While the CIF-sanctioned high school season has been over for a few weeks now, the non-CIF club season is down to its final four, and the Santa Monica Vikings are in the mix.
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Santa Monica (12-2) lost to Oceanside United 10-8 in the final of the Southern California championship, but both teams will represent the region in the state tournament in Santa Rosa this weekend. Oceanside (13-0) is the only team to beat Santa Monica this season.
In the state championships, which take place June 2-3 at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Monica will face the South Valley Chiefs (17-0) from the San Jose area in the first semifinal at 2 p.m. Saturday, while Oceanside plays Petaluma (13-6) in the second semifinal at 4 p.m.
Sunday, the third-place game starts at 10:30 a.m. and the state championship game at 2:30 p.m.