Host Louisville Eastern scored on a penalty kick in the first half and added an insurance goal late in the second to fend off the North Hardin Trojans, 2-0 on Thursday.
It was the third straight game against a top-25 opponent for No. 25 North Hardin (2-2). Eastern (2-0-1) is ranked No. 22.
“We outplayed them in the second half,” said veteran North Hardin coach Jim Stone. “We were down 1-0 5 minutes into the game, but they didn’t score again until about 7 minutes left. In between that time, we played very well.”