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2013 Season ...

L.A. Pierce eliminates Comets from Regionals

NORWALK (11-14-2013) -- Los Angeles Pierce eliminated Palomar from the Southern California Community College Women's Water Polo Regionals, winning 20-9 on Thursday at Cerritos College's Falcon Aquatic Center.

The Bramahs took a 4-2 lead after one quarter but extended their advantage to 11-3 at halftime and the Comets never recovered.

Casey Reid (left) led Palomar with three goals. Nicole Prohaska (right) tallied two goals. Amber Shaw had 10 saves in goal. Pierce's Sam Bulivac tallied seven goals.

Palomar's season ended with a 17-10 record.

Bria Harmon scores Palomar's second goal on Friday in the PCAC Women's Water Polo Tournament. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar falls to Gossmont for PCAC title

SAN DIEGO (11-08-2013) / (11-09/2013) -- Palomar's women's water polo squad defeated Southwestern 13-3 in the semifinals of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday at the San Diego Miramar Ned Baumer Aquatics Center on Friday.

But the Comets (17-9 overall) lost to regular-season champion Grossmont 11-7 in the title game on Saturday, and is left hoping for an at-large berth in the Southern California Community College playoffs.

Nicole Prohaska (4 goals, 2 assists, 2 steals) led Palomar in Friday's win over Southwestern. Kelly Harris contributed 2 goals and 3 assists. Bria Harmon had 1 goal and 4 steals. Goalkeeper  Amber Shaw totaled 14 saves.

On Saturday againt Grossmont, Harmon and Casey Reid each scored a pair of goals. Shaw had 7 saves in the cage.

Comets cool off vs. top teams in Battle at Beach

SAN DIEGO (10-13-2013) / LONG BEACH / CYPRESS  (10-26-2013) -- Coming off a 9-6 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory on the road over San Diego Mesa on Wednesday, Palomar cooled off over the weekend in the Battle at the Beach women's water polo tournament.

The Comets (15-8) lost two tough matches on Friday, 6-4 to state No. 9-ranked Orange Coast and 11-9 to state No. 5 Mt. SAC.

Against Orange Coast, Nicole Prohaska (left) scored 2 goals for the Comets. Goalie Amber Shaw had 7 saves. Bria Harmon (right) and Prohaska had 3 goals each vs. Mt. SAC, while Shaw totaled 8 saves.

On Saturday, Palomar dropped a heartbreaker 8-7 to Cypress, then bounced back to defeat Long Beach City College 7-4.

Breanna Mata gunned in 3 goals and Casey Reid had 2 goals in the Cypress game. Shaw contributed 10 saves. Against Long Beach, Harmon led in scoring with 2 goals. Shaw had 14 saves.

In last Wednesday's win at Mesa, in which Palomar moved to 5-2 in conference play, Harmon, Reid, Kelly Harris and Prohaska each tallied 2 goals. Shaw had 7 saves.

After 3-1 tournament, Comets fall to Grossmont

SAN DIEGO (10-4-2013, 10-05-2013) / SAN MARCOS (10-02-2013) -- Palomar, coming off three wins in four games in the San Diego Classic over the weekend, returned to Pacific Coast Athletic Conference action on Wednesday and lost to Grossmont 12-7 at Wallace Memorial Pool.

Bria Harmon (left), Breanna Mata and Nikki Prohaska had two goals apiece for the Comets, who fell to 13-5,  4-2 in conference. Kerry Lindsay added the other goal.

Palomar split its two games in the San Diego Classic on Friday, beating Los Angeles Trade Tech 13-9, then losing to Chaffey 8-7. Against L.A. Trade Tech, Prohaska and Kelly Harris scored three goals each for the Comets . Breanne Mata and Gabriela White each added two goals. Amber Shaw contributed five saves in goal. Shaw recorded 18 saves in the Chaffey game. Harris, Lindsay and Prohaska scored two goals apiece.

On Saturday, the Comets defeated San Joaquin Delta 6-5 and routed Cypress 11-4. Harris tallied three goals in the Delta game. Lindsay dished off three assists.Shaw had 10 saves. Against Cypress, Prohaska (three goals), Harris (three) and Harmon (two) had multiple goals. Casey Reid contributed three assists. Shaw notched eight saves.

 Casey Reid records a save for Palomar on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool. The Comets advanced to 10-3 on the season with a 15-11 victory over Southwestern. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Comets come back to beat much improved Jags

SAN MARCOS (10-02-2013) -- Palomar defeated much-improved Southwestern on Wednesday at Wallace Memorial Pool after the Jaguars gave the Comets everything they could handle for most of the game.

Coach Gubba Sheehy's Comets' women's team won 15-11, advancing to 10-3 on the season, 4-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

The Comets trailed after the first quarter 2-1 and broke a 5-5 halftime tie by outscoring the Jaguars 10-6 in the final two quarters.

Palomar held a slim 10-8 advantage entering the fourth period.

PC downs Miramar, Mesa by combined 31-13

SAN DIEGO (9-23-2013) MARCOS (9-25-2013) -- Palomar continued its winning ways in women's water polo on Wednesday afternoon at Wallace Memorial Pool as the Comets outscored Pacific Coast Athletic Conference opponent San Diego Mesa 14-9.

Coach Gubba Sheehy's Comets were never threatened as they jumped out to a 7-2 lead after one quarter, stretched it to 10-4 at the half and led 12-7 after three quarters.

Nikki Prohaska (left) led Palomar (6-2, 3-1 in conference) with six goals. Casey Reid (right) tallied three goals. Goalie Amber Shaw had 12 saves.

It was the second PCAC victory inthree days for the Comets. On Monday, Palomar won 17-4 on the road vs. San Diego Miramar. Prohaska had six goals, Bria Harmon four goals and Shah 12 saves.

Palomar wins three of four games at Saddleback

MISSION VIEJO (9-17-2013 -- Palomar got 14 goals from Nicole Prohaska (left) as the Comets won three of four games in the Saddleback women's water polo tournament over the weekend.

Casey Reid had seven goals and eight assists. Bria Harmon scored eight goals. Amber Shah had 18 saves in the cage.

On Friday, the Comets defeated Saddleback 20-7 and Southwestern 17-7. Prohaska scored six of her 14 goals against the Jaguars.

On Saturday, Palomar lost to Ventura 9-6 but bounced back to defeat East Los Angeles 16-2.

The Comets are 4-2 on the season.

ABOVE: Goalie Amber Shah records a save for Palomar early in the first quarter in the Comets' Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up with Grossmont on Wednesday at Granite Hills High School. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Nikki Prohaska, whose hat trick helped lead Palomar to a 12-11 victory at Southwestern to open the season on Sept. 4. BELOW RIGHT: Casey Reid, who tallied two goals against the Jaguars

Comets split vs. Jaguars, Griffins to open season

CHULA VISTA (9-04-2013) / EL CAJON (9-11-2013) -- Palomar's defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions opened its 2013 season with two conference road games, and mixed results.

The Comets defeated Southwestern 12-11 on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Chula Vista. But one week later, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, they dropped a 12-4 decision at the Granite Hills High School pool to Grossmont, the team they'd defeated in the PCAC finals a year ago to capture the conference titlel.

Nikki Prohaska (left) scored three goals in leading Palomar over Southwestern. Casey Reid (right) and Bria Harmon each tallied two goals.

In the Grossmont game, the Comets and Griffinis battled to a 2-2 halftime tie. Grossmont took a 6-3 lead after three quarters, then put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Prohaska again led Palomar, scoring two goals. Reid and Gabriela White each added a goal. Goalie Amber Shah had seven saves for the Comets.

Palomar will attempt to rebound back into the win column on Friday and Saturday when the Comets play in the Saddleback Tournament.


All-PCAC selection Bryant lands scholarship

BOURBONNAIS, Illinois (8-20-2013) -- One of  Palomar top players has accepted a four-year college scholarship.

Laura Bryant will play at Olivet Nazarene University, an NAIA college in Bourbonnais, IL.

Bryant came to Palomar from Escondido Charter High School. Besides starring in water polo, Bryant was one of the Comets' best swimmers.

Bryant was a 2012 first-team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference water polo selection, scoring 62 goals for the Comets. That placed her fourth on the PCAC leader list.

Bryant helped lead the Comets to the PCAC championship and a final overall 20-7 record.

She finished her two-year Palomar career with 86 goals, talling 24 goals as a freshman in 2011.


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