Madison girls soccer battled host Greensburg to a 2-2 standoff Thursday.

Goals were hard to come by in the first half as the two teams put their defenses on display.

The Pirates finally broke through when Maddi Hellmich and Abby Bailey connected with Sydney Wettering, who gave Greensburg (1-4-1) a 1-0 halftime lead.

Madison exploded for back-to-back goals in the second half. Delanie Jones tied the game before giving way to Alex Thurnall, whose goal put the Cubs on top, 2-1.

Led by goalie McKella Lynette, Greensburg's defense tightened back up, allowing the offense to go on the attack in the final minutes of the match.

Looking for a goal, the Pirates' Sierra Aylsworth, connected with teammate Michaela Myers, who booted the equalizer into the Madison net, ultimately ending the game in a 2-2 tie.

Lynette made 20 saves in goal for the Pirates.

Madison (1-3-1) travels to Silver Creek on Monday.

Cubs fall 5-2 to Jeff

Madison boys soccer dropped its first loss of the season 5-2 on Thursday at Hoosier Hills Conference foe Jeffersonville.

The Red Devils controlled the entire first half, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes and adding another right before halftime to lead 3-0.

The Cubs scored on a goal 15 minutes into the second half to close to within 3-1, before both teams traded goals to make it a 4-2 score.

Jeffersonville tacked on a goal in the final minutes for the final 5-2 margin.

Madison (4-1, 1-1 HHC) travels to Christian Academy on Tuesday.

Carroll boys fall at All 'A'

Carroll County boys soccer struggled to find the net on Thursday, losing in the semifinals of the All "A" Classic 4-1 to host Walton-Verona.

The two teams both kicked in goals early in the first half. Walton-Verona's Eddie Hoffa struck first before Carroll County responded with a goal of its ownto tie the game 1-1.

The rest of the first half belonged to Hoffa, who struck for back-to-back goals at the 6:10 and 5:38 marks, giving him a hat trick and the Bearcats a 3-1 halftime lead.

Neither team scored in the final 35 minutes, until Walton-Verona's Michael Martin fourn net at the 9:35 mark for the eventual 4-1 final score.

The Bearcats move o to Saturday's All "A" finals. Carroll County competes in the Two Rivers Invitational on Saturday in Carrollton.

Carroll girls fall at All 'A'

Carroll County girls soccer bowed out of the All "A" Classic Thursday, losing 3-0 in the semifinals to Walton-Verona.

Walton-Verona scored a lone goal in the first half when Shelby Mullikin kicked one into the Carroll County net at the 31:56 mark for a 1-0 lead.

The Bearcats added two more goals in the second half. Sarah Johnston scored with 20:01 to play. Walton-Verona added its final goal just minutes later for the 3-0 margin.

The Bearcats advance to Saturday's All "A" final. Carroll County travels to Dayton on Monday.

Rebs blanked by S. Ripley

Southwestern's girls soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision at South Ripley on Thursday.

Despite the loss, Rebel coach Nancy Totten was pleased with her team's performance because the squad showed improvement.

"It was a much improved game from the previous night," Totten said. "Crystal Snead played a strong sweeper position with Jennah Butters joining later in the game and making her presence known. We mixed things up and Chelsea Griffin played stopper for the first time and did a great job. Whitney Anderson added some needed forward push as a midfielder."

The short-handed Rebels were also defeated 14-0 on Wednesday at Salem.

Ashley Reardon played a solid overall game for the Rebels while Kaitlyn Deskins made the most out of her opportunity protecting the net.

The Lady Rebels hosts Madison's junior varsity team on Wednesday.