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2013-2014 School Year
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2013-2014 Varsity Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2014 South Yearbook.

With the resignation of Larissa Littlweolf, South turned to one of the assistant coaches to lead the program.  Hannah Miller took the reins, bringing back assistant coached Mike Miller, Tena Palmquist and Rachel Mudek.  Anastasia Smith joined as a new assistant coach.

The Tigers opened against St. Paul Johnson.  Johnson won the first two games 25-16, 25-21.  The Tigers claimed game three 25-21.  Johnson won the match with a game four win 25-21.

The team travelled to the southeast to participate in the Rochester Century Tournament.  South had a tough time in Rochester losing all five matches.  Their first match, against Austin, saw the Packers win the first game 25-15.  The Tigers came back and took game two 25-20.  Austin won game three 15-8.  Southland defeated the Tigers in two straight, 25-15, 25-19.  Kenyon-Wanamingo downed the Tigers 25-12, 25-10.  Host, Rochester Century, beat South next, 25-13, 25-10.  Zumbrota-Mazeppa handed the Tigers their fifth defeat 25-20, 25-9.

South faced Bloomington Jefferson and the Jaguars dominated the Tigers, winning 3-0, 25-14, 25-9, 25-11. 

Park of Cottage Grove jumped out to a game one 25-11 win.  South took game two 25-15.  Park ended the match winning the next two games 25-11, 25-17.

South opened the conference season with a 3-0 win over Edison.  The Tommies fell 25-15, 25-13, 25-22. 

Henry and South battled three tough games, with the Tigers winning all three, 25-20, 25-22, 25-23.

Southwest, who has not lost a conference match since the 2006-07 school year, continued winning, beating South easily, 25-11, 25-8, 25-3.

Holy Angels and South faced off with the Stars taking home an easy three-game sweep, 25-15, 25-12, 25-7.

Washburn also shut out the Tigers, winning three straight games 25-13, 25-12, 25-12.

South’s back luck in tournament continued at the Chanhassen Tournament.  As with the earlier tournament this season, the Tigers lost all five matches, all by 2-0 scores.  Faribault was the first to defeat the Tigers, 25-9, 25-13.  St. Peter won 25-21, 25-16.  Holy Family destroyed the Tigers 25-8, 25-7.  Totino Grace had no mercy on South, winning 25-9, 25-6.  Big Lake finished off the Tigers 25-21, 25-17.

As October started, the Tigers faced Roosevelt, claiming a 3-0 victory.  Roosevelt was held to under 10 points in each game, 25-7, 25-8, 25-6.

South finished the season with a four-game losing streak.  Robbinsdale Cooper beat the Tigers 25-16, 25-14, 25-12. 

Washburn beat South in three straight 25-15, 25-16, 25-21.

The last match of the regular season was against Southwest, who continued their winning streak.  The Lakers won 25-7, 25-2, 25-13.

The Tigers’ season ended with a loss to East Ridge in the Region 4AAA Tournament.  The Tigers were overmatched, falling 25-8, 25-3, 25-8.

South ended with a 3-4 conference record, in fourth place.  Overall the Tigers were 3-20.

South only placed one person on the All-Conference team, senior Brianna Magruder.