Madison's Jordyn Bilz (right) tracks down a throw-in as Greensburg's Alaina Nobbe plays defense. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Madison's Jordyn Bilz (right) tracks down a throw-in as Greensburg's Alaina Nobbe plays defense. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Madison and Greensburg battled through 80 minutes to no avail, finishing in a 0-0 tie in girls soccer on Thursday at the Madison Junior High.

The first half was mostly a midfield battle with neither team able to control the action. But the second half belonged to the Cubs, who spent much of the half on Greensburg’s side of the field and ended out-shooting the Pirates 18-1.

But despite several good looks at the goal — including three breakaway chances in the final 15 minutes — Madison was unable to put one in the net. However, it was the Cubs’ second shutout in four matches defensively.

Madison, now 1-3 on the season, hosts Switzerland County on Saturday and Southwestern on Tuesday.



Switz girls beat Rising Sun 2-1

Switzerland County made short work of Rising Sun, rolling to a 6-1 win in girls soccer Thursday at home.

Raylinn Kappes scored a pair of goals to give the Pacers a 2-1 lead at the half and Matty Anderson got the Swiss going in the second half with a goal off a Kappes’ assist. Alexis Ridener converted a Kappes corner kick into a score and Kappes completed her first career hat trick with a goal.

Anderson then closed out the scoring with a goal off a Jordan Scott assist for the 6-1 win.

“Our defense just keeps playing great team ball. When our offense goes flat they carry the load,” Switzerland County coach Tully Anderson said. “Miranda Hankins has been so solid this year on marking at the defensive mid position. Alli Bruce, Jayden Thomas, Emily Pike, Brooklyn Flanders and Kayla Scranton and Deanna Voris have really played good defense this year.”

Switzerland, now 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, travels to Madison on Saturday and hosts South Ripley next Thursday.



Cubs’ win streak stopped at 6

Madison’s six-game win streak in boys soccer came to an abrupt halt with a 5-0 loss to Jeffersonville on the road on Thursday.

The Cubs, now 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference, will attempt to start a new win streak when they travel to Christian Academy of Indiana on Tuesday.



Lady Rebels fall 3-2 at South Ripley

Southwestern’s girls soccer team suffered a 3-2 loss at South Ripley on Thursday.

South Ripley dominated the first half, getting two goals in the first half — including one on a penalty kick — to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

Southwestern took over in the second half, getting a goal by Susi Bajraktari to cut the lead in half. After another Raider goal, Cadence Humes scored on a Bajraktari assist to close the gap back to one which proved to be the final score.

“We lost 3-2 but were energized by the return of our game and team spirit,” Southwestern coach Nancy Totten said.

Before the game, Southwestern and South Ripley were joined by the girls soccer team from Jennings County, which arrived to bring awareness for a cure for pediatric cancer. All three teams wore yellow shoe laces for the game in honor of the quest.

Southwestern, now 2-3 overall and 0-3 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, travels to Madison on Tuesday.