2013 Season ...
L.A. Pierce eliminates Comets
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
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
Bria Harmon scores Palomar's second
goal on Friday in the PCAC Women's
Water Polo Tournament. -- Photo by
Palomar falls to Gossmont for
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
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
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
Comets cool off vs. top teams in Battle at
DIEGO (10-13-2013) / LONG BEACH /
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
DIEGO (10-4-2013, 10-05-2013) / SAN MARCOS
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
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.
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
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
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
DIEGO (9-23-2013) MARCOS
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
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
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
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.
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
Comets split vs. Jaguars, Griffins
to open season
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
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
All-PCAC selection Bryant lands
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
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
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.