September 17, 2009


Panthers pull out win in OT


Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
TC3’s Brandon Kohler (8) shows some fancy footwork against Hudson Valley’s Kyle Gonyea (12) in the second period Wednesday. Kohler’s goal in overtime gave TC3 a 2-1 victory.

DRYDEN —A dramatic finish to regulation led to an exciting double-overtime soccer victory for Tompkins Cortland Community College men on Wednesday.
After visiting Hudson Valley CC sent this game into overtime with 2:54 left in regulation, the Panthers pulled out a 2-1 victory when Brandon Kohler scored just 27 seconds into a second extra period.
That OT success improves TC3’s record to 4-1 in Region III and 4-3 overall.
After a scoreless first half, TC3 took the lead in the opening seconds of the second half.
Jean-Pierre Rosas drove a shot at goal which the Hudson Valley keeper deflected but couldn’t control. Dryden High grad Dylan Luce collected the rebound and scored, with only 38 seconds having been played in the period.
The score remained 1-0 for more than 40 minutes, but Hudson Valley (2-4) took advantage of a direct kick from just outside the box to tie the game at 1-1 with 2:54 left in regulation, Colin Legge the goal-scorer.
After Allan Krohn narrowly missed giving the Panthers the win in regulation, hitting the post with a blast with 53 seconds left, the game went to overtime.
TC3 came out strong in the extra time, putting together several good rushes but failing to score in the first period. In the opening moments of the second overtime, Krohn started the game-winning score with a feed to Kohler, who volleyed a bouncing ball from the top of the box to the corner of the net.
TC3 keeper Colby Taber recorded six saves for the win, the Panthers headed to play at Clinton County CC on Saturday.
TC3 WOMEN got a first half hat trick by freshman Courtney Henry and defeated visiting Onondaga CC 3-2 in the second half of Wednesday’s twin bill.
The Panthers improve to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in Region III play, while Onondaga drops to 1-4-1 overall and in regional action.
Henry’s first goal came with TC3 trailing 1-0, converting a long pass from Demi Pellerin into the tying goal. Eight minutes later, Henry took another long pass, this time from Katelyn Arnold, and again beat the keeper for the breakaway goal.
Henry completed the hat trick with 25 seconds left in the half, scoring off another Arnold assist to put the Panthers ahead 3-1.
The second half opened with OCC pulling within one on a goal by Ashley Rosenbarker in the 48th minute. It proved to be as close as the visitors could get as the defense, anchored by sophomore Arnold and Monica Sacco kept the Lazers off the board the rest of the way.
Chynna Pitlock and Pellerin split time in the goal, with Pitlock earning the win with five saves. TC3 plays at Corning CC Friday.