Pioneers and Panthers battle to a tie

Alfred State and Tompkins Cortland CC battled to a 1-1 tie at the Mullen Hill Field in Alfred in the season opener for both teams.

The Panthers got on the board first when Kyle Clapper got his knee on a crossing pass from Jean-Piere Rosas with 8:30 remaining in the first half.  TCCC held a 5 to 1 advantage on shots in the first half.

Jeremy Nantka (Lancaster) knotted the game up 14 minutes into the second half when he was able to connect on a pass from Dominic Bisone (Tonawanda).  TCCC once again out-shot ASC in the second, 7 to 4.

Tompkins Cortland had the better chances in the first overtime but couldn't connect on the game-winner while Alfred State had the better chances in the second overtime.

TCCC held a 16 to 9 advantage on shots.  Josh Kashuba (Marathon) made 11 saves for Alfred while Judd Arnold made three saves for the Panthers.

The Pioneers head to the SUNY Delhi Tournament this weekend.  They will take on SUNY Cobleskill at 3 p.m. on Saturday and SUNY Dehli on at Noon on Sunday.