Left Senior Goalkeeper Fabio Alvarez from the Inglewood Boys Varsity Soccer team punches the soccer ball out of danger before Senior Marco Tejada is able to get a shot on goal at Santa Monica High School on Tuesday January 11th 2012 as Santa Monica hosted Inglewood High in an ocean league game in which Samo won 3-0 (photo by Morgan Genser)

SAMOHI — Undefeated in the Ocean League with two games to go, Santa Monica High School’s boys’ soccer team controls its own destiny.

Sitting at 6-2-0, the Vikings are preparing for a pair of road games this week to complete the regular season unbeaten to secure a league title.

First up is a tilt with Morningside today at 2:30 p.m. That sets up a crucial game to close the year against second place Hawthorne.

The Vikings enter the week ranked No. 6 in the latest CIF-Southern Section Division 4 poll, which was released on Monday.

Fellow league team Beverly Hills is ranked No. 9 in the same poll.

St. Monica girls have shot at playoffs

St. Monica’s girls’ basketball team heads into the final week of the regular season with the playoffs on the brain.

The Mariners are 4-2 in the Camino Real League, good for a second place tie with St. Joseph. Both teams trail first place LaSalle by half a game. There’s a realistic shot at capturing the league title for St. Monica with a pair of victories this week. They would need help, but the possibility does exist.

St. Monica begins the stretch run tonight at Mary Star of the Sea. The game begins at 7 p.m. The Mariners close the regular season at home against Cantwell-Sacred Heart on Thursday. The game will also begin at 7 p.m.

Vikings inch up poll

Samohi’s boys’ basketball team has moved up a spot in the latest CIF-SS Division 1AA poll.

The Vikings now sit at No. 6 as they prepare to finish the regular season with a pair of games on the road.

Samohi first faces Morningside today. The game is a rematch of a thriller at Samohi. The Vikings, on the strength of 5 points in the final minute by Jordan Mathews, held off the Monarchs. A fight ensued after the contest between fans from each team. As a precaution, the Vikings plan to have a police escort as they take to the road hoping to clinch an Ocean League title.

Samohi is tied with Inglewood for first place, with the teams splitting the pair of league meetings.

Inglewood is scheduled to take on Beverly Hills and Morningside to close the regular season.


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