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2001-2002 Volleyball Season
2001-2002 Varsity Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2002 South Yearbook.

Defending champions sounded good to the Tigers.  But now they had a target on their back and everyone in the conference was looking to know the two-time defending champions off of the pedestal.

Henry was the first conference opponent to try and knock the Tigers down.  In a shocking upset, the Patriots defeated the Tigers 3-0!

South bounced back against North, winning 3-1.  They Tigers and Roosevelt faced off in another easy match.  Unfortunately, it was not easy and Roosevelt also upset the Tigers 3-0.  From that point forward, South did not take anyone lightly.

South went on a run.  Edison fell 3-0.  Washburn lost 3-1.  Southwest was beaten 3-0.

To start the second half, South and Henry faced off.  South won 3-0.  North fell 3-0.  In a rematch against Roosevelt, South gained retribution against the Teddies and won 3-0.  Edison lost 3-0.  Washburn put up a fight but fell 3-2.

In the last match of the conference season, South and Southwest faced off.  South was with two losses, Southwest one.  Southwest only loss was earlier to South.  Each team won two games, with South pulling out the fifth game and won 3-2.  The teams shared the conference title.

In the only non-conference match reported, Fridley beat the Tigers 3-0.

Since South beat Southwest twice, the Tigers represented Minneapolis in the Twin City match.  Unfortunately, the Tigers were outplayed, losing 15-5, 15-2, 15-2.

The Tigers were again coached by Dave Dirks and Tim Davis