2014 season ...
Palomar goalkeeper Valentina Zito
blocks a penalty kick in the Comets' 0-0 season-opening tie with
Irvine Valley on Thursday at Minkoff Field. Zito, a freshman who
played for the Hackensack High School Comets in Hackensack,
N.J., had 13 saves. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Zito's 13-save shutout nets PC a scoreless tie
MARCOS (8-28-2014) --
Valentina Zito, Palomar's freshman goalkeeper from Hackensack
High School in New Jersey, shut out visiting Irvine Valley on
Thursday as the teams battled to a 0-0 non-conference tie at
Zito recorded 13 saves. She blocked a
penalty kick after a hand-ball foul at Palomar's end in
the 31st minute.
The Lasers' goalkeeper had three saves.
Palomar will be back in action on
Tuesday when the Comets host Fullerton in another non-conference
matchup at 4 p.m.
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Analisa Manzo's header of a corner kick gave Palomar its second goal
of the game in a 4-0 victory over visiting Imperial
Valley in the final game of the 2013 season at Minkoff Field.
Manzo returns for her sophomore season in 2014.
Palomar will open with first 4
games at home
Coach Hector Hernandez'
Palomar women's soccer team will put a disappointing
2013 season behind it when the Comets open their
2014 schedule with four straight home games at
The Comets will play host to Irvine Valley at 3 p.m.
on Aug. 28, Fullerton at 4 p.m. on Sept. 2, El
Camino Compton Center at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 and
Southwestern in their Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference Northern Division opener at 3:30 p.m. on
The regular season will run through Nov. 14.