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1994-1995 School Year
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1994-1995 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: S. Jackson, M. Neiman, M. MacLeod-Roth, A. White, M. Lee-Erickson. Middle Row: J. McConnville, A. Wolters, M. Stenberg, S. Peterson, A. Diaz, J. Tennessen, B. Larson. Back Row: Coach J. McGinness, J. Starken, K. Davis, A Kaatz, S. Tennessen, K. Pratt

With a taste of making it to the State Tournament, the South Soccer Team felt they had unfinished business.  Their goals included a return to the tournament, winning the tournament and defending their conference championship.  Lofty goals for any team, but surely attainable.

South opened the defense of their conference title with an easy win over Edison.  The 12-0 score showed that the Tigers were ready for all opponents. 

Washburn, who has given the Tigers a hard time in recent seasons, was the next opponent.  In a close, one-goal game, South won 2-1.  North fell next 5-0.

South and perennial nemesis Southwest clashed next.  Both teams were undefeated going into the game, so the winner would be in sole possession of first place.  Each team scored a goal, then the defenses took over.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  South had a ½ game lead in the conference because they played one more game.

Henry fell next, being demolished 16-0.  South finished the conference season with a 13-0 win over Roosevelt on October 5.  After winning the game, news came down that Southwest lost to Washburn 2-0, giving the conference title to the Tigers. South attained their first goal.

In non-conference games, the Tigers were 6-4-3.  Of the four losses, three were by one goal.  The Only lopsided loss was a 5-0 shut out at the hands of Apple Valley.  The other losses were 1-0 to Totino Grace, 2-1 to Cretin-Derham Hall, and 1-0 to Burnsville.

The three ties were a 2-2 game with Washburn, 1-1 game against St. Paul Academy, and a high-scoring 6-6 game with North St. Paul.

Non-conference wins included close games with conference nemesis Southwest, 3-2, as well as 1-0 win over Rochester John Marshall, and 3-2 wins over both Bloomington schools, Jefferson and Kennedy.  Easier wins over Henry Sibley, 6-0, and White Bear Lake, 3-0, ended the regular season.

With the regular season over, the emphasis turned to returning to the State Tournament.  The first region match was an easy 9-0 win over Columbia Heights.  The second game was against Minnehaha Academy.  South’s season ended when the Redhawks won 4-3.

For the seventh season, Joe McGinness was the head coach of the Tigers.  His assistants were Maria Fraboni, Missy McGinty, J. Gustafson, and M. MacMaby.  After seven season, Head Coach McGinness decided to resign as the leader of the South soccer team.