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1987-1988 School Year
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1987-88 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: D. Meubeck, V. Chang, D. Lee, T. Tran, S. Boualouang, K. Hesser, D. Baggeroer. Second Row: D. Rorabacher, C. Lee, G. Thoumi, C. Baillie, G. Hanson, G. Hjarr, T. Snider, M. Shrago. Third Row: Coach R. Sandau, P. Conroy, K. Kuusisto, C. Stever, T. Caspersen, Y. Yang, M. Charrand. Back Row: T. Hanald, M. Blumenfeld, J. Pratt, J. Anderson, H. Westreich, N. Colber. Not Pictured: M. Thiberr.

Consistency reigned for the first time in a few years as the Tigers soccer program did not have to adjust to a new coach.  Roger Sandau returned for the second year to lead the Tigers.

South opened the conference season against Southwest.  In a hard fought game, one goal was scored.  Defense reigned supreme.  South pulled off the upset, winning 1-0.

Could South pull off a second upset?  Washburn has never lost to the Tigers up to this point, and South’s losing streak would continue, with the Tigers falling 2-0.

South defeated Roosevelt 3-2 in their next game, which was followed by three shutouts.  South beat Edison 1-0, then North fell 4-0, followed by a Henry loss 6-0.

Southwest gained revenge for their earlier loss in the season, beating the Tigers 3-2 in a close match.

Washburn was the next foe.  Everyone expected another Tiger loss, but South rose to the occasion and TIED the Millers 1-1!  It was the first non-loss to the Millers in South soccer history!

Roosevelt and Edson both fell in the next matches.  The Teddies lost 4-2 and the Tommies lost 3-0.  The Tigers stubbed their toe in the Match against North.  Expecting an easy win, the Tigers must have taken the Polars lightly, as North and South tied 2-2.  The last conference game of the season was a 2-0 win over Henry.

In non-conference games, Minnehaha Acaademy was the only team to beat the Tigers, winning 1-0.  Delano, 7-1, St. Cloud Tech, 4-0, and St. John’s Prep, 3-2, all fell to the Tigers.

The Region playoffs began with a rematch with Minnehaha Academy.  Both teams again played an even game, with the Tigers again falling 1-0, ending South’s season.

South ended with an 8-2-2 conference record, in third place behind Washburn and Southwest.  Overall the team was 11-4-2.