KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Bearden High School girls soccer team, the top-ranked girls soccer team in the nation, captured their second consecutive Class AAA state championship on Saturday with a 3-1 over Houston.
The win at CHI Memorial Stadium in Chattanooga, home of USL League One‘s Chattanooga Red Wolves, completes a historic run of dominance by the Lady Bulldogs. The state title game marked their 42nd consecutive win, dating back a scoreless draw against Knoxville Catholic in 2021.
Bearden has not lost a game since a 1-0 loss to Franklin in the 2020 state semifinals.
In the state quarterfinals, Bearden defeated Collierville by a score of 4-0 before topping Station Camp 7-0 in the semifinals.
Led by 2021-2022 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year and South Carolina commit Brinley Murphy, Bearden won all 21 regular season by a combined score of 123-2.
The United Soccer Coaches High School rankings rated Bearden the best team in the nation in five of the eight in-season polls, including the final four weeks of the regular season.