2014 season ...
Crone's hat trick wins season finale for PC
MARCOS (11-14-2014) -- Kiatlyn Crone's three-goal
outburst lifted the Palomar women's soccer team to a 5-3 Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division victory over
Grossmont on Friday at Minkoff Field in its final game of the
Crone (left) scored in the eighth, 26th
and 33rd minutes to give the Comets a 3-1 lead they never
relinquished. The other Palmar goals were scored by Rachel Stahl
and Viviana Meza.
Valentina Zito had three saves in the
Palomar finished the season at .500
overall with a 9-9-2 record. The Comets were 2-6 in the Northern
Manzo scores 2 goals and PC blanks IVC 7-0
MARCOS (11-11-2014) --
The Palomar women's
soccer team rolled to a 7-0 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
cross-division victory over a short-handed Imperial Valley side
on Tuesday at Minkoff Field as Analisa Manzo (left) scored goals
in the 16th and 74th minutes.
Magadan had a goal and an assist for the Comets. Renee Old
scored the games' first goal in the 16th minute, and Denisse
Ponce, Alexis Tietjen and Justine Miranda also tallied goals.
Valantna Zito recorded her seventh
shutout of the season in goal, playing the entire 90 minutes,
but IVC never advanced the ball past midfield and Zito had no
Palomar (8-9-2) can finish the season
with a .500 overall record in the Comets win their last game on
Friday at 1 p.m. at Minkoff Field against Grossmont in a PCAC
Northern Division match-up.
Palomar drops tough 1-0 decision to MiraCosta
(11-07-2014) -- Palomar suffered another
tough loss in women's loss on Friday.
The Comets dropped a 1-0 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference Northern Division decision to rival
Rachel Stahl made a rare appearance in goal for the
Comets and made eight saves.
Palomar is 7-9-2 on the season and is 1-6 in the
It was the final road game for the the Comets during
the 2014 season.
Coach Hector Hernandez' team has two games
They'll host Imperial Valley on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at
Minkoff Field, then will return to Minkoff to host
Grossmont on Friday at 1 p.m. in their last game of
PICTURED ABOVE LEFT: Palomar forward
Denisse Ponce, a sophomore forward from Mission
Hills High School, closes her eyes as she heads
the ball in Friday's 1-0 Pacific Coast Athletic
Association Northern Division loss to MiraCosta
on the Spartans' field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.
AVOVE RIGHT: Rachel Stahl, who
made her first appearance of the season at
goalkeeper against the Spartans and had eight
Zito gets 6th shutout; Comets beat Coyotes
MARCOS (11-04-2014) -- Goalkeeper Valentina Zito
recorded her sixth shutout of the season on Tuesday as the
Palomar women's soccer team snapped a six-game losing streak
with a 2-0 victory over Cuyamaca at Minkoff Field.
Zito, the state saves leader, added
seven more to her total.
Kaitlyn Crone (left) scored the Comets'
first goal off Renee Old's assist. Rachel Stahl (right) tallied
the second goal off Analisa Manzo's assist.
Palomar is 7-8-2 on the season. The
cross-division game does not count in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference standings, as the Comets play in the Northern
Division and the Coyotes are members of the Southern Division.
State leader Zito selected as Athlete of Week
DIEGO (11-03-2004) -- Palomar's Valentina Zito, the
Comets' freshman goalkeeper from Hackensack High School in New
Jersey, has been honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
Women's Athlete of the Week.
Zito leads the state in saves with 153,
13 saves ahead of No. 2 Graciela Frias from Norco.
Last week, Zito recorded six saves
against San Diego Mesa and 13 saves in a loss to Mt. San Jacinto
as her team was shut out twice. She recorded five shutouts
earlier in the season before the Comets went into a tailspin and
dropped under .500, due largely to a lack of scoring punch.
Zito gets 13 more saves
but Palomar falls 3-0
SAN MARCOS (10-31-2014) --
State leader Valentina Zito recorded 13 more saves in goal on
Friday, but Palomar dropped a 3-0 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference Northern Division women's soccer decision to Mt. San
Jacinto at Minkoff Field.
The Comets fell to 6-8-2 on the season,
1-5 in conference.
The Eagles moved to 12-1-3, 4-0-1.
Evelyn Garcia (No. 9) accounts for one of Palomar's few shots on
goal in Tuesday's loss to PCAC Southern Division leader San
Diego Mesa Tuesday night in San Diego. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
PC held scoreless by Southern Division leader
SAN DIEGO (10-28-2014)
San Diego Mesa, the defending champion and
first-place team in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference Southern Division, shut out Palomar
5-0 in women's soccer Tuesday night at Merrill
Goalkeeper Valentina Zito had six
assists for the Comets.
The only consolation for Palomar was
that cross-division games don't count in the conference
The Northern Division's Comets are 6-7-2
overall, 1-4 in the PCAC. The Olympians, who are undefeated in
their division, go to 6-4 on the year.
Mt. San Jacinto is 10-1-3 after 4-1 victory
MENIFEE (10-21-2014) --
Mt. San Jacinto turned back visiting Palomar 4-1
in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern
Division women's soccer game on Tuesday.
Valentina Zito had nine saves in goal
for the Comets.
Rachel Stahl scored the lone Palomar goal off
Renee Old's assist.
Palomar fell to 6-6-2 on the season, 1-4
in the Northern Division. Mt. San Jacinto is 10-1-3 on the
season, 2-0-1 in conference.
PC nearly upsets Miramar; Zito notches 13 saves
Palomar led at halftime but dropped a 2-1
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern
Division decision to defending champion San
Diego Miramar on Friday at Minkoff Field.
Rachel Stahl (left) gave the Comets (6-5-2,
1-3-0) a 1-0 lead at the half when she scored in
the 45th minute from a 35-yard free kick from
But the Jets (8-2-1, 3-0-1), a 2013 State Final
Eight team that came in ranked No 7 in Southern
California, andswered in the second half on
goals by Sydni Scolari in the 57th minute and
Taylor Wolever in the 58th minute.
Valentina Zito (right) had 13 saves in goal for
Palomar. Miramar's Stephanie Carlson had one
The Jets are 8-1.
Spartans overcome Zito, Comets with 4-1 win
SAN MARCOS (10-14-2014)
Taivin Rodriguez scored goals in the 14th and
63rd minutes at Minkoff Field on Tuesday,
lifting visiting MiraCosta College to a 4-1
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern
Division women's soccer game.
Christina Cota gave the Spartans a 2-0
lead in the 17th minute.
The Comets pulled to within 2-1 in the
35th minute when Elexus Garcia scored on a free kick from the
left side 25 yards out. But Rodriguez answered with her second
goal to put MiraCosta back up by two goals. The Spartans added
an insurance goal in the 78th minute.
Valentina Zito, who entered the game
tied for third in the state in shutouts with five, had eight
saves for the Comets in goal. Zito was fourth in the state
entering the game with 94 saves and now has 102 saves.
Palomar falls to 6-4-2 on the season,
1-2 in the PCAC Northern Division. MiraCosta advances to 4-5-1,
Palomar's Kiatlyn Crone
(left) and Denisse Ponce (right) control the ball in Friday's
1-0 loss to host Southwestern. -- Photos by Russ Scoffin,
cost Zito a sixth shutout, win 1-0
CHULA VISTA (10-10-2014)
Southwestern College cost Palomar goalkeeper
Valentina Zito what would have been her sixth
shutout of the season on Friday, barely.
The Jaguars defeated the visiting Comets
1-0 in a Pacific Coast Athltic Conference cross-division game.
The consolation for Palomar is that cross-division games don't
count in the conference standings.
Zito had nine saves while allowing one goal.
Palomar is 6-3-2 on the season.
Zito's 5th shutout, Crone's 2 goals net a win
CAJON (10-07-2014) --
Zito notched her fifth shutout and
Kaitlyn Crone scored two goals on Tuesday as
Palomar went on the road and defeated Grossmont 2-1
in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern
Division women's soccer action.
Zito netted six saves in the victory, the Comets'
third in a row.
Palomar ran its record to 6-2-2 on the season, 1-1
in Northern Division play.
Coach Hector Hernandez' squad will try for its
fourth straight victory on Friday when the Comets go
back on the road to face Southwestern in a PCAC
PC (5-2-2) wins on Garcia's goal, Zito's shutout
SAN DIEGO (10-03-2024)
The Palomar women's soccer team, on the strength
of an Evelyn Garcia goal and Valentina Zito's
fourth shutout of the season, ran its women's
soccer record to 5-2-2 on Friday with a 1-0 road
victory over San Diego City College.
The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
cross-division game doesn't count on the Comets' conference
Rachel Stahl assisted Garcia on the
goal. Zito had seven saves in the net.
Crone's second goal defeats Victor Valley
MARCOS (10-02-2014) --
Palomar kept a good
thing going in women's soccer on Thursday as coach
Hector Hernandez' Comets won 2-1 over Victor Valley
at Minkoff Field, upping their record to 4-2-2 on
Kaitlin Crone (left) scored on a free kick from the
left side from 35 yards out in the 61st minute to
break a 1-1 tie in a non-conference game.
Crone had given the Comets a 1-0 lead in the 23rd
minute by scorig an unassistd goal from 20 yards out
straight on. The Rams tied the game 1-1 on Zaida
Aparicio's short-range goal off a rebound in the
30th minute and that's the way it stood at halftime.
Palomar goalkeeper Valentina Zito (above right)
recorded four saves.
Victor Valley falls to 2-8-1 on the year.
Coyotes blank Comets in Northern Div. opener
SAN DIEGO (9-30-2014) --
San Diego Miramar College, which has dominated
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's soccer
in resent years, defeated Palomar 3-0 in the
teams' Northern Division opener on Tuesday
night at Hourglass Field.
Goalkeeper Valentina Zito had 14 saves
in goal for the Comets (3-2-2, 0-1) in a losing cause.
Palomar fit to be tied on the road against COD
MARCOS (9-25-2014) --
Evelyn Garcia scored a goal off Denisse Ponce's
assist on Thursday, giving Palmar a 1-1 non-conference women's
soccer tie with College of the Desert.
Palomar goalkeeper Valentina Zito
(left) had seven saves.
The Comets are 3-1-2 on the season.
Palomar will be off until next Tuesday,
when the Comets open their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
Northern Division schedule against San Diego Miramar at
Hourglass Field adjacent to the Miramar campus.
Victoria Torres of Palomar
eyes the ball against West Los Angeles on Friday at Minkoff
Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Goalie
Valentina Zito, who recorded her third shutout of the season for
the Comets, who scored both of the game's goals in the second
half to win 2-0.
Zito pitches 3rd shutout; Comets go to 3-1-1
MARCOS (11-19-2014) --
Valentina Zito recorded her third shutout of the season
on Friday and Palomar's women's soccer team continued its
radical turn-around from 2013, taking a 2-0 non-conference
decision from West Los Angeles at Minkoff Field.
After a scoreless first
half, Palomar's Rachel Stahl broke the ice with a goal in the
62nd minute. Evelyn Garcia added the Comets' second goal in the
Zito had six saves as Palomar upped its
2014 record to 3-1-1.
Palomar's Analisa Manzo controls the ball against Southwestern
in the Comets' 2-1 victory on Friday at Minkoff Field. -- Photo
by Hugh Cox. BELOW
LEFT: Ranchel Stahl,
who scored the winning goal in the 65th minute.
Valentina Zito, who had seven saves in goal for the Comets
goal defeats Southwestern
MARCOS (9-12-2014) -- Rachel Stahl's goal
in the 65th minute on Friday lifted Palomar to a 2-1
victory over Southwestern in a Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference cross-division game at Minkoff
Stahl broke a 1-1
halftime tie as coach Hector Hernandez' Comets upped
their overall record to 2-1-1.
Kiatlyn Crone scored on a
penalty shot in the 30th minute to put Palomar on
top 1-0. Southwestern (1-3-1) tied the game in the
Goalkeeper Valentina Zito contributed
seven saves for the Comets.
PCAC cross-division games count as
non-confernce games. Palomar plays in the PCAC's Northern
Division. Southwestern plays in the Southern Division.
Palomar will play its first road game
next Wednesday at 4 p.m. when the Comets visit Santa Ana
Crone's hat trick leads way as PC busts loose
MARCOS (9-09-2014) --
Palomar broke out of a scoreless funk in women's soccer on
Tuesday at Minkoff Field as Kaitlyn Crone (left), a sophomore
midfielder from Tracy, CA, led the Comets to a 7-0
non-conference rout of visiting El Camino Compton Center with a
hat trick and an assist.
It was the Comets first
victory after a 0-0 tie and a 2-0 loss.
Rachel Stahl, who finished
with a goal and an assist, gave Palomar a 1-0 lead in the 11th
minute when she headed in an assist from Crone on a corner kick.
Crone then scored unassisted goals in the 19th and 28th minute
and added third goal off goalkeeper Valentina Zito's punt that
went for an assist, bringing the score to Comets 4, Tarters 0 in
the 38th minute. Denisse Ponce's unassisted goal in the 43rd
minute made it 5-0 at the half.
The Comets tacked on a
pair of second-half goals by Carmen Hernandez (assisted by
Stahl) in the 62nd minute and Renee Old (unassisted) in the 88th
Zito recorded four saves
as she contributed her second shutout of the season.
Palomar evened its
record at 1-1-1. El Camino Compton Center
falls to 2-3.
Hornets buzz into town and sting Comets 2-0
SAN MARCOS (9-02-2014)
Visiting Fullerton College notched its second
victory over a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
team in five days on Tuesday afternoon, shutting
out Palomar 2-0 at Minkoff Field.
Natalie Vasco scored both goals for the
Hornets, in the 49th minute and 67th minute.
The Comets' Valentina Zito turned in her
second straight strong appearance in goal, recording 10 saves.
Klarissa Flores had eight saves in goal for Fullerton.
The Hornets, who defeated Grossmont 3-1
on Friday, advanced to 2-0 on the season. The Comets are 0-1-1.
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.