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TOP PHOTO: 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 Cox

PC battles 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 Harris.

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

CHULA VISTA (10-08-2014) -- 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 in regulation.

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 PCAC.

PC's Harris PCAC Women's Athlete of the Week

SAN DIEGO (10-04-2014) -- 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.

Comets sweep to 4-0 record at San Diego Classic

SAN DIEGO (10-04-2014) -- 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 -- Wimsatt 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 -- Harris (3), 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 Sommer 1.

Palomar splits 4 games at Mountie Classic

WALNUT (9-26-2014) (9-27-2014)-- 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 Roadrunners.

On Saturday, Palomar defeated Citrus 6-5 but lost to Long Beach City College 7-5.

The Comets are 6-6 on the season.

ABOVE: Palomar's 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 victory

Comets even their season's polo record at 4-4

SAN 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 Center.

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 second half.

Miramar is 3-5 overall,1-3 in conference.

 

TOP PHOTO: 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

Comeback falls short vs. defending champs

SAN 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 six goals.

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.

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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.

Kelly Harris led Palomar with four goals. Lauren Wimsatt had three goals.

The Comets are 1-1 overall and are also 1-1 in the PCAC.

PC drops opener; Harris scored 2 of 3 goals

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 eight goals.

Longtime 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 Rosa. -- Photo by Deb Hellman

McAdams will coach Comets during 2014 season

SAN MARCOS (8-19-201) -- Jem 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 from surgery.

Palomar lost to Grossmont in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship game a year ago. Los Angeles Pierce eliminated the Comets from the Southern California Regionals.

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.


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