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Men's Volleyball


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2017 Season ...

Chandler Matteson (No. 7) delivers a kill that cut an early Mesa lead to 7-5 in the first set of the teams' match on Thursday at The Dome. Another Matteson kill gave Palomar a 25-23 victory in the set, but the Olympians came back to win the match 3-2. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Comets fall in 5 sets at home against Olympians

SAN MARCOS (4-06-2017) -- Palomar won the first set 25-23 on a kill by Chandler Matteson but eventually dropped Thursday's men's volleyball home finale to visiting San Diego Mesa in 5 sets.

The scores in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match were 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 15-12.

Matteson, Adam Soberon, Connor Bentley and Quinn Burton were standouts in defeat for the Comets. It was the final home match for sophomores Matteson, Bentley and Ahmed Khalil.

The Comets will close the season on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Grossmont.

PC wins 1st set 25-21 but Mesa rallies to win

SAN DIEGO  (3-22-2017) -- Palomar won the opening set on the road vs. San Diego Mesa 25-21 in men's volleyball on Wednesday night before the Olympians came back to win the last three sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-20.

Chandler Matteson led the Comets with 10 kills and 5 blocks. Connor Bentley contributed 10 kills and 10 digs. Cory Large led in digs with 14.

After strong first set, Comets fall at El Camino

TORRANCE (3-08-2017) -- Palomar's men's volleyball team, made up of a freshman-dominated roster, started fast and battled El Camino before dropping a 25-22 opening set on Wednesday evening in the Warriors' gym.

But El Camino came back to take the next 2 sets 25-10, 25-11 to sweep the Comets in a non-conference match.

Chandler Matteson again led Palomar with 11 kills. Keyen Bentley had 6 kills. Quinn Burton added 24 assists.

Bentley's 17 kills help lift PC to 3-1 win

ORANGE (2-25-2017) -- Keven Bentley put down 17 kills on Wednesday evening as Palomar's men's volleyball team defeated host Santiago Canyon in a non-conference match 25-16, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23.

Also for the Comets, Chandler Matteson delivered 11 kills and seven blocks. Adam Soberon had nine kills.

No. 1 Irvine Valley turns back Comets

SAN MARCOS (2-16-2017) -- After suffering its first loss of 2017 to NCAA Division II Concordia University of Irvine, CCCAA State No. 1-ranked Irvine bounced back on Thursday evening at The Dome with a 3-0 sweep of Palomar.

The set scored were 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 in a hotly-contested match.

Chandler Matteson (left) knocked down 17 kills with only 2 errors for the Comets. Keyen Bentley contributed 11 kills.

Palomar, which lost to then No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Long Beach City College to open the season, falls to 1-4. Irvine Valley is 4-1.

PC gives new coach Campbell1st win

LOS ANGELES (2-10-2017) -- Palomar went on the road and gave former Comet Bryan Campbell his first victory as the college's men's volleyball coach on Friday evening, defeating Los Angeles Trade Tech 25-13, 25-20, 25-20.

Keyen Bentley led the Comets with 10 kills and a .900 hitting percentage. Chandler Matteson had nine kills and nine digs. Quinn Burton contributed  25 assists. And Ahmed Khalil hit .750 and also had three blocks.

2015 Season ...

Palomar ends season on a winning note

SAN DIEGO (4-10-2015) -- Kyle Bass (left) and David Maguire (right) combined for 29 kills on Friday night as Palomar closed out the men's volleyball season with a four-set victory.

The Comets came back after a marathon loss in the first set to defeat San Diego Miramar 32-34, 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 at the Miramar College Fieldhouse.

Bass, in his final match as a Comet, put down 17 kills and he also had eight digs. Maguire had 12 kills and six total blocks (five solo).

Erik Reider was third high in kills for Palomar with nine. He had three errors and 15 attempts for a .400 kill percentage. Jacob Stokes had four blocks, all solo. Daniel Kerzie contributed 40 assists. The Comets finished the season 8-9, 6-8 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

TOP PHOTO: Palomar's Kyle Bass (2) rejects a spike by San Diego City College's Jordan Walley (19) for one of his three total blocks as the Comets win in three sets 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 in their home finale on Wednesday at The Dome. Bass took control of the match late in the third set by delivering kills for the night's final three points to send the Knights packing. MIDDLE PHOTO: Bass, the Comets' captain, delivers a kill past the Knights' captain, Spenser Owens (10). DIRECTLY ABOVE: The Comets' sophomores celebrate the sweep in their final match in the Dome playing together. Left to right are Matt Jones (3), Seth Shaler (7), Daniel Kerzie (1), Bass (2) and Jacob Stokes (10). -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Bass, Comets spank City in home finale

SAN MARCOS (4-08-2015) -- In what turned into a memorable night for five sophomores playing for the final time at The Dome, Palomar swept visiting San Diego City College 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 on Wednesday in the sophomore's last-ever home match.

It was an especially memorable night for Kyle Bass, the Comets' 6-foot-2 sophomore outside hitter and team captain. Bass led the winners with 14 kills and three total blocks. He delivered a kill for the final point in the second set. And he took over complete control of the match in the third and final set, skying in the air to pound kills past the Knights for Palomar's 23rd, 24th and 25th points.

Bass, who helped lead Cathedral Catholic High School to three consecutive CIF San Diego Section championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, played for Palomar as a freshman in 2013. He sat out last season, and returned for his sophomore season this year and is averaging 3.28 kills per set, more than one-third of the Comets' team total. He also coaches teams in the Coast Volleyball Club.

Bass' kill average ranks him 12th in the state and seventh in the PCAC, a conference that in men's volleyball includes three Orange County powerhouses (Orange Coast, Irvine Valley and Golden West) that have won three of the last four state championships -- and have combined for 14 state titles between them. A fourth conference member, Grossmont, was state runner-up in 2011 and 2013.

Two other sophomores had big nights for the Comets against the Knights. Jacob Stokes, a middle blocker from Escondido Charter High School, was second in kills for Palomar with six. Daniel Kerzie, the Comets' setter out of San Marcos High, contributed 16 digs.

Palomar will close out the 2015 season on Friday at 6 p.m. at San Diego Miramar.

2017 Roster

No Name Pos Ht Yr High School (City) / Previous College
   1 Evan Jones DS 5-8 Fr Classical Academy (Escondido, CA)
   3 Corey Large DS 6-0 Fr Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
   4  Peter Hampton OH 5-9 Fr Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
    5 Makaio Atienza OH 6-1 Fr El Camino (Oceanside, CA)
   6  Vern Bentley DS 5-11 Fr South Pasadena (Pasadena, CA)
    7 Chandler Matteson OPP 6-5  So Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
   8  Quinn Burton S 6-0 Fr Mission Hills (San Marcos, CA)
    9 Sergio Garcia OPP 6-1 Fr El Camino (Oceanside, CA)
   10 Adam Soberon MB 6-4 Fr Classical Academy (Escondido, CA)
   12 Connor Bentley L 6-0 So Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
   13 Ahmed Khalil MB 6-3  So San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
  14 Jorge Leos DS/L 5-10 So Chaparral (Temecula, CA)
   15 Keyen Bentley OH 6-4 Fr Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)
   19 Robert Serrano S 5-10 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA)
   20 Orchan Nicholas MB 6-4 Fr Great Oak (Temecula, CA)

Head Coach: Bryan Campbell. Assistant coach: Aaron Simmons

2017 Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time/




Web Feb 1 Long Beach City College Long Beach CC Gym Lost 0-1
Fri Feb 3 SD Miramar The Dome Lost 0-2
Web Feb 8 at Antelope Valley Antelope Valley College Gym, Lancaster Lost 0-3
Fri Feb 10 at Los Angeles Trade Tech L.A. Trade Tech College Gym WON 1-3
Thu Feb 16 Irvine Valley The Dome Lost 1-4
Wed Feb 22 at Santiago Canyon Santiago College Gym (Orange) WON 2-5
Wed Mar 1 at Orange Coast Peterson Gym, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa Lost 2-6
Fri Mar 3 Fullerton The Dome Lost 2-7
Wed Mar 8 at El Camino El Camino College Gym, Torrance Lost 2-8
Fri Mar 10 at Fullerton Hornet Gym, Fullerton College Lost 2-9
Fri Mar 17 San Diego Miramar (PCAC) The Dome Lost 2-10, 0-1
Wed Mar 22 at San Diego Mesa (PCAC) SD Mesa College Gym, San Diego Lost 2-11, 0-2
Fri Mar 24 Grossmont (PCAC) The Dome Lost 2-12, 0-3
Wed Mar 29 Moorpark (PCAC) The Dome Lost 2-13
Wed Apr 5 at San Diego Miramar (PCAC) Miramar College Fieldhouse, San Diego Lost 2-14, 0-4
Thu Apr 6 San Diego Mesa (PCAC) The Dome Lost 2-15, 0-5
Wed Apr 12 at Grossmont (PCAC) Griffin Gym, Grossmont College, El Cajon 6 p.m.  

Home matches listed in bold



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