2014 season ...
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.