Erving Mena played 45 minutes in the cage for the
Comets without allowing a goal. Bryant Vera allowed
the Arabs' three goals in a 45-minute stint.
Seki scores only goal as
Palomar falls on road
OCEANSIDE (10-23-2013) --
Futa Seki scored the lone Palomar goal on Wednesday
afternoon as the Comets dropped a 3-1 Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference men's soccer decision to host
Brian Paleo assisted on Seki's goal.
Jose Pais had eight saves in goal for the Comets.
Comets' Paleo receives honor
DIEGO (10-22-2013) --
Palomar College soccer player Brian Paleo has been
selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's
Athlete of the Week for the week that ended Sunday
Paleo, a sophomore from San Marcos
High School who transferred a year
ago from Cal State San Marcos,
scored five goals in a three-day
period for the Comets last week.
On Tuesday, Paleo scored on a penalty kick in the
Comets' 2-2 tie with the PCAC's second-place team,
San Diego City College.
On Thursday, he tallied two goals as Palomar notched
its first victory of the season, 3-1 over College of
the Desert in a non-conference match-up at Palm
Then, on Friday, he led the way by scoring two goals
as the Comets battled back from a 4-0 deficit to tie
San Diego Mesa 4-4 late in the game under the lights
at Mesa's Merrill Douglas Stadium. The Olympians won
the game 5-4 on a penalty kick after regulation play
had run out.
PC drops 5-4 game; Paleo
scores two more goals
A little over 24 hours after its
first win of the 2013 season,
Palomar's men's soccer team dropped
a 5-4 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference decision to San Diego
Mesa on Friday night on the
Olympians pitch at Merrill Douglas
Stadium. The Olympians' game-winner
came on a penalty kick after time
Paleo (left), who has been red hot for the
Comets recently, contributed two
goals and an assist as Palomar
battled back from a 4-0 deficit to
tie the game.
John Martinez and Shotaro Seki each
added a goal. Fray Zepeda had an
Ervin Mena had six saves while
playing the full 90 minutes in the
Mesa won on a penalty kick in extra
Paleo and Palomar charge into
DESERT (10-17-2013) --
In a season that has been marked by missed
opportunities, close losses, good defense and a lack
of offensive firepower, Palomar finally broke into
the men's soccer victory column on Thursday.
Behind two goals from Brian Paleo (right), coach
Carlos Hernandez' Comets turned back host College of
the Desert 3-1 in a non-conference game.
The Comets, who will try again for their first
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory on Friday
when they play a 6 p.m. game against San Diego Mesa
at Merrill Douglas Stadium, got their other goal
from Mario Ferreira and an assist from Oscar
Goalkeeper Ervn Mena played all 90 minutes for
Palomar, recording 10 saves.
Comets battle to tie with
SAN MARCOS (10-15-2013) --
Tuesday's result has to be
considered a genuine highlight for a Palomar team
that has seen experienced almost nothing but
frustration in 2013.
The Comets, who have yet to taste victory, battled
to a 2-2 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference tie with
San Diego City College at Minkoff Field.
The Knights came into the game in a three-way
deadlock with Cuyamaca and MiraCosta for
second-place behind conference leader Southwestern.
Brian Paleo scored the Comets' first goal on
a penalty kick. Fray Zepeda added their second goal
on a free kick.
Ervin Mena played the entire 90 minutes in goal.
ABOVE: Luis Romero (4) controls the
ball for Palomar in last Friday's game with Santa Ana at
Minkoff Field. BELOW: Brian Paleo (10)
wrestles the ball away from a Moorpark player in the
Comets' season opener against Moorpark back on Sept. 3.
The visiting Raiders won 2-0. -- Photos by
Comets try to right ship after
starting year 0-5-1
SAN MARCOS (9-20-2013) --
Palomar will try to bounce back from an 0-5-1 start
to the season on Friday when the Comets visit Victor
in a non-conference game at 3 p.m. They'll begin
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play on Friday,
Oct. 1, when they visit Southwestern at 3:15 p.m.
The Comets have begun the season by losing to
Moorpark 2-0, tying College of the Desert 3-3,
losing to El Camino Compton Center 2-0, losing to
Santa Ana 6-1, losing to Norco College 3-0 and
losing to Chaffey 8-1 last Friday at Minkoff Field..
Omar Orozco scored the lone Palomar goal against
Santa Ana in the 73rd
minute, then scored the only Comet goal against
Chaffey last Friday.
In the tie with COD, Brian Paleo scored two goals
for the Comets.