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1975-1976 School Year
1975-1976 Volleyball Team Photo: Front Row: Mary Larson, Lynnda Carlson, Theresa Schneibel, Angie Yanisch, Sue Manoleff, Theresa Syde, Channon Jones. Middle Row: Pat Brummett, Laurie Owens, Shirley Rogers, Wendy Burman, Lynn Hanson, Alicyia Yanisch, Charisse Jones, Debbie Chicilo. Back Row: Lynn Walstrom, Robin Hanson, Debbie O’Connell, Anita Rindfleisch, Patty Gutenauf, Mary Pritchard, Alice Berg, Debbie Baardson, Jeree Allison, Assistant Coach Cyndy Woodbury, Head Coach Joan Lambert. Not Pictured: Vicki Johnson.

As the new season began, South’s volleyball program was growing but young. Only six seniors of the 27 players made having patience a value for both the coaches and the players.


There was one notable change to volleyball this season.  Games would be played to 18 points in stead of 15. 

South opened the season losing to a much more advanced team from Southwest.  It seemed as if the Tigers were overmatched, losing 18-2, 18-2 in two straight games.

South was very competitive in their match against Edison, but unfortunately lost 18-16, 18-11.

The Tigers were improving as they took on Washburn.  The Millers held off the Tigers 18-13, 18-16.

In the closest match of the season, the Tigers barely lost to Roosevelt, 18-14, 18-15.

South took a step backward against Henry, losing 18-8, 18-1.

South played three matches in a tournament in Spring Lake Park.  South lost 2-1 to Bloomington Lincoln 16-18, 18-12, 18-9.  They also lost to the host, 2-0, 18-6, 18-9.  The Tigers won their first match of the season defeating White Bear Lake 2-1, 18-11, 8-18, 18-14,

South won their first conference match of the season 2-0, defeating Central 18-6, 18-4.

West handed the Tigers another loss, 18-12, 18-5.

South played three more non-conference matches, losing all three.  St. Paul Harding beat the Tigers 18-4, 18-8.  In a disappointing loss, Robbinsdale Armstrong came back a beat the Tigers 10-18, 18-8, 18-15.  Hibbing froze out the Tigers 18-6, 18-2.

South again lost to Southwest 18-1, 18-2.

The Tigers finished the season on a positive note, beating North 19-17, 18-10.

The Tigers finished the conference season with a 2-7 record.  Overall, South was 3-12.

Joan Lambert was the head coach of the Tigers.  Cyndy Woodbury was her assistant, and the head coach of the junior varsity team.