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2008-2009 School Year
2008-2009 Varsity Team Photo: The Players’ names were not listed in the 2009 South Yearbook.

With a veteran team, the Tigers expected to be one of the contenders for the conference title.  Thirteen seniors led the team.

The season opened with non-conference games against Duluth Denfeld and Apple Valley.  Both games resulted in shutouts.  The Tigers beat Denfeld in a close 1-0 game.  They fell to the Eagle 4-0.

The conference season opened with two shutouts as well.  Edison was no match for the Tigers, falling 9-0.  The Patriots from Henry fared slightly better, losing only 8-0.

A mini losing streak occurred.  Blake and St. Paul Central both shut out the Tigers by 2-0 scores.

Washburn was the next conference opponent.  The Millers pushed the Tigers, and came away with a close 1-0 win.  Southwest was next.  The streak of shutouts continues.  Every game up to this one was a shutout.  Against the Lakers, this would not change. However, not only did the Tigers have to face Southwest, they played the game in a driving rainstorm.  South though, was the victor, 1-0. 

For the ninth straight game, South played in a shutout.  This time the opponent was Hopkins.  The Royals caged the Tigers by a 5-0 score.

The shut out streak ended against Roosevelt.  The 6-1 final was another conference win for South.  Against North, the shutouts returned.  The Polars fell 9-0. 

Three non-conference games also ended in shutouts.  The Tigers lost to Eastview 6-0 and Bloomington Kennedy 5-0.  The defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 1-0.

The Tigers returned to conference play and took on Southwest.  The Lakers gained revenge for their earlier loss, beating South 4-0. 

In a close non-conference game, Rosemount defeated South 3-2.

The last conference game of the season was against Washburn.  The Millers and Tigers battled, exchanging goals.  At the end, the final was a 2-2 tie.

The last game of the regular season resulted in a 6-2 non-conference loss to St. Louis Park.

The Tigers season ended with a 2-0 loss in the Region tournament to Hopkins.

South finished the season with a 5-2-1 conference record, good for third place.  Overall, the Tigers were 7-11-1.

After the season ended, Head Coach Amy Cardarelle announced she was leaving the Tigers after 14 years at the helm. She holds the record for longest tenured girls soccer coach in school history.