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1988-1989 School Year
1988-1989 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: D. Neubeck, D. Lee, J. Petrich, T. Snyder, N. Carlson, S. Neilsen, O. Ross, C. Cushing, G. Thoumi, S. Boul. Back Row: Head Coach R. Sandau, E. Sepulveda, K. Froelich, D. Cronin, M. Stenberg, J. Shinofield, J. Kroll, W. Graham, S. Grosscup, G. Sorenson, C. Anderson, Assistant Coach J. Vaughn.

For the Tigers to be successful this season, they had to fill a lot of starting positions.  Fourteen of the 18 players from last season’s team graduated, so this year’s team would be very inexperienced at the varsity level.

The conference season opened against Southwest.  The Tigers offense played extremely well, but the defense did not seem to show up for the game.  The Tigers lost 6-4.

Edison and Washburn were the next two opponents.  Both games ended in shutouts.  The Tommies won 2-0.  The Millers also won by the same 2-0 score.

Roosevelt handed the Tigers their fourth loss of the season, 3-1.

South and Henry played a close game.  The Patriots fell 3-2, giving the Tigers their first win of the season.

South finished the first round with a 3-1 loss to North.

The second of the conference schedule was the worst game the Tigers played all year.  It was against Southwest.  The defense took the day off as Southwest piled up the goals with a 9-1 win. The nine goals against is the most ever scored against the Tigers.  The old record was six, given up three times, including once earlier this season.

Edison and South played a close game.  For the second time this season, South fell to the Tommies, this time by a 4-3 score.

The best game of the season was played against Washburn.  The Millers managed only one goal, but the Tigers were shut out. 

The Tigers finished the conference season with losses to Roosevelt, 5-1, Henry, 1-0, and North 5-3.

The Region tournament started and South expected to exit quickly.  However, the Tigers surprised the Tommies and beat Edison 4-0!

South continues winning when they took on North.  Another shut out gave the Tigers a 2-0 win.

The Tigers’ season ended in the third Region 6AA game when they took on Washburn.  The Millers did not take the Tigers for granted and won easily 5-1.

South ended the conference season in last place with a 1-11 record.  Overall the team was 4-16, winning once non-conference game and losing four according to the 1989 South Yearbook.  The scored and opponents of those games have not been found.

Coach Roger Sandau was disappointed in the season but the experience gained was valuable.  Sandau was assisted by J. Vaughn.  The Tigers have a bright future because there were enough players in the program to field FOUR teams this season.