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2017-2018 School Year

Often with a new season comes new hopes for success.  This new season also brought in a new head coach, Lizzie Merrill, and a new assistant, Christina Ulsby. 

In the first game of the new season, South started with a bang against St. Agnes.  Claire Jensen scored in the first half on an assist from Emma Schluter, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  The lead stood until St. Agnes scored in the second half.  Both teams had to settle for a 1-1 tie.

In game #2, the Tigers took on Nova Classical Academy.  After a scoreless first half, Nova opened the floodgates and poured in five goals, winning 5-2.  South’s Haley Carlsen and Claire Jensen scored the Tiger goals.

South traveled to St. Louis Park next.  The Orioles scored three goals in the first half and added one in the second to shut out the Tigers 4-0. 

Against St. Anthony, the Tigers played a perfect first half, but so did the Huskies.  As with Nova Classical, the gates opened and St. Anthony scored five goal and won 5-2.  South’s goals were by Emma Schluter and Clair Jensen.

South took on Brooklyn Center at the Centaur’s field.  Like the last game, the first half was scoreless.  Also like the last game five goals were scored by the winning team.  This time, however, the Tigers won.  Goals were scored by Haley Carlsen, Mira Johnson, Claire Jensen, Maisy Johnson and Nya Alexander.

South hosted Super Soccer Saturday on September 9.  The opponent was Southwest.  The trend of a scoreless first half kept going.  Southwest then hit four goals and won.

Another first half that was scoreless occurred when the Tigers visited Richfield.  The teams exchanged goals, with the Tigers taking the lead 3-2 and winning.  Haley Carlsen scored two goal and Emma Schluter had one.

The trend continued as South hosted Concordia Academy.  The scoreless first half was followed by goals scored by Haley Carlsen, Emma Schluter and Claire Jensen.  South won 3-0.

South took on Roosevelt for a Minneapolis Conference game and the scoreless first half trend continued.  The teams exchanged goals in the second half.  South added one more and won 2-1.  Haley Carlsen and Emma Schluter tallied the goals.

After six straight scoreless first halves, both Minnehaha Academy and South scored two goal in the first half.  South was scoreless in the second half but Minnehaha Academy was not.  Minnehaha won 5-2. Both South goals were scored by Emma Schluter.

Against Edison, the teams were scoreless in the first half for the eight time, The floodgates opened and South seemed to score at will.  Claire Jensen scored FOUR goals, Emma Schluter added two.  Mira Johnson and Matisse Bolstrom each added one for an 8-0 win.

The Tigers traveled to Southwest hoping to spoil the Lakers’ Super Soccer Saturday.  The first half was scoreless again, but Southwest managed two goal and won 2-0.

South played Cristo Rey Jesuit school and opened up the scoring.  Cristo Rey stayed in the game, making it close in the second half.  South won, defending against a Cristo Rey onslaught near the end of the game, 3-2.  Haley Carlsen, Emma Schluter and Ella Rank scored South’s goals.

The Henry/FAIR/North consortium was the next game on the schedule.  Another scoreless first half, saw all the goals in the second half with the Tigers winning 3-1.  Emma Schluter scored two goals and Maisy Johnson added the other one.

The last conference game of the season was against Washburn.  Another scoreless first half saw the Millers score and win 4-0.

St. Paul Academy’s 6-0 win ended the Tigers’ regular season. 

For the fifth straight season, South faced Wayzata in the Region 6AA tournament.  As was in the last four season, Wayzata ended the Tigers’ season with a 8-0 win.

South finished with a 3-2 conference record, good for third place.  Overall, the Tigers were 7-9-1.  Emma Schluter led the team with 11 goals and 12 assists.  Claire Jensen was second with nine goals.  Three players were named to the All-Conference squad: seniors Schluter and Maddy Tennant, and sophomore Chloe Olson.