Shawe’s Davis Grote goes up against a Scottsburg player to head the ball away during Saturday’s game. Shawe fell 4-1. (Photo by John Grote)
Shawe’s Davis Grote goes up against a Scottsburg player to head the ball away during Saturday’s game. Shawe fell 4-1. (Photo by John Grote)
Shawe Memorial’s soccer team fell 4-1 at home to Scottsburg on Saturday.

The Warriors scored the first goal 16 minutes into the game and the Hilltoppers answered when Henry Grote scored off a pass by Eric Liu.

But Shawe was unable to break through again and Scottsburg scored three times in the second half to pull away.

“We played reasonably well in the first half, but we were still struggling to connect our attacking players and our defense. We end up with a gap in between at times that makes it difficult to maintain possession, which invites a ton of pressure on our defenders,” Shawe coach Cameron Willoughby said. “We made a change at halftime to try to solve that problem and generate some sustained offensive pressure, unfortunately it didn’t have the effect we were looking for. I’ll take the blame for that decision.

“We are trying to find the right combination of formation and player positions. We have some more work to do,” Willoughby added. “Our goal is to compete for the conference title while also working to improve to give ourselves a chance to be at our best heading into a tough sectional.”

Scottsburg out-shot Shawe 21-6 in the contest while Hilltopper goalie Hunter Kennett recorded 17 saves.

Shawe, now 2-3 overall on the season, travels to Switzerland County on Monday and hosts Milan on Thursday.

Madison tennis falls to Scottsburg

Madison’s boys tennis dropped a 4-1 match at home to Scottsburg on Friday.

The Cubs’ lone win came at No. 1 doubles where Dalton Owen and Reece Whicker teamed up to beat Colvin Ray and Eli Carr 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Other results were: Singles — No. 1 Cole Atha (S) d. Haniah Kring (M) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 Ryan Gibson (S) d. Quinten Humes (M) 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 Joe Neece (S) win by forfeit. Doubles — No. 2 David Gaffney, Blake Drury (S) d. Emerson Cardinal, Matthew Burkhardt (M) 6-0, 6-0.

Madison, now 1-7 on the season, hosts New Washington on Monday and Southwestern on Wednesday.

Cub cross country 12th

Madison’s girls cross country team placed 12th out of 15 teams in their division in the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday.

Brett Cahall led the way for the Lady Cubs with a 48th-place finish in 21:22 followed closely by teammate Clare Wilber in 51st place in 21:34.

Other finishes for the Lady Cubs were: Isabel Wilber, 59th, 22:18; Anne Grady, 84th; 23:40; and Chloe Ferris, 91st, 24:00.

“This was the first race of the season we have completed a full roster to compete as a team. Our top three runners did great along with a wonderful performance from Anne Grady,” Madison coach Josh Wilber said. “We know Chloe is still working into cross country shape so the season looks very bright for us right now.”

No information was available for the Madison boys or Southwestern.

Madison competes in the Eagle Classic at Brown County next Saturday.

Cubs-Pacers tie 0-0

Madison and Switzerland County battled to a 0-0 tie in girls soccer Saturday in Madison.

The scoreless tie was the Cubs’ second in three days. Madison had tied Greensburg on Thursday.

Switzerland County, now 4-1-1 on the season, travels to Milan on Tuesday and hosts South Ripley on Thursday.

Madison, now 1-3-2 on the season, hosts Southwestern on Tuesday and travels to Providence on Thursday.