FRI., OCT. 21
at Minkoff Field
vs. Cuyamaca, 3 p.m.

PCAC North Division
Susan G. Koman Match
at The Dome
vs. MiraCosta, 5 p.m.

PCAC North Division
at Merrill Douglas Stadium
San Diego Mesa College
vs. San Diego Mesa, 7 p.m.

Battle at the Beach, Day 1
at Long Beach City College
and Cypress College

SAT., OCT. 22
at Cuesta College Gym
San Luis Obispo

Meathead Movers Invitational
9 a.m.

National Southern Conference
at Golden West College field
Huntington Beach

vs. Golden West, 1 p.m.

Battle at the Beach, Day 2
at Long Beach City College
and Cypress College




PALM DESERT (10-19-2016) -- Palomar made it two straight victories in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division women's volleyball schedule, sweeping College of the Desert on Wednesday evening in the COD gym.

The set scores were 26-24, 25-21, 28-26 as the Comets advanced to 2-1 in the PCAC North.

The Comets will play their annual Susan G. Komen Foundation fund-raiser for the fight against breast cancer on Friday when they host MiraCosta on Friday at 5 p.m. in The Dome. The Spartans come into the match with a 3-0 Northern Division record.


SAN MARCOS (10-14-2016) / SAN DIEGO (10-18-2016) -- Hedgar Tayor (scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Chris Kusonoki in the 41st minute on Friday, giving Palomar a 2-1 upset win over Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's soccer leader San Diego City College at Minkoff Field.

The loss dropped the Knights (7-3-4, 5-2) into second place behind new conference leader San Bernardino Valley, a winner over Cuyamaca on Friday.

Then, on Tuesday, the Comets traveled to San Diego Mesa's Merrill Douglas Stadium for a night game and battled to a 0-0 tie with the Olympians.

With Palomar trailing 1-0 in the game with City College, Elijah Lopez tied the game for the Comets in the 31st minute with the assist cointributed by Edson Ojeda.

The score remained 1-1 until Taylor's game winner.

Kyle Harkousha recorded the win in goal for the Comets. Palomar had two other goals called back.

"The team had a strong physical and mental effort today," coach Dave Whiddon said. "Defensively, we're becoming more consistant, and offensively we're creating a lot of scoring chances."

Harkousha delivered a big game in goal for Palomar in Tuesday's scoreless tie with Mesa.

"Harkousha had an outstanding game. He had several top-class saves," Whiddon said.

"Our defense excelled with Lalo Vasque3z and Chris Kusonoki leding the way. The team has been working hard and the results are starting to come."


SAN MARCOS (10-18-2016) -- Visiting Grossmont College turned back Palomar 5-1 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division soccer action on Tuesday at Minkoff Field.

Grace Busby scored on a header for the Comets' goal off Adriana Glutierrez's assist. Odalis Sanchez had four saves in goal.


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Note: Palomar is competing only as individuals in women's golf this season, not as a team

FOOTBALL: PC at Rustlers

Josh Bernard, who was CIF San Diego Section Offensive Player of the Year at Oceanside High School, goes over the top from 1 yard out to score the first touchdown in Palomar's 28-27 victory over Orange Coast last week. The Comets visit Golden West, an upset winner over then -state No. 2 and nationally No. 4-ranked Saddleback a week ago, at 1 p.m. Saturday. -- Photo by Phillip Farry

Comets seek 3rd straight win at Golden West

HUNTINGTON BEACH (10-21-2016) -- Palomar will be shooting for its third straight football victory on Saturday when the Comets travel to Golden West College for a 1 p.m. game that will mark the Rustlers' first-ever game on campus, just a little over half-way through their 50th season.

The Comets (3-3 overall) will be facing a team that started the season 1-4, before pulling off a stunning 20-17 upset over previously unbeaten Saddleback, which came in ranked No. 2 in California and No. 4 in the nation. That game was played at the Rustlers' home field prior to Saturday, LeBard Stadium at Orange Coast College.

Palomar, meanwhile, defeated Orange Coast 28-27 at Escondido High's Chick Embrey Field at Wilson Stadium when the Comets scored on a 20-yard pass play from Matt Romero to Terrell Arnold with 7 seconds remaining and Palomar punter Sam Tapia, pressed into doubling as place-kicker and kickoff man just before the game due to an injury, contributed the game-winning PAT.

Both the Comets and Rustlers will be trying to advance to 2-0 in the National Division Southern Conference.

M. WATER POLO: Comets 20, SD Mesa 13

Palomar's Grant Curry (white hat) steals the ball from San Diego Mesa's Max Perlin (white hat) during Comets' 20-13 win Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

PC wins, clinches regular-season title tie

SAN MARCOS (10-19-2016)  -- Palomar clinched no worse than a tie for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference regular-season men's water polo championship on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool, turning back visiting San Diego Mesa 20-13.

The Comets, which won the regular-season title last year, are 12-6 overall and 7-0 in the PCAC to lead the conference with Grossmont with on loss, and defending conference champion Mesa with two losses right behind them.

The official conference champion is determined by the PCAC tournament, which will be played this year on Nov. 4-5 at San Diego Miramar College.

Palomar never trailed in Wednesday's game taking a 2-1 lead early on a Paul Schaner goal with 5:27 left in the first quarter and remaining on top the rest of the way.

The Comets were infront 12-5 at the half and 15-7 after three quarters. The Olympians pulled to within five goals early in he fourth quarter, but Palomar scored four successive goals -- by Toby Fast, Schaner, Grant Curry off Fast's steal and assist and Fast again to blow the game open at 19-10 with 4:12 to play.

Schaner, Curry and Mark Morin led the Comets with four goals apiece. Eli Foli (three) and Fast (two) also had multiple goals.

Palomar still has games at Southwestern next Monday and Grossmont next Wednesday remaining, but Southwestern has folded its team for the year, forfeiting both Monday's game and an earlier game against the Comets on Sept. 21 that wasn't played because the Jaguars couldn't field enough players.

PCAC: Weekly Awards

Palomar soccer player Grace Busby (top photo) is the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week. She's shown scoring on a header vs. Grossmont on Tuesday (see game report in left column). -- Photo by Hugh Cox. DIRECTLY ABOVE: PC wrestler Jake Schaeffer is the PCAC Men's Athlete of the Week. Schaeffer is pictured decisioning Mt. SAC's Roy Galvan, the Tech-Fall California Community College Wrestler of the Week for the first week of October, by an 8-4 score in last Friday's Southern California Duals at The Dome. Schaeffer went 4-0 in the tournament as the Comets finished third out of 10 teams. -- Photo by Charlie Neuman

Schaeffer, Busby PCAC Athletes of Week

SAN DIEGO (10-17-2016) -- Palomar wrestler Jake Schaeffer and Comet women's soccer player Grace Busby have been honored as Men's and Women's Athletes of the Week, respectively for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference for the week that ended Sunday.

Schaeffer, the Comets' sophomore 133-pounder out of Otay Rancho High School, defeated four straight opponents as coach Brady Barrios' squad placed third in the Southern California Duals Tournament at The Dome.

Schaeffer, last year's state community college 125-pound champion as a freshman, won by technical fall 17-0 in the Comets' 36-9 victory over Rio Hondo, won by 8-4 decision in a 20-17 loss to Mt. SAC in the championship semifinals, won by 6-4 decision in a 5-0 win over West Hills Lemoore in the third-place semifinal match, and won by pin in Palomar's 39-9 win over Santa Ana in the third-place match.

Busby, a sophomore forward from Escondido Charter High School, scored six goals in two matches during the week, giving her eight goals in her most recent three games.

In the Comets' two games last week, Busby tallied four goals as Palomar defeated Cuyamaca 7-1 and contributed two goals in a 5-0 victory over Imperial Valley. She'd scored two goals the previous Friday as the Comets lost to Southwestern 3-2. 


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