Here are some of the local games and events for Long Beach State, the Moore League and St. Anthony.
High School Girls’ Volleyball, 4:30 p.m.
Today is the second full day of Moore League action after most of the local teams competed in tournaments last week, and it features two of the best school rivalries around. Long Beach Poly and Wilson have the oldest rivalry in the city, and the Jackrabbits host the Bruins today while Lakewood travels to Millikan for the Battle of the Blueprint. In other action, Cabrillo is hosting Compton.
Long Beach State Women’s Soccer at No. 21 Texas, 5 p.m. PT
This is the year’s longest road trip for LBSU, and yet another Power 5 conference opponent on the road. The Beach lost at No. 2 UCLA in the final seconds of the season opener, and still has dates with USC and BYU. Texas (2-0-1) played a 1-1 draw with No. 4 North Carolina last weekend, and then beat No. 23 UCF 2-1 two days later. The Longhorns are led by junior Cyera Hintzen, who has already scored four of her team’s six goals. She led the Big 12 Conference with 25 points last year. Texas goalkeeper Nicole Curry has only allowed a pair of goals.
High School Football, 7 p.m.
Seven of the eight local high school football teams are playing games within driving distance tonight, and once again Long Beach Poly has the marquee matchup. The Jackrabbits (2-0) are driving up the 605 Freeway tonight for another nonleague clash with Los Alamitos. Poly won this matchup each of the last two years when the schools renewed their rivalry from the 2004 CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. The Jackrabbits won that game 21-6 at Angel Stadium. The Griffins won the title in 2002.
Millikan (2-0) is hosting Aquinas for its home opener after wins on the road at Carson and Gahr. The Rams went 4-2 at home last season. Aquinas (1-1) reached the Division 10 championship game in 2016, where it lost to St. Anthony, but the Falcons won the Division 9 title last year. Aquinas dropped its opener to St. Margaret’s 7-2, and beat Kaiser last week 9-0.
Lakewood (0-1) is playing its first game in California after losing in Florida last week, and this will be a tough task against Mayfair. The Monsoons (2-0) beat Wilson 50-14 in the season opener. This is the second straight Milk Bucket rivalry game after a short hiatus. When Lakewood was battling Poly for the top spot in the Moore League, it was dominating Mayfair while winning eight straight meetings. After two years without playing each other, Mayfair beat Lakewood 21-18 last season for the first time since 2006.
In other home games, Cabrillo is hosting San Pedro and St. Anthony is taking on Palm Springs at Clark Field. Meanwhile, Jordan is visiting Lynwood and Wilson is at Huntington Beach.
Avalon is also starting its 8-man season this week at home against Desert Christian.
Long Beach State Women’s Volleyball at Oregon Classic
This is the second tournament in Oregon for LBSU after playing three matches in Portland last weekend. Oregon head coach Matt Ulmer and assistant Erika Dillard, who were both assistants at LBSU, are hosting the two-day event. The Beach (2-2) will start the tournament this morning against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and then take on the host Ducks in the nightcap. Oregon (0-2) lost to No. 3 Texas and No. 2 Nebraska last week. LBSU finishes the tournament against Utah Valley on Saturday.
Long Beach City College Football vs. Grossmont, 5 p.m.
The Vikings open their season at Veterans Memorial Stadium with high hopes for this campaign. LBCC is the three-time defending National Central Conference champions, and have won four consecutive bowl games. The last time LBCC played Grossmont was in 2009 when the Vikings suffered a 21-9 loss on the road. Grossmont went 4-5 last season.
Long Beach State Women’s Soccer vs. Auburn, 5 p.m.
The 49ers are back at George Allen Field for their third consecutive Sunday home game. Auburn (4-0) has outscored its first four opponents 16-2 while nine different players have found the back of the net. Bri Folds, Jessie Gerow and Angeline Daly all have a team-high three goals. Bri Folds’s five assists give her an impressive 11 points.