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2014 season ...

Crone's hat trick wins season finale for PC

SAN 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 season.

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 goal.

Palomar finished the season at .500 overall with a 9-9-2 record. The Comets were 2-6 in the Northern Division.

Manzo scores 2 goals and PC blanks IVC 7-0

SAN 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.

 Brenda 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 assists.

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

OCEANSIDE (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 MiraCosta.

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 PCAC North.

It was the final road game for the the Comets during the 2014 season.

Coach Hector Hernandez' team has two games remaining.

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 the year.

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 saves.

Zito gets 6th shutout; Comets beat Coyotes

SAN 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

SAN 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 Douglas Stadium.

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 standings.

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

SAN MARCOS (10-17-2014) -- 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 Elexus Garcia.

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 save.

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, 2-2.

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, Southwestern College

Jaguars 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

EL CAJON (10-07-2014) -- Goalkeeper Valentina 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 cross-division matchup.

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 record.

Rachel Stahl assisted Garcia on the goal. Zito had seven saves in the net.

Crone's second goal defeats Victor Valley

SAN 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 the season.

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

SAN 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.

ABOVE: 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

SAN MARCOS (11-19-2014) -- Freshman goalie 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 65th minute.

Zito had six saves as Palomar upped its 2014 record to 3-1-1.

ABOVE: 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. BELOW RIGHT: Valentina Zito, who had seven saves in goal for the Comets

Stahl's 2nd-half goal defeats Southwestern

SAN 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 Field.

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 45th minute.

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 College.

Crone's hat trick leads way as PC busts loose

SAN 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 minute.

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

SAN 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 Minkoff Field.

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

SAN MARCOS (8-11-2014) -- 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 Minkoff Field.

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 Sept. 12.

The regular season will run through Nov. 14.



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