Thursday marked the end of the regular season for the Tompkins Cortland lacrosse team. The Panthers traveled to Batavia to take on #8-ranked Genesee this season, coming home with a 20-2 loss. The Panthers close out the regular season with a record of 2-6 while Genesee is now 5-4 overall and 5-1 in Region III.
Playing at home for the last time this season, the Panthers lacrosse team never could get things going in a 13-3 loss to Herkimer College on Saturday. The Panthers are now 2-5 on the season while Herkimer is 3-3 overall and 2-3 in Region III.
After opening the season with an exciting overtime win, the Panthers lacrosse team had built up some frustration while losing four straight entering Wednesday night’s road game. Playing at Mohawk Valley Community College, the Panthers were able to take out their frustrations to the tune of a 17-2 win over the Hawks. The win improves Tompkins Cortland’s record to 2-4 while Mohawk Valley drops to 0-3.
Handcuffed with a depleted roster all season, the Panthers lacrosse team has made its mark by battling to the final whistle, despite the odds. Saturday saw a perfect example of that attitude and spirit as Tompkins Cortland hosted the defending national champion, and current #3-ranked team in the nation, Onondaga Community College. Though significantly outmanned, the Panthers gave it everything they had, falling by a final score of 22-1. The loss drops the Panthers to 1-4 overall and in Region III and 1-2 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Onondaga is 5-2 overall, 3-0 in Region III, and 2-0 in the MSAC.
Over the last two seasons, Tompkins Cortland Community College and Hudson Valley Community College have developed a nice rivalry on the lacrosse field. The teams have played four times, including twice in the NJCAA Region III playoffs. Each game was hard fought and tight, with the Panthers pulling out the win each time. In fact, the Panthers had won seven straight against the Vikings entering Wednesday’s game, dating all the way back to the 2014 season. While Wednesday’s game was just one regular season contest, if the Vikings were looking for some revenge, they certainly found it. Hudson Valley dominated the game from the beginning, racing out to a big lead before cruising to a 17-4 win over the Panthers. The Panthers are now 1-3 overall and in Region III. Hudson Valley is now 3-3 overall and 1-1 in Region III.
A nearly 25-minute scoreless stretch to end the game took the Tompkins Cortland lacrosse team from ahead by a pair of goals to a 13-8 loss to Jefferson Community College on Wednesday. The Panthers are now 1-2 overall and in Region III and 1-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson is 2-1 overall and 1-0 in both Region III and the MSAC.