October 2, 2009


TC3 on the prowl

Panthers claw through and bounce back big against Cayuga Community College


Joe McIntyre/staff photographer
TC3’s Brittany Komenda (3) is sent flying after illegal contact by Cayuga CC’s Lauren Dunster (18) in the first half which evolved in a free kick.

DRYDEN — After having a five-game winning streak snapped earlier in the week, the Tompkins Cortland Community College men’s soccer team bounced back with a vengeance.
The Panthers rolled to an 8-0 victory over visiting Cayuga CC on Thursday night, improving to 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference and 8-4 overall. The visitors from Auburn are 1-4 in the Conference, Cayuga CC 1-8-1 overall.
The Panthers, coming off a 3-1 loss to Broome CC on Tuesday, wasted little time taking control of this game.
Salar Ahmad put the hosts the scoreboard with a score on a direct kick from 30 yards out just 10 minutes into the game. Two minutes later, Dryden High alum Trevor Totman played a long cross to Brandon Kohler for a header into the net.
With a three-minute span, goals by Andrew Minnamon, Dave Cerasani and Allan Krohn hiked the TC3 advantage to 5-0. In the 29th minute of the game, Ahmad’s second goal of the half came off Dylan Luce’s second assist, giving the Panthers a 6-0 lead at the half.
Jean-Pierre Rosas and Magor Mbengue added goals in the second half, with Totman picking up his second assist of the game on another pretty cross.
Colby Taber and Lucas Mitchell split time in goal for the shutout, TC3 with a 21-3 shot edge.
TC3 WOMEN snapped a two-game losing skid with a 3-0 shutout victory over Cayuga CC to start this twin bill.
The Panthers (3-2 MSAC, 7-6 overall) scored four minutes into the game, Jess Lorence taking a feed from Courtney Henryin the box and beating the Cayuga CC keeper. Despite controlling play, that was the lone first half goal for TC3.
Midway through the second half, TC3 opened the game up with a pair of goals in a four-minute span.
Lorence scored her second goal after a cross by Kristen Cleveland found her in the mouth of the goal for the tally. Kaitlyn Arnold capped the scoring, redirecting a corner kick from Lorence into the net for the final goal.
TC3 out-shot Cayuga CC (1-4, 1-9) by a 26-2 margin, both shots by the visitors saved by keeper Demi Pellerin.
The Panthers play soccer host to Genesee CC on Sunday, the women at 1 p.m. with the men to follow at 3 p.m.