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2009-2010 School Year

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The Tiger soccer team was in a rebuilding season on many phases.  Thirteen players from last season’s team graduated and the coaching staff resigned.  Because of these, South expected to not contend this season.

The first concern was hiring a new coaching staff. Lawrence Tsoi takes over as the head coach.  Carmelle Hennagir, Jenny Kallas and Maddy Ruegg were brought in to be his assistants. Co-captains, senior Erin Keefe and junior Allie Myren, had the responsibility of being the liaisons between the coaches and the players.

By the time the Tigers took the field for their first game, over half of the starters were sophomores. The players would need to gel quickly to be competitive.

The first three games were non-conference contests.  The young team gave Bloomington Kennedy all they could handle, losing a close contest 1-0.  Against Hopkins, the Tigers fell 4-0.  They improved slightly against Wayzata, losing 3-0.

The first conference game was against Roosevelt.  The team earned their win of the season, beating the Teddies 3-0.  The game against Southwest was similar to the one against Roosevelt.  In fact, the score was exactly the same.  The only difference is South was on the losing end of the score. 

In a non-conference game, Rosemount handed the Tigers another 3-0 defeat.

Two more conference games followed.  Henry was beaten 4-0.  A game against Washburn followed.  This may have been the best game of the season.  It was a defensive struggle with neither team scoring.  The final was a 0-0 tie!

The Tigers and Chanhassen played a non-conference match that ended in a 2-2 tie.

Three non-conference game followed.  Easy wins over North, 10-0, and Edison, 8-0, set the stage for the game against Southwest.  South was a 1.5 games behind the Lakers in the standing.  Southwest was undefeated.  The Tigers came out intent on winning, but the youth of the team was eventually exposed and Southwest won 1-0, clinching the conference title.

South took on Minnehaha Academy in a non-conference contest and fell 3-1.  The rebounded against Robbinsdale Cooper win a 2-1 win.

The last conference game of the season was against Washburn.  The Millers fell 2-0.

In the last game of the season, the Tigers faced Blake.  The 1-0 win was considered the signature game by the team.

The Tigers entered the Region 6AA tournament and faced Robbinsdale Armstrong.  The Falcons sent the Tigers home on the losing end of a 4-0 game, ending the season.

With a young team, the Tigers finished in second place with a 5-2-1 record.  Overall, the team was 7-8-2.