Northampton, Mass. – Visiting Clark scored a goal in each half and the defense shined, holding Smith to just two shots as the Cougars snapped a three game slide with a 2-0 win over the Pioneers in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Friday.
The win for Clark moves the Cougars to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in league action, while Smith slips to 1-8-1 and 0-4-1 in conference play.
Clark scored its first goal in the 13th minute when freshman Jenna Zarou (Garden City, N.Y.) banged home an unassisted tally for her first career goal.
The Cougars' defense allowed one shot in each half – both of which were turned aside by netminder Joanna Clark (Windham, Maine). The shutout for Clark was her fourth of the season and the 24th of her career.
The Cougars will now play three of their final games at home, beginning with Tuesday's 6:g00 p.m. start against Brandeis.