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Palomar stuns 2013 state runner-up Grossmont
SAN MARCOS (4-11-2014) --
Palomar upset 2013 state community college men's
volleyball runner-up Grossmont 3 sets to 2 on
Friday night at
The Dome as the Comets closed out their 2014
The Comets battled back from a three-point loss
in the first set to defeat the Griffins 22-25,
25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 15-12 in a Coaches vs.
Cancer fund-raiser match.
Nick Supple (12 kills, 15 digs) and setter
Parker Howitt (56 assists) led Palomar
statistically. Matt Jones contributed 11 kills
and Keanu Pukahi had 18 digs.
Grossmont (12-6, 9-3) finishes alone in second
place behind 2014 state title favorite Orange
Coast (17-1, 10-1), which has clinched the
championship with one match remaining.
Griffins move on to the state playoffs with a
one-match losing streak, thanks to the Comets,
Palomar finishes its season 8-11, 5-7 and in
Nick Supple puts down a kill for the
Comets in the second set. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Comets downed by state title favorite
MARCOS (4-02-2014) --
Palomar split its two men's volleyball matches
with defending state community college champion
Golden West this season. But there was to be no
split with this year's state title favorite,
The Pirates (15-1, 8-1) rolled into the Dome and
swept the Comets behind 6-foot-5 Ty Hutchins, a
sophomore outside hitter from Gilbert, AZ who
dominated the match on both sides of the net.
Palomar battled Coast in each of the last two
sets, leading the visitors at the midway point
of both of them.
But the injury-plagued Comets will fell to 7-11
on the season, 4-7 in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference with only Grossmont, last season's
state runner-up, remaining on the schedule a
week from Friday night at The Dome.
Anthony Pippen (13 kills) Nick Supple (nine
digs) and Parker Howitt (24 assists) led Palomar
The Pirates also swept the Comets on March 7 in
PICTURED ABOVE: Kill leader
Anthony Pippen (left), setter Parker Howitt
Jones' 15 kills lead Palomar to sweep of SD City
DIEGO (3-31-2014) --
Palomar kept its hopes of finishing at .500 in
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's
volleyball alive on Monday as the Comets swept
San Diego City College 3-0 at the Knights' Harry
The Comets are 7-10 overall and 4-6 in
conference with two matches remaining, both at
The Dome, on Wednesday vs. Orange Coast and on
Friday, April 11 vs. Grossmont.
Matt Jones (15 kills) led Palomar
offensively vs. City College. Anthony
Pippen added six kills.
Nick Supple contributed 16 digs. Jones had eight
Parker Howitt had 28 assists.
PICTURED ABOVE: Kill leader
Palomar's Nick Supple
(No. 2) spikes the ball against Golden West's
6-foot-4 Chasten Chow (17) and 6-foot-6 Jared
Chasse in the third set on Friday night. --
Photo by Hugh Cox
2013 state champions get
revenge in three sets
(3-28-2014) -- Defending CCCAA state
community college champion Golden West gained
revenge for a March 5 upset loss to Palomar in
Huntington Beach as the Rustlers swept the
Comets in three sets Friday night in a Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference match at The Dome.
The Rustlers defeated the Comets 25-17,
Anthony Pippen (14 kills) and Nick Supple
(10 kills, eight digs) led Palomar, which fell to 3-6 in the
conference. Setter Parker Howitt had 26 assists.
Mesa comes back to down Palomar in five sets
MARCOS (3-26-2014) --
Palomar's night began with a bang on Wednesday
at The Dome as the Comets jumped out in
front early in an attempt to sweep their season
men's volleyball series from visiting San
But the match eventually went downhill as the
Olympians rallied to win in five sets 15-25,
25-21, 14-25, 25-22, 16-14).
Anthony Pippen put down 30 kills for the Comets
Nick Supple had 13 kills and 2.5 blocks, Austin
Pippen contributed 2.5 blocks and setter Parker
Howitt notched 51 assists.
Palomar will host defending state champion
Golden West on Friday at 6 p.m. The Comets
defeated the Rustlers earlier in the season at
PICTURED ABOVE LEFT: Nick
Supple records a kill for the Comets in the
fourth set against Mesa. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.
ABOVE RIGHT: Match kill leader Anthony Pippen
Irvine Valley sweeps PC by 25-20, 25-19, 25-22
Keanu Pukahi and Nick Supple each recorded 12
kills on Friday night but visiting Palomar lost
3-0 to Irvine Valley in Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference men's volleyball.
The set scores were 25-20, 25-19, 25-22.
Supple also had nine digs. Parker Howitt
contributed 31 assists.
The Lasers are 5-2 in the PCAC, just
behind first-place Orange Coast which is 5-1.
The Comets are 3-4 in conference.
PICTURED ABOVE: Keanu Pukahi
2013 state runner-up G-House downs Palomar
EL CAJON (3-19-2014) --
Palomar's men's volleyball team knocked off
defending state community college champion
Golden West earlier in the season.
But Grossmont, the team that lost to the
Rustlers in the state championship match, was
too much for the visiting Comets on Wednesday
The Griffins swept the teams' Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference match in three sets 25-12,
Grossmont ran its win streak to five matches.
Comets make quick work of San Diego City
MARCOS (3-12-2014) --
Palomar took home a quick victory over visiting
San Diego City College 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-12)
on Wednesday night at The Dome as the Comets
upped their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
record to 3-2.
Matt Jones and Nick Supple led the Comets (6-6
overall) with eight kills and eight digs apiece.
Austin Pippen and Cameron McKirdy each had two
PICTURED ABOVE: Matt Jones
(left), Cameron McKirdy (right)
State favorite Coast (10-0) returns PC to earth
COSTA MESA (3-07-2014) --
After knocking off defending state community
college champion Golden West in five sets on
Wednesday night, Palomar received a wake-up call
that brought the Comets back down to earth on
Host Orange Coast, this year's state title
favorite, advanced to 10-0 on the season and 3-0
in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference by
sweeping the Comets in three sets at Peterson
Gymnasium 25-16, 25-17, 25-15.
The Comets fall to 5-6 overall, 2-2 in
Pippen, Supple 'kill'
Golden West in upset
BEACH (3-05-2014) --
Anthony Pippen and Nick Supple combined for 45 kills on
Wednesday night as Palomar stunned defending state community
Golden West 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 12-25, 18-25, 19-17) in a Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference men's volleyball match.
The Rustlers are one of three Orange
County teams that play in the PCAC in men's volleyball.
Pippen recorded 25 kills and Supple added
20 kills for coach Bjorn Dahl's Comets, who evened their overall
record at 5-5 and moved to 2-1 in conference play. Matt Jones
was third in kills for Palomar with six.
Keanu Pukahi led the Comets in digs with
12. Supple added 11 digs.
Parker Howitt notched 47 assists for
Palomar. Suple and Cameron McKirdy each contributed two blocks.
Pippen (above left), Nick Supple (above right)
Comets even their
conference record at 1-1
DIEGO (2-27-2014) --
Anthony Pippen put down 28 kills and contributed four blocks on
Friday as Palomar evened its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
men's volleyball record at 1-1 by disposing of host San Diego
Mesa in five sets.
Matt Jones added 11 goals and Nick Supple
cointributed 11 goals as coach Bjorn Dahl's Comets came back
from a two-point loss in the first set to beat the Olympians
28-30,25-22, 25-13, 23-25, 15-11.
Supple had 15 digs, Jones 13 and Ulises
Palacies 12. Cameron McGirdy had 3.5 blocks. Parker Howitt
accumulated 47 assists.
Palomar is 4-5 overall.
Anthony Pippen (left), Matt Jones (right)
Comets unable to hold 2-1
lead, lose PCAC debut
MARCOS (2-27-2014) --
Palomar won two of the first three sets in its Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference men's volleyball opener on Wednesday night
at The Dome.
But the Comets couldn't hold on as
visiting Irvine Valley, one of three Orange County teams that
play in the conference in men's volleyball, came from behind to
take a 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 20-25, 25-18, 15-9) victory.
Anthony Pippen led the Comets (3-5, 0-1)
with 21 kills. Nick Supple contrbute 12 kills and 13 digs.
Setter Parker Hewitt had 21 assists.
The Lasers are 5-3, 1-0.
Palomar will be right back in PCAC action
on Friday when the Comets visit San Diego Mesa at 1:30 p.m.
PICTURED ABOVE: Nick
Supple gives Palomar a 22-18 lead in the second set with this
kill. Supple finished the match with 12 kills, second high for
the Comets, and also had 13 digs. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Comets turn back
Beavers for third victory
Palomar notched its third
victory of the 2014 men's volleyball season on
The Comets turned back
visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech in four sets. The
final was 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-22.
Nick Supple (16 kills, 13 digs) and
Anthony Pipen (17 kills) led Palomar's attack as the Comets
advanced to 3-4 in the rugged non-conference part of their
Ulises Palacies contributed 22 digs.
Setter Parker Howitt had 56 assists.
PHOTO: Parker Howitt
PC scares 2012 state champ Long
Beach in loss
BEACH (2-19-2013) --
Palomar's improving young men's volleyball team
gave a big-time scare Wednesday night to Long
Beach City College, which won the state
community championship two years ago and
advanced to the state semi-finals last season.
The Comets battled the Vikings tooth and nail
through four tough sets before finally losing
27-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-21.
Anthony Pippin (16 kills) and Nick Supple (15
kills, 12 digs, 3 aces) led Palomar. Ulises
Palacies contributed 19 digs. Cameron McKirdy
had four blocks.
Palomar's Ulises Placios (No.
4) and Nick Supple (partially hidden) prove that four
hands are better than two on a dig against Moorpark.
Anthony Pippen,who led the Comets with 20 kills, spikes
the ball against the Raiders. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Palomar downs Moorpark
in four for 2nd win
MARCOS (2-14-2014) --
Palomar's young men's volleyball team
visiting Moorpark 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-17) on
Thursday in a non-conference match at The Dome for their
second win of the early season.
The Comets, who opened 2014 with
three losses, now own a two-match win streak.
Anthony Pippen led coach Bjorn
Borg's team with 20 kills. Nick Supple had 15
kills and Matt Jones added eight.
Supple had18 digs, Ulises
Palacies16 digs and Jones 12 digs.
Setter Parkerhowitt contributed
Palomar will visit Long Beach
City College next Wednesday and host Los Angeles Trade
Tech on Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Dome in two more
They'll open Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference play against Irvine Valley the
following Wednesday at the Dome, also beginning at 6
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Pipen, Comets take home first
victory of 2014
SANTA BARBARA (2-11-2014) -- Led by
Anthony Pippen and Nick Supple, Palomar's men's
volleyball team battled back from an eight-point lossin
the first set to take home its first victory of
the 2014 season on Tuesday.
The Comets downed Santa Barbara
City College in a non-conference match 3-2 (17-25,
25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 17-15) as Pippen contributed a
match-high 18 kills. Supple had 14 kills, 17 digs and
four blocks. Matt Jones had 11 kills and 18 digs. Austin
Pippen added four aces and five blocks.
The Comets advanced to 1-3 on the
season. The Vaqueros fall to 2-2.
Pipen (left), Nick Supple (right)
Palomar plays tough but
falls in 3 sets again
SANTA MONICA (2-05-2014) --
Palomar dropped its second close decision to
open its men's volleyball season on Friday
The Comets, who were defeated by five-time state
champion Los Angeles Pierce in their opener,
followed the same scripte as they played Santa
Monica tough in the first two sets before losing
another non-conference match 3-0.
The set scores were 25-23, 25-21, 25-15.
Comets play powerful Pierce
tough in first 2 sets
SAN MARCOS (1-31-2014)
-- Coach Bjorn Dahl's Palomar men's volleyball
squad played traditional state power Los Angeles Pierce
tough in the first two sets on Friday afternoon at the
Dome before losing a 3-0 season-opening match to the
Pierce, which has won five state championships
in program history, swept the Comets 25-21, 28-26, 25-18.
Nick Supple led Palomar
with 10 kills and six digs.
Keanu Pukahi had six kills, two blocks and two
digs. Ulises Placios added six digs.
Palomar, with only three sophomores on its
roster, is attempting to hit the ground running
against more experienced opponents.
The Comets will visit Santa Monica next
Wednesday. They'll then will be be back at The
Dome to host El Camino College next Friday at 1
p.m. before going back on the road to play Santa
Barbara City College on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
PHOTO: Nick Supple (No. 2,
white top with black shorts), the Comets' top
returning player, spikes the ball in Friday's
second set. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
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|Sat Feb 18
||Palomar Invitational (Pool
|Fri Jan 31
||Los Angeles Pierce
||Lost 0-3 (21-25, 26-28,
|Wed Feb 5
||at Santa Monica
||Santa Monica College
||Lost 0-3 (23-25, 21-25,15-25)
|Fri Feb 7
||Lost 0-3 (15-25,
|Tue Feb 11
||at Santa Barbara City
||Santa Barbara City College
||WON 3-2 (17-25,
25-20, 25-21, 19-25,17-15)
|Fri Feb 14
(25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-17)
|Wed Feb 19
||at Long Beach City College
||Long Beach City College
||Lost 1-3 (25-27, 24-26,
|Thu Feb 20
||Los Angeles Trade
||WON 3-1 25-21, 21-25,
|Wed Feb 26
||Irvine Valley (PCAC)
||Lost 2-3 (16-25, 25-23,
|Fri Feb 28
||at San Diego Mesa (PCAC)
||San Diego Mesa College
||WON 3-2 (28-30, 25-22,
25-13, 23-25, 15-11)
|Wed Mar 5
||at Golden West (PCAC)
||Golden West College
||WON 3-2 (25-23,
25-21, 12-25,18-25, 19-17)
|Fri Mar 7
||at Orange Coast (PCAC)
||Orange Coast College (Costa
||Lost 16-25,17-25, 15-25
|Wed Mar 12
||San Diego City
||WON 3-0 (25-12, 25-9,
|Wed Mar 19
||at Grossmont (PCAC)
||El Cajon (Grossmont College)
||Lost 0-3 (12-25, 21-25, 20-25)
|Fri Mar 21
||at Irvine Valley (PCAC)
||Irvine (Irvine Valley
||Lost 0-3 (20-25,19-25, 22-25)
|Wed Mar 26
||San Diego Mesa
||Lost 2-3 (25-15, 21-25,
25-14, 22-25, 14-16)
|Fri Mar 28
||Golden West (PCAC)
||Lost 0-3 (17-25, 20-25,
|Mon Mar 31
||at San Diego City College
||San Diego (Harry West
Gymnsium , SD City College)
||WON 3-0 (25-11, 25-18,
|Wed Apr 2
||Orange Coast (PCAC)
||Lost 0-3 (15-25, 22-25, 21-25)
|Fri Apr 11
||WON 3-2 (22-25,
25-23, 25-20, 19-25, 15-12)
Home matches listed in
(City) / Previous College
||Paloma Valley (Menifee, CA)
||Cathedral Catholic (San
||Vista Murrieta (Murrieta,
CA) / Hope International University
||El Camino (Oceanside, CA)
||All Saints Cathedral (St.
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
||Rancho Bernardo (San Diego,
||All Saints Cathedral (St.
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
||San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
Bjorn Dahl. Assistant coach:
Assistant coach: Steven Jones