The goals came early and often Wednesday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College men's soccer team rolled to a 6-0 win over Niagara County Community College. The Panthers are 4-1 overall and 4-0 in Region III; Niagara is now 1-3 overall and 1-2 in region.
A pair of sophomores had big days for the Panthers. Brandon Dunne (North Babylon H.S./North Babylon) started the scoring nine minutes into the game. Adam Nichols (Candor H.S./Candor) followed with a goal with 32:27 left in the half, and then scored again just 11 seconds later to make the score 3-0 just 13 minutes into the game. The score held into the second half when another spurt turned the game into a blowout. Marton Tozser (Homer H.S./Homer) scored with 22:35 left, and within the next four minute Nichols and Dunne had each scored again, making it 6-0 and sealing the win.
Nichols extended his scoring streak to four straight games while posting his second hat-trick of the year. Dunne added a pair of assists to his two goals for a career-best six points. Jake Lewis (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Randy Simon (AECI Charter/Bronx), and Brenton Frisbie (Waverly H.S./Waverly) each had an assist in the win.
All three Panthers keepers saw time in goal, but none needed to record a save in the shutout. Jack English (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg), Parker Hay (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), and Sean McDaniel (Dryden H.S./Dryden) each saw about 30 minutes of action.
The Panthers put their four-game winning streak on the line Saturday when they host nationally ranked Genesee Community College at 3:30 p.m.