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2005-2006 School Year

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The 2005-2006 soccer season was one of excitement for the players and the fans.  This record-setting season, was led by Head Coach Carl Craig, who was in his third season leading the Tigers.

South opened the conference season with a convincing 12-0 win over Edison.  The Tigers were confident they could keep up the winning.  This game was followed with a win over North.  The final was not reported.  Roosevelt was the next to fall, 7-1.

Henry was the next victim, falling 17-0!  This tied the South record for most goals in a game, but it would not last very long. Two more wins, a 4-0 beating of Washburn and a 12-1 drubbing of Edison ended the first half.

The second half opened with a 6-0 beating of North.  This was followed by the closest conference game of the season, which again ended in a South victory.  The Tigers beat Southwest 2-0. Roosevelt fell 6-1.

South then took on Henry.  The Tigers earlier tied their school record of most goals in a game.  Poor Henry was on the receiving end of another record, losing 19-0!  This was followed by two 4-0 wins, one each over Washburn and Southwest.

In non-conference games, South defeated Apple Valley 3-0 and Burnsville 3-1.  They then ended with a 0-0 tie against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.  Two more wins, against Cretin-Derham Hall, 3-0, and Rochester Century, 2-1, bolstered the Tigers’ confidence.  The only loss of the regular season was a 2-1 barnburner against Woodbury.  The Tigers finished the non-conference schedule with a 3-2 win over Blaine.

With South winning the Minneapolis City Conference, they were the representatives in the Twin City game against St. Paul Central.  This exciting game ended with no winner! The game was a 1-1 tie!

South moved into Region tournament.  Only two scores were reported.  South defeated St. Paul Highland Park 1-0 in one game.  In the region semifinal game, the Tigers defeated Southwest for the third time of the season!  South advanced to the State Tournament.

In the State Tournament, held in the Metrodome, the Tigers won their first game.  However, bad luck saw then lose the second game.  In winning the last game, the Tigers finished in third place, the best in the history of the school.

The Tigers ended the season with a 12-0 conference record.  Overall, the Tigers were 21-2-2.  Five players were named to the All-Conference Squad: Abe Gibbons, Jake Gibbons, John Moening, Joe Moran, and Andy Velez.