Krauss' 15 Saves Send Samohi To CIF

Lady Vikes Water Polo Has Chance For Home Match

Thursday, 9 Feb 2012, 3:44:00 PM

Spencer Lee

Samohi's Marina Krauss throws the ball in after one of her 15 saves that sprung the Vikings to a 5-1 win over Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
Photo by Spencer Lee
Samohi's Marina Krauss throws the ball in after one of her 15 saves that sprung the Vikings to a 5-1 win over Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

In the first quarter, she caught breaks. Norman throws went high, wide or off the crossbars.

But in the final three quarters, Samohi senior goalkeeper Marina Krauss swatted and caught all of Beverly Hills' attempts to tie or take the lead.

And Krauss had help, too. Felle Baumgarten and Aleya Spielman scored all five Samo goals to beat Beverly 5-1 on Wednesday.

The win guarantees a spot for the Vikings in the CIF tournament. Although they fell short of the Ocean League title to El Segundo, Samo's chances at a match in the home waters could come down to a coin flip.

Tune into the Santa Monica Beat on Monday at 9 a.m. to see where and against whom the Vikings will play.

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