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 2016 Season ...

Busby scores 4 goals as Comets roll 7-1

SAN MARCOS (10-11-2016) -- Grace Busby broke loose for four goals on Tuesday as the Palomar women's soccer team routed visiting Cuyamaca 7-1 at Minkoff Field.

Busby's performance gives her six goals in her last two games.

Rachel Carillo and Erin McNutt also scored goals for coach Hector Hernandez's Palomar squad. An own goal by Cuyamaca rounded out the Comets' scoring.

The Comets led 3-1 at the half on two goals by Busby and the Coyotes' own goal on the way to their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division win of the season

Palomar's Grace Busby (No. 22) is triple-teamed by Southwestern on Friday.Three Jaguars marked Busby all afternoon in a 3-2 win over the Comets at Southwestern's DeVore Stadium. Busby still scored both of the Comets' goals. -- Photo by Russell Scoffin, Southwestern College

Busby scores 2 goals but Jaguars edge PC

CHULA VISTA (10-07-2016) -- Southwestern's women's soccer team triple-teamed Palomar's Grace Busby in the team's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference cross-division game on Friday at Southwestern's DeVore Stadium.

That didn't prevent Busby from scoring two goals, both off assists from Adriana Gutierrez. But it did help lift the Jaguars to a 3-2 victory. The only consolation for the Comets was that cross-division games don't county in the conference standings.

Palomar will be back in action on Tuesday back home at Minkoff Field when the Comets host Cuyamaca in another cross-division game at 3:15 p.m.

Wolverines, Roadrunners blank Comets

SAN MARCOS (9-30-2016) / PALM DESERT (10-4-2015 -- Visiting San Bernardino Valley (9-1 overall, 5-0 in the PCAC North) handed Palomar a 5-0 women's soccer loss on Friday at Minkoff Field.

Then, on Tuesday, College of the Desert defeated the Comets 2-0 in another North Division matchup at Palm Desert.

For the Comets, Brittney Rosillo and Odalis Sanchez combined for 12 saves against San Bernardino.

Rosillo played the first half in the net and had five saves. Sanchez totaled seven saves in the second half.

Rosillo gets 7 saves but Jets down PC

SAN DIEGO -- (9-27-2016) Palomar goalkeeper Brittney Rosillo, peppered with 25 shots on goal lauched by a relentless San Diego Miramar side, recorded seven saves in the teams' PCAC North Division game on Tuesday at Hourglass Park.

The Jets won the game by a 4-0 score.

MSJ overcomes Rosillo's 13 saves to win 3-0

SAN MARCOS (9-23-2016) -- Palomar dropped a 3-0 PCAC North women's soccer decision to Mt. San Jacinto on Friday at Minkoff Field.

Goalkeeper Brittney Rosillo contributed 13 saves for the Comets.

Spartans avenge 2015 loss to the Comets

OCEANSIDE (9-20-2016) -- Rival MiraCosta College avenged a 1-0 loss to Palomar in the final game of the 2015 women's soccer season, handing the visiting Comets a 6-2 loss on Tuesday afternoon in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division opener.

For Palomar, Lindsay Pelchat (left), a freshman from Poway High School, contributed a goal and an assist. Grace Busby scored the Comets' other goal, and Erin McNutt added an assist.

Odalis Sanchez had five saves in goal.

Valerie Mathys scored two goals for the Spartans, who won for the first time this season. Both teams are now 1-1.  

Palomar's Grace Busby (No. 22) scores one of her three goals in Friday's 4-1 victory over Southwestern. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Busby's hat trick helps ignite 4-1 PC victory

SAN MARCOS (9-16-2016) -- Grace Busby's hat trick sparked Palomar of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Northern Division to a 4-1 non-conference women's soccer victory over Southwestern from the Southern Division on Friday afternoon at Minkoff Field. She scored the first three goals of the game, the first on a penalty kick.

Adrianna Gutierrez had the other goal for the Comets. Lindsay Pelchat, Gutierrez and Brittney Rosillo contributed assists.

Grace Busby scores the first of her two goals against Golden West in the 63rd minute to get the Comets on the scoreboard on Friday at Minkoff Field. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Golden West overcomes 2 Busby goals

SAN MARCOS (9-09-2016) -- Palomar's Grace Busby remained hot offensively on Friday at Minkoff Field, scoring two more goals, but it wasn't enough as the Comets dropped a 4-3 non-conference decision to Golden West.

The Comets trailed 3-0 when Busby put in two goals in the second half. Palomar's Adrianna Gutierrez tied the game at 3-3 before the Rustlers tallied the final goal of the day in the 81st minute to take home the victory. Palomar missed what would have been the tying goal from close range with five secoinds left in the game.

One of Golden West's goals came on an own goal by the Comets.

The Comets peppered Golden West's defense with shots on goal all afternoon. The Rustlers played short during part of the game as a result of injuries.

Santa Ana goes to 4-0 with victory over PC

SANTA ANA (9-06-2016) -- Santa Ana College scored two goals in a 3-minute span in the second half on Tuesday to turn back visiting Palomar 2-1 in non-conference women's soccer.

The Comets (0-2) led 1-0 at halftime on an own goal by the Dons in the 21st minute.

Santa Ana (4-0) tied the game in the 74th minute and won it in the 77th minute.

Busby scores 2 goals but Comets defeated

FULLERTON (9-02-2016) -- Palomar's Grace Busby (left) picked up whre she left off last season,  when she was an All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference selection, scoring two goals in the Comets' season opener at Fullerton on Friday.

But the Hornets won the nonconference game 5-2.

Lindsay Pelchat and Adriana Gutierrez dished off assusts for the Comets. Odalis Sanchez had three assists in goal.

Palomar was originally supposed to open the season at home against Norco on Aug. 26, but the game was cancelled when the Mustangs didn't show due to a schedule mix-up.


 2015 Season ...

ABOVE: The Comets' Yuli Chamu (No. 17) fights MiraCosta's Rachel Hay for the ball in Palomar's 1-0 victory at Minkoff Field on Friday. Chamu left the game shortly after with a torn ACL. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Grace Busby, who had the only goal of the day as the Comets defeated the rival Spartans 1-0. BELOW RIGHT: Goalkeeper Valentina Zito, who shut out MiraCosta with six saves in the final game of her sophomore season

Busby, Zito lift Palomar over MiraCosta 1-0

SAN MARCOS (11-13-2013) -- If Friday the 13th really is bad luck, Palomar's women's soccer team will never buy in.

The Comets ended their 2015 season on a huge up note on Friday afternoon, turning back rival MiraCosta 1-0 at Minkoff Field.

Grace Busby scored the only goal of the day for Palomar, while goalkeeper Valentina Zito shut out the Spartans while recording six saves in the final game of her sophomore season.

The victory avenged an earlier loss to MiraCosta for the Comets, who will have bragging rights to take into the off-season.

In the second game of a doubleheader, Palomar's men's team also defeated MiraCosta, with its win coming by a 2-1 score.


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