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2005-2006 School Year

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The 2005-06 soccer season was expected to be a rebuilding year for the Tigers.  More than half of last year’s team graduated.  For the team to be successful, younger players would have to step up and improve immensely.

South opened the conference season against what experts called “the weaker opponents.”  The scores showed the divide between the good teams and the average teams in the conference.  The first game was a 13-0 blowout of Edison.  That was followed by an utter destruction of North, 17-0.  Roosevelt held the Tigers under 10 goal, but still lost 8-0.  Henry was defeated 13-0.

South then took on the team that expected to vie for the title.  Arch-rival Southwest was first.  Southwest was expected to win because of South’s inexperience.  No one told that to the Tigers though.  The game had only one goal, scores by the Tigers, giving South a 1-0 win.

Washburn was the first conference seam to score a goal against the Tigers.  South did not let that one blip bother them.  The Millers fell 3-1. 

The second game against Southwest would determine the conference champion.  South was surprisingly undefeated.  Southwest’s only loss was to South.  Southwest managed to score a goal, the second against the Tigers in conference play, but South again won, this time by a 3-1 score.  The Tigers clinched the conference championship.

The Tigers finished the conference season with wins over Edison, the score was not reported, and Washburn, 1-0.

In the Twin City championship game, South took on St. Paul Central.  Unfortunately, neither team could claim the title.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie!

In non-conference play, the Tigers inexperience showed.  Only one game was won, a 2-0 victory over Duluth Denfeld.  The Tigers also tied St. Paul Central in a high scoring 5-5 game.

In eight other non-conference games, the Tigers lost.  Eastview defeated the Tigers 4-1.  St. Paul Academy and Apple Valley both shut out the Tigers 4-0.  Champlin Park won 2-0.  Edina, in a blowout, won 8-0.  Bloomington Kennedy and Blake both lost 3-0.  Edina, in a return game, won a much closer 3-2 contest.

The only Region score reported was a 5-0 win over St. Paul Central.

The Minneapolis Conference coaches names four senior players to the All-Conference team: Nora Erickson, Becca Hagen, Ashley Jones and Allie Wilde.

Head Coach Amy Cardarelle again led the Tigers for the 11th season.