Postseason success has been feast or famine for Moore League boys’ soccer in recent years, and the local boys look ready to chow down with new field turf serving as their plate this season. Some Long Beach coaches even said they’re more concerned with the playoffs than a league title.
“Obviously winning league is important,” Cabrillo 24th-year coach Pat Noyes said. “But getting into the playoffs and playing well is more important. The truth is that coming in first for league isn’t necessarily the best for the playoffs. If you look at our team two years ago that won league and was No. 1 in Division 2, we got one home game and lost two coin flips. Over at Bellflower they’ve won it twice as third place in their league.”
Six of the seven Moore League teams have finished their respective nonleague schedules with a winning records, which could make for another very close title chase.
The Panthers are hoping to improve on last year’s 4-12-5 finish under first-year head coach Jorge Villalobos.
Mon. Dec 10 – Wilson at Millikan
Wed. Dec 12 – Wilson at Compton, Millikan at Jordan, Poly at Lakewood
Fri Dec 14 – Lakewood at Cabrillo, Poly at Jordan
Mon Dec 17 – Millikan at Lakewood, Cabrillo at Compton, Jordan at Wilson
Wed Dec 19 – Lakewood at Wilson, Poly at Compton, Jordan at Cabrillo
Mon Jan 7 – Lakewood at Jordan, Compton at Millikan, Cabrillo at Poly
Wed Jan 9 – Wilson at Cabrillo, Millikan at Poly, Compton at Lakewood
Fri Jan 11 – Wilson at Poly, Jordan at Compton, Cabrillo at Millikan
Mon Jan 14 – Compton at Wilson, Lakewood at Poly, Jordan at Millikan
Wed Jan 16 – Millikan at Wilson, Cabrillo at Lakewood, Jordan at Poly
Fri Jan 18 – Lakewood at Millikan, Compton at Cabrillo, Wilson at Jordan
Wed Jan 23 – Cabrillo at Jordan, Compton at Poly, Wilson at Lakewood
Fri Jan 25 – Millikan at Compton, Jordan at Lakewood, Poly at Cabrillo
Mon Jan 28 – Poly at Millikan, Lakewood at Compton, Cabrillo at Wilson
Wed Jan 30 – Millikan at Cabrillo, Compton at Jordan, Poly at Wilson
CIF: Prelims 2/6, 8, 13, 16, 19 Finals: February 22-23
SoCal Regionals: February 26, 28
SoCal Regional Finals: March 2