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2013 season ...

ABOVE: Analisa Manzo's (No. 11) header of a corner kick gave Palomar its second goal of the game in a 4-0 victory over visiting Imperial Valley on Friday at Minkoff Field. BELOW: The Comets. also got their fourth goal off a corner kick, by Ciara Gutierrez. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar finally puts it together in shutout win

SAN MARCOS (11-08-2013) -- Coach Hector Hernandez' Palomar women's soccer team made up for a great deal of frustration on Friday at Minkoff Field as the Comets played their best game of the year to deal visiting Imperial Valley a 4-0 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference cross-over loss.

The result didn't get Palomar a long-awaited Northern Division victory -- cross-over games count the same as non-confernce games in the PCAC's new two-division format.

But that didn't matter to the Comets, who celebrated as they scored all four of their goals between the 26th and 41st minute as the team at last played its best soccer.

The Palomar goals were scored by Kaitlyn Croan, Analisa Manzo on a spectacular header, Denisse Ponce and Ciara Gutierrez.

Courtney Wilcox contributed two assists and Ponce had one assist.

Comets drop 3 more as foes keep Mullen busy

SAN JACINTO (10-29-2013) / RANCHO SAN DIEGO (11-1-2013) / SAN MARCOS (11-5-2013) -- Palomar dropped three more women's soccer games, despite 27 more saves by a very busy goalkeeper Jill Mullen.

Last Tuesday, The Comets lost 5-0 on the road to Mt. San Jacinto in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division game. Mullen had five saves.

On Friday, they dropped a tough one 2-1 in a PCAC cross-division match-up at Cuyamaca despite 15 saves by Mullen. Carmen Hernandez scored the Comets' goal on an assist by Denisse Ponce.

Then, on Monday, visiting rival MiraCosta defeated Palomar 6-0 in another Northern Division game at Minkoff Field. Mullen recorded seven saves.

Angela Hix scored the first three goals of the game for the Spartans and the Comets never recovered.

Julie Molina gets off a shot on goal in Palomar's home game vs. San Diego Mesa on Tuesday at Minkoff Field. The Olympians scored a goal in the first half and went on to beat the Comets 1-0. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar loses two; Mullen has 10 and 12 saves

SAN MARCOS (10-18-2013) / (10-22-2013) -- Palomar got two more productive efforts from goalkeeper Jill Mullen on Friday and Tuesday at home at Minkoff Field. But they went for naught as the Comets dropped back-to-back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference decisions.

On Friday, Mt. San Jacinto downed the Comets 2-0 in a PCAC Northern Division game. On Tuesday, San Diego Mesa won a cross-division match-up 1-0.

Mullen had 10 saves against the Eagles and 12 saves vs. the Olympians.

Three-game unbeaten streak goes by boards

SAN MARCOS (10-04-2013, 10-08-2013) / OCEANSIDE (10-11-2013) / SAN DIEGO (10-15-2013) -- After a three-game run which saw Palomar win twice and tie once, the Comets have run into a four-game cold spell.

The Comets have dropped four straight shutouts despite 37 saves by goalkeeper Jill Mullen, 15 of the saves coming on Tuesday in a 7-0 loss at Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division leader San Diego Miramar.

The other losses in the streak have come at the hands of Northern Division opponent Grossmont 1-0 on Oct. 4, 1-0 to cross-division opponent Southwestern on Oct. 8, and 3-0 to Northern Division opponent MiraCosta last Friday.

The Comets find themselves 2-8-2 overall, 0-3 in the PCAC North.

PC loses lead but salvages tie vs. SD City

SAN MARCOS (10-01-2013) -- Palomar took the lead in the 62nd minute on a goal by Carmen Hernandez, breaking a scoreless deadlock, but visiting San Diego City College scored in the final minute to secure a 1-1 tie on Tuesday at Minkoff Field.

The Comets are 2-4-2 overall going into a home game with Grossmont on Friday at 1 p.m. The Knights are 2-5-2 on the sesason).

Courtney Wilcox assisted Hernandez on her goal. Jill Mullen had five saves in goal.

Palomar tops IVC for second victory in row

IMPERIAL (9-27-2013) -- After a disappointing 0-4-1 start to the season, the Palomar women's soccer team continues to show definite signs of life.

After a 2-0 road victory over Imperial Valley on Friday afternoon, coach Hector Hernandez' Comets have now won twice in three days this week and are 2-4-1 on the season.

Analisa Manzo gave Palomar a 1-0 lead at halftime when she scored a goal off an assist from Julie Molina.

Then Molina scored off Manzo's assist to make it 2-0 in the second half.

Jill Mullen recorded the shutout in goal.

Comets down Tartars 3-1 for first win of year

COMPTON (9-24-2013) -- Palomar went on the road to play El Camino Compton Center on Tuesday and picked up its first win of the season, turning back the Tartars 3-1.

Carmen Hernandez scored two goals to lead the Comets. Julie Molina tallied the other Palomar goal. Courtney Wilcox and Viviana Meza contributed assists.

Palomar falls short on road vs. Southwestern

CHULA VISTA (9-17-2013) -- Southwestern handed Palomar a 5-0 loss on Tuesday afternoon.

Goalkeeper Jill Mullen had six saves for the Comets.

The Jaguars led at halftime 3-0.

Denisse Ponce splits Santa Ana's defenders as she scores for the Palomar women's team on Friday at Minkloff Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Dons overcome Mullen's 12 saves, top Comets

SAN MARCOS (9-13-2013) -- Palomar dropped a 3-1 non-conference decision to visiting Santa Ana on Friday at Minkoff Field despite a big game by goalkeeper Jill Mullen.

Mullen recorded 12 saves for the Comets.

Denisse Ponce scored the Palomar goal in the 80th minute. The teams were scoreless at halftime.

Mullen records 7 saves but PC falls in 2nd half

IRVINE (9-10-2013) -- Palomar, tied with Irvine Valley at halftime, dropped a 2-0 non-conference decision in women's soccer on Tuesday on the Lasers' field.

Jill Mullen had seven saves for the Comets (0-2-1) in goal.

Silvia Corona (No. 8) and Denisse Ponce (No. 13) use their heads in Friday's game with College of the Desert at Minkoff Field. Ponce assisted on the Comets' goal (scored by Ashley Meier) in a 1-1 tie. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Palomar fit to be tied vs. College of the Desert

SAN MARCOS (9-06-2013) -- Palomar battled to a 1-1 tie with College of the Desert in a non-conference match-up at Minkoff Field on Friday.

Ashley Meier scored the Comets' goal off a Denisse Ponce assist.

Denisse Ponce advances the ball down the field in Palomar's season opener against Saddleback at Minkoff Field on Tuesday. The Comets scored seconds later as Ponce assisted on Carmen Hernandez' goal in the 34th minute. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets open with 3-2 hearbreaker vs. Gauchos

SAN MARCOS (9-03-2013) -- Coach Hector Hernandez' Palomar team dropped a 3-2 hearbreaker to visiting Saddleback in non-conference action on Tuesday at Minkoff Field in its 2013 season opener.

Ciara Gutierrez scored the Comets' first goal of the season unassisted in the first half and, at the 34-minute mark later in the half Carmen Hernandez tacked on the second Palomar goal off Denisse Ponce's assist.

2012 season

Palomar's Alex Burnett heads the ball in Friday's 1-0 win over Highway 78 rival MiraCosta. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar downs MiraCosta to end the season

SAN MARCOS (11-09-2012) -- Palomar closed out its women's soccer season in just about the best way possible on Friday afternoon.

The Comets defeated Pacific Coast Athletic Associoation and North County rival MiraCosta 1-0 at Minkoff Field.

Bree Ciaccio scored the only goal of the game.



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