Five players scored for Sunrise Mountain, including three in the first half, and the Miners cruised to a 5-0 victory in the Class 3A state title game against Sparks at Spanish Springs.
Bishop Gorman’s soccer team scored three times in the second half to beat McQueen 3-0 and win the Class 4A girls state championship at North Valleys.
Sophomore goalie Ashton Murga made several saves during a frantic final five minutes, and the Cougars survived a relentless Wooster attack to win the first state soccer championship in school history, 2-1 at North Valleys.
On the strength of three first-half goals within a stretch of 19 minutes, the Cougars’ boys soccer team beat North Valleys 3-0 to advance to Saturday’s Class 4A state championship game against Wooster.
Bryan Martinez scored a pair of goals of Sunrise Mountain’s boys soccer team Friday, and the Miners scored three goals in the second half to run by Truckee, 3-1, in the Class 3A state semifinals at Spanish Springs.
Pahrump Valley’s Vaniah Vitto scored a second-half goal to tie Friday’s Class 3A state semifinal girls soccer game, but the Trojans could not capitalize and fell to Truckee in double overtime at Spanish Springs, 2-1.
After missing on two scoring chances just moments before, Gianna Gourley scored in the 67th minute to give Bishop Gorman a 1-0 win over the Grizzlies.
On Friday, the Cougars will return to the state tournament, and they’ll do it having never forgot last year and any point during those 363 days.
Martinez scored two goals in the Class 3A Southern Region title game to lead his Miners to a 3-0 win over the Tech at Bettye Wilson Park on Saturday.
On Saturday afternoon in the 3A Southern Region finale against Pahrump Valley, the Miners showed they had grit in grinding out a 2-1 win to claim the region crown.