Faith Lutheran and Coronado played for the Class 4A state girls soccer championship two years ago.
They will meet again for the first Class 5A title after Coronado defeated Galena 3-0 and Faith Lutheran stopped McQueen 2-0 in the semifinals Friday at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks.
The championship game will be at noon Saturday.
Alexis Pashales scored two goals for Coronado (19-1-2), and Xayla Black added one. Trinity Buchanan had two assists and Milan Cordone one for the Southern Region champion Cougars, who will look to avenge a 1-0 loss in the 2019 title game. Goalie Megan Kingman got the shutout.
Trystyn Divich scored both goals for Faith Lutheran (17-2-4), and MaKenna Beckett and Aurrianna Parker had one assist apiece. Ari Gaminara had nine saves.
The Palo Verde boys will play for the 5A state championship after routing Reed 5-1.
Five players scored for Palo Verde (21-2-1) — Yuval Cohen, Gannon Gaudioso, Elad Cohen, Matt Vogel and Ethan Oiknine — and Marcus Ragin recorded the only assist.
The Southern Region champion Panthers will meet Northern Region champion Hug at 10 a.m. Saturday at Spanish Springs. Hug advanced with a 5-4 win in penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie with Coronado.
Palo Verde coach Scott Hunt gave Reed credit for making it difficult in the first half before the Panthers “wore them down a bit.”
Coronado, the Southern Region’s No. 2 team, finished 12-2-4.
Mario Juarez scored on a free kick in overtime to send top-seeded Sunrise Mountain past No. 4 Mojave 2-1 in the Class 4A state semifinals at Foothill High School.
Juarez also had an assist, and Caleb Castano scored for Sunrise Mountain (15-0-3), which will meet No. 2 Green Valley (19-2-3) for the state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foothill.
The Gators defeated No. 3 Arbor View 3-1.
Mojave finished 12-4-3. Arbor View finished 19-5-1.
The top two seeds will meet in the championship game after No. 1 Cimarron-Memorial (18-1-1) defeated No. 4 Legacy 5-0, and No. 2 Bonanza (15-1-1) escaped with a 3-2 win over No. 3 Silverado in a shootout after a 0-0 tie.
The championship game will be at noon at Foothill.
SLAM Nevada defeated Elko 4-1, and Equipo Academy edged McQueen 2-1 in the semifinals at Pahrump Valley.
They will meet for the state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday in a rematch of last week’s Southern Region final. SLAM Nevada (16-3) routed Equipo (17-5-2) 4-1 in that game.
Pahrump Valley will play for a state title on its home field after a 1-0 win over Truckee.
The Trojans (18-1) will meet South Tahoe, a 1-0 winner over Boulder City (14-4-1), at noon Saturday.