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1986-1987 School Year
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1986-1987 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: Travis Snider, Kevin Hesser, Vang Chang, Yia Vang, Cha Lee. Middle Row: Jeff Anderson, Greg Hanson, Chris Stever, Ben Mauk, Andrew Sampson, Jeff Hesser, Student Manager Jessica Smith. Back Row: Dan Baggeroer, John Adams, Paul D’Andrea, Terry Hanold, Craig Baillie, Darius Rorabacher, Craig Boyte, Coach Roger Sandau.

For the second season in a row, the Tigers have new leadership.  The new head coach is Roger Sandau.  Captains Chris Baccone and Andrew Sampson added the on-the-field leadership.

South opened the conference season against defending champion Washburn.  Since soccer began as an official sport in Minneapolis, the Millers have been the only team to win the conference title.  South played a good game against the Millers, but fell 2-0.

South went on a run, winning their next four games, all by shutout.  Roosevelt was the first to fall, 2-0.  That was followed by a 3-0 defeat of Edison.  North and Henry fell by identical 6-0 scores.

South next took on Southwest.  Southwest had a chance to knock off Washburn, having tied the Millers in their first meeting.  South suffered its worst defeat of the season, 6-0.

Making matters worse, South’s next opponent was Washburn.  Between the two games, Washburn played Southwest and won, so the Millers were in sole possession of first place.  Washburn again beat the Tigers, this time 4-0.

The remainder of the season was up and down.  South beat Roosevelt 2-1, but lost to Edison 1-0.  The defeated North and Henry by identical scores again, 5-1.  To close out the conference season, the Tigers lost to Southwest 2-1.

In non-conference play, South took on Delano, but the score was not recorded.  The team travelled to the St. Cloud area to play St. Cloud Tech and St. John’s Prep.  Both games ended in ties, 4-4 against Tech and 1-1- against St. John’s. The Tigers lost 3-1 to Chaska and 4-0 to Minnehaha Academy.

In the Region tournament, South beat Roosevelt 2-1, but fell to Southwest 6-2 to end their season.

The Tigers were 7-5 in conference play, good for third place.  Overall, the team was 8-8-2.