BY DAVE LINK
Not often has the Bearden girls’ soccer team struggled the past couple of seasons, but it did Saturday morning.
Albertus Magnus High of Bardonia, N.Y., played the Lady Bulldogs to a 1-1 draw in a match between nationally ranked teams.
Two-time defending state champion Bearden (10-0-1) has been ranked No. 1 in the nation since last fall by United Soccer Coaches, and Albertus Magnus (4-0-2) is ranked No. 16.
The Lady Bulldogs haven’t lost a match since the 2020 season and on Saturday got their first draw since 2021 when they went 23-0-1 with a 0-0 draw against Catholic.
“I’m a little frustrated with it,” Bearden coach Ryan Radcliffe said of Saturday’s match.