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The Nelson County bench reacts after Jaren Brown (center) scored to put the Cardinals up for good in a 3-0 win over Marion County in Monday's 5th Region tournament first round. Nelson County takes on Central Hardin in Wednesday's semifinals.
5th REGION BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Cardinals roll Knights in region return

ELIZABETHTOWN — Nelson County celebrated its return to the boys’ 5th Region soccer tournament Monday by eliminating Marion County, 3-0, to advance to a Wednesday semifinal match with 17th District champion Central Hardin.

The win was Stan Hayes’ first region victory as head coach, after a long stint as an assistant coach under Lee Brothers. Brothers coached the Cardinals to their last region win in 2014.