In a battle of two of the top soccer teams in the Ohio River Valley Conference, Southwestern fell to Jac-Cen-Del 6-3 in Osgood on Thursday.

Jac-Cen-Del (8-2-3, 7-0-3 ORVC) grabbed the quick 1-0 lead just 10 minutes into the first half on a shot by Tyler Huff but Southwestern quickly tied it up less than a minute later when Coleman Jackson connected on a penalty kick after a foul was called inside the penalty area.

The Eagles closed out the first half with goals by Huff and Blake Straub, giving them a 3-1 advantage at intermission.

The JCD lead reached 4-1 as Jared Dickman opened the second half with a score but the Rebels roared back to life. Austin Spray collected a rebound and a loose ball and scored back-to-back goals with a little over 15 minutes remaining in the match, cutting Southwestern's deficit down to 4-3.

However Jac-Cen-Del responded. Huff grabbed the hat trick with his third goal and Dickman connected on his second score, helping the Eagles secure a 6-3 win.

Southwestern (9-3-3, 7-2-2 ORVC) closes out the regular season today when it hosts ORVC and sectional foe Rising Sun (7-4-2, 6-1-2 ORVC).

Lady Pacers drop regular season finale to Bulldogs

Switzerland County girls soccer closed out the regular season on the road Thursday afternoon, losing 6-3 to New Albany.

New Albany jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first half before the Pacers got on the board. Mercedes Parham found the back of the net late in the half, trimming the deficit to one, but the Bulldogs answered right back with a goal for a 3-1 lead at the break.

In a span of nine minutes, New Albany tacked on its final three goals of the match early in the second half before Switzerland County could make any type of comeback effort.

Trailing 6-1, Sam Christerson sunk a 35 yard free kick and Jade Mullins header from Bre Ricketts bringing the Pacers to within three goals.

Neither team scored the rest of the way, as New Albany clamped down on defense to preserve the 6-3 victory.

"We are so proud of these ladies," Pacers coach Roy Leap said. "They played their hearts out tonight and are in the right mindset for our sectional game on Tuesday. It has truly been an honor coaching such a fine team this year."

Switzerland County faces Class A No. 3 Lawrenceburg in the first game of the IHSAA Sectional at Lawrenceburg on Tuesday.

Lady Rebels shut out 4-0 by South Ripley at home

Southwestern's girls soccer team fell to South Ripley 4-0 in its final regular season match Thursday in Hanover.

The Lady Rebels ended the season without a win but coach Nancy Totten was still pleased with her team's progress.

"We lost 0-4 but saw marked improvement from our last meeting together," Totten said. "Ashley Reardon and Kaitlyn Deskins performed wonderfully in the goal. We are grateful now to have most of our injured players returned from injury and we hope our final player will be back shortly so that we may finish as a complete team on the field for sectional play."

The Rebels face Class A No. 18 Oldenburg in the opening round of the sectional at Lawrenceburg on Thursday.

Madison's soccer teams dropped a pair of matches to Floyd Central on Thursday.

The Madison boys fell to Floyd Central 7-0 on the road while the Lady Cubs lost 5-2 at home.

The boys' next match will be against East Central in the opening round of the sectional on Monday in Madison.

The Madison girls end the season with a 6-8 record. They will face Jennings County in the opening round of the Class 2A Sectional at Batesville on Thursday.