(File photo by Steve Rackley) Diego Zuniga scored one goal and set up another during Republic’s 3-1 win over Neosho.

Tigers Bust Out of Slump, Beat Neosho

Republic ended a long scoring slump, scoring three times in a win over Neosho at home Tuesday in a 3-1 win.

Republic got its first goal in the first half off a set piece when Santino Stiglianese put the ball into the net. The Tigers scored their second goal when Diego Zuniga drew a penalty kick and Brayden Tharp connected. The third score of the night, with Republic down a man, came on an unassisted goal by Zuniga.

The win snaps a nine-game losing streak for the Tigers, who had been shut out in their last two contests and in four of their last five. The loss for Neosho is their third straight after a 9-0 start.

Republic travels to Bolivar Thursday for a non-conference matchup with the Liberators.


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