2013 Fall Palomar team wrap ups

Women’s golf  98-5

Captain Sydney Houser, of Palomar College Woman’s Golf team, practices her swings before their match at the St. Marks Golf Club. Yolanda Granados/The Telescope

Captain Sydney Houser, of Palomar College Women’s Golf team, practices her swings before their match at the St. Marks Golf Club. Yolanda Granados/The Telescope

Women’s golf had a amazing season this year coming in first place in eight out of 11 meets and winning the CCCAA state championship in Modesto Calif.

Since women’s golf first started in 2006 Palomar College has been soaring to the top. For this season Palomar only came in second in two meets and third in only one meet.

Head coach of women’s golf Mark Eldridge had this to say regarding next season’s performance.

“Expect us to do very good next season and defend our championship title,” he said.

Men’s soccer 1-17-3

Palomar soccer player Brian Paleo heads into opponent's territory in a game against Imperial Valley College at Minkoff field on Nov. 1. -Scott Colson/Telescope

Palomar soccer player Brian Paleo heads into opponent’s territory in a game against Imperial Valley College at Minkoff field on Nov. 1. -Scott Colson/Telescope

Men’s soccer had a tough season after going 0 and 18 with 3 ties, finishing in last place.

In the last game against rivals MiraCosta College, the Comets lost 0 to 2 securing their spot in last place in the Pacific Coast Division. This result came as a shock to most fans as Palomar soccer is ranked fourth in overall statistics in their division of 7.

Comets fan Jose Gomez said: “It was a bad season, but it can’t get much worse than this.”

Women’s soccer 3-15-2

 Forward Silvia Corona (8) goes for a kick in opponent’s territory in Friday’s game against Grossmont College. Grossmont beat Palomar 1-0. Scott Colson/The Telescope

Forward Silvia Corona (8) goes for a kick in opponent’s territory in Friday’s game against Grossmont College. Grossmont beat Palomar 1-0. Scott Colson/The Telescope

Women’s soccer team finished its season going 3 and 15 with 2 ties. It also finished in last place.

In the last game against San Diego Miramar College the Comets lost 0 to 3 in a landslide defeat. Women’s soccer team ranked 4th out of 5 overall in their division.

Former Comets athlete Sherry Anderson said she commiserated: “Trust me I know the feeling of what its like to be on a losing streak. You just have to go out there and have fun.”

Women’s Volleyball 12-11

The Palomar Comets huddle up before their match against Grossmont College, Wednesday afternoon at The Dome. Yolanda Granados/The Telescope

The Palomar Comets huddle up before their match against Grossmont College, Wednesday afternoon at The Dome. Yolanda Granados/The Telescope

Despite not finishing with the record they had hoped for, the Palomar women’s volleyball team played strong this season.

The unified team was consistent in their improvement and commitment throughout the year.

Teamm Captains, Sophomore Rocky Crook and Freshman Maci Lerno led their team through the season and kept them focused.

Coach Karl Seiler said: “They are both super competitive and played at a very high level all year.”

The team lost 0-3 in the final home game against San Diego Mesa. Although Coach Seiler and his team members said they wish they had won and were able to keep playing, they are happy with the overall work ethic and cohesiveness of the team.

“We were playing some of our best volleyball at the end of our season,” Seiler said.

The team ended the season 12-11 overall and 8-6 in conference.

Football 2-8

Palomar college quarterback Ryan Lamb #13 delivers a perfectly thrown pass to Palomar college Tight End #81 Sam Browning. Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Telescope

Palomar college quarterback Ryan Lamb #13 delivers a perfectly thrown pass to Palomar college Tight End #81 Sam Browning. Paul Anthony Francis Jr / Telescope

The Football season kicked off with a 31-14 win against El Camino in September. Despite one more win three games later against Orange Coast, the football team’s success failed to improve.

The team had no wins for the rest of the season. Ending the fall season Nov. 16 with a loss to Grossmont 14-48.

The team did not play a season they expected this year.

“Our goal is always to win our conference and get into post-season play,” said Coach Joe Early via email.

Although tight end player Justin Garcia suffered an injury in the season opener, it was not the reason for team’s losses.

Coach Early said he looks forward to starting the next season, but leaves it in the hands of his players.

“We have a good, solid group returning but it’s going to be up to them on how hard they want to work during the off-season,” Coach Early said.

These two didn’t reply, but I wrote a little bit about the overall season status just in case it can be of any use.

Women’s Water Polo 17-10

The Womens Water Polo Comets at Palomar College play a game against Grossmont College on Wednesday, 10.09.13. Kelly Harris #9 (left), shoots for Palomar College.Photo Credit: Xenia Spatacean

The Womens Water Polo Comets at Palomar College play a game against Grossmont College on Wednesday, 10.09.13. Kelly Harris #9 (left), shoots for Palomar College.Photo Credit: Xenia Spatacean

Women’s Water Polo started the season off strong with a 12-11 win against Southwestern back in September. The team had a total of 17 wins this fall season.

The women’s team managed to make it to the Southern California Community College Regionals at Cerritos College. They lost 9-20 against Los Angeles Pierce Nov. 14.
Men’s Water Polo 7-15

The Mens Water Polo Comets at Palomar College play a game against Grossmont College on Wednesday, 10.09.13. Evan Dean #15 shootes for Palomar College while Collin Stanley #8 defends for Grossmont College. Xenia Spatacean/The Telescope

The Mens Water Polo Comets at Palomar College play a game against Grossmont College on Wednesday, 10.09.13. Evan Dean #15 shootes for Palomar College while Collin Stanley #8 defends for Grossmont College. Xenia Spatacean/The Telescope



The Men’s Water Polo team opened the season with a win versus Southwestern. The men’s team had seven wins total this season.

The team finished the season in third place against Southwestern during the PCAC Tournament Day. The game ended 15-10 in favor of Southwestern.

Author: TELESCOPE STAFF

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