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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
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.
Palomar's Bree Ciaccio (7) advances the ball toward
the goal in Tuesday's game against San Diego City
College at Minkoff Field. Ciaccio scored two goals
but the Knights edged the Comets 3-2. -- Photo by
City wins 3-2; Ciaccio leads Comets with 2 goals
SAN DIEGO (11-06-2012) --
Palomar's Bree Ciaccio scored two goals on Tuesday at
Minkoff Field but San Diego City College broke a 1-1
halftime tie and went on to down the Comets 3-2 in a
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's soccer
Edith Medina, playing goal in place of the injured
Samantha Maldonado, recorded 10 saves for Palomar
PC plays 2nd-place Cuyamaca tough for a half
Palomar played second-place Cuyamaca to a
scoreless tie for a half on Friday afternoon
before dropping a 2-0 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference women's soccer decision.
Bree Ciaccio had 15 saves in goal for the
The Coyotes, who ran their win streak to
five games, upped their record to 14-4,
Palomar fell to 3-14-1 on the season,
2-10 in conference.
gives Palomar a 1-0 lead over Southwestern in the 43rd minute.
-- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Samantha
Maldonado, who had eight saves and allowed only one goal
Comets tie Southwestern 1-1 on Munoz'
MARCOS (10-30-2012) --
Palomar held a favored
Southwestern side to a 1-1 tie in Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference women's soccer on Tuesday at Minkoff Field.
Amber Munoz gave the Comets a 1-0
halftime lead in the 43rd minute, with the Jaguars coming back
to tie the game in the second half.
Goalkeeper Samantha Maldonado recorded
eight saves for the Comets.
Palomar is 3-13-2 on the season, 2-8-2 in
conference. Southwestern is 10-6-2, 7-5-1.
Last Friday, the Comets lost 7-0 to
first-place Miramar at Minkoff Field.
Garcia gives PC 1-0 lead but it can't hold
Palomar's women's soccer
team, playing on the road, was unable to hold a l1-0
halftime lead and the Comets dropped a 2-1 Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference women's soccer decision to
Grossmont on Tuesday afternoon.
Evelyn Garcia (left) scored the Comets' goal.
Goalkeeper Samantha Maldonado had 12 saves.
The Comets fell to 3-12-1 on the season, 2-8-1 in
Comets spread the wealth in victory over IVC
SAN MARCOS (10-19-2012) --
Palomar had its way with
visiting Impeial Valley in Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference women's soccer on Friday at Minkoff
Field, shutting out the Arabs 4-0.
Mara Serpa (right), Evelyn
Garcia, Marilynn Sanchez and Alexanne Burney tallied
goals for the Comets.
Samantha Maldonado recorded three saves in goal for
Palomar, which is now 3-11-1, 2-7-1 in the PCAC.
Palomar goes on road and battles to tie vs. City
soccer team went on the road and tied San Diego City
College on Friday.
Yvette Ponce scored a goal and goalkeeper Samantha
Maldonado (left) notched seven saves as the Comets battled to a 1-1 standoff with the Knights.
Maldonado has been a key performer for the Comets,
who have had trouble scoring goals all season.
Palomar falls to 2-9-1 for the 2012 season and 1-5-1
in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
Goalie Maldonado: another busy day in 1-0
SAN MARCOS (10-02-2012) --
Goalkeeper Samantha Maldonado had another busy day
on Tuesday, recording seven more saves, in Palomar's
1-0 women's soccer loss to visiting Cuyamaca at
Comets are 2-9 on the season, 1-5 in the Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference.
Mara Serpa (18) clears the ball away from Palomar's
goal in the Comets' 4-0 loss to defending PCAC champion Miramar
on Tuesday at Minkoff Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Palomar falls to undefeated Miramar in 4-0
SAN MARCOS (9-25-2012) --
Palomar dropped a 4-0
women's soccer decision to unbeaten Miramar on
Tuesday afternoon at Minkoff Field.
Samantha Maldondo recorded 10 saves in goal for the
Comets against the defending Pacific Coast Athletic
The Jets led 2-0 at the
Palomar falls to 2-7 on the season, 1-3 in
conference. Miramar is 7-0-1, 4-0-1.
Palomar's Bree Ciaccio gets off a penalty shot on
Friday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Palomar drops a tough one to Grossmont 1-0
SAN MARCOS (9-21-2012) --
Palomar got off 20 shots on goal on Friday at
Minkoff Field but it went for naught as visiting
Grossmont handed the Comets a 1-0 women's soccer
The Griffins broke a scoreless tie early in the
Samantha Maldonado recorded six saves in goal for
Palomar (2-6, 1-2). The Comets saw their modest
two-game win streak come to an end.
Comets beat Arabs, even conference mark at
IMPERIAL (9-18-2012) --
Coach Hector Hernandez'
Palomar women's soccer squad made it two straight
wins on Tuesday, defeating Imperial Valley 3-2 in a
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up on the
The Comets led 1-0 a halftime on a goal by Evelyn.
Michelle Head and Marilynn added goals in the second
half. Samantha Maldonado had five saves in goal.
Palomar advances to 2-5 on the season, 1-1 in
conference going into a 3 p.m. home game with
Grossmont on Friday back at Minkoff Field.
Palomar breaks out to rout COD 5-1 on the
(9-13-2012) -- Palomar's women's soccer
squad played a much-anticipated break-out game on
Thursday, routing host College of the Desert 5-1 in
a non-conference game.
After being shut out in its previous five games,
coach Hector Hernandez' Comets jumped on top 3-0 at
halftime and coasted home. Palomar spread out its
scoring, with Bree Ciaccio, Evelyn Garcia, Edith
Medina contributing goals in the first half and
Yvette Ponce and Amber Munoz adding goals in the
COD fell to 0-4.
ABOVE: Palomar's Jocelyn Warner
avoids a San Diego Mesa defender as she kicks the
ball in Comets' Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
opener on Tuesday. BELOW: Evelyn
Garcia controls the ball. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
So near yet so far for Comets in PCAC opener
(9-11-2012) -- Palomar played a favored San
Diego Mesa team tough but dropped its Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference women's soccer opener to the
Olympians 2-0 on Tuesday at Minkoff Field.
Mesa led 1-0 at the half.
Goalkeeper Samantha Maldonado recorded seven saves
for the Comets, who fell to 0-5 overall.
Yvette Ponce nearly scored a goal for the
Comets, who are still scoreless on the season.
Palomar can't find offense in 2nd, 3rd games
SANTA ANA (9-04-2012) / HUNTINGTON
BEACH (9-06-2012) --
Palomar continued to run into problems
attempting to get its women's soccer offense in gear
on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
The Comets dropped back-to-back non-conference
decisions on the road against Santa Ana and Golden
West, both by 5-0 scores.
Palomar will try to get untracked on Friday, Sept.
7, when the Comets play Mt. San Jacinto in another
non-conference game, beginning at 2 p.m. at Minkoff
Goalkeeper Samantha Maldonado dives to record one of
her seven saves for Palomar in a 3-0 loss to Irvine
Valley on Friday. The teamswere tied 0-0 at the
half. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
After scoreless first half, Comets drop
SAN MARCOS (8-31-2012) --
Locked up ina 0-0 tie at halftime thanks to
some outstanding work by Samantha Maldonado in
goal, Palomar saw the game slip away in the second
half on Friday as the Comets dropped their women's
soccer opener to Irvine Valley. Valley.
Maldonado, the Comets' only sophomore, notched seven
saves during the course of the afternoon at Minkoff
West scores goal as Comets battle to a 1-1
(11-1-11) -- The Palomar women's
soccer team made a first-half goal by Sarah West (left) stand up for
a 1-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference tie with Southwestern on
Monday at Minkoff Field.
Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez assisted on
West's goal, giving the Comets (7-10-2, 5-6-1) a 1-0 lead at
Palomar got off five shots on goal for the game.
Jillian Mullen, the Comets' goalkeeper, contributed three saves,
all in the first half.
Goalkeeper Jillian Mullen
makes a diving save for the Comets. BELOW LEFT:
Ashley Brodmann scores Palomar's first goal of the day. She
added a second goal later in the first half. -- Photos by Hugh
Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez,
who contributed three assists
Brodmann, Carbajal-Rodgriguez key 3-0
MARCOS (10-25-11) -- Ashley Brodmann scored two more goals,
giving her 10 for the season, and Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez had
three assists as the Palomar women's soccer team downed Grossmont
3-0 on Tuesday at Minkoff Field.
Brodmann scored both her goals in the first half,
with Keriann Nomura assisting on the second goal along with
Carbajal-Rodriguez also assisedt on the second goa. Sarah
West added a goal in the second half.
Goalkeeper Jillian Mullen contributed six saves
on the day as the Comets moved to 7-9-1 overall,
Palomar evened its record at 5-5 in
Brodmann's 2nd-half goal lifts Comets 2-1
MARCOS (10-18-11) -- Ashley
Brodmann (left) tallied a goal on Palomar's only attempt in the
second half on Tuesday, breaking a halftime tie and lifting the
Comets to a 2-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's soccer
victory over San Diego City College at Minkoff field.
Brodmann had recorded as assist on Natascha
Bartalotti's first-half goal as the teams battled to a 1-1
standoff over the first 45 minutes.
Goalkeeper Jillian Mullen (above right) contributed nine saves
for the Comets (6-8-1, 4-4), six in the second half.
Palomar made the most of only six shots on goal in the game.
The Knights, who were coming off a 2-0 victory over Glendale on
Friday, are 2-10-1 on the season, 0-8 in conference.
Brodmann gets 2 goals but PC can't hold lead
MARCOS (10-11-11) --
Ashley Brodmann (left) gave Palomar a 2-0 lead over
visiting San Diego Mesa with a pair of goals on
Tuesday at Minkoff Field.
But the Comets couldn;t hold it.
The favored Olympians came back to defeat the Comets
3-2 with three-second half goals, advancing to 8-2-3
on the season and 4-1-2 in the Pacific Coast
Cynthia Vargas and Keriann Nomura assisted Brodmann
on her two first half goals, and Palomar (5-8-1,
3-4) appeared prime for an upset.
But there would be no upset.
Mullen's 13 saves nearly net upset of Coyotes
MARCOS (10-7-11) -- Palomar, led by a big
performance by goalkeeper Jillian Mullen, gave
a scare at Minkoff Field on Friday, holding the visiting Coyotes to a
scoreless first half before losing in the second half.
Mullen (above) had 13 saves in goal for Palomar as
Cuyamaca peppered her with shots on goal.
scored the Comets' goal off a Natascha Bartalotti assist.
The Comets got off only three shots on goal against the
Coyotes' defense, two of them by Broddman.
advanced to 6-0-4 on the season, 4-0-2 in the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference. Palomrr, which could have pulled to .500
overall with an upset victory, is 5-7-1, 3-4.
Rodriguez (2 goals), Comets down Southwestern
MARCOS (10-4-11) --
Brenda Rodriguez (left) scored both goals on Tuesday
as the Palomar women's soccer team handed
Southwestern a 2-0 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
defeat on the road.
Both of Rodriguez' goals came in the first half, the
first one on a penalty kick and the second one on a
Goalkeepers Lauren Weiler (above right) and Jill
Mullen combined on a shutout for the Comets (5-6-1
in conference, 3-2 in the PCAC). Weiler played the
first half, notching one save. Mullen played the
second half, also contributing one save.
Comets jump out to lead at half, down Griffins
CAJON (9-27-11) --
Palomar made a 2-0 halftime lead stand up for a 3-2
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's soccer
victory over Grossmont on Tuesday on the road.
Colleen Lopez, Nattascha Barrtalotti and Ashley
Brodmann (left) scored goals for the Comets (4-5-1,
2-1 in conference). Sam Stotler and Keriann Nomura
contributed assists. Jillian Mullen notched seven
saves in goal.
The Griffins are 1-6-2, 1-2.
Comets turn back SD City in 2011 PCAC opener
MARCOS (9-20-11) --
Palomar won its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opener on the
road on Tuesday, defeating host San Diego City College 3-1 on
the Knights' field..
Sara Stotler and Ashley Brodmann
Palomar to a 2-0 halftime lead with goals in the first 45
minutes. Colleen Lopez added a second-half goal. Cynthia Vargas
added an assist.
Jill Mullen (three saves in the second
half) and Lauren Weiler (two saves in the first half) split time
Keriann Nomura scores a goal for Palomar against
COD. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT:
Ashley Broddman, who scored two goals
Nomura, Brodmann, Stotler ignite Comets in
SAN MARCOS (9-15-11) --
Keriann Nomura (2 goals, 2 assists),
Ashley Brodmann (2 goals) and Sara Stotler (1 goal, 1 assist) led
the way offensively as Palomar downed College of the Desert 5-0 on
Thursday at Minkoff Field.
All the scoring came in the second half.
Marissa Esparza added an assist for the Comets (2-3-1). After
Palomar's defense held the Roadrunners without a shot on goal in
the first half, Jill Mullen came into the game for the second
half, shutting out COD while making three saves over the last 45
El Camino-Compton Center defeated the Comets on Wednesday at
Compton. Goalkeeper Jill Mullen had two saves in the loss.
Lauren Weiler added one save.
Palomar forward Kelsey
Kynaston eyes the ball as she passes off on Tuesday
against Los Angeles Pierce. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
'keeper Mullen bright spot in loss
MARCOS (9-6-11) -- Jill Mullen, a freshman from
Mission Hills High School, turned in a strong effort
after entering the game to begin the second half on
Tuesday, but that turned out to be too little, too
late, for the Comets.
Mullen recorded five
saves in shutting out Pierce in the final half.
The Comets had fallen
behind visiting Los Angeles Pierce 4-0 at halftime,
and that's the way the non-conference game ended at
Minkoff Field as Palomar fell to 1-2 on the season.
The Brahmas advanced to
Stark scores the game-winning goal for the Comets in
the 85th minute off Ashley Brodmann's penalty kick
at Minkoff Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW:
Brodmann, who also assisted on a Keriann Momura goal
header gives new coach a victory
MARCOS (8-30-11) (8-31-11)--
Tessa Stark's header off Ashley
Brodmann's penalty kick in the 85th minute lifted
Palomar to a 2-1 non-conference women's soccer
victory over visitng Santa Ana on Tuesday in Hector
Hernandez' debut as the Comets' coach.
With the visiting Dons
leading 1-0 at halftime, the Comets had tied the
game earlier in the second half when Keriann Momura
scored Palomar's first goal of the season off a
Lauren Weiler recorded
five saves in goal for Palomar.
The Comets are 1-0,
while the Dons are 0-1. It was the season opener for
On Wednesday, Palomar
dropped a 2-0 non-conference decision to Cochise
Community Cololege from Douglas, Arizona, at Minkoff
Field. The Comets fell to 1-1. The visiting Apaches
Palomar will open under
new coach Tuesday
MARCOS (8-26-11) --
Palomar will kick off
its first women's soccer
season under its new
coach, Hector Hernandez,
power Santa Ana next
Tuesday at 3 p.m. at
The Comets also will
face Cochise Community
College of Arizona, Los
Angeles Pierce, Vioctor
Valley, El Camino
Compton and College of
the Desert before
opening Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference play
on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at
San Diego City College.
Hector Hernandez new women's
Hector Hernandez, two-time MVP for on Palomar men's team
in the mid-1980s who has been an assistant since 1993 for head
men's coach Carlos Hernandez, his brother, has been named the
Comets' new women's head soccer coach by Director of Athletics
Cathcart said he hired him to take the Comets
"to the next level."
Added Cathcart: “Hector is
a good fit who will bring health and stability to our
program. No only does he possess a wealth of successful
soccer experience and knowledge, he is an outstanding alumni
athlete who has made a career-long commitment to Palomar
four years at Vista High School, and two seasons each at Palomar
and United States International University. He also coached at
MiraCosta College, Vista High School, Rancho Buena Vista High,
El Camino High and has been varsity girls coach at Orange Glen
High and currently Escondido High.
Hernandez coach on the club
level with the Vista Storm, North County Alliance, Carlsbad
Lightning and, since 2001, for the F.C. Heat in Escondido.
Hernandez received his Bachelor's Degree from USIU and teaching
credential from Cal State University San Marcos.
NUMBER FOR HECTOR HERNANDEZ: (760) 500-1318
WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM (ABOVE): Photo by Hugh Cox
ignite 6-0 win
(11-12-10) -- Ashley
Brodmann (left) and Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez each
tallied two goals on Friday as Palomar ended its women's soccer
season by routing San Diego City College 6-0 on the road.
roared back from a slow start to the season to finish 10-11
overall, 9-7 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
(goal and assist), Sarah West (goal and assist), Brooke
Ellertson (two assists) and Jessica Wilds (assist) also
contributed to the Comets' scoring explosion against the winless
McClain recorded two saves on the way to the shutout.
Green scored off
an Ellertson cross to give the Comets a 1-0 lead two minutes
into the game. Brodmann's first goal made it 2-0 at halftime and
the Comets continued the onslaught in the final 45 minutes.
Comets close home season
with 3-2 victory
The Comets (9-11, 8-7 in
conference) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead on Alexa Green's
unassisted goal in the 22nd minute, a header by Cynthia Vargas
off a cross from Ashley Brodmann and Brenda Carbojal-Rodriguez'
goal off another Brodmann cross.
Goalkeeper Holly McClain shut
out the Coyotes in the first half, making four saves.
Janet Hernandez played in the
net in the second half, allowing two goals and contributing four
Coach Pam Campbell praised the
play of her sophomores -- captain Jessica Wilds, Lauren Sjursen
and Michelle Rowe on defense and Green and Stefanie Ramirez on
Palomar drops 1-0 decision
Holly McClain (left) had six
in goal for visiyting Palomar on Friday afternoon, but
the Comets dropped a 1-0 decision to Southwestern in a Pacific
Coast Athletic Association match-up.
The Jaguars took a 1-0 lead over
the visiting Comets in the first half and made it stand up for
Palomar fell to 8-11 on the
season, 7-7 in conference play.
The Comnets will be back home at
Minkoff Field to play Cuyamaca at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
18-1 Miramar snaps Comets'
win streak at 6
Miramar's Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference leaders halted Palomar's win streak at six games on
Tuesday as the Jets advanced to 18-1, 12-1 in conference at
McClain (left) recorded 16 saves in goal for the Comets (8-10,
7-6). Captain Jessica Wilds ( right) also was a standout
defensively, coach Pam Campbell said.
"They both had amazing games,"
Campbell said. Other standouts, she said, were Cynthia Vargas
and Alexa Green.
Ashley Brodmann leaps over Grossmont's goalkeeper as she scores
the winning goal and scores the
only goal in Palomar's 2-1 victory on Friday at
Minkoff Field.-- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Janet Hernandez, who had six saves in goal for the
Comets top 2nd-place
Griffins, win 6th in row
Palomar's sixth straight women's soccer victory on Friday at
Minkoff Field was the best, and most important, yet. The Comets,
breaking a one-goal apiece tie, knocked off the Griffins 2-1 on
Ashley Brodmann's goal off an assist from Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez
in the 57th minute.
(9-3-1, 9-5-3), down at half 1-0, tied it in the 50th minute and
the Comets (8-9, 7-5) answered back quickly. Alexa Green scored
Palomar's first-half goal off Rosa Rodriguez' assist.
Janet Hernandez had six saves in goal for PC. Sasha Duran, in her
first start on defense, made a spectacular stop five minutes
into the game. "That set the tone," coach Pam Campbell said.
Brodmann, Stark: 3 goals, 2
assists each in rout
IMPERIAL (10-26-10) --
Palomar rolled to
its fifth straight women's soccer victory on Tuesday, blanking
Imperial Valley 8-0 as Ashley Brodmann (left) and Tessa Stark
each contributed three goals and two assists.
(right) scored her first two community college goals for the
Carbojal-Rodgiguez, Rosa Rodriguez and Sasha Duran added assists
in the win. Holly McClain, who played goal keeper in the first
half, and Janet Hernandez, who was in goal for the second half,
combined on the shutout with one save apiece.
Palomar moved to
7-9 on the season, 6-5 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
with a home game coming up against second-place Grossmont on
Friday at 3 p.m. at Minkoff Field. IVC saw its recford fall to
20-10-1, 2-8-1 in conference.
Palomar's Brodmann is
Athlete of the Week
DIEGO (10-26-10) --
The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference has selected Palomar
soccer player Ashley Brodmann and Imperial Valley volleyball
player Evelyn Escobar as Women's Athletes of the Week.
freshman forward from Calvary Murrieta High School in Murrieta,
scored her ninth and 10th goals of the season to lead the Comets
to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over defending PCAC champion
and 2008 California Final Four qualifier San Diego Mesa.
second in the conference in both goals and points (30).
5-foot-8 sophomore outside hitter from Calexico High School and
the conference kills leader all sedason long, put down 25 kills
in five games and also had four blocks as the Arabs dropped a
25-12, 25-15, 19-25, 15-25, 15-12 decision to San Diego Mesa.
She came back two nights later with 20 kills and five blocks in
three games as IVC swept Cuyamaca 25-22, 25-17, 25-22.
Escobar and the
Arabs will be at the Palomar Dome on Friday to take on the
defending champion Comets in a conference match, starting at 5
Palomar shocks defending
champion SD Mesa
Palomar's women's soccer team gave Pam Campbell her biggest
victory in two seasons as head coach on Wednesday, upsetting
defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion San Diego
Mesa 3-2 in the rain at Minkoff Field.
(left) scored her ninth and 10th goals of the season, the second one in the 86th
minute off a Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez assist to break a 2-2
tie and win it for the Comets (6-9, 5-5).
Palomar took over
undisputed fourth place in the nine-team PCAC with their fourth
were a state Final Four team two years ago.
Brodmann is now second in the conference in both goals
and points (30).
(above right) scored the other Palomar goal. Tessa Stark had two
assists. Holly McClain and Janet Hernandez each contributed four
saves in goal.
the game," Campbell said. "We had possession 70 percent of the
time. I'm very pleased with how we played and the positive focus
Comets top Spartans behind
(10-15-10) -- The
Palomar women's soccer team ran its win streak to three games on
Friday, routing host MiraCosta 6-0 as Ashley Brodmann had two
goals and an assist and Cynthia Vargas added two goals.
Alexa Green had
a goal and an assist for the Comets (5-9, 4-5 Pacific Coast
Conference). Jessica Wilds contributed a goal.
Tessa Stark had
two assists and Brenda Carbajal-Rodriguez also had an assist.
and Holly McClain combined on the shutout with one save each.
Comets down City as win
streak reaches 2
ran its win streak to two games on Tuesday, defeating visiting San
Diego City College 2-1 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
match-up at Minkoff Field.
The Comets took a
1-0 lead at the half when Brooke Ellertson scored on a pass from
Brenda Cabarajal-Rodriguez. They made it 2-0 in the second
half when Ashley Brodmann scored on a rebound from a shot by Lilya
Acevedo, who was credited with the assist.
City College tallied
its goal later in the second half.
recorded two saves in goal for the Comets. Coach Pam Campbell also
singled out the play of Tessa Stark at midfield and Lauren Sjursen
Palomar advances to
4-9, 3-5, while the Knights fall to 0-12, 0-8.
Palomar goes on road and
Palomar came back from a 1-0
halftime deficit to score two second-half goals and defeat Cuyamaca
3-2 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up on Friday on the
Brodmann assisted on both Palomar goals, by Rosa
Rodriguez and by Marisa Esparza.
Holly McClain played the first half in goal and
recorded four saves. Janet Hernandez played the second
half in goal and had three saves.
Palomar's Jessica Wilds passes the ball
in the Comets' game with Southwestern at Minkoff Field on
Tuesday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Palomar comeback falls short
in 3-2 defeat
Palomar saw a second-half comeback
fall short on Tuesday as visiting Southwestern, under
former Palomar coach Cem Tont, held off the Comets 3-2 at Minkoff Field to conclude the first
round of Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play.
Palomar, trailing 3-0, got
on the scoreboard in the 83rd minute when Jessica Wilds
scored on a header on Andrea Hill's assist off a corner
The Comets tallied their second goal in the 89th
minute when Hill put the ball into the net on Alexa
Janet Hernandez had four saves for Palomar (2-9, 1-5
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference). Holly McClain
contributed two assists.
Jets top flu-decimated
Comets for ninth victory
SAN DIEGO (10-1-10) -- Palomar ran
into two problems when they played Miramar in a Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference women's soccer match-up on Friday afternoon.
One problem was a team case of
the flu. The second problem was the Jets.
The Jets (9-1, 5-1) defeated the
Comets 4-0 at Hourglass Field adjacent to the Miramar campus.
Janet Hernandez recorded six
saves, Holly McClain 5 in goal for Palomar.
The Comets (2-8, 1-4) trailed 1-0
at halftime after Miramar scored at the 10-minute mark but the
Jets broke the game open with three second-half goals.
Brodmann goal first on
Griffs in 5 PCAC games
EL CAJON (9-28-10) -- Palomar
became the first Pacific Coast Conference team to score on the
Griffins in the latter's first five PCAC games on Tuesday
afernoon when Ashley Brodmann tallied a goal, assisted by Andrea
Holly McClain had one save for
Palomar in the first half, allowing three goals. Janet Hernandez
had three saves for the Comets in the second half, allowing one
Grossmont is 5-2-2 on the season,
5-0 in conference games and has outscored its PCAC opponents
17-1. Palomar is 2-7, 1-3 in conference.
Comets beat IVC 8-0; Stark leads
with hat trick
(9-24-10) -- The
Palomar women's soccer team took out the frustration of a series of
one-goal losses on Imperial Valley on Friday at Minkoff Field,
winning a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up 8-0 behind
Tessa Stark's three goals and one assist.
Ashley Brodmann had
a goal and two assists, Jessica Wilds, Sarah West, Holly McClain and
Alex Green each scored a goal. Andrea Hill contributed two assists.
Brooke Ellertson, Lauren Sjursen and Alex McLaughlin had one assist
McClain (first half)
and Janet Hernandez (sedonde half) combined on the shutout.
The Comets (2-6,
1-2) took a 1-0 lead 32 seconds into the game when Brodmann scored
off Ellertson's assist. Palomar led 5-0 at halftime.
Nationally No. 5-Cerritos
beats PC on late goal
Palomar's women's soccer team gave Cerritos, ranked No. 5 in the
nation among community college teams by the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America, a huge scare Tuesday.
The Falcons, winners of three
of the last four state championships and the mythical 2008
national champions, came back from deficits twice and finally
beat the Comets 3-2 in a non-conference game on Liliana Leos'
goal in the 80th minute.
Leos found herself alone in
front of an empty net after a three-player collision directly in
front of the Cerritos goal -- and converted the game-winning
Alexa Green assisted on
an Ashley Brodmann goal to give the upset-minded Comets a 1-0
lead in the 35th minute. Cerritos tied the game at the half.
In the second half, Palomar
regained the lead 2-1 in the 71st minute when Broddman assisted
on a Green goal.
But the Falcons scored a minute
later to tie the game, then won it on Leos' goal.
Palomar goalkeepers Holly
McClain (11 saves in the first half) and Janet Hernandez (four
goals in the second half) combined to keep the Falcons in check
most of the afternoon.
"I'm very pleased with the way
we played and the improvement we've shown," Palomar coach Pam
Cerritos advances to 6-1, while
the Comets are 1-6.
9 saves for keeper in
Comets' 2-1 defeat
SAN DIEGO (9-17-10) -- Palomar dropped a tough Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference decision at San Diego Mesa on Friday
\Brenda Carbajo-Rodriguez scored Palomar's goal
off Alex McLaughlin's assist as the Comets,
trailing 1-0, tied the Olympians in the 79th minute.
The Olympians won the game in the 88th minute.
Goalkeeper Janet Hernandez had nine saves for Palomar
(1-5, 0-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Amy
Rawson stood out for the Comets on defense.
scores Palomar's goal in the first half in Tuesday's Pacific
Coast Athletic Association opener against MiraCosta at Minkoff
helps beat PC in loss to Spartans
SAN MARCOS (9-14-10) -- A
Palomar "own goal" gave MiraCosta an early 1-0 lead and helped
allow the Spartans to beat Palomar 2-1 in a Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference opener on Friday at Minkoff Field.
Sophomore Stephanie Ramirez
tallied the Palomar goal off Ashley Brodmann's assist.
Goalkeeper Holly McClain recorded
three saves for the Comets (1-4, 0-1).
Palomar drops 3-1 decision
to Santa Monica
SAN MARCOS (9-10-10) -- Palomar's Sarah West scored tied
game's first goal goal off Ashley Brodmann's assist in the
15th minute in a 3-1 non-conference loss to visiting Santa
Monica College on Friday afternoon at
The Corsairs tied the game on a
penalty kick in the 30th minute, took the lead at 40 minutes and
added a third goal in the 44th minute. It was 3-0 at halftime.
Holly McClain contributed 12 saves in goal for the
Palomar outshot the Corsairs 2-1 in
the second half but was unable to finish.
The Comets will host Highway 78
rival MiraCosta on Tuesday at 3 p.m. to open Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference play.
Coach Pam Campbell singled out
the play of Amy Rosen on defense and West in midfield.
Brodmann scores 2 goals as
(9-3-10) -- Visiting Palomar broke a
2-2 tie in the second half on goals by Vanessa Rivera and Ashley Brodmann
on Friday to defeat Irvine Valley 4-2 in a non-conference
game and notch its first win of the season.
For the game, Brodmann, a freshman from Murrieta
Valley High School, scored two goals for the Comets and
contributed an assist. Alexa Green (left) had two assists.
Tessa Stark also tallied a goal.
Goalkeeper Holly McClain had nine saves, three on break-away
attempts by the Lasers in the second half. Cynthia Vargas and
Cassidy VanderMolen also stood out defensively.
Palomar is 1-2 on the season.
PC can't hold on after Cabajo nets 1-0 lead
(8-31-10) -- Brenda Carbajo, a
freshman from Escondido
High School, gave the
Comets a 1-0 lead when
she scored in trhe 11th
minute off an assist
from Ashley Broadmann.
But the Panthers
answered with goals in
gthe 29th, 37th, 39th
and 49th minute to win
match-up at Minkoff
Coach Pam Campbell
singled out the play of
Brooke Ellertson and
Sarah West in the
midfield and of
goalkeeper Holly McClain
in the second half.
Chaffey, a 3-1 winner over El
Camino College on Friday, advanced to 2-0. Palomar is 0-2.
Andrea Hill (far
left) follows through as she scores Palomar's goal vs. Cochise.
-- Photo bhyh Hugh Cox
Palomar drops opener 2-1 on
(8-27-10) -- Palomar, tied with non-conference opponent
Cochise Community College of Douglas, Arizona at halftime, took
the Apaches down to the wire but dropped its season women's
soccer opener to the Apaches 2-1 on Friday at Minkoff Field.
The Comets came
back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to tie the game as Andrea Hill
scored their first goal of the year off Tessa Stark's assist
midway through the second half.
The Apaches won
it late in the second half.
McLean had five saves for Palomar.
played well and dominated the game," coach Pam Campbell said.
"That's the positive thing. We're way ahead of where we were a
year ago at this time."
The Comets will
host another non-conference opponent, Chaffey in their second
game on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
2009 Palomar Women's Soccer Team
Photo by Hugh Cox
Gonzalez' goal beats
MiraCosta in '09 finale
(11-13-09) -- A goal by Stephanie Gonzales (left) off
Vicky Caballero's assist in the 65th minute broke a scoreless
halftime tie and gave Palomar a 1-0 victory and a season sweep
of its season series with Highway 78 rival MiraCosta on Friday
Chelsea Valliershut out the Spartans with eight saves in goal. The Comets
closed out their season with a record of 6-13-2 (5-9-2 in the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference).
"The team played
well and I'm proud of their efforts," Palomar coach Pam Campbell
Caballero tallies Palomar's first goal, in the 60th minute,
in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over San Diego City College. --
Photo by Hugh Cox
Comets score both goals in 2nd half in
(11-11-09) -- Vicky
Caballero scored from 30 yards out
in the 60th minute, breaking a scoreless tie and starting
Palomar to a 2-0 women's soccer win over San Diego City
College on Wednesday at Minkoff Field.
tallied the Comets' second goal eight minutes later off an
Alex Parra assist. Chelsea Vallier had four saves in goal in
recording the shutout.
"Everyone had a good effort," coach Pam Campbell said. "I
was very pleased with our teamwork."
Palomar is 5-13-2, 4-9-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Good fortune comes to an end
(10-30-09) -- Palomar's recent hot streak came to a
sudden end on Friday afternoon when the Comets lost to
visiting Miramar 5-0.
The Comets, who had won three of
their previous four games, fell to the Jets at Minkoff Field
despite getting 12 saves from goalkeeper Chelsea Vallier.
Palomar fell to 4-11-2 on the
season, 3-7-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
Vallier gets 8 saves, second
shutout in row
(10-28-09) -- Goalkeeper
Chelsea Vallier, a freshman out of Rancho Buena
Vista High School, notched her second straight shutout and
third of the season on Wednesday as Palomar's women's soccer
squad went on the road and defeated Grossmont 1-0.
finished with eight saves as the Comets won for the third
time in their last four games.
who inched closer to the .500 mark in Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference play at 3-5-2, avenged an earlier loss to the
Griffins on a second-half goal by Stephanie Gonzalez
"I was very
please with the teamwork and passing," Palomar coach Pam
Campbell said. "Defensively, we used a 3x1 at the top of the
18-yard box and only gave them four shots on goal."
praised the play of Joanna Gonzalez on defense as well
as midfielder Jeri Snyder.
are 4-10-2 overall.
Liz Aymin gives Palomar a 1-0 lead
over Imperial Valley just 20 seconds into Friday's game at Minkoff
Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Comets' goal barrage avenges loss to IVC
(10-23-09) -- Palomar avenged a rare loss to Imperial
Valley in the first round of Pacific Coast Conference play
at Imperial by burying the Arabs 5-0 in the teams' rematch
on Friday at Minkoff Field.
led Palomar with the afternoon's first goal in the opening
20 seconds and two assists. Stephanie Gonzalez had a goal
and an assist.
Messica Wilds and Arwin Lott added goals for Palomar, which
led 3-0 at halftime. Alex Parra and Joanna Gonzalez also had
Vallier contributed three goals in goal in recording the
shutout for Palomar (3-10-2, 2-6-2). Coach Pam
Campbell also singled out the midfield play of Sara Stotler
and Vicky Caballero.
Palomar kickers rock
rival MiraCosta's world
MARCOS 10-14-09) -- Palomar's first Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference victory was a dandy on Wednesday at
Minkoff Field -- a 4-2 win over Highway 78 rival MiraCosta
as Jessica Wilds scored two goals.and Alex Parra (left) had
a goal and an assist.
(2-9-2, 1-5-2) broke a 2-2 halftime tie on Wilds' second
goal, off Vee Mendivil's assist, in the 57th minute, and
added an insurance goal by Arwen Lott off Liz Aymin's pass
in the 82nd minute.
(3-8, 1-6) had led 2-1, answering Wilds' early goal off a
Parra assist. The Comets (2-9-2, 1-5-2) tied it at the half
on Parra's unassisted goal in the 42nd minute. Chelsea
Vallier (above right) had nine saves. Johanna Gonzalez and
Anahi Hernandez stood out defensively.
Mesa 5, Palomar 1 -- On Friday, Oct. 16, the
first-place Olympians overcame
a 1-1 tie late in the first half in San Diego.
Alexa Green scored Palomar's
goal off Vicki Castillo's assist. Alex Parra stood out on
defense. Jerica Snyder was a standout at midfield.
Goalkeeper Chelsea Vallier had 18 saves for the Comets
Parra assists Gonzalez'
goal in tie with City
(10-9-09) -- Stephanie
Gonzalez (left) scored the Palomar goal off an Alex Parra
Vallier (left) had eight saves.
The visiting Comets are
1-9-21, 0-5-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
combination had provided Palomar's scoring on Wednesday in a
2-1 loss to Cuyamaca at Minkoff Field, when Gonzalez also
tallied a goal off a Parra assist.
Gonzalez' goal helps Comets tie
(10-2-09) -- Stephanie Gonzalez' goal off Alex Parra's corner kick assists enabled Palomar to break
a four-game scoring drought on Friday.
process, the Comets tied Southwestern 1-1 at Minkoff Field.
Palomar also got a big performance from goalkeeper Chelsea
are 1-8-1 on the season, 0-4-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic
The Jaguars are 2-4-3, 1-1-2.
Palomar drops decision to
Jets, faces Jags
Palomar got good play from midfielder Alex Parra (left), Johanna Gonzalez on defense and
Stephanie Gonzalez on offense on Wednesday against Miramar.
But the Comets fell to 0-8 (0-4 in the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference), dropping a 3-0 decision at Hourglass Field.
The Jets are 5-2-1, 4-1.