TC3 Women's Soccer Drops Game to Four-Year School
October 3, 2013
Panthers Fall to Alfred State 3-1
DRYDEN, N.Y. – The Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team saw its four-game unbeaten streak come to an end Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to Alfred State College. The game marked the first time TC3’s soccer team has ever played against a four-year school during the regular season. The loss leaves TC3 with a record of 7-3-1 overall. Alfred State, which moved to the NCAA this year after competing as a two-year school in the past, improve to 7-2 with the win.
The games opened with the Panthers on the aggressive, pressuring the Alfred State defensive end. In the sixth minute of play, the Alfred State keeper makes a great save, coming out hard to deflect a shot by Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville). Minutes later, Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) had a good chance, but fired wide of the goal. Alfred State capitalized on the ensuing possession, taking the ball down the field and scoring the first goal with 27:13 left in the first half. The second score came four minutes later on a nearly identical goal from the same Alfred State player.
The Panthers finally broke through early in the second half. Just into the 56th minute of play, Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) scored off an assist from Goodrich to cut the deficit to 2-1. The goal seemed to energize the home team, but the surge over the next several minutes came up empty. The visitors scored an insurance goal with 13:09 left in the game, making the final 3-1.
TC3 returns to NJCAA play Saturday. The Panthers take to the road to play Jamestown Community College.