The season did not start with a cupcake for the SaMoHi Viking water polo team. The only thing comforting about their game against No. 9 South Pasadena was that it was at home.
And that was enough.
The Vikings fended off a late rally by the Tigers to win 8-6 on Thursday.
Senior captain Charlie Olsen led the SaMoHi with three goals, while Jordan Bishop and Robert Staenberg each added two goals and Jackson Hauty had three steals.
SaMoHi will play in the El Dorado Tournament on Sept. 8.
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