Southwestern opened the 2014 volleyball season with a 3-1 loss at South Dearborn on Monday.

After dropping the opener 25-17 and game two 25-22, the Rebels rallied for a 25-15 win in game three to avoid the sweep. The host Knights then closed out the match, 25-15 in game three.

"We definitely looked unprepared, nervous, and inexperienced. We are playing with a very young team this season but a talented very young team," Southwestern coach Chris Johnson said. "I take responsibility for not having the team ready. And the rest of our mistakes will work themselves out once the girls get a little more experience playing together."

Zaynah Watson had 10 kills on 28 attempts to lead the Southwestern attack while Brittney Ralston had eight kills and a block. Madison Coles had four kills, one block and three aces on 9-for-11 serving, Meagan Ralston had a kill, 18 assists and an ace on 24-for-24 serving, Kelsi Brierly had two aces on 7-for-9 serving, three assists and 19 digs with 24-for-25 passing and Skyla Judkins had 11 digs on 23-for-25 passing and added six kills.

"I thought Skyla Judkins did an excellent job leading us on the court and played very well," Johnson said. "Kelsi Brierly had an outstanding game defensively and Meagan Ralston had a strong serving night. We will get better and, hopefully, turn some heads this year."

Southwestern, now 0-1, hosts Clarksville on Wednesday.

No. 2 Tigers beat Swiss soccer

Switzerland County opened the 2014 girls soccer season with a 7-0 loss to Class A No. 2 Lawrenceburg Monday on the road.

The Pacers managed just two shots in the game, both on free kicks, while Lawrenceburg had 31 attempts. Rachel Magee and Peighton Cook each had two goals for the Tigers.

Switzerland, now 0-1, next hosts Southwestern on Aug. 27.

Reb golfers 2nd at quad-meet

Southwestern finished second in a four-way girls golf meet at North Branch Golf Course Monday near Greensburg.

The Rebels shot a 239, 29 strokes behind meet winner South Ripley's 210. Jac-Cen-Del shot a 247 and Switzerland County did not field a complete team.

Sarah Scholey led Southwestern with a 51 and Kyla Harsin had a 54. Carol Osborn (63) and Megan Morris (71) rounded out the Rebels' scoring.

"We've taken somewhat of a step back in terms of our team score but it's still early," Southwestern coach David Bright said. "We're still trying to work on the mental aspect of the game. The girls are trying to calculate their scores in the middle of a round instead of just going hole-to-hole. But they're working hard."

South Ripley's McKenzie Black was the low-medalist with a 46 and was followed by teammate Kim Adkins with a 51. McKayla Webber led Jac-Cen-Del with a 48.

The Rebels and pacers visit Hoosier Links Golf Course Wednesday.