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Men's Soccer


2013 Schedule/Results  |  2013 Roster

2013 season

Paleo comes through but PC loses close one

SAN MARCOS (11-12-2013) --
Brian Paleo continues to be a bright spot in what has been a frustrating season for the Palomar men's soccer team.

Paleo (left) scored a goal in the 19th minute and assisted on John Martinez' goal in the 55th minute Tuesday afternoon, but the Comets lost to visiting San Diego Mesa 3-2 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up at Minkoff Field.

The teams were tied at halftime 1-1.

Goalkeeper Ervine Mena played all 90 minutes for Palomar and had five saves.

Palomar is 1-16-3 on the season, 0-9-2 in the PCAC. The Comets will close out the season against rival MiraCosta on Friday at 1 p.m. at Minkoff Field.

The Comets' Brian Paleo battles Imperial Valley's for the ball in competition of two opposing No. 10s. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar, IVC battle to a deadlock at Minkoff

SAN MARCOS (11-01-2013) -- Palomar came oh-so-close to notching its first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory on Friday at Minkoff Field but had to settle with a 3-3 tie with Imperial Valley.

Brian Paleo had a goal and two assists for the Comets. Guillermo Gonzales and Fray Zepeda also scored goals.

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 MiraCosta College.

Brian Paleo assisted on Seki's goal.

Jose Pais had eight saves in goal for the Comets.

Comets' Paleo receives honor from conference

SAN 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 Desert.

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

SAN DIEGO (10-18-2013) -- 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 had expired.

Brian 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 assist.

Ervin Mena had six saves while playing the full 90 minutes in the goal.

Mesa won on a penalty kick in extra time.

Paleo and Palomar charge into victory column

PALM 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 Ramirez.

Goalkeeper Ervn Mena played all 90 minutes for Palomar, recording 10 saves.

Comets battle to tie with second-place Knights

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 Hugh Cox

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 Valley 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.


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