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2001-2002 School Year
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2001-2002 Varsity Team Photo: Player’s names were not listed in the 2002 South Yearbook.

South hoped to continue their years of success in the Minneapolis City Conference soccer competition.  Only four times in history have the Tigers finished below third place.  Ten times they have finished first or second since 1982-83 school year.

South opened the season with a loss against Southwest.  As has been tradition, a close game ended with a 3-2 Laker win.

After the loss, South went on a winning streak.  North was the first to fall, 8-0.  Edison was next, 4-1.  Henry also fell, 5-0.  The games against Washburn and Roosevelt were closer.  Washburn lost 2-1.  The Teddies also fell, 1-0.

Southwest was the next opponent.  Beginning the second round of conference games, most experts expected Southwest to win another close game.  The experts were wrong on two accounts.  First the game was not close.  Second, South won, 5-0, with the two teams tied for first place.

South again beat North, this time 5-0.  Edison fell 3-2.  Henry and Roosevelt both lost by 3-1 scores.  This left the game against Washburn.  Unfortunately, the score was not reported, but we can assume South won because South was the conference co-champion.

South also had a successful non-conference season.  South beat Bloomington Kennedy and Hopkins by 3-0 scores.  Apple Valley fell 2-1, and Eastview lost 3-1.  The only loss was to a team from Rochester, 3-2.

Results for the Region tournament were not reported.

South finished the conference season 10-0-1.  Overall the Tigers were 14-1-1.