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2010-2011 School Year

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After four years of consistency, the Tigers went in search for a new leader.  Kimberly Benka was hired to take the helm of the Tiger Volleyball team.  She brought three new assistant coaches with her, Sarah Nelson, Tena Palmquist, and Stef Zappa.

South opened the season with three straight wins, defeating conference foes North and Edison, as well as non-conference opponent St. Paul Harding, all by 3-0 scores.

Playing teams from “up north,” South participated in a tournament.  The Tigers beat Two Harbors 2-0. They lost the next four matches to Cromwell, Milaca and Pierz, all by 2-0 scores, and Aitken by a 2-1 result.

Returning to conference play, South beat Henry 3-0.  This was followed up by a very competitive match with Washburn.  The Tigers and Millers were tied 2-2.  South won the tie-breaker to take the match 3-2.  The Tigers than vanquished Roosevelt 3-0.

In the second tournament of the season, South defeated Bethany Academy 2-0, but fell to Richfield, Sauk Rapids-Rice, and Southwest, all 2-0.

Three days later, South and Southwest faced off again.  The Lakers showed why they are the defending champions, winning 3-0.

The second half started with a 3-0 win over North.  South defeated Edison and Henry 3-0.

Washburn and South faced off and the Tigers were stunned, losing to the Millers 3-0!

In the final tournament of the season, the Tigers lost all four matches.  Faribault, Montgomery-Lonsdale, and Triton all won 2-0.  Waseca won 2-1.

South beat the Teddies for the second time, 3-0.  They finished the regular season with a 3-0 loss to Southwest.

The Tigers ended their season with a 3-0 loss to St. Louis Park in the Region 6AAA Tournament.

South finished with a 9-3 conference record, tied with Washburn for second place.  Overall, the team was 12-15.

Three Tigers were named to the All-Conference team, senior Josephine Heyl, junior Madie Olson-Spartz, and sophomore Ellen Sachs.