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2014 Palomar Women's Water Polo Team
-- Photo by Hugh Cox
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2 PC players 1st team; Puccino Coach of
Emily Foltz (above, No.
11) and Kelly Harris (below) are first-team
all-conference selections. Both are pictured in
Palomar's 8-7 loss to eventual runner-up San
Diego Mesa in the PCAC Tournament last weekend.
-- Photo by Hugh Cox
SAN DIEGO (11-12-2014) --
Palomar placed two players on the All-Pacific
Coast Athletic Conference first team in women's water polo.
Kelly Harris (left, photo by Hugh Cox), a sophomore, and Emilee
Foltz, a freshman, were the Comets' selections.
Kendyl Mundt and Gabby White were
selected to the second team, while Lauren Wimsatt was awarded
Palomar assistant coach Jackie Puccino,
who coaches the team during games, was named conference Coach of
Alison Ford of champion Grossmont College, which
defeated San Diego Mesa in the conference championship game, was
Player of the Year.
Kelly Harris, Palomar's leading scorer on the
season and in the game, finally pulls Palomar
even for the first time against Miramar as she
fires the Comets' ninth goal into the net 2
minutes into the fourth quarter.
DIRECTLY ABOVE: Comet goalie Jorden
Bowe-McLeod notches a save. -- Photos by Hugh
back but loses with 8 seconds left
SAN MARCOS (10-29-2014)
Palomar's women's water polo team battled back
from an early deficit Wednesday and finally took
the lead over visiting San Diego Miramar 10-9 on
back-to-back fourth-quarter goals by Kelly
The Jets tied the game, regained the
lead, then Lauren Wimsatt scored with 1:30 to play to put the
Comets back in front again 12-11.
But that was the last time Palomar led.
Miramar pulled even again at 12-12 on a goal by Natalie McCann
with 1:07 remaining, then pinned a 13-12 Pacific Coast Athletic
Conference defeat on the Comets when Kerrie Riley scored the
deciding goal with 8 seconds to play.
McCann led all scorers with six goals
as the Jets overcame Harris' five-goal performance.
Kendyl Mundt scored three goals for
Palomar. Wimsatt and Andrea Fairbanks each added two goals.
The Comets saw their regular season end
with a 12-12 overall record and a 3-5 mark in the PCAC. Miramar
also ended its conference season at 3-5.
Comets blow up
Southwestern with 5-0 OT surge
Visiting Palomar blew up Southwestern in
overtime in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
water polo game on Wednesday, winning 13-8 after
the Comets and Jaguars had battled to an 8-8 tie
Kelly Harris, named the
conference's Women's Athlete of the Week on
Monday, led Palomar with
five goals. Lauren Wimsatt scored three goals,
Gabby White two and Lucy Gates, Emilee Foltz and
Bella Corpora had one goal each.
The Palomar women's
team advanced to 11-7 on the season, 3-3 in the
PC's Harris PCAC
Women's Athlete of the Week
Palomar water polo player Kelly Harris have been
selected as Women's Athletes of the Week by the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference..
Harris, a sophomore utility player from
Torrey Pines High School, recorded 17 saves for the week, three
in a 9-5 PCAC loss to Mesa on Wednesday and 13 more over the
weekend as the Comets went 4-0 in the San Diego Classic hosted
by Mesa and Miramar.
Harris scored five goals bin the
Comets' 13-10 upset win over Mt. SAC, one goal in a 14-8 victory
over Cerritos, three goals in a 13-8 win over Miramar and four
goals in a 13-7 win over East Los Angeles.
sweep to 4-0 record at San Diego
Palomar's women's water
polo team powered to a 4-0 record in the two-day
San Diego Classic hosted by San Diego Miramar
and San Diego Mesa that concluded on Saturday:
The Comets defeated Mt. SAC
and Cerritos on Friday, then downed Miramar and
East Los Angeles on Saturday.
Kelly Harris led the
Comets in the tournament with 13 goals.
Palomar 13, Mt. SAC
10 -- Harris scored 5 goals, Andrea
Fairbanks 4 and Kendyl Mundt 2. Gabby White and
Lauren Wimsatt had 1 each. The Mounties were
coming off a second-place tournament, where they
knocked off Grossmont.
Palomar 14, Cerritos 8 --
fired in 6 goals. Fairbanks had 3 goals, Mundt
2, and Harris and White 1 each. Jorden
Bowe-McLeod contributed outstanding goalie play
in both of Friday's games.
Palomar 13, SD Miramar 8 --
Fairbanks (3), Mundt (2) and White (2) had
multiple-goal performances for the Comets.
Wimsatt and Bella Corpora scored 1 goal apiece.
Palomar 13, East L.A. 7 -- Harris again
led with 4 goals. Lucy Gates had goals,
Fairbanks 2, Emilee Foltz 2, Mundt 1 and Chelsa
Palomar splits 4 games at Mountie Classic
Palomar split two games on
the first day on Friday, then came back to split two
games again on Saturday at the 18th Annual Mountie
Classic hosted by Mt. San Antonio College.
On Friday, the Comets lost to Orange Coast 12-8 but
bounced back to defeat Rio Hondo 13-5.
Kelly Harris (left) scored three goals to lead
Palomar against Orange Coast. Kendyl Mundt tallied
two goals. Lucy Gates, Lauren Wimsatt (above right)
and Andrea Fairbanks had the other goals. The Comets
couldn't hold a 4-3 halftime lead.
Wimsatt (four goals) and Fairbanks (three goals) set
the tone for the Comets' victory over Rio Hondo.
Mundt and Harris each tallied two goals. Gates and
Bella Corpora also had goals against the
On Saturday, Palomar defeated Citrus 6-5 but lost to
Long Beach City College 7-5.
The Comets are 6-6 on the season.
Laura Wimsatt (white hat) plays
in-your-face defense against Alicia
Foreman of Miramar on Wednesday. --
Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW
LEFT: Emily Foltz.
BELOW RIGHT: Lucy Gates.
Foltz and Gates each scored two
goals for the Comets in their 10-6
Comets even their
season's polo record at 4-4
DIEGO (9-24-2014) --
Palomar evened its women's water polo record at
4-4 overall and 2-2 in the Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference on Wednesday, beating host
San Diego Miramar 10-6 at Ned Baumer Aquatic
Kendyl Mundt led the Comets with three
goals. Emilee Foltz, Lucy Gates and Kelly Harris each scored two
goals. Lauren Wimsatt contributed the other Palomar goal.
The Comets led 3-0 after one quarter,
fell behind 6-5 at the half, then outscored the Jets 5-0 in the
Miramar is 3-5 overall,1-3 in
Emilee Foltz scores Palomar's second goal of the day vs.
Grossmont on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool. DIRECTLY
ABOVE: Freshman goalie Jorden
Bowe-McLeod makes a one of her eight saves in a 14-8 loss to the
Griffins. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW:
Kelly Harris, the
Comets' only multiple-goal scorer in the game, with two
falls short vs. defending champs
MARCOS (9-17-2014) --
Palomar scored five
fourth-quarter goals against defending Pacific Coast Athletic
Confeence women's water polo champion Grossmont College on
Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool. But it was too little and
way too late as the Griffins won a PCAC game14-8.
Kelly Harris scored two goals to lead
Palomar (3-4, 1-2 in conference). Kendyl Mundt, Gabby White,
Lucy Gates, Lauren Wimsatt, Emilee Foltz and Andrea Fairbanks
each added a goal.
Emily Seitz led the Griffins by scoring
Goalie Jorden Bowe-McLeod had eight
saves for the Comets.
Palomar had gone 2-2 in the Saddleback
Tournament over the weekend. The Comets lost Friday to
Saddleback 11-7 and Fullerton 17-5. They came back on Saturday
to defeat Rio Hondo 15-8 and Southwestern 12-5.
View, download Hugh Cox's photos
TOP PHOTO: Goalie
Jorden Bowe-McLeod makes a save on Wednesday in Palomar's 16-5
women's water polo victory over visiting Southwestern.
SECOND FROM TOP: Kelly Harris puts the Comets in double
figures in the second quarter by scoring this goal over the
Jaguars' Rory Broyles. -- Photos by Hugh Cox
Comets start fast vs.
Southwestern, win big
SAN MARCOS (9-10-2014) --
Jumping out to a 7-2 advantage after one quarter and
sitting on an 11-4 lead at the half, Palomar's women's squad got
a women's/men's water polo doubleheader off on the right foot on
Wednesday, easily defeating Pacific Coast Athletic Conference
opponent Southwestern 16-5.
Harris led Palomar with four goals. Lauren Wimsatt had three
The Comets are 1-1 overall and are also
1-1 in the PCAC.
PC drops opener; Harris scored 2 of
SAN DIEGO (9-03-2014)
Palomar dropped its season and Pacific Coast
Athletic Conference women's water polo opener at
San Diego Mesa 8-3 on Wednesday.
Kelly Harris scored two of the Comets'
goals, both in the fourth quarter after the Olympians led 6-1 at
the end of three periods. Bella Corpora tallied the other
Palomar goal in the first quarter.
Savanna Phillips scored four of Mesa's
Palomar aquatics coach Jem McAdams
has been named head coach of the
Comets for the 2014 season. Gubba
Sheehy, who guided the Comets to a
17-9 regular-season record last
season, is recovering from surgery.
McAdams is shown during the 2012
women's swimming & diving season,
when he coached Palomar to second in
the state meet behind champion Santa
McAdams will coach Comets during 2014
McAdams, Palomar's longtime aquatics coach, will be the Comets'
head women's water polo coach in the 2014 season.
Former U.S. Olympic Team member Gubba
Sheehy, who guided the Comets to a 16-8 regular-season record
and 17-10 overall mark last season, is sidelined as she recovers
Palomar lost to Grossmont in the
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship game a year ago.
Los Angeles Pierce eliminated the Comets from the Southern
Palomar's season opener will be Sept. 3
when the Comets visit San Diego Mesa in a PCAC game at 2 p.m.
The Comets' season opener will be Sept. 10 at Wallace Memorial
Pool against Southwestern, also at 2 p.m.