NIXA — The Neosho Wildcats traditionally get off to a rough start to the season and considering that the Wildcats have been on the road consecutive matches against Central Ozark Conference Large powers Carthage and Nixa, of course it had to be rough on the Wildcats.

NIXA — The Neosho Wildcats traditionally get off to a rough start to the season and considering that the Wildcats have been on the road consecutive matches against Central Ozark Conference Large powers Carthage and Nixa, of course it had to be rough on the Wildcats.
Later in the season, however, it normally pays dividends for the Wildcats heading into the postseason.
Neosho dropped to 0-3 on the season with a 5-1 loss Thursday night against Nixa.
Nixa controlled possession of the ball, with the Eagles’ possession time doubling up Neosho. The Eagles controlled the orb 56 minutes, 17 seconds.
Senior forward Jacob Romero dominated the Wildcats, netting four goals on just only four shots, a perfect night against Neosho goalkeeper Hank Selig.
Selig came through with six saves on the night, with the only goals allowed from the golden boots of Romero. Nixa’s other goal came on an own goal just 1 minute, 14 seconds after halftime.
The Eagles led 2-0 at halftime and built their lead to five goals before Neosho’s Matias Ruiz denied the Eagles their shutout.
Nixa’s receiving votes in the Class 4 poll — five points — released on September 1 by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association.