KEARNEY, NE — The Kearney Bearcats stay undefeated by dispatching rival Grand Island 3-0 in the Central Nebraska El Classico on Tuesday night.
The Kearney win erased two straight victories by the Islanders in the series.
The match was a defensive stalemate before Royce Austen broke through for his 13th goal of the season in the second half. He assisted on a goal by Carson Elstermeier to seal the game in the 78th minute.
Kearney hosts Lincoln East and Lincoln North Star on Saturday while the Islanders travel to Fremont on Thursday.
KEARNEY: Austen ’54, Martin (OG) ’69, Elstermeier ’78