The Warriors regrouped after a stagnant first half to score three goals in a 25-minute span en route to their first boys soccer state championship at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.
Rigo Carrasco scored in the second minute, and Las Vegas High added three second-half goals to run away from Durango 4-0 Friday night in the Class 4A boys state soccer semifinals.
Mauricio Muniz took a pass down the left sideline, made a move past a Sparks defender and converted a goal from about 25 yards in the second overtime, giving the Warriors a 3-2 victory in the Class 3A state semifinals at Bettye Wilson Park.
Josue Ruiz made 10 saves, and Alfredo Diaz scored in the 73rd minute in the Cougars’ 1-0 victory over Eldorado on Thursday in the Class 4A state boys soccer quarterfinals at Faith Lutheran.
The Durango boys soccer team has been good enough to reach the region title game the past three years, but after Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Coronado in the Desert Region final, the Trailblazers have fallen short three years in a row.
Here are the all-Southern Nevada, all-region and all-league boys soccer teams, as selected by coaches.
Here are some of the top performances from the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 3.
Las Vegas’ boys soccer team beat Coronado 3-0 at Rancho to win the Southern Nevada Championship, but neither coach was happy to be playing Monday.
The schedules and scores (when available) for the state boys soccer tournaments are here.
Sergio Aguayo and Drew Bowden scored goals for Las Vegas, and Rodolfo Gomez made five saves as the Wildcats topped Eldorado 2-0 to win their first region title since 2009.