The Neosho Wildcats returned to the win column with a 2-0 victory Thursday night over McDonald County at Lions Field.

The Wildcats dominated possession of the ball, clocked at ownership of the elusive orb at just over an hour, while McDonald County possessed the ball just over a minute.

In turn, Neosho took 35 shots overall, 18 on goal, and had four corner kicks, while McDonald County only managed two shots overall and just one on goal.

Bryan Perez and Etian Pupo netted the goals, both unassisted, for the Wildcats.

Neosho goalkeeper Hank Selig finished with one save, all he needed on the night.

The Wildcats upped their record to 2-8 on the season, with both wins coming against opponents (Carl Junction, McDonald County) in Neosho's district. Neosho hosts Webb City, another district opponent, on Tuesday and the Wildcats will be able to sew up the top seed in the four-team district with a win against the Cardinals.

Neosho has been awarded the rights to host Class 3, District 12 this season.

In the JV match Thursday, Neosho defeated McDonald County 5-2 behind a 25-3 overall and an 11-2 on goal shot advantage.

Dylan Collins scored a pair of goals and had an assist to lead the Wildcats, while Arath Selinas, Ryder Schnackenberg, and Brandon McLlvaine each reached the scoring column with goals. Alberto Robledo and Jason Roponei also had assists.

Neosho's Kaden Wood and Wyatt Whisenhunt combined on the shutout, each credited with a save against the Mustangs' only shots on goal.