Madison’s soccer teams both pulled off draws against ranked opponents on the road on Thursday.

The boys tied Class 2A No. 6 South Dearborn 1-1 while the girls tied Class A No. 6 Providence 3-3.

Will Heitz scored the Cubs’ lone goal against South Dearborn on an assist by Adriano Martinez.

Madison, now 3-4-1 on the season, travels to North Harrison today and to Seymour next Thursday.

Freshman Iyana Phelps had two goals for the girls and Casey Dyer added a goal for the Cubs, who had a result with Providence for the first time since 2009. Keeper Taylor Lynch also had several nice saves in goal.

Brooklyn Stemle scored two goals and Maci Hoskins had one for Providence.

Madison, now 5-3 on the season, travels to Bedford North Lawrence today hosts Jeffersonville next Thursday.



Lady Pacers whip Ripley 5-1

Switzerland County’s girls soccer rolled to a 5-1 win at South Ripley on Thursday.

Kenzie Taylor scored two goals for the Pacers while Courtney Higgins, Halle Archer and Kaylee Jones scored one each.

On Tuesday, the Pacers suffered their first loss of the season, 2-0 at Milan.

Switzerland, now 7-1 overall, moves to 5-1 in the Ohio River Valley Conference with the win. The Pacers’ 15 points put them three points ahead of Milan in the standings with two league games to play.

Switzerland returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Rising Sun.



Shawe shut out at Milan

Shawe suffered a 3-0 shutout at Milan in soccer action on Thursday.

The Indians scored two goals in the first half and added a third in the second to pull away for the win. Shawe’s best chance at a goal came on a penalty kick in the second half that was stopped.

“Our talent level is better than our results are showing. We seem to be missing the extra energy we were bringing to games early on in the season,” Shawe coach Cameron Willoughby said. “I’m hopeful that we can find that energy and get back to playing at the level I believe we are capable of.”

Shawe, now 2-7-1 overall and 0-3-2 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, hosts Southwestern on Monday.



Southwestern girls fall 3-2

Southwestern’s girls soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Scottsburg at home on Thursday.

The visiting Warriors scored three goals in the first half to take a commanding 3-0 lead before Southwestern roared back. Shelby Howard connected on a penalty kick with 8:06 to play and scored again three minutes later to cut the lead to one. But the Rebels couldn’t push across the equalizer.

“I am proud of the girls’ tenacity and faith in their team, allowing them to get back into the game,” Southwestern coach Nancy Totten said. “We played hard and played team ball in every position tonight. It was great to break our four-game scoreless streak and we hope to keep that well behind us. We continue growing as players and as a team.”

Southwestern, now 0-4-3 on the season, hosts Rising Sun on Monday.



Pacers fall 4-1 to JCD

Switzerland County’s boys soccer team suffered a 4-1 loss at home to Class A No. 4 Jac-Cen-Del on Wednesday.

Switzerland, now 1-4-2 both overall and in the Ohio River Valley Conference, travels to Greensburg today and to Milan on Monday.