Coronado scored on a penalty kick in the 47th minute to defeat Faith Lutheran on Saturday in Sparks and win its first girls soccer state championship.
Palo Verde scored in the 10th minute and added two more goals, and a suffocating defense gave Hug precious few openings as the Panthers won their second state title..
Coronado defeated Galena and Faith Lutheran stopped McQueen in the Class 5A girls state soccer semifinals Friday at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks.
Palo Verde has been a force to be reckoned with all year and enters the Class 5A state tournament with momentum after winning last weekend’s Southern Region championship.
Coronado is embracing being the favorite to win the Class 5A state championship after its 2-0 win over Faith Lutheran in last Saturday’s regional final.
The Coronado girls shut out Faith Lutheran 2-0, and the Palo Verde boys doubled up Coronado 4-2 to win the Class 5A Southern Region tournament.
No. 1 Coronado and No. 2 Faith Lutheran, who met for the 2019 state championship, will face off for the Class 5A Southern Region title Saturday.
Fourth-seeded Coronado advanced to the Class 5A Southern Region boys soccer championship game after tying No. 1 Las Vegas 2-2 and winning a 5-4 shootout.
Sixth-seeded Desert Oasis advanced after a 1-1 tie against No. 3 Bishop Gorman with a 3-1 win in the shootout. The Diamondbacks face No. 2 Faith Lutheran next.
Vicente Ayala scored two goals, and Coronado edged Bishop Gorman 2-1 for its ninth straight win in the Class 5A Southern Region quarterfinals.