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GRETNA -- Freshman Kierstynn Garner scored two second-half goals as Kearney defeated Omaha Central 2-0 Monday night in the first round of the A-5 District tournament in Gretna.

Kierstynn Garner

Kierstynn Garner

The win advances Kearney (11-5) to Thursday’s 5 p.m. district final against Gretna (12-3), the top seed in the district. Gretna defeated Grand Island 9-0 in the other semifinal Monday night.

Garner’s two goals give her a team-leading 13 for the season.

Aly Troudt and Mallory Koerner provided the assists to Garner’s goals. Koerner assisted on a goal two minutes into the second half. Troudt assisted on a goal in the 60th minute.

Kearney goalkeeper Reagan Heelan was credited with five saves.