March 18, 2010


Stickers beaten by Monroe CC in home opener

LacrosseJoe McIntyre/staff photographer
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Dencil Daniels (47), from Cortland, passes the ball off while being defended by Monroe Community College’s Zach Johnson (13) in the first half of the visiting Tribunes’ 26-3 win Wednesday.

DRYDEN – Playing at home for the first time this season, Tompkins Cortland Community College lacrosse team lost to the second-ranked team in the nation, Monroe Community College, 26-3, Wednesday night. TC3 falls to 0-2 while Monroe improves to 3-0.
The game opened with Monroe scoring twice in the opening minute, but the home team settled things down and trailed just 6-2 after the first quarter. An 11-1 advantage for Monroe in the second quarter made it 17-3 at the half, allowing the Tribunes to cruise to the win in the second half.
Homer Central alumnus Zach McMullin, Dryden High grad Doug Bushnell and Chris Conklin scored the goals for the Panthers with Kellen Simmons adding an assist. J.P. Gove for had a strong game in goal for TC 3 as he recorded 15 saves.
TC3 is back in action on their home turf Saturday at 1 p.m. as Genesee Community College comes to town.
TC3 softball wins pair
At Titusville, Fla., Tompkins Cortland Community College softball bounced back Tuesday’s setbacks with a pair of wins over Division II opponents Wednesday. The Panthers beat Kellogg Community College (Mich.) 9-0 and Lakeland Community College (Ohio) 6-3. TC3 is now 6-2 on the season.
The win over Kellogg was shortened to five innings. In four times up to bat as the home team, TC3 scored three runs in each of the first, second and fourth innings to bring the mercy rule into play.
Janelle Boyd took the win in the circle by allowing just one hit while striking out five. Colleen Bannon sparked the offense by going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, one triple and two stolen bases. Boyd went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Brooke Wierzbicki went 2-for-3 with a triple. Kristin Kinney homered while driving in two.
Against Lakeland, the Panthers took and early lead, scoring in the top of the first and second before Lakeland cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second. TC3 pushed the score to 4-1 in the fourth and, after Lakeland scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers plated two more in the sixth to put the game away. A single Lakeland run in the bottom of the seventh made the final 6-3.
Erica Gigliotti earned the win, entering the game in the fourth in relief of Boyd. Brooke Radley went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Boyd and Joelle Herrick each collected two hits as part of TC3’s 11-hit attack.
TC3 softball ends its spring break trip Thursday with games against Count College of Morris (N.J.) and Chesapeake College (Md.).
TC3 baseball splits
In Baltimore, Md., the combination of strong pitching and balanced hitting helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball earn a doubleheader split at Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk Wednesday. The Panthers dropped the opener 6-2 before taking the nightcap 12-1 behind a ten-strikeout performance from pitcher Eric Conway. TC3 is now 2-5 on the season, with all of its games coming against D-II teams. Dundalk is now 7-6.
Ryan June took the loss in the opener, with his strong effort undermined by a tough fifth inning that saw him give up four runs. Anthony Siracusa went 2-for-2 with an RBI to lead the six-hit attack.
Game two featured Conway in control, striking out ten and walking none while allowing just three hits and one unearned run in seven innings.
The offense rapped out nine hits with Dustin Sandberg, Joshua Boyd and Dan Zambito each collecting two hits. Siracusa went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and Boyd had a team-best three RBIs.
TC3 baseball returns to Maryland Saturday for a doubleheader against the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.