SCOREBOARD

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Southern California Regionals Round 3
at Ventura Athletic Event Center
Ventura College
Palomar 69, Ventura 47

SOFTBALL
PCAC
at Palomar field

Palomar 12, San Diego City 0

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
at The Dome

Palomar def. San Diego Mesa 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-22)

RECENT PCAC SCORES, STANDINGS AS OF JAN. 27, 2015

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 5
BASEBALL
PCAC
at Noel Mickelsen Field
Grossmont College, El Cajon

vs. Grossmont, 2 p.m.

MEN'S TENNIS
PCAC
at Palomar courts

vs. Grossmont, 2 p.m.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Southern California Regionals, PCAC
at Grossmont College courts
El Cajon

vs. Grossmont, 2 p.m.

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PALOMAR SWEEPS MESA IN MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

SAN MARCOS (3-04-2015) -- Palomar disposed of San Diego Mesa 3-0 on Wednesday at The Dome for its first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's volleyball victory.

The Comets won 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 to even their season record at 3-3. Coach Bjorn Dahl's team is 1-2 in the PCAC.

Erik Reider recorded 6 kills with 0 errors on seven attempts for an .857 hitting percentage to lead the Comets.

Matt Jones contributed 6 kills with 0 errors on 8 attempts for a .750 percentage. Jones had three service errors.

PC GOLFERS PLACE 9TH AT LOMPOC AFTER RAIN DELAY

LOMPOC (3-03-2015) -- Playing the second day at La Purisima Golf Club on Monday in the rain-delayed Pt. Conception Open hosted by Santa Barbara City College, Palomar finished with a 403-395 -- 798 to place ninth out of 14 teams.

Nick Bellstrom was the low scorer for the Comets with a 76-74 -- 150. Zack Wagner shot 83-80 -- 163, Mitchell Kwee 83-82 -- 165, Brian Helmuth 84-81 00 165, Connor Sims 81-78 -- 159 and Chris Guerzon 80-82 -- 162.

The first nine holes were contested on Sunday at Marshallia Ranch Golf Club at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

College of the Canyons' Blue team won the tournament with a 381-373 -- 754. Host Santa Barbara was second with a 387-376 -- 763 asa medalist Jonny Hogan shot a 69-69 -- 138.

Monterey Peninsula (768) placed third, followed by Reedley (769), Riverside City College (776), West Hills-Coalinga (786), College of the Desert (786), Canyons Gold Team (789), Palomar, Ventura (800), Hancock (816), Mt. San Jacnto (828), Citrus (840) and Bakersfield (853).

DONAHUE TO NCAA DIV. II NATIONAL SEMIFINALIST W. GEORGIA

CARROLLTON, Georgia (2-24-2015) -- Palomar end Dylan Donahue, the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year last fall, has accepted a football scholarship to the University of West Georgia.

The Wolves (12-3) reached the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Division II national playoffs where they lost 10-7 to eventual champion Colorado State-Pueblo, a 13-0 winner over Minnesota State University-Mankato in the national championship game at Kansas City, Kansas.

Donahue, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound sophomore from Billings West High School in Billings, Montana, committed after returning from his recruiting trip to West Georgia on Sunday. His most recent visit prior to West Georgia was to Colorado State.

Despite missing one game and parts of three others because of an injury, Donahue led the 7-4 Comets with 64 tackles last fall and had 10.5 sacks for 104 yards, 22 tackles for loss for 144 yards, 1 broken-up pass, 6 quarterback hurries, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked kick.

Previously:

Cornerback Javante O'Roy committed to Texas State (NCAA Division I FBS, 7-5 record in 2014). O'Roy's High School: Antelope (Antelope, CA)

Defensive tackle Joe Naoala committed to Montana State (NCAA Division I FCS, 8-5 record in 2014). Naotala's High School: Army-Navy Academy

Linebacker Austin Wolff committed to Portland State (NCAA Division I FCS). Wolff's High School: Fallbrook

Receiver M.J. Bailey committed to Idaho State (NCAA Division II FCS, 8-4 record in 2014). Bailey's High School: San Marcos

Deep Snapper Jared Sargent from the 2013 team committed to Azusa Pacific (NCAA Division II, 10-1 record in 2014). High School: Temecula Valley

Slot Receiver / Punt Returner Damon Nolan committed to Baker University (NAIA, 8-3 record in 2014). High School: Murrieta Valley

COX PLAYER OF YEAR AND MARSHALL IS COACH OF YEAR IN PCAC

SAN DIEGO (2-21-2015) -- Conference champion Palomar swept the two major awards Saturday as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball coaches gathered at San Diego Miramar College for their 2015 post-season meeting.

Keisha Cox was voted PCAC Player of the Year honors. She followed that up by being selected to the All-State team by the California Community College Womnen's Basketball Coaches Association.

Leigh Marshall was selected as the PCAC's Coach of the Year.

Palomar's other first-team All-PCAC selections were Melissa Allen, Jessica Scott and Tessa Balcom.

The Comets' Lee Lee Tomlinson was voted to the second team.

Cox is a sophomore from Mission Hills High School who played one season at Saddleback College. Allen is a freshman from Mission Hills who transferred from Cal Berkeley. Scott is a sophomore from West Hills High School. Balcom is a sophomore from Ramona High School.

(UPDATED AT 9:40 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4)

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FOOTBALL  7-4  3-3   WRESTLING  10-4  2-2   GOLF (W)  Conf:  68-43   VOLLEYBALL (W) 19-5 13-3    WATER POLO (M) 18-9 7-3   WATER POLO (W) 12-13 3-6  SOCCER (M)  6-11-4  3-7-2   SOCCER (W)   9-9-2  2-6-0    CROSS COUNTRY (M/W)  no duals    BASKETBALL (M) 15-12  6-2   BASKETBALL (W)  26-3  13-1   BASEBALL 12-3  3-0   SOFTBALL  14-1-1  6-0  GOLF (M)   28-13-1  9-0    TENNIS (M)   3-7  3-3   TENNIS (W)   3-6  3-3  SWIM & DIVE (M)  0-0  0-0  SWIM & DIVE (W) 0-0  0-0     TRACK & FIELD (W)  no dual meets scheduled    VOLLEYBALL (M)  3-3  1-2  SAND VOLLEYBALL (W)  0-0  0-0

 

W. BASKETBALL: SoCal Regional Semis

PC stuns defending state champions 69-47

VENTURA (3-04-2015) -- Palomar upset defending state community college champion Ventura 69-47 in the teams' Southern California Regional semifinal women's basketball game Friday night at the Ventura College Athletic Event Center.

The Comets' Keisha Cox (left) had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds playing much of the final 10 minutes with four fouls.

Tessa Balcom scored 11 points, Chelse Ayala (right) contributed 10 points and Melissa Allen added 9 points. Mikaela Shannon pulled down 10 rebounds.

"Cox was a big key, obviously," coach Leigh Marshall said. "Ayala really stepped up off the bench. We got her some scoring opportunities and she contributed some steals. I thought the play of our point guards, Ayala and (Lee Lee) Tomlinson was critical for us. They played great defense on their point guard (Aubri Smith), who is their best player."

With the No. 5-seeded Comets down 17-16, Cox, Allen, Ayala and Ashleigh Barnes combined to outscore the fourth-seeded Pirates 14-2 in a run that put Palomar on top 30-19 with just over 3 minutes to play in the first half.

Ventura closed the gap, but the Ayala's layup in the final minute of the half put the Comets up 32-24 and Cox fed Lynnzy Troxell underneath for a basket with 2 seconds remaining that made it 34-24 at intermission.

In the second half Balcom drained two 3-pointers and Allen added a bucket to put Palomar on top by 23 points late on the way to its seventh straight win.

Palomar (26-3) will play Mt. SAC (32-0), a winner over Cypress in one of two Southern California regional finals, in Walnut this Saturday for a spot in the state Final Four the following weekend at Cerritos College.

Ventura finishes the season 26-6.

SOFTBALL: Comets 12, Knights 0

Palomar's 11th win in row a 1st-run knockout

SAN MARCOS (3-04-2015) -- Palomar's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference matchup with visiting San Diego City College on Wednesday was basically over af`ter one inning.

Lacey Craft's Comets scored nine runs in the bottom of the first and went on to run-rule the Knights 12-0 in 4 1/2 innings for their 11th win in a row.

The PCAC leaders, ranked No. 4 in the state, have outscored their opponents 102 runs to 19 during the 11-game streak, advancing to 14-1-1, 6-0 in conference play.

Brooke Huddleson (left) and Iesha Hill each doubled and singled in support of winner Summer Evans, who allowed one hit in four innings to push her win-loss record to 10-1. Kristina Carbajal came on to pitcdh the top of the fifth, retiring the Knights in order with two strikeouts.

Huddleson, who droe in two runs, and Hill both were 2-for-3. K.K. Fronda collected three RBIs with a bases-loaded walk and a two-run double and also scored two runs.

Sara Rodriguez (above right) blasted her first community college home run over the leftfield fence and also scored two runs. Maci Lerno went 1-for-2 and scored two runs. Stephanie Koishor added the Comets' other hit.

BASEBALL: Southern Cal, ABCA Polls

Fullerton, PC 1-2 in SoCal; 2-4 in Pacific Assn.

SAN MARCOS (3-03-2015) -- Palomar is ranked No. 2 in the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association's Southern California poll released Tuesday, trailing only No. 1 Fullerton.

In the American Baseball Coaches Association's Pacific Division poll (California, Oregon and Washington), the Comets are ranked fourth behind No. 1 San Joaquin Delta of Stockton, No. 2 Fullerton and No. 3 Tacoma Community College of Tacoma, WA.

In the Southern California poll, the Fullerton Hornets received 10 first-place votes, the Comets 4 votes, Oxnard 3 votes, Santa Ana 2 votes and Cypress 2 votes.

Palomar (12-3) and Fullerton (12-3) have played twice during the 2015 season, with the Comets winning both meetings 8-1 on Feb. 12 at Hornet Field in Fullerton and 4-2 on Feb. 14 at Myers Field.

Other Pacific Coast Athletic Association teams ranked in the Top Twenty in Southern California are Southwestern (No. 11) and San Diego City College (No. 16).

PICTURED ABOVE: Palomar coach Buck Taylor

PACIFIC ASSOCIATION POLL (OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE RANKINGS
By American Baseball Coaches
Association (
ABCA)
By California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA)
1. San Joaquin Delta (11-0) (CA)   1. Fullerton (12-3)
2. Fullerton (12-3) (CA) 2. Palomar (12-3)
3. Tacoma CC (3-1) (WA) 3. Santa Ana (11-3-1) 
4. Palomar (12-3) (CA) 4. Cypress (11-3)
5. Fresno City College (11-2) (CA) 5. Oxnard (9-2-1)
6. Santa Ana (11-3-1) (CA) 6. Riverside City College (12-3) 
7. Treasure Valley (5-0) (WA) 7. Santa Barbara City College (11-3)
8. Cypress (11-3) (CA) 8. Rio Hondo (10-3)
9. Santa Rosa (8-3) (CA) 9. El Camino (9-4) 
10. Oxnard (9-2-1) (CA) 10. Orange Coast (10-7)

M., W. TENNIS: Comets def. Arabs

Palomar men's, women's teams down IVC

SAN MARCOS / IMPERIAL (3-03-2015) -- Palomar swept Imperial Valley in tennis on Tuesday, with the Comets' men's team winning 9-0 at home and the women's team winning 6-3 on the road.

For the men, Palomar's Jonathan Rodriguez (left) won in straight sets over IVC's Andrew Martinez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles. Also singles winners for the Comets were Taylor Byant( 6-2, 6-2 over Nathan Vasquez at No. 2), Christian Corse (6-1, 6-0 over Jose Zaragoza at No. 3), Vince Rivera (6-1, 6-0 over Octavio Meza at No. 4), Chris Orbe (5-1, 6-0 over Omar Ochoa at No. 5) and Evan Davis (6-0, 6-0 over Hector Cota at No. 6).

Bryant and Corse teamed to defeat the Arabs' Martinez and Vasquez 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles. Rivera / Rodriguez won 6-0, 6-0 over Meza and Ochoa at No. 2. Davis and Orbe turned back Cota and Zaragoza 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3.

The women's team won all six matches that were played, while defaulting to the Arabs in the other three matches.

Bettina Olah (above right) swept Imperial Valley's Rael Cordova 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles and teamed with Teresa deAnda to beat Yesenia Cerrillo / Cordova 8-0 in No. 1 doubles. Palomar's other winners were deAnda in No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-1 over Dayla Favela), Christina Nguyen in No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-1 over Cerrillo), Rebecca Benson in No. 4 singles (6-3. 6-1 over Amy Diaz) and Benson / Nguyen in No. 2 doubles (8-6 over Diaz / Favela).

The Palomar men's squad is 3-4 in conference and 3-7 overall, while IVC fell to 2-7, 3-13. The Comet women are 3-3 in the PCAC and 3-6 on the season, with the Arabs falling to 1-5, 2-11.

 

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