2014 Season ...
water splashing in his eyes, Palomar
goalie Ryan Lazano either didn't see
this coming, had no time to react or
both as he blocks the ball with his
face on Wednesday at Wallace
15 saves helped lift the Comets past
Grossmont 13-10. DIRECTLY
Cameron Rath takes aim just before
scoring Palomar's third goal of the
Photos by Hugh Cox.
Evan Dean, who had six goals and six
steals in the Palomar win.
Logan Hurst, who scored two of the
Dean (6 goals, 6 steals), PC stop
MARCOS (9-17-2014) --
came up big on Wednesday afternoon
as Palomar's men's water polo team
knocked off defending Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference champion
Grossmont 13-10 in a PCAC match-up
at Wallace Memorial Pool.
Dean led the Comets
(3-2 on the season, 2-1 in conference) with six goals and six
assists. The sophomore out of Vista High School scored three
goals in helping ignite the Comets to a 7-5 halftime lead, set
the tone for the second half early in the third quarter with a
goal in the first minute as he put the Palomar up by three
goals, and added two quick goals to begin the fourth quarter to
help the Comets retain a multiple-goal lead.
Dean also had a great deal of help from
Goalie Ryan Lazano contributed 15 big
saves, many on bang-bang plays with the ball coming out of a
crowd in front of the net. He also had five blocks.
Kody Moffatt, the fastest player in the
pool, won the sprint to begin all four quarters and also added
two goals, two assists and four steals. He converted a penalty
shot midway through the third quarter, then stole the ball and
assisted Logan Hurst on one of his two goals off a 2-on-0
fastbreak. That give Palomar its first four-goal lead with 1
minute, 34 seconds remaining in the period.
Jonathon Baker scored two goals, the
second one off an assist from Moffatt with 5 minutes, 58 seconds
left in the game which gave the Comets a four-goal lead for the
second time, at 13-9. And Cameron Rath added a goal and three
Rath and Dean topped off the win with
steals in the game's final two minutes.
defending champion Griffins got two goals each from Jorge
Perez-Romo, Eddy Reuss and Darrow Riggs.
TOP PHOTO: Ryan
Lozano, Palomar's first-half goalie, makes a bang-bang save in
the Comets' 20-5 victory over Southwestern on Wednesday.
SECOND FROM TOP: Adam Kelsey, the second-half goalie,
also records a save. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Comets rock Jags' world, even
SAN MARCOS (9-10-2014) --
Palomar had its way in the water in its home
opener against Southwestern College on Wednesday
afternoon at Wallace Memorial Pool.
The Comets, behind Cameron Rath's six
goals and Evan Dean's five goals, jumped out to an 8-1 lead
after the first quarter and continued on to a 20-5 victory as
they evened their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference record at
Rath also had four assists and two
steals. Rich Farley had two goals and two steals for coach Chad
Aronen's Palomar team. Kody Moffatt and Neal Gorman each scored
Nicolas Cory Meyers, Jonathon Baker and
Ryan Smethurst each added a goal.
Nicolas Mendenhall had four assists.
Goalies Adam Kelsey (11 saves) and Ryan Lozano (nine saves, two
assists) each played half the game in the net.
The Comets (2-2 overall) led 12-1 at
halftime and 17-4 after the first three quarters.
Palomar splits at Golden West
HUNTINGTON BEACH (9-05-2014) --
Rebounding from a tough season-opening loss two days earlier,
Palomar wasted no time picking up its first win of 2014 as the
Comets' knocked off Ventura College 12-9 to begin the Golden
West Mini-Tournament on Friday.
The Comets dropped their second game
19-10 to Los Angeles Valley.
Cameon Rath, Evan Dean, Rich Farley and
Kody Moffatt combined for 15 of Palomar's 17 goals in the
Ventura game as each of the four scored multiple times. Rath
tallied five goals, Dean four goals, and Farley and Moffatt
three each. Farley also had four steals and three saves.Moffatt
added three saves. Jonathon Baker had three assists. Ryan Lozano
contributed sevn savs in goal, Adam Kelsey five saves.
In the L.A. Valley game, Farley scored
four goals, Logan Hurst three. Rath had two assists, Farley two
steals and Kelsy eight saves.
Dean pumps in 6 goals but Comets
fall in opener
DIEGO (9-03-2014) --
Palomar's Evan Dean (left) scored six goals on
Wednesday afternoon, but host San Diego Mesa won
a season-opening match-up with the Comets 12-9
at the Olympians' pool.
Rich Farley, Cameron Rath and Logan
Hurst tallied the Comets' other goals in the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference game.
Ryan Lozano contribed a team-high two
steals for Palomar and also had six saves in goal.
The Comets will be back in action on
Friday when the Comets play in the Golden West Mini-Tournament
in Huntington Beach.