August 26, 2013
Panthers coach hits 100 wins
LARGO, Md. — The Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer squad gave head coach Andy Davis a great gift to open the 2013 season — his 100th career victory.
The Panthers delivered the milestone this past Saturday with a 3-2 win over host Anne Arundel CC.
The weekend ended with the Panthers edging Maryland’s Prince George’s CC by a 2-1 score to give Davis, starting his ninth season as head coach, a career record of 101-52-6.
TC3 3, Anne Arundel CC 2: The season started slowly on the offensive end for both teams, but heated up in the second. After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, TC3 wasted little time getting on the board in the second.
In the 48th minute, freshman James Demshick scored off an assist from Mark Scott, making it 1-0 TC3. The home team answered a few minutes later, but TC3 regained the lead on a goal by Lansing graduate Sean Streb off a corner kick from Yauhen Malko. The Panthers took a 3-1 advantage with 13 minutes left to play thanks to a local connection as Homer alumnus Drew Christopher found Dryden High grad Dana Smith for the score.
Anne Arundel CC made things interesting with a penalty kick goal in the closing minutes, but the visiting Panthers held on for the win.
TC3 2, Prince George’s CC 1: TC3 got on the board in the 36th minute Sunday as freshman Morgan Shutter blasted a shot into the net. The Panthers’ second goal came in the 77th minute on a penalty kick by Yauhen Malko and it was the game-winner.
The Panthers come back to Dryden for the home opener this weekend against New Jersey foes. TC3 plays Brookdale CC Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and CC of Morris Sunday at 2:30.
TC3 Women Split Games
It was a mixed weekend for TC3 soccer women in Maryland. The Panthers captured their season opener by shutting out nationally 10th-ranked Anne Arundel CC 2-0 Saturday before getting blanked 6-0 Sunday to Division I opponent College of Southern Maryland.
TC3 2, Anne Arundel CC 0: It was the second straight year the Panthers have opened the season with a shutout win and the third time in the last four seasons.
The first goal of the year came in the 31st minute when Megan Reynolds scored off a nice give-and-go with Taylor Liebowitz. The Panthers made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute when Liebowitz played a high cross to Shelby Goodrich, who converted for the final goal.
Chelsy Kern picked up the shutout recording six saves in the TC3 goal.
College of Southern Maryland 6. TC3 0: The Panthers fell behind 3-0 at halftime and never recovered.
TC3 returns to action with a pair of weekend games in Dryden to kickoff the home portion of the season. The Panthers play Massachusetts’ Holyoke CC Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sussex County CC from New Jersey Sunday at noon.
l SUNY Cortland squads start the soccer season this weekend with road games. The men are at Clarkson Friday, with both the men and women visiting St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon in non-league contests.
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