JOPLIN — The Neosho Wildcats started their quest for a Joplin Invitational three-peat in style with a 5-0 win Thursday night over College Heights.

The Wildcats dominated possession of the orb known as a soccer ball and took 18 shots overall and 14 on goal while College Heights managed a mere two shots overall and just a single shot on goal.

Head coach Steve Schnackenberg called it a good win and said everybody contributed to Neosho's second shutout in a row after Tuesday's 1-0 win over Webb City.

Five different Neosho players reached the scoring column: Diego Vargas, Hunter Gilliam (back in the lineup), Matias Ruiz, Bryan Perez, and Etian Pupo. Vargas and Ruiz each had a goal and an assist, Gilliam earned an assist, and Perez and Pupo each scored goals. College Heights helped out Neosho with an own goal in the first half.

The Wildcats built on a 2-0 halftime lead with three goals in the second half.

Hank Selig made a save on the only shot College Heights attempted on goal.

Neosho improved to 6-9 entering matches Saturday against Carl Junction and Joplin.