5-2 in Region III. Mohawk Valley is now 7-8 overall and 6-8 in Region III.

With both teams needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the game started with a noticeable intensity. The visiting Hawks got on the board first, converting corner kick into a goal in the tenth minute of play. The Panthers tied the score off a set play of their own, with Jacob Doran (Marathon H.S./Marathon) taking a free kick just inside midfield, finding Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica) for a header to make it 1-1 with 22:34 left in the first. The Panthers took the lead with 10:07 left when Ormsby made a pretty pass in the box to Jared Brooks (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), who finished to make it 2-1. Mohawk Valley answered in the closing minutes of the first half, knotting the score at 2-2 heading into the break.

In the second half, both goalies stepped up and each made big saves while putting up a clean sheet over the second 45 minutes and sending the game to overtime. With the score tied at 2-2, the Panthers put together a strong push early in the extra time, with Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) playing a perfect ball to Shaqueil Johnson (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Clarendon, Jamaica) in the box for the game-winning touch.

The entire Tompkins Cortland defense had a strong day, anchored by Alex Purcell (Lansing H.S./Lansing). Goal keeper J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) made several great plays as part of his six saves.

Tompkins Cortland closes out the regular season with a home game Wednesday against SUNY Broome. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

Upset Bid Comes Up Short for Panthers

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

An upset bid came up just short Wednesday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team couldn’t hold an early lead and lost 2-1 at Cayuga Community College. The loss drops the Panthers to 5-5-2 overall, 4-5-2 in Region III, and 2-2-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Cayuga is now 9-1-1 overall and in Region III and 4-1 in the MSAC.

With just two games left in the regular season, the Panthers are in desperate need of a strong finish to in order to make the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Tompkins Cortland hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Sunday at noon in a must-win game for the Panthers.

Shutout Loss for Panthers

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Saturday brought a tough loss for the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team as the Panthers fell at home to Finger Lakes Community College, 1-0. The Panthers are now 5-4-2 overall, 4-4-2 in Region III, and 2-1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes improves to 7-6 overall and in Region III and 2-3 in the MSAC.

The two teams missed good opportunities early. In the sixth minute, Finger Lakes had a great chance, but Panthers defender Brandon Dunne (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) made a great play to clear the ball before it crossed the goal line. A few minutes later Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) ripped a direct kick off the post, just missing putting the home team on the board. The score remained 0-0 before Finger Lakes finally broke through with a goal with 3:48 left in the first half. The Panthers looked to knot the score before the halftime horn, but the Finger Lakes keeper answered the challenge as the final seconds ticked off.

The frustration continued to grow in the second half as the Panthers couldn’t put together solid chances. With about ten minutes left on the clock, the intensity picked up, but the Finger Lakes defense was equal to the challenge, keeping the Panthers off the board the rest of the way.

Goal keeper J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) posted two saves in defeat.

Next up for Tompkins Cortland is a Wednesday game at Cayuga Community College. The men kickoff at 2 p.m.

Third Straight Win for Panthers

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Four first-half goals were more than enough to power the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team to a home win over Corning Community College Wednesday. The 4-2 final lifts the Panthers to 5-3-2 overall, 4-3-2 in Region III, and 2-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Corning is now 5-8 overall, 3-7 in Region III, and 0-4 in the MSAC.

The Panthers wasted little time setting the tone for the game. Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) started the scoring in the seventh minute, converting a corner kick from Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor). Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica) made it 2-0 in the 16th minute, taking a long pass from Zandrae Johnson (DeWitt Clinton H.S./St. Mary, Jamaica) and beating the Corning defense for the score. Corning cut the lead in half with a quick goal, but the Panthers responded with a goal by Jared Brooks (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) off an assist by Ormsby, making the score 3-1 in the 23rd minute. A goal by Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) closed out the half with a goal in the 40th minute, floating a shot in off an assist from Renoi Watson (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Manchester, Jamaica). The second half was scoreless until Corning put one in with 27 second left, making the final 4-2.

J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) and Kyle McCane (Churchville-Chili H.S./Churchville) split time in goal, each playing a half and allowing a single goal.

Tompkins Cortland will look to extend the current three-game winning streak with a home game Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with Finger Lakes Community College.

Panthers Win with 9.4 Seconds Left in 2nd OT

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team didn’t wait till the last second to score the game-winner Saturday, but they came pretty close. After a scoreless regulation and first overtime, the Panthers beat Jamestown Community College with a goal with 9.4 seconds left in the second and final overtime. The dramatic win improves Tompkins Cortland to 4-3-2 overall and 3-3-2 in Region III. Jamestown is 1-9-2 overall and 1-6 in Region III.

The way the game opened up, it was hard to imagine the Panthers not scoring. The first ten minutes saw the home team put constant pressure on the Jayhawks, with several shots and one blast from Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) off the cross bar. By the time the first half ended, the Panthers had a 7-0 advantage in shots, but nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. The second half saw the home again frustrated, and after a scoreless first overtime, the game went to a final ten-minute period.

The Panthers stepped up the urgency in the second overtime, finally connecting as the clock moved down under a minute. The game-winner started with Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) taking the ball deep down the right side, sliding a perfect cross into the box. Nicholas Posanti (West Islip H.S./North Babylon) came flying in, connecting on a one-timer off the outside of his left foot to beat the keeper near post and set off a celebration for the home team. It was the first goal of the season for the freshman, and gives a huge boost to the Panthers’ postseason hopes.

J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) went the distance in goal, earning his second consecutive shutout win.

Tompkins Cortland returns to the field Wednesday with a home game against Corning Community College. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Panthers Snap Skid with Win Over Onondaga

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team picked up a much-needed win Saturday, edging Onondaga Community College 1-0. The Panthers had gone winless in the previous four games, dropping below .500 on the season. With Saturday’s win, Tompkins Cortland is now 3-3-2 overall, 2-3-2 in Region III, and 1-0-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is 6-3 overall and in Region III and 3-2 in the MSAC.

The lone goal came midway through the first half. Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) started the play, taking the ball down the middle of the field before leading Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) with a pass deep into the offensive end. Anderson beat a pair of defenders to the ball and then beat the Onondaga keeper with his shot, finding the back of the net with 21:44 left in the first half. A strong defensive effort, anchored by goal keeper J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh), kept the Lazers off the board for the team’s first shutout of the season. Side finished the day with six saves.

Tompkins Cortland next play Saturday at home against Jamestown Community College.

Panthers Can't Hold Early Lead in Tie

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

After building a big 5-1 lead, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team saw Fulton-Montgomery Community College rally to tie the game at 5-5. After ten goals were scored in regulation, neither team could find the net in two overtime periods, making the final a 5-5 draw. The Panthers did win the shootout following the second overtime, but that will only be used for seeding purposes if the team qualifies for the NJCAA playoffs and not impact the team’s overall record. As a result of the tie, Tompkins Cortland is now 2-3-2 overall and 1-3-2 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery is 2-5-1 overall and in Region III.

Things looked great for the Panthers early, with Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) scoring twice in the first ten minutes, both on assists from Alex Purcell (Lansing H.S./Lansing). Salko Camo (Ithaca H.S./Mostar, Bosnia) made it 3-0 with an assist from Nichols before Fulton-Montgomery scored the last goal of the half to make it 3-1 at the break.

Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) scored in the first minute of the second half, off another assist from Nichols, to make the lead 4-1. The Panthers seemed to have the game well under control when Brandon Dunne (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) scored an unassisted goal to make it 5-1 early in the second half, but the home team wasn’t ready give up. The Raiders turned things around in quick fashion, scoring four goals to tie the game midway through the second half. With the score knotted at 5-5, neither team could score over the remainder of regulation, or over two ten-minute overtime periods. The result was the second tie of the season for the Panthers, one shy of the most the team has ever had in a season.

After five straight road games, Tompkins Cortland returns home Saturday to host Onondaga Community College for a 2:30 p.m. start

Panthers Fall 4-1 at Erie

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team fell below .500 for the first time this season with a 4-1 loss Saturday at Erie Community College. After starting the year with two straight wins, Saturday’s result drops the Panthers to 2-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Region III. Erie is 7-0 overall and 6-0 in Region III.

Tompkins Cortland plays at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Wednesday.

Panthers Shut Out for First Time

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team had another tough assignment Wednesday, playing a second straight road game against one of the top teams in the nation. And just like the weekend result at Genesee Community College, the Panthers came up short at Herkimer College Wednesday, losing 2-0. The loss drops the Panthers to 2-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in Region III. Herkimer, ranked #4 in the nation, is now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Region III.

After scoring 16 goals through the first four games of the year, the Panthers were shut out for the first time. Herkimer scored both their goals in the first half, marking the first time the Panthers haven’t scored the first goal of a game. In fact, prior to Wednesday, the Panthers had held a 2-0 lead in each of the first four games.

J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) had a strong game in goal for the Panthers, recording 12 saves.

Tompkins Cortland will look to get back on track at Erie Community College Saturday.

Panthers Can’t Hold Early Lead Against Nation's #4-Ranked Team

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead on the #4-ranked team in the nation Saturday, but the Panthers couldn’t hold on as Genesee Community College rallied for a 5-2 win on their home field. The less drops the Panthers to 2-1-1 overall and 1-1-1 in Region III. Genesee is now 3-0-1 overall and 3-0 in Region III.

The game couldn’t have started any better for the Panthers. Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) put the visitors on the board in the just the fifth minute of play, scoring off an assist by Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica). Five minutes later, Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) converted an assist from Nichols to put the Panthers up 2-0 less than ten minute into the game.

The Cougars got on the board in the 18th minute, tied it in the 38th minute, and took the lead just before the half with a goal in the 42nd minute. A pair of second half goals, the last coming with eight minutes left in the game, sealed the win for Genesee.

Tompkins Cortland next plays at Herkimer College Wednesday.

First Road Game a Win for Panthers

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing on the road for the first time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team made the trip a happy one with a 6-2 win over Niagara County Community College Wednesday. The Panthers are now 2-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in Region III. Niagara is 2-3 overall and in Region III.

It didn’t take long for the Panthers to realize it was going to be a good day as the team got off the bus and started scoring. Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) got it started in the fifth minute and Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica) added a goal a minute later, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead just six minutes into the game. Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor), who assisted on the Iannello goal, got a tally of his own in the 20th minute of play to push the lead to 3-0. A goal from Jared Brooks (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) made it 4-0 before Alex Purcell (Lansing H.S./Lansing) scored in the final minute of the half, adding a penalty kick goal to his earlier assist to put the Panthers up 5-0 heading into the break.

Ormsby scored his second goal of the game just minutes into the second half, converting on Iannello’s second assist of the day to make the lead 6-0. Niagara got on the board with a pair of goals midway through the second half, but the lead was never threatened as the Panthers remained undefeated after three games.

J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) and Kyle McCane (Churchville-Chili H.S./Churchville) each saw a half in goal, with Side recording one save over a scoreless first half and McCane finishing with two saves and two goals allowed in the second.

Tompkins Cortland next plays at Genesee Community College Saturday.

Panthers and Jefferson Play to Draw

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team had to hold on for a 2-2 tie with Jefferson Community College Wednesday in the Mid-State Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The home game leaves the Panthers with an overall record 1-0-1 while Jefferson is now 0-0-1.

The home team got off to a good start. In the fourth minute of play, Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica) took a feed from Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) and found the net for the early lead. The advantage moved to 2-0 in the 26th minute of play, with Ormsby starting the play before Anderson found Shaqueil Johnson (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Clarendon, Jamaica) for the score. The Panthers looked to take the 2-0 lead into the half, but Jefferson broke through with a late score to cut the Panther lead in half and take the momentum into the break. The visitors evened the score in the 53 minute and seemed to have more quality chances the rest of regulation. Both teams had chances in both overtime periods, but neither could convert.

The game ended as a tie, but the teams did go to a shootout following the overtime periods. The result of the shootout will be factored in when it comes time for Region III playoff seedings to be determined. Fittingly, the two teams were tied through three rounds of penalty kicks. After a Jefferson miss and a Panther make, the score stood at 4-3. Panthers goalkeeper Kyle McCane (Churchville-Chili H.S./Churchville) came up with a big save to seal the shootout result at 4-3 in favor of the Panthers.

Next up for the Panthers will be the first road trip of the season. Tompkins Cortland plays at Niagara County Community College Wednesday, September 8.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Storm Suspends Game with Hudson Valley

After rallying back from an early 1-0 deficit, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team saw Mother Nature win the day as an intense storm that rolled through the area forced the suspension of the game with Hudson Valley Community College. At the time of play stoppage Sunday, the Panthers led 2-1 with 34:34 left in the second half. No decision has been made on a possible resumption of the game at a later date.

Sunday's game started in hot and humid conditions, and it didn't take long for the visiting Vikings to warm up, taking the lead on a goal just four minutes into action. The score held at 1-0 most of he half before the Panthers finally netted the equalizer. Migell Ormsby (DeWitt Clinton H.S./Kingston, Jamaica) took a pass from Adam Purcell (Lansing H.S./Lansing) and beat the defense down the middle of the field before scoring with 2:52 left in the first.

Ormsby again found the after halftime, scoring just 67 seconds into the second half to put the Panthers up 2-1. Less than 10 minutes later the first thunder was heard, forcing a stoppage of play. The storm that followed featured thunder, lightning, hail, heavy rain, and strong winds, forcing the end of play for the day.

With the game suspended, the Panthers return to the regular schedule still with a record of 1-0. Next up is a home game Wednesday vs. Jefferson Community College at 6:30 p.m.

Anderson Hat-Trick Leads Panthers Past Holyoke in Opener

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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A hat-trick from sophomore Jason Anderson (Mynderse Academy/Seneca Falls) led the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team to a decisive 6-1 win over Holyoke Community College (Mass.) Saturday on the first day of the NJCAA Northeast Cup Soccer Invitational. The win marks the sixth straight year the Panthers have won the season opener.

The season started on a positive note for the Panthers, as the home team nearly scored on the opening possession. While the first chance didn’t produce a goal, the home fans wouldn’t have to wait long. In the ninth minute of play, Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) played across into the box that Shaqueil Johnson (Dewitt Clinton H.S./Clarendon, Jamaica) turned into the first score of the year. The lead was short-lived as Holyoke answered 35 seconds later, but the Panthers took the lead for good just four minutes later, with Anderson scoring off a rebound in the box.

Nichols had a role in the third goal for the Panthers, drawing a penalty in the box with 19:01 left in the first. Alex Purcell (Lansing H.S./Lansing) converted the penalty kick to make the score 3-1, and when Brandon Dunne (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) was in the right place at the right time and scored a goal with 10:30 left in the half, the Panthers had a 4-1 lead for the halftime break.

The second half saw Anderson complete his hat-trick, scoring on a pair of headers off corner kicks. The first came off an assist by Nicholas Posanti (West Islip H.S./North Babylon) with 27:15 left, followed by the final score off an assist by Padraic Iannello (Dryden H.S./Dryden) with 11:47 remaining.

Kyle McCane (Churchville-Chili H.S./Churchville) and J.D. Side (Plattsburgh H.S./Plattsburgh) each played a half in goal for the winners.

The Panthers take on Hudson Valley Community College Sunday at 3 p.m. The Vikings opened the season Saturday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Brookdale Community College (N.J.) in the first game of the Northeast Cup Invitational.

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2016 Men's Soccer Schedule
Sat 08/20
7 p.m.
Wells College
Tue 08/23
7 p.m.
Ithaca College
Sat 08/27
5 p.m.
Holyoke CC (Mass.)
Sun 08/28
3 p.m.
Hudson Valley CC
Wed 08/31
6 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Wed 09/07
5 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Sat 09/10
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Wed 09/14
7 p.m.
Herkimer College
Sat 09/17
3 p.m.
Erie CC
Wed 09/21
4 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Sat 09/24
2 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Sat 10/01
1 p.m.
Jamestown CC
Wed 10/05
3 p.m.
Corning CC
Sat 10/08
2 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Wed 10/12
2 p.m.
Cayuga CC
Sun 10/16
12 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Wed 10/19
4 p.m.
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