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2008-2009 School Year
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2008-2009 Varsity Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2009 South Yearbook.

After coming close to winning the conference title last season, the Tigers, who had a veteran squad, believed they had what it takes to win the title.  Their main competition would be Southwest.

The Tigers, under the leadership if Gene McBride and Vic Spadaccini, opened their season against Washburn.  With a 3-1 victory over the Millers, the Tigers were on their way.

South travelled to the north-side of Minneapolis to take on Edison and Henry.  Both teams fell 3-0.

South returned to the south-side of Minneapolis and beat Roosevelt 3-0.  This set up the first game with Southwest.  The defending Lakers showed they would not be taken lightly and won 3-0.

South stepped out the conference to participate in a tournament.  South defeated Rockford 2-0, but lost to Becker, Delano, and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winstead, all by 2-0 scores.

South finished the first half defeating North 3-0, then opened the second half beating Washburn and Edison by the same score. Henry fell, but managed to make it tougher on the Tigers, 3-1.

In a second tournament, South split their four games.  North Branch fell 2-0.  Barnum lost 2-1.  Duluth East beat the Tigers 2-0, as did Washburn from Wisconsin (not to be confused with the Minneapolis school), also by a 2-0 score.

In a non-conference match, the Tigers fell to Edina 3-1.

South returned to conference play beating the Teddies 3-0.

South played in their third tournament, taking the championship, beating four team by 2-0 scores.  Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul Como Park, St. Paul Highland Park, and St. Peter were the Tigers’ victims.

Coming off of the tournament win, South faced Southwest for the Conference title.  The Tigers again lost, with Southwest claiming the title outright.  The final score was 3-1.

South finished the regular season with a 3-0 win over North.

South’s season ended in the Region tournament, losing in the first round to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 3-1.

The Tigers finished with a 10-2 conference in second place.  Overall, the Tigers were 17-9.