NIXA — The young Neosho Lady Wildcats continued their struggles with a 9-0 loss Thursday to the Nixa Lady Eagles.

The loss dropped Neosho to 2-10 overall and 0-6 Central Ozark Conference Large.

Amidst all that, though, was Julie Phillips' 6-3 win in a JV match, Neosho's lone win.

In varsity singles, freshman Emily Mitchell and sophomore Sarah Werner switched spots in the Lady Wildcat lineup. Mitchell moved into the No. 1 singles slot that had been occupied by Werner all season.

No. 1 Mitchell fell 8-1 to Sydney Odom, No. 2 Werner lost 8-2 to Catherine Everett, No. 3 Baylee Scribner (Neosho's lone senior) lost 8-0 to Natalie Forbis, No. 4 Kennedy Watts lost 8-0 to Jennifer Hardy, No. 5 Mariah Pina lost 8-1 to Ashley Brassard, and No. 6 Morgan Brattin lost 8-0 to Kelly Davenport.

In doubles, No. 1 Mitchell-Watts lost 8-0 to Odom-Everett, No. 2 Werner-Scribner lost 8-0 to Forbis-Hardy, and No. 3 Pina-Brattin lost 8-1 to Brassard-Davenport.

Phillips and Avery Reding finished 1-5 in JV matches.

Neosho returns home for its final two duals of the regular season, Monday outside the COC Large against Nevada and Tuesday against COC Large foe Carl Junction.

Nevada enters with a 8-2 overall record, having won seven duals in a row including wins over Carthage and Carl Junction. Carl Junction was 3-6 entering a dual against Thomas Jefferson on Monday.

The Lady Wildcats wrap up the regular season with the COC Large Tournament on Thursday and the TJ Invitational on Friday, both events in Joplin.