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Dynasty Begun

Lady Tornado championship could prove first of many

The Alcoa Lady Tornadoes returned home Saturday evening as Blount County’s first ever soccer state champions.

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Murfreesboro —The Alcoa High School girls soccer team has now not allowed a goal since the Johnson administration.

Junior winger Mya McKinney chipped the keeper on a beautiful near-post lob for an opening goal, with fellow junior Peiton Bledsoe finding the netting on a wicked, left-foot bender in half two, and the Lady Tornadoes became the first Blount County soccer team to bring home the gold with a 2-0 blanking of Signal Mountain in the Class A state championship game at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex on Saturday.

The history-making championship capped a remarkable postseason run where Alcoa (19-3-2) went the distance without yielding a goal, the Lady Tornadoes outscoring their opponents at a 40–0 clip.

It’s only the beginning.

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