SCOREBOARD

FRIDAY, OCT. 24
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
at The Dome
"Think Pink" Cancer Awarness and Fundraising Match
Palomar def. Mt. San Jacinto 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23)

MEN'S SOCCER
PCAC
at Minkoff Field

Cuyamaca 2, Palomar 0

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
17th truWest Battle at the Beach, Day 1, hosted by Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College Pool and Cypress College Pool

TBA

PCAC SCOREBOARD

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, OCT. 25
WRESTLING
Meathead Movers Tournament hosted by Cuesta College
Cuesta College Gym
San Luis Obispo

First matches, 9 a.m.

WOMEN'S WATER POLO
17th truWest Battle at the Beach, Day 2, hosted by Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College Pool and Cypress College Pool

TBA

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IT'S SAME STORY FOR PC IN MEN'S IN 2-0 LOSS AT HOME

SAN MARCOS (10-24-2014) -- Palomar dropped a 2-0 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference decision to Cuyamaca on Friday and Minkoff Field.

The Comets, who got five saves from goalkeeper Roberto Ruiz, fell to 5-7-3 on the season and 2-4-1 in the PCAC.

Cuyamaca (5-1, 15 points), meanwhile, took over the conference lead by the narrowest of margins over MiraCosta (5-2, 15 points), which defeated Imperial Valley 3-0.

Previous leader San Diego City College and Southwestern tied 1-1, leaving the Knights with a 4-1-2 record and 14 points and the Jaguars wth a 4-1 record and 13 points.

PC FOOTBALL PLAYER AMU TAKES HOME 2 HONORS AFTER WIN

LONG BEACH / SAN DIEGO (10-21-2014) -- Palomar football player Toeafua Amu has received two awards for his performance in the Comets' 20-10 victory over Orange Coast on Saturday night in Escondido.

Amu, a sophomore outside linebacker from El Camino High School, was selected Defensive Player of the Week by the Southern Conference and Men's Athlete of the Week for all sports by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

With the Comets trailing 10-0 six minutes into the second half on Saturday, Amu turned the game around on one play. He intercepted a pass and returned it 42 yards for the touchdown that got Palomar on the scoreboard. The play ignited a win that put them in a tie for second place in the Southern Conference, one game behind Fullerton, the defending Southern California Community College champion and 2013 state runner-up.

Amu also had five tackles (four solo, all for losses).

EAGLES TOP COMETS IN WOMEN'S SOCCER MATCHUP

MENIFEE (10-21-2014) -- Mt. San Jacinto turned back visiting Palomar 4-1 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division women's soccer game on Tuesday.

Valentina Zito had nine saves in goal for the Comets. Rachel Stahl scored the lone Palomar goal off Renee Old's assist.

Palomar fell to 6-6-2 on the season, 1-4 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division. Mt. San Jacinto is 10-1-3 on the season, 2-0-1 in conference.

COMETS WRESTLE TO 3RD PLACE IN SOCAL DUAL TOURNAMENT

NORWALK (10-18-2014) -- After losing 27-12 to eventual champion Mt. SAC in their second-round match, Palomar's wrestlers came back to finish in third place in the Southern California Dual Championships on Saturday at Cerritos College.

The Comets began the tournament with a 24-19 victory over Rio Hondo. After the loss to Mt. SAC, Palomar rebounded to defeat Santa Ana 21-18 in the third-place semis and Cuesta 18-12 in the third-place match.

Alex Graves, back at 184 pounds after wrestling at 197 earlier in the week, went 4-0 on the day for the Comets and remained undefeated on the season at 13-0. Frank Sandoval went 3-1 at 125 pounds.

Palomar winners in the third-place match against Cuesta were Sandoval at 125 (5-3 decision over Oscar Velasco), Alberto Garcia at 133 (9-3 over George Sakkas), Cody Doyle at 174 (5-4 over Jeff Sanchez), Graves at 184 (4-1 over Amir Bakhshi) and 285-pounder  Adam Waller (2-0 over Brett Kimball).

Waller recoded back-to-back pins to decide both the Santa Ana and Cuesta matches. The Comets trailed the Dons 18-15 going into the heavyweight bout and trailed the Cougars 21-16 entering the championship bout.

 

(UPDATED AT 9:05 P.M. ON FRI., OCT. 24

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FOOTBALL  5-2  2-1   WRESTLING  8-2  1-1   GOLF (W)  59-43  43-29   VOLLEYBALL (W) 13-3  7-2  WATER POLO (M) 11-6 4-3  WATER POLO (W) 11-8 3-4 SOCCER (M)  5-7-3 2-4-1   SOCCER (W)  6-6-2  1-4-0   CROSS COUNTRY (M/W)  no duals  BASKETBALL (M)  0-0 0-0  BASKETBALL (W)  0-0  0-0  BASEBALL 0-0  0-0  SOFTBALL  0-0  0-0  GOLF (M)  0-0  0-0    TENNIS (M)   0-0  0-0   TENNIS (W)   0-0  0-0  SWIM & DIVE (M)  0-0  0-0  SWIM & DIVE (W)0-0  0-0   TRACK & FIELD (W)  no dual meets scheduled  VOLLEYBALL (M)  0-0  0-0  SAND VOLLEYBALL (W)  0-0  0-0

 

W. VOLLEYBALL: Comets 3, Eagles 1

ABOVE: Mt. San Jacinto's Taylor Kushner (left), the state leader in kills for the second straight season, and Palomar's Maci Lerno (right) both came up big for their respective teams on Think Pink Cancer Awareness Fundraising Night on Friday at the Dome. Two two combined for 31 kills, with Lerno and the Comets winning in four sets. DIRECTLY ABOVE: Colleen Jones with a dig. BELOW LEFT: Madi Stark, shown on an ace serve. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Aspen Luedtke, who had 3.5 blocks and 33 assists for Palomar

PC holds off Mt. San Jac, still alone in 2nd

SAN MARCOS (10-24-2014) -- Palomar won for the seventh time in its last eight matches in women's volleyball on Friday evening at The Dome, holding off Mt. San Jacinto 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23) in on Think Pink Cancer Awareness Fundraising Night.

With the win, the Comets, who moved to 13-3 on the season and 7-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, remained alone in second place in the conference behind unbeaten and state third-ranked Grossmont. The Griffins swept Cuyama on Friday 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-7).

Maci Lerno again led Palomar with 13 kills, 3 blocks and 17 digs. Rylee Zimmerman also was in double figures in kills with 10. Madi Stark had 7 kills and 16 digs. And setter Aspen Luedtke contributed 3.5 blocks and 33 assists.

State leader Taylor Kushner had 18 kills for Mt. San Jacinto (12-6, 5-4). Sam Salcido had 30 digs. Setter Alissya Theis had 34 assists.

After winning the first set decisively, the Comets jumped in front of the Eagles early in the second set and led most of the way until a late run by the visitors.

Palomar led wire-to-wire in the third set, getting four kills, a service ace and a block from Lerno, before Rachel McFarland put the set away with a kill for the 25th point.

Mt. San Jacinto, with its back to the wall, came out firing on all cylinders in fourth set, taking a 3-0 lead and staying in fron until the Comets finally pulled even at 19-19. A block by Hannah Seits put Palomar on top for the first time at 20-19.

With the teams tied 20-20. Zimmerman put down two late kills and Lerno put the set and match away on a dink kill for the 25th and final point of the night.

WRESTING: Palomar 21, Santa Ana 20

TOP PHOTO: Palomar's Alberto Garcia controls Santa Ana's Ezekiel Jiminez prior to pinning him in 2 minutes, 32 seconds in Wednesday's 133-pound match. DIRECTLY: ABOVE: Alex Graves, who cut from 184 pounds to 174, eyes the referee as he pins the Dons' Micah Macias with 7 seconds remaining in the second period. Graves remains unbeaten on the season at 14-0 -- with a 12-0 record at 184, 1-0 at 197 and now 1-0 at 174. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Frank Sandoval, who won by pin at 125 pounds to give the Comets a lead they never relinquished

Comets get three wins by pins to edge Dons

SANTA ANA (10-22-2014) -- Palomar won by pin at 125, 133 and 174 pounds on Wednesday night to edge host Santa Ana 21-20 in a Southwest Conference wrestling match at Cook Gym.

The Comets (8-2, 1-1), ranked seventh in California compared to the Dons' No. 9 state ranking, jumped out to an early 12-0 after the first two bouts.

Frank Sandoval pinned Eliseo Medina in 1:55 in the 125-pound match and 133-pounder Alberto Garcia pinned Ezekiel Jiminez in 2:32.

Santa Ana cut Palomar's lead to 12-10 by winning by major decision at 141 and with decision victories at both 149 and 157.

The Comets' Erik Collin, the state's fifth-ranked 165-pounder, took down the Dons' Eric Roberts early in their match and continued on to a 5-3 decision victory, bumping Palomar's lead to 15-10.

Enter unbeaten (14-0) Alex Graves, who cut from 184 pounds, where he's ranked first in the state, to 174 pounds. Graves jumped in front of the state's No. 3-ranked 174-pounder Micah Macias 10-3, then pinned Macias with 7 seconds remaining in the second period.

Palomar led at that point 21-10 and held on for the victory when Santa Ana won the 184, 197 and heavyweight bouts.

Graves, a freshman from San Marcos High School, has records of 12-0 at 184 pounds, 1-0 at 197 pounds and now 1-0 at 174 pounds.

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WOMEN'S GOLF: OEC Home Match

Palomar golfer Deanna Bird hits out of a sandtrap during nine-team Orange Empire Conference match on Wednesday at the Comets' home course,Twin Oaks Golf Club. Bird shot a 78. Palomar placed third with a 338. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets place 3rd again as Bird cards a 78

SAN MARCOS (10-22-2014) -- Deanna Bird carded a 78 at Twin Oaks Golf Club on Wednesday as Palomar took its second third-place finish of the week in an Orange Empire Conference nine-team match.

Also for the Comets, Jessica Campbell shot 82, Sydney Houser 86, Brittany Bilek 92 and Samantha Runnels 94 for the throw-out score.

College of the Desert, which is running away with the conference championship, won with a 314 and an 8-0 head-to-head record for the day against the other teams in the conference. Irvine Valley was second with a 321 and a 7-1 win-loss record, with Palomar checkng in at 338 and a 6-2 record in its third-place finish.

Rounding out the team results: Saddleback 345, Fullerton 350, Orange Coast 373, Mt. SAC no score (not enough entrants) and Mt. San Jacinto no score (also not enough entrants).

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