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1998-1999 School Year
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1998-1999 Varsity Team Photo: Head Coach Amy Carderelle, B. Wolters, I Remak, J. Belka, S. Wiencke, M. Carlson, A. Wolters, E. Henderson, A. Vanderwall, C. Peters, E. Smith, E. Michel, K. Sharp, A. Lee, J. Tennessen, T. Palmer-Klein, R. Rye

Defending their conference title seemed to become harder and harder every year.  After six consecutive titles, (a few times they tied with another school) everyone wanted to kick the Tigers off of their pedestal. 

South played as perfect a conference season as any team could.  South opened the season against Southwest, their traditional rival.  The teams played a tough game but the Tigers won 2-0.

South then shut out every other conference opponent.  North fell 11-0.  Washburn was shut out twice by identical 2-0 scores.  Roosevelt fell 6-0 and 1-0.  Edison lost 5-0.  Henry fell 1-0.

In non-conference games, South was very successful, but it did not begin that way.  On the first day of school, the Tigers fell to Apple Valley 5-0.  After working harder in practice, the Tigers defeated Rochester Lourdes 2-1.  That was followed by a 2-0 win over Lakeville and a 5-0 win over Prior Lake.

The Tigers and Eden Prairie Eagles played a tough game that ended in a 1-1 tie.  The Tigers bounced back with a 1-0 win over Bloomington Kennedy.  The non-conference season ended with a 1-0 loss to Burnsville and a 1-0 win over Blake.

The Tigers were seeded first in the region tournament.  Their first game was a win over Roosevelt.  The Teddies forfeited.  The Tigers played Southwest in the Region semi-final game and won 1-0.  In the championship game, South faced the second-seeded Cretin-Derham Hall.  The two teams were evenly matched.  So even, that the teams were tied after regulation.  After an overtime period, the teams were still tied.  The game ended in a shootout.  Cretin-Derham Hall ended the Tigers’ season.

The Tigers finished the conference season with an undefeated record, winning their seventh consecutive title.  Head Coach Amy Cardarelle was assisted by Missy McGinty and Becky Wessman.