Ari Gronauer scored about four minutes into the second half for the only goal as defending state champion Faith Lutheran defeated Bishop Gorman on Thursday.
Bishop Gorman had several Division I signees who had to decide whether they would play in the spring football season — and risk an injury — before leaving for college.
Bishop Gorman hoped to win its fourth state championship in the past five seasons, but the Gaels are looking forward after those plans were thwarted by COVID.
Equipo Academy went 11-8-4 and reached the Class 3A state semifinals in 2019. The Yeti are one of nine Southern Nevada teams that will take the field this spring.
Faith Lutheran and Bishop Gorman will meet twice this spring as two of the eight schools playing girls soccer in Southern Nevada.
The six-week season will begin March 5 after having been delayed by the COVID pandemic. The 17 Southern Nevada schools that will compete have four to six games scheduled.
The Clark County School District announced Wednesday that spring sports will be played, but the fall sports season remains canceled for interscholastic competition.
Coronado High star guard Jaden Hardy was named a McDonald’s All-American on Tuesday. He averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists in the 2019-20 season.
CCSD athletes and their parents are keeping the pressure on superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara to let them play in advance of Thursday’s school board meeting.
The NIAA has put the onus on its school districts to determine if they will allow sports to be played. Of the state’s 17 districts, only the CCSD has opted out.