(9-15-2012) -- Palomar ran its men's water
polo win streak to eight games on Friday and
Saturday and won the Mt. SAC Tournament with a 4-0
The Comets defeated Fullerton 21-9, Santa Ana 11-3,
Orange Coast 13-6 and Mt. SAC 20-12 in the
Rhett Turvey (left) led the Comets in three games,
scoring 12 goals vs. Fullerton, four goals vs. Orange
Coas and seven vs. Mt. SAC. Danny Tanner tallied
four goals in the win over Santa Ana.
After a 27-goal week to begin the 2012 season,
Palomar water polo player Rhett Turvey has been
selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's
Ahlete of the Week for all sports. Here he scores in
the fourth quarter of the Comets' game with
Grossmont last Wednesday. -- Photo by Hugh Cox
Turvey Athlete of Week after 27-goal
(911-2012) -- Palomar water polo player
Rhett Turvey has been selected by the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference as Men's Athlete of the Week for
all sports for the week that ended Sunday.
Turvey, a sophomore out of Vista High Sxhool, scored
27 goals for Palomar in five games during the week,
including 24 goals as the Comets went 4-0 and
outscored their opponents 79-24 in the Citrus
Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.
At Citrus, Turvey opened the weekend by scoring
seven goals to lead the Comets over Santa Monica
13-6. He tallied five goals in a 20-4 rout of
Los Angeles Trade Tech and three goals in a 20-5
victory over the NCAA's Caltech. He finished up with
a nine-goal outburst as Palomar routed the host
team, Citrus, 26-8.
Turvey had opened the first week of the season by
scoring three goals in a 12-8 loss to perennial
conference champion Grossmont.
Turvey, Comets go 4-0 in Citrus Tournament
(9-9-2012) -- Sophomore Rhett Turvey pumped
24 goals into the net Saturday and Sunday as the
Palomar men's water polo squad swept to four wins in
four games in the Citrus Tournament. The Comets
defeated Santa Monica 13-6, Los Angeles Trade Tech
20-4, Caltech 20-5 and Citrus 26-8.
Turvey scored 7 goals and Wyatt
Woodward added 2 goals vs. Santa Monica. Blaise
Morales had 6 saves in goal.
Against L.A. Trade
Tech, Turvey tallied 5 goals, Matt Seikkula 3, Danny
Tanner 3, Woodward 2, Weston Garretson 2 and Josh
Watts 2. Morales contributed 7 saves.
In the Caltech
game, Brian Penney, Turvey and Tanner each had 3
goals. Seikkula, Montana Anaya and Travis Lane two each. Morales
had 9 more assists.
Against Citrus, Turvey had 9
goals, Penney 3 and Greg Knapp, Danny Hartl, tanner
and Garretson 2 each. Morales cotributed 8 saves.
ABOVE: Palomar goalie Blaise
Morales records a save in the Comets'in
season opener against Grossmont. Tanner
scored three goals for the Comets. -- Photo by Hugh
Palomar drops season opener to Grossmont
DIEGO (9-05-2012) --
Palomar was unable to win its season opener
for new head men's water polo coach Chad Aronen on
Wednesday, dropping a 12-8 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference decision to Grossmont at the Joan Kroc
Rhett Turvey and Danny Tanner led the
Comets with three goals apiece against the Griffins,
who swept through an undefeated regular conference
season in 2011.
Palomar trailed by only 3-2 after one quarter, then
slowly slipped behind, trailing 8-4 at the half and
10-5 enterng the fourth quarter.
Comets fall to 1st-place team in PCAC finale
DIEGO (10-26-11) (11-5-11) --Host Grossmont
off an undefeated Pacific Coast Athletic Conference regular-season schedule with a
over the Comets at the Joan Kroc Center.
Rhett Turvey and
Matt Marsden led Palomar (14-10, 5-3) with five goals each.
Danny Hartl (left) added a goal apiece. Matt Seikkula had two
assists. Knapp had five steals, Marsden two.
advance to the conference tournament, which will officially
determine the PCAC champion, next week at Miramar College.
Note: The Comets lost to
San Diego Mesa 14-11 inthe first round of the PCAC Tournament on
Friday, Nov. 5.
Palomar avenges Oct. 26 loss to Southwestern
MARCOS (10-24-11) --
Matt Marsden (left) pumped in six goals and Rhett Turvey (right)
added four goals on Monday at Wallace Memorial Pool as Palomar's
men's water polo team defeated Southwestern 15-7.
The win enabled the Comets to advance to 5-2 in Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference play and avenge a 13-12 upset loss to the
Jaguars back on Sept. 16 in Chula Vista. Palomar is 14-9 on the
Turvey also had nine steals and two assists in the
victory. Danny Hartl contributed five steals, while
Gregg Knapp had two goals and four steals. Stephen
Keck and Matt Seikkula each added a goal.
Max Becerra had four saves playing the first half in
goal for Palomar and also recorded three assists. He
moved to the field and added a goal in the eecond
half. Matt Margot played the second half in in the cage
and had frive saves.
Tournament -- Palomar
traveled to Huntington Beach and won three games while dropping
one over the weekend at the Golden West College Tournament.
The Comets (13-9) defeated Chaffey, Fullerton and Ventura
while losing to Orange Coast. Matt Marsden scored 19 goals for
Palomar in four games. Rhett Turvey added 14 goals.
Palomar 15, Chaffey 11 -- Marsden led the
Comets with 8 goals, 2 assists and 4 steals as they defeated the
Panthers. Marsden (4 goals, 3 assists, 4 steals), Gregg Knapp (2
goals, 4 steals) and Danny Hartl (4 steals) also played key roles
in the victory.
Palomar 10, Fullerton 7 --
The Comets were led in the winby Marsden (7 goals, 3 steals) and
Knapp (3 assists, 5 steals). Goalie Matt Margot contributed 7
Orange Coast 12, Palomar 8 -- The
Pirates won ln Saturday's first game.. For Palomar,
Marsden had 4goals,2assists and 5 steals.Knapp ontriuted 2
goals, 3 assists and 4 steals. Turvey had 2 assists for the
second straight game and 4 steals. Matt Seikkula had 2 goals
and 2 steals, while Margot had 5 saves in goal.
Palomar 10, Ventura 8 -- Marsden had 4 goals and 4
steals as the Comets rebounded to win their final game in the
tournament. Hartl had 2 assists. Max Becerra had 5 saves in
Palomar wins 16-14 at Mesa;
6 goals for Marsden
DIEGO (10-19-11) --
Matt Marsden (left, 6 goals and 4 steals), Gary
Knapp (right, 5 goals and 4 steals) and Rhett Turney
(4 goals, 4 steals) led Palomar to a 16-14 Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference men's water polo victory
over host San Diego Mesa on Wednesday.
Stephen Keck tallied the
Comets' other goal. Max Becerra had four saves in
goal for Palomar.
The Comets are 20-8 on the season, 4-2
in the PCAC. The Olympians fall to 10-9, 3-4.
Knapp, Becerra key 20-6 win
MARCOS (10-12-11) --
Palomar had its way with Miramar in Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference men's water polol on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial
The Comets routed visiting Miramar 20-6.
Rhett Turvey (left) scored seven goals,Matt Marsden five goals
and Gregg Knapp four goals as Palomar advanced to 9-8 on the
season, 3-2 in the PCAC.
Goalie Max Becerra (above right) notched
five saves in holding the Jets to the six goals.
Marsden is PCAC Athlete of Week for all sports
MARCOS (10-5-11) --
Palomar water polo player Matt Marsden has been
selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
Athlete of the Week for all sports.
Marsden, a sophomore from Carlsbad High School, had
a big weekend as the Comets went 4-0 in the
Saddleback Invitational Tournament.
Marsden scored 34 goals, an average of 8.5 goals per
game, as the Comets defeated El Camino 18-7 and San
Diego Mesa 18-15 on Friday, then came back Saturday
to beat Merced 19-15 and host Saddleback 17-16.
He's scored 45 goals on the season in 12
Comets have 4-0 run through Saddleback tourney
VIEJO (10-2-11) --
The Palomar men's water polo team, coming off a
two-game slide in the Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference, rebounded over the weekend to go 4-0 in
the Saddleback Invitational Tournament.
Led by Matt Marsden's 34 goals (above left) and 17
goals by Rhett Turvey (above right), coach B.B.
Boynton's Comets (8-5 on the season) defeated
El Camino 18-7 and San Diego Mesa 18-15 on Friday,
then came back Saturday to beat Merced 19-15 and
host Saddleback 17-16.
Palomar 18, El Camino 7 -- Turvey
(8 goals, 4 steals) and Marsden (4 goals, 4 steals)
led the Comets in their tournament opener. Scott
Butler contributed 4 steals.
Palomar 18, San Diego Mesa 15 --
Marsden had his best outing of the tournament,
scoring 10 of the Comets' 18 goals. Gregg Knapp (5
goals, 5 steals), Danny Hartl (3 steals) and goalie
Max Becerra (4 saves) also made significant
Palomar 19, Merced 15 -- Marsen (9
goals, 3 assists) and Turvey (8 goals, 3 steals) led
Palomar 17, Saddleback 16 -- The
Comets knocked off the tournament hosts behind
Marsden's 9 goals and 3 assists. Turvey had 4 goals,
4 assists and 3 steals. Hurtl contriuted 3 steals.
Becerra had his best game of the tournament with 12
ABOVE: Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's
Athlete of the Week Rhett Turvey, who finished with six goals,
scored Palomar's fifth goal Wednesday in the Comets' 22-17
shootout win over San Diego Mesa. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.
BELOW: Gregg Knapp, who for the Comets
Athlete of the Week Turvey, Comets batter Mesa
MARCOS (9-21-11) -- Rhett Turvey kept his
red-hot early season going with six and three steals
on Wednesday as Palomar splashed past San Diego Mesa
22-17 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's
water polo game at Wallace Memorial Pool.
Turvey, a freshman from Vista High School and the
reigning PCAC Men's Athlete of the Week for all
sports, led the Comets (4-2, 2-0 in conference) with
six goals and also had three steals.
Turvey has scored 38 goals in his first six games of
his freshman season, coming in an eight-day period.
Matt Marsden (5 goals, 2 assists,3 steals) and Gregg
Knapp (5 goals, 2 assists) also had big performances
for coach B.B. Boynton's Palomar team.
Matt Seikkula and Grier Tague each tallied two
Mesa is 2-5,1-2 in the conference.
Turvey scores 26 goals; Comets go 2-2 in tourney
WALNUT (9-16-11) (9-17-11) --
Rhett Turvey (left), a freshman from Vista High School, came up huge for
Palomar's men's water polo team over the weekend as the Comets split
four games in the 38th Annual Mt. SAC Tournament on Saturday and
Turvey finished the tournament with 26 goals, 3 assists and 17
Coach B.B. Boynton's squad opened the tournament by dropping an
18-12 decision to Fullerton. Turvey had 5 goals, 2 assistsand 4
steals in the game. Gregg Knapp contributed 4 goals, 2 assists
and 2 steals. Matt Seikkula and Grier Tague had 2 steals apiece.
Turvey then pumped in 11 goals and added 5 steals in the Comets'
14-13 win over Chaffey. Knapp scored 2 goals. Taguecontributed 2
assists and 2 steals. Mark Bacerra had 8 saves in goal.
Citrus knocked off Palomar 12-9 despite Turvey's 4 goals and 5
steals. Seikkula scored 2 goals.
In their final game of the tournament, the Comets downed
Southwestern 11-7, as Turvey scored 6 goals, passed off for an
assist and added 3 steals. Knapp had 2 goals, 2 assists and 3
steals. Seikkula had 2 goals and 2 steals.
Palomar is 4-3 on the season going into its home conference
opener on Wednesday at 2 p.m. vs. San Diego Mesa at Wallace
Turvey's 6 goals
lead way; Comets win opener
SAN DIEGO (9-14-11) --
Rhett Turvey scored six goals, passed off for three
assists and added five steals on Wednesday as
Palomar opened its men's water polo season with a
15-7 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory over
Matt Marsden (3 goals, 1 assist), Grier Tague (3
goals, 2 steals) and Gregg Knapp (2 goals, 1 assist,
2 steals) also scored in double figures for coach
B.B. Boynton's Comets.
Goalie Max Bacerra contributed 11 saves and three
Palomar led 4-2 after one quarter, then extended its
lead to 9-3 at halftime to blow the game open.
Marsden (16), out of Carlsbad Hihg School, is the only returnee from
Palomar's 2010 team -- File Photo by Deb Hellman. BELOW:
Coach B.B. Boynton.
Comets new season Sept. 14
with new look
(8-26-11) -- Coach
B.B. Boynton's Palomar men's water polo squad will have a
new look this season with only one returnee, Matt Marsden,
back from last year's team.
Marsden helped push the 2010 Comets to a 20-7 record and a tie for
the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship
with 54 goals, which led the team. He also had 11 assists and 11
Comets begin the season onn Wednesday, Sept. 14, with a PCAC road
match-up with Miramar at 1:15 p.m.
Palomar rolls up Miramar,
claims 3rd in tourney
(11-6-10) -- Palomar
placed third in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's
water polo tournament on Saturday at the
Miramar College / Ned Baumer Aquatic Center,
outscoring the tourney host Jets 16-6.
Kyle Smethurst (left) and Cooper Durette (right)
each scored tghree goals forf the Comets (20-6). Smedthurst also
had three assists, while Durette contributed two steals. Sean
Cope and Aaron Moser each contributed two goals and two assists.
Goalie Brian Kalen had 10 saves.
Comets will open vs. RCC in regionals
SAN LUIS OBISPO
(11-8-10) -- The
Palomar men's water polo team is seeded 10th in Southern California
and will open play on Thursday in the three-day, 10 team SoCal
Regional Tournament at Cuesta College's pool.
Coach B.B. Boynton's Comets (20-6),
who tied for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference regular-season
championship and finished third in the PCAC Tournament, will play
seventh-seeded Riverside Community College in the 2:30 p.m. game.
RCC (18-11) is ranked No. 8 in the
state by the California Community College Men's Water Polo Coaches
Association. The Tigers beat Palomar in a regular-season game 15-6
on Oct. 9.
The winner faces the No. 2 seed,
Cuesta, in the quarterfinals on Friday at 5:45 p.m. The Cougars are
24-8. Golden West (21-5) is the No. 1 seed.
The top two finishers in the
single-elimination tourney will advance to the CCCAA state Final
Four on Nov. 19-20 at American River College in Sacramento.
Palomar's Sean Cope cocks arm just before he fires in goal for
Palomar just before the half in Friday's PCAC men's tournament game
vs. Grossmont. BELOW: P.J. Worthington, who scored three
goals for the Palomar men
Comets drop tough one 13-12
in first round
(11-5-10) -- Matt
Marsden, Sean Cope and P.J. Worthington combined for 11
goals on Friday but Palomar dropped a 13-12 heartbreaker to
Grossmont at the Miramar College / Ned Baumer Aquatic Center
in the first round of the PCAC Tournament.
Marsden scored five goals for the Palomar men
(19-6). Sean Cope had three goals and two assists, while P.J.
Worthington also tallied three goals.
Kevin Reichel added two
assists. Mitch Tenney had three assists and two steals, Kody Moffatt had two steals and goalie Brian Kalen made 12 saves.
Goalie Brian Kalen records one of his 21 saves in Thursday's
victory over Grossmont. No. 11 is Kevin Reichel. -- Photo by
Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Goalie Brian Kalen, who had 21
saves for the Comets. BELOW RIGHT : Sean Cope, who
contributed three goals, two assists and a save
Kalen (21 saves), Comets top Griffs, tie
(10-28-10) -- Goalie
Brian Kalen recorded 21 saves, many of them spectacular
including two crucial saves in the second overtime, as Palomar
knocked off visiting Grossmont 13-11 in the final men's water
polo game of the regular season on Thursday.
scored four goals on a 4-for-6 afternoon and Sean Cope contributed three goals and Aaron Moser two goals at
Wallace Memorial Pool as coach B.B. Boynton's Comets (19-5
including a forfeit wiln over Ventura, 6-2)
tied the Griffins and San Diego Mesa for the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference's regular-season championship.
The tie breaker
for the conference tournament is goal differential, and Mesa
(17-9, 6-2) will go in as the No. 1 seed. Grossmont (15-10, 6-2)
is the No. 2 seed, while Palomar the No. 3 seed, with the Comets
and Griffins set to play in the first round next Friday, Nov. 5
at Miramar College.
Palomar led 3-2
after one quarter, trailed 6-5 at halftime, led 8-7 after three
quarters on Cope's goal with 50 seconds remaining and the teams
were tied 10-10 after regulation.
10-9 in the fourth quarter when Kody Moffat scored off Moser's
assist to send the game to the two three-minute overtimes.
Goals by Moser
and Cope gave the Comets a 12-10 lead after the first overtime.
Cope assisted on a Marsden goal with 1:47 left in the second OT.
The Griffins closed the gap to 13-11 when UCLA transfer Tyler
Ormsby scored with1:29 to play. That was the way the game ended.
Worthington, Steve Swindell, Sven Alwerud and Moffat each
tallied one goal for Palomar. Moser led in assists with four and
also had four field blocks. Cope contributed two assists and a
steal. Marsden and Moffat each had two steals and an assist.
Mitch Tenney had two assists.
added an assist and a steal. Kyle Smethurst and Kenny Klotz each
had one assist. Worthington also had an assist.
named PCAC Athlete of Week for all sports
(11-3-10) -- Palomar
water polo goalie Brian Kalen has been named Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of the Week for all
Kalen, a sophomore from San Pasqual High School, contributed 21
saves in a 13-11 overtime victory over Grossmont that resulted in
the Comets, Griffins and San Diego Mesa tying for the conference's
Grossmont would have won, it would have won the regular-season title
Kalen is fourth in the state with 241 saves.
Palomar rolls to PCAC
win, ups record to 17-6
(10-20-10) -- Sean
Cope (left) scored four goals, passed off for three assists and
also had three steals on Wednesday as Palomar downed
Southwestern 23-8 in men's water polo to advance to 17-6 on the
season and 5-2 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play.
(above right), Kevin Reichel and Kyle Smethurst each added three
goals for the Comets.
The Jaguars saw
their record dip to 0-15 on the season and 0-6 in the
Comets go 3-1 in tourney;
Smethurst has 7 goals
(10-15-10) (10-16-10) --
Kyle Smethurst (left) scored seven goals on Friday and Saturday
as the Palomar men's water polo team won three of four games in
the Miramar Jets Classic to advance to 16-6 for the
got eight saves and three assists from goalie Brian Kalen in an
11-3 loss to Mt. SAC, the Comets came to life in the tournament.
four goals and Cooper Durette tallied three goals in an 18-4
victory over Santa Monica. Garret Rutz and Kody Moffat each
scored two goals. Shawn Moore contributed three assists, P.J.
Worthington three steals.
routed host Miramar 13-3 as Aaron Moser (3 goals, 3 steals) and
Kalen (10 saves) led the way. Sean Cope and Durette each tallied
two goals. Mitch Tenney had three assists, and Kevin Reichel had
tournament play with a 21-7 rout over Southwestern, with Seasn
Cope and Moffat each contributing three goals. Tenney had two
goals and four assists. Danny Mahoney, Smethurst, Worthington
and Steve Swindell each had two goals. Kalen had nine saves.
Palomar's Matt Marsden looks to pass the ball in Wednesday's 13-12
win over San Diego Mesa. BELOW LEFT: Sean Cope follows through after
releasing the ball -- Photos by Deb Hellman. BELOW RIGHT:
Goalie Brian Kalen, who had 12 saves and a steal.
Palomar holds off SD Mesa in 13-12
(10-13-10) -- Matt
Marsden stung San Diego Mesa for five goals and seven steals, goalie
Brian Kalen contributed 12 saves and Sean Cope played
airtight defense to prevent Olympians scoring leader Josh Grall from toucdhing the ball in the final minute to give Palomar a 13-12
victory on Wednesday.
After a tough loss
to Pacific Coast Athletic Conference leader Grossmont on Tuesday in
San Diego (see story, below), the win at Wallace Memorial Pool was
crucial for the Comets both in keeping their hopes of tying for the
regular-season championship and in positioning them for a favorable
seed in the post-season PCAC tournament.
Cope fronted Grall
as he denied him the ball after Mesa pulled to within one goal with
four unanswered goals in the final 2 minutes, 33 seconds -- then got
the ball back in the last minute.
outstanding defense on him," Palomar coach B.B. Boynton said.
scored three goals for the Comets, who advanced to 12-5 on the
season and 4-2 in conference while the Olympians fell to 12-8, 4-2.
Cope had two goals, four steals and three assists. Sven Alwerud,
Cooper Durette and Kody Moffat had one goal apiece..
Grall led Mesa with
Comets fall, miss on chance to tie for
Palomar's Pacific Coast Conference men's water polo match-up with
first-place Grossmont, which was previously postponed due to
lightning and then an accident which closed Interstate 15, turned
out to be worth the wait.
The teams battled
back and forth in one of the best games of the season. The Comets,
however, missed a golden opportunity to move into a tie for the
conference lead with the Griffins, dropping a tough 12-10 decision
at the Joan Kroc Center.
(left) led Palomar (12-5, 3-2), which remains alone in second place,
with three goals. P.J. Worthington (right) had two goals and four
steals. Sean Cope and Matt Marsden each tallied two goals. Goalie
Brian Kalen contributed 11 assists.
Grossmont moved to
Cope scores Palomar's ninth goal in Saturday's 22-8 rout of Citrus.
BELOW: Steve Swindell, in a crowd of defenders, extends his
left hand and blocks an Owls shot. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Comets sink Owls 22-8, have won 11 of
/ GLENDORA (10-10-10) --
Palomar made it 11 victories in its last 13 games in men's water
polo on Saturday as the Comets finished play in the 42nd Annual
Citrus Invitational by routing the tournament host Owls 22-8.
Matt Marsden (4
goals), Sean Cope (3 goals, 3 steals), Kody Moffatt (3 goals, 3
assists) and Kevin Reichel (3 goals) combined for 13 goals to lead
Palomar scorers as the tournament concluded a two-day run at
Fullerton College and Citrus College..
scored two goals and passed off for a game-high six assists for the
Comets (12-4). Cooper Durette also contributed two goals.
Goalie Brian Kalen
had 11 saves and also tacked on four assists.
Palomar will be back
in action on Tuesday when the Comets return to Pacific Coast
Conference action against Grossmont, which also is 12-4 on the
season, at the Joan Kroc Center in San Diego at 2:15 p.m. The game
was previously postponed twice, the first time because of near-by
lightning and the second time when an accident closed Interstate 15.
Marsden scores for Palomar to tie Palomar's game vs. Ventura at
12-12 and send it to overtime. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT:
Danny Mahoney, who tallied three goals as the Comets downed Santa
Monica. BELOW RIGHT: Wes Lauchner, who had three assists
against the Corsairs.
Streak ends but Comets rebound vs.
(10-9-10) (10-10-10) --
Palomar saw its men's water polo win streak end at nine games on
Friday when the Comets dropped a 16-15 overtime decision to Ventura to begin
the 42nd Annual Citrus Invitational, being contested at Fullerton
Collegedand Citrus College in Glendora.
The Comets then
rebounded to defeat Santa Monica 16-10 in their second game.
On Saturday, Palomar
lost its first game to state No. 8-ranked Riverside Community
College 15-6 and take an 11-4 record into its second game Saturday.
In the victory over
Santa Monica, Danny Mahoney scored three goals to
lead the Comets in scoring, while Wes Lauchnerled in
assists with three and Aaron Moser led in steals with four.
Sven Alwerud (2
goals, 3 steals), Kevin Reichel (2 goals), Kenny Klotz (2 goals),
and Brian Kalen (10 saves in goal) also came up big in the win.
Matt Marsden led the
Comets in the Ventura game with five goals and three steals. Alwerud
had four goals and two steals, while Kody Moffatt contributed two
goals and two steals. Moser had four assists, Mitch Tenney three.
Kalen had 16 saves.
Sven Alwerud (2
goals, 3 steals), Kevin Reichel (2 goals), Kenny Klotz (2 goals),
and Brian Kalen (10 saves in goal) also came up big in the loss..
Palomar runs its winning streak to nine
(10-6-10) -- Coach
B.B. Boynton's Palomar men's water polo squad ran its winning streak
to nine games on Wednesday afternoon.
The Comets defeated
Miramar 13-6 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up at the
Miramar College/Ned Baumer Aquatic Center.
(left), Aaron Moser (right) and P.J. Worthington led Palomar (10-2,
3-1 in conference) with three goals apiece.
The Comets, coming
off the championship of the Saddleback Tournament last weekend, also
got two goals from Kody Moffatt and one goal each from Sven Alweruf
and Kyle Smethurst.
Moser and Tenney
each dished off three assists. Moffatt contributed five steals,
Alweruf three and Durette two.
The Jets are 4-5,
Cope is PCAC Athlete of Week for all
(10-5-10) -- Palomar
driver Sean Cope, a freshman out of Vista High School, has been
selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athlete of
the Week for all sports.
has helped lead coach B.B. Boynton's team to a 9-2 start with 28
goals, 14 assists and 25 steals.
Cope scored 19 goals as the Comets went
4-0 to win the Saddleback Tournament over the weekend.
He played key roles in a 22-7 rout of El
Camino (4 goals, 1 steal), a 20-6 victory over Santa Ana (4 goals, 1
assist), a 20-4 win over Santa Monica (7 goals, 2 assists, 6 steals)
and a 18-10 win over Saddleback to wrap up the tourney championship
(4 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals).
Game postponed again, now set for
Palomar's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game against Grossmont
at the Joan Kroc Center was postponed for the second time on Tuesday
when an accident closed Interstate 15 and prevented the Comets from
reaching the pool.
The game, which
originally was postponed last Thursday because of lightning, has
been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Comets (79 goals) roll to
4 wins, take tourney
(10-1-10) (10-2-10) -- Palomar's men's water polo squad got big scoring efforts from Kody
Moffatt (left) on Friday and Sean Cope (right) on Saturday as the
Comets won four straight games by a combined 79 goals-to-27 and the
championship of the Saddleback Tournament.
On Friday, Palomar rocked El Camino College
22-7 and Santa Ana 20-6 to begin the two-day Saddleback
Tournament on Friday.
Kody Moffatt (above)
led the Comets (now 9-2) over El Camino with four goals. Matt Marsden,
Shawn Moore and P.J. Worthington had two goals each. Kyle Smethurst
contributed three assists. Aaron Moser had three steals. Goalie
Brian Kalen had eight saves.
In the win over
Santa Ana, Cope led Palomar with four goals. Mitch Tenney
had three assists. Kalen recorded 11 saves.
In Saturday's first
game, Cope led the Comets to sa 20-4 rout of Santa Monica with
seven goals and six steals. Kenny Klotz, Marsden, Moffatt and Kevin
Reichel each tallied two goals. Tenny contributed three assists.
In the final game of
the tournament, Palomar wrapped up the championship with a 17-10 win
over host Saddleback as Cope and Marsden each tallied four goals.
Tenney had six assists. Moffatt had three assists. P.J. Worthington
recorded three steals. Kalen hadl 17 saves in goal, giving him 41
for the tournament.
ABOVE: Palomar's Mitch Tenney (14) steals the ball from
Southwestern's Luis Pimental during the Comets' 18-5 victory over
the Jaguars. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Cooper Durette
(left) and Kody Moffat, who scored three goals each for the Comets.
Fundamentals order of day after PC leads
(9-22-10) -- Palomar
men's water polo coach B.B. Boynton had an opportunity to have his
team work almost entirely on two facets of the game -- passing and
defense -- in the second half of the Comets' 18-5 victory over
winless Southwestern on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool.
The Comets, who led
10-0 after one quarter and 17-4 at halftime, did not take a shot for
the first 15 minutes, 11 seconds of the second half on the way to
advancing to 5-2 on the season, 2-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic
(above left), Matt Marsden and Kody Moffat (above right) led Palomar
with three goals apiece. Garrett Rutz and Steve Swindell each had
contributed two assists and four steals. Aaron Moser had five saves
in goal, Brian Kalen four saves.
to Mounties, then win 3 games
Palomar dropped its
opening game in the Mt.
SAC men's water polo
tournament 12-10 on
Friday, then rebounded
to beat Los Angeles
Valley 12-8 later in the
day and down Saddleback
17-8 and Citrus 11-10 on
Matt Marsden scored four
goals against Mt. SACs.
Sean Cope had three
goals and two steals.
P.J. Worthington tallied
two goals, Steve Swidell
contributed two steals
and goalie Brian Kalen
(above) had seven saves.
Worthington led the way
in the win over L.A.
Valley with four goals
and five steals. Marsden
tallied three goals.
Aaron Moser and Mitch
Tenney had four assists
each. Kalen had 10 saves
in the victory over
totaled five goals, two
assists and two steals.
four goals and two
steals. Sven Alwerud and
Cope tallied two goals
each. Tenney had six
assists. Kalen notched
Palomar advanced to 4-2
on the season.
Comeback turns out to be too little, too
(9-15-10) -- A late
Palomar comeback fell short on Wednesday as the Comets saw their
men's water polo record level off to 1-1 with an 15-11 road loss at
San Diego Mesa.
The Comets, trailing 14-7 after three
the Olympians 4-1 in the final quarter but it
wasn't enough to keep them from seeing their Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
record also did to .500.
Swen Alwerud (above left) and Matt Marsden led Palomar with
three goals apiece. Marsden also had an assist and four
(above right) contributed two goals, an assist and
five steals. Sean Cope added
one goal, one assist and three steals. Cooper Durette
had one goal, one assist and one steal. Aaron Moser.
Palomar goalie Brian Kalen records one of his 10 saves against
Miramar. No. 12 for the Comets is Kenny Klotz. -- Photo by Hugh Cox.
BELOW LEFT: P.J. Worthington, who led Palomar with three
Nine players score as Comets gun down
(9-8-10) -- Palomar
put nine players in the scoring column on Wednesday at Wallace
Memorial Pool as the Comets opened their men's water polo season
with a 16-7 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference rout of Miramar.
(above left) led the offensive onslaught with three goals, while
goalie Brian Kalen recorded 10 saves in holding the Jets to seven
Worthington broke a
1-1 tie with 4:16 remaining in the opening quarter when he scored a
goal off Mitch Tenney's assist. That put the Comets up 2-1 and they
led the rest of the way.
Palomar was up 4-3
after one quarter, 9-4 at halftime and 12-5 after three quarters.
Worthington, Kyle Smethurst and Wes Lauchner broke the game open by
scoring one goal each in a 2-minute, 16-second span in the second
quarter. Aaron Moser assisted on Smethurst's goal.
Lauchner, kevin Reichel, Garrett Rutz and Kody Moffat tallied two
goals apiece for the Comets. Tenney had three assists. Shawn Moore
led in steals with four.
Comets will open season
on Sept. 8 at home
(8-22-10) -- Coach B.B. Boynton's (left) Palomar men's
water polo team will open its 2010 season on Wednesday,
Sept. 8 against Miramar in a Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference match-up at Wallace Memorial Pool. Game ime will
be 3:15 p.m.
Along with a
double-round robin PCAC schedule, the Comets also will play
in the Mt. SAC, Saddleback, Citrus and Miramar tournaments.
other home games will be played Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and
Oct. 28 and the conference tournament will be contested at
Miramar's pool on Nov. 5-6.
Smethurst, who finished with four goals and an assist,
controls the ball for Palomar against Miramar. -- Photo by
Eighth win in 10
games to end regular season
(11-4-09) -- Coach Brian Boynton's Palomar men's
water polo team closed out the regular season with its
eighth win in its last 10 games on Wednesday, routing
Miramar 20-6 at Wallace Memorial Pool.
Smethurst came up big for the Comets with four
goals and two assists. Wesley Lacroix (four goals, two
steals), P.J. Worthington (four goals, one assist) and Mitch
Tenney (four assists, five steals) also contributed large
numbers for Palomar (13-11, 5-3).
Next up for
the Comets: the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Tournament
on Friday and Saturday at the Joan Kroc Center in San
Comets top Santa Ana, Saddleback and
VIEJO (10-31-09) --
Palomar split on the
second day of Saddleback Tournament No. 2 on Saturday.
The Comets defeated he
host team, Saddleback, 14-13 in overtime. Wesley Lacroix
scored eight goals. Cooper Durette tallied three goals. Greg Merrill
(left) contributed 12 saves in goal.
Palomar lost 13-6 to
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference foe San Diego Mesa. Lacroix scored
two goals for the Comets.
play on Friday with a 12-9 victory over Santa Ana. the Comets
got three goals from Durette (right), three assists
from Mitch Tenney and 14 saves from Brian Kalen.
Comets (11-10) then dropped a 16-9 decision to Fullerton.
Sven Alwerud had three goals and Kalen eight saves in the
Palomar is 12-11.
Hensley selected as PCAC
Athlete of Week
Palomar water polo player Jayce Hensley (left) has been
honored as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Men's Athlete
of the Week for all sports.
freshman from Escondido High School, led the Comets to an
18-17 upset over state PCAC leader (and nine-consecutive
time conference champion) and state No. 5 ranked Grossmont
with five goals and five assists last Wednesday.
a two-time all-league selection at Escondido.
Palomar stuns state No.
(10-21-09) -- Jayce Hensley scored five goals and
recorded five steals on Wednesday as coach Brian Boynton's
Palomar men's water polo team upset state No.5-ranked
Grossmont 18-17 at the Joan Kroc Center.
Lacroix had four goals and an assist for the Comets (10-9,
4-3 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference) as the Griffins fell
to 15-5, 5-1. Sven
Alwerud contributed three goals, two assists and four
P.J. Worthington added
three goals and four steals. Mitch Tenney (one goal, three
assists, three steals) and
Cooper Durette (one goal, two
assists and a steal) and Kenny Klotz (one goal, one assist)
also scored for Palomar.
Greg Merrill (right) had 10
saves and three steals in goal.
Lacroix dumps six goals into net in
(10-14-09) -- Wesley Lacroix
(left) scored six goals on Wednesday as he led Palomar to a 21-16
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory over Southwestern at
Wallace Memorial Pool.
Mitch Tenney contributed
three goals and five assists for Palomar. P.J. Worthington also had
The victory moved the
Comets to 9-9 in the on the season and 3-3 in conference play.
Comets sweep on Day 2; 8
goals for Lacroix
(10-10-09) -- Wesley Lacroix (left) scored eight goals
on the second day of the Citrus Tournament on Saturday as
Palomar went 2-0 to finish the two-day event with a 3-1
knocked off Pacific Coast Athletic Conference rival San
Diego Mesa 9-6 as Lacroix scored three goals, Seven Alwerud
(left) contributed two goals and six steals and P.J.
Worthington scored two goals. Aaron Moser had five Steals.
Mitch Tenney contributed three assists. Greg Merrill had 10
saves in goal.
beat Merced 11-10 behind five goals by Lacroix and three
goals by Tenney. Moser had five steals. Merrill again
contributed 10 saves. The Comets are 8-9 overall.
Comets open Citrus tourney with win,
(10-9-09) -- Palomar defeated
Chaffey 10-9 as Chris Agelotti (left), Cooper Durette (right) and
Aaron Moser each scored t2o goals. Jonathon Lunn recorded seven
Cuesta defeated the
Comets 14-11 as the Cougars overcame five goals by Wesley Lacroix
and three goals by P.J. Worthington. Greg Merrill had 12 saves.
The Comets take
a 6-9 record into Saturday's second day of the tournament.
goals short vs. 2nd-place Mesa
Kenny Klotz (left) and P.J. Worthngton scored two goals each for the
Comets in a 10-7 loss to San Diego Mesa on Wednesday in a Pacific
Coast Athletic Association match-up in San Diego.
Mitch Tenney passed off
for three assists. Brian Kalen (right) had eight saves in goal.
The Comets are 5-8, 2-3
in the PCAC. The Olympians, who are alone in second place behind
conference leader Grossmont, moved to 8-5, 4-1.
Comets split 4 games at Saddleback event
(10-2-09) / (10-3-2009) -- Palomar split four games in
Saddleback Tournament No.1 Friday and Saturday.
the Comets opened tournament play with a 12-10 win over El
Camino College as P.J. Worthington (left), Jayce Hensley and
Wesley Lacroix (right) each scored three goals.
Friday, Palomar dropped al 17-16 decision to Modesto in
overtime. Lacroix had six goals and two assists for the
Comets. Worthington tallied four goals. Goalie Brian Kalen
contributed 22 saves.
Saddleback knocked off the Comets 14-11 on Saturday as the
Gauchos overcame four goals each by Lacroix and Mitch Tenney,
Chris Agelotti's four steals and Kalen's 12 saves.
defeated Santa Monica 21-6, also on Saturday. Lacroix scored
four goals, Hensley had three goals and three assists,
Worthington contributed three goals and Agelotti had three
Palomar beats Miramar, evens PCAC mark
(9-30-09) -- Palomar evened its Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference men's water polo record at 2-2 on Wednesday,
defeating host Miramar 13-8.
Durette (left) scored four goals and added an assist lead the Comets.
Wesley Lacroix added two
goals two assists and a
Other scorers for Palomar: Aaron
Moser (goal, five steals), Kenny Klotz (goal, five steals),
Jayce Hensley (goal, four steals), Sven Alwerud (goal, two
assists), Mitch Tenney (goal, two steals) James Botica
(goal, steal) and Chris Agelotti (goal, assist.
The Comets are 3-5 on the season. The Jets fall to 0-7, 0-4
in the PCAC.
Comets upset Div. I UC Davis, but drop
After an 8-7 win over NCAA Division I opponent UC Davis to begin the
tourney, the all-freshman Palomar team dropped three straight
decisions, 15-6 to tournament host Mt. SAC, 12-11 to Citrus and 12-8
to Saddleback. Jayce Hensley (left) led the Comets in Saturday's two
games with nine goals.
Chris Angelotti (riight)
had two goals, a steal and an assist and seven different players
scored to lift the Comets (2-5) over UC Davis. Goalie Jonathon Lunn
recorded six saves compared to three goals against. The Aggies led 2-0 after the first quarter, the teams were tied at
halftime and the Aggies led 5-4 after three quarters.
Sven Alwerud scored
three goals against Mt. SAC. Wesley Lacroix contributed two goals.
Hensley had two goals
and two steals, while Kyle Smethurst scored two goals, vs. Citrus.
Saddleback, Hensley led Palomar with two goals and two steals.
Cooper Durette added two goals and two steals.
Merrill goes up to record a save against Grossmont. -- Photo
by Hugh Cox
9-time champs hold off young Palomar
(9-16-09) -- Palomar played nine-time defending Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference men's water polo champion
Grossmont tough on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool before
dropping a 17-9 decision to the Griffins.
trailing by five goals at halftime, closed to within 10-7
early in the third period on goals by Wesley Lacroix and
Jayce Hensley. But that was as close as coach Brian
Boynton's all-freshman squad would get on an afternoon
Israel Perez, the Griffins' leading scorer, tallied six
solid water polo in the first quarter (after which Palomar
trailed 4-2) and came out strong at the beginning of the
second half," Boynton said. "But we couldn't build on that."
three goals and an assist for the Comets (1-2, 1-2). Lacroix
had three goals and two steals. P.J. Worthington added two
goals and two steals. Aaron Moser scored one goal.
Merrill contributed seven saves.
Worthington, Lacroix, Comets even record
CHULA VISTA (9-9-09) -- Palomar evened its Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference and overall records at 1-1 on Wednesday,
defeating host Southwestern 16-11.
Wesley Lacroix (4 goals, 6 assists, 6 steals) and P.J. Worthington
(4 goals, 2 steals) led the Comets (1-1, 1-1 PCAC). Jayce Hensley (3
goals, 1 assist, 3 steals) and Chris Angelotti (1 goals, 1 assist)
also had multiple goals. Brian Kalen had eight saves in goal,
Jonathon Lunn six saves.
Smethurst scores goal for the Comets in Wednesday's season
opener.. BELOW LEFT: Wesley Lacroix tallies
Palomar's third goal in the first period to give Palomar a
3-1 lead. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Hensley debuts with six
goals in '09 opener
(9-2-09) -- Jayce Hensley scored six goals in his first
college game on Wednesday, but Palomar dropped its men's
water polo opener 15-12 to San Diego Mesa at Wallace
Comets opened up an early 3-1 lead against the more
experienced Olympians but were unableto hold on.
two-time all-league selection at Escondido High School, kept
Palomar, which has an all-freshman team, in the Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference game. But the Comets couldn't
overcome a seven-goal performance by the Olympians'
sophomore standout Nicholas Van Nordheim.
Wesley Lacroix scored two goals each for Palomar. Sean Moore
and P.J. Worthington added one goal each.
Lacroix had four
steals, Hensley three.