Worcester, Mass. – Springfield College senior Brittany Collins (Vernon, Conn.) scored the game's lone goal in the 63rd minute, lifting the visiting Pride to a 1-0 win over Clark University in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer action on Tuesday evening.
The victory for Springfield is their fourth straight and pushes their record to 11-4 overall and they remain atop the league standings with a 6-1 ledger in conference play.
The Cougars, meanwhile, slip to 5-10 overall and 2-5 in NEWMAC play. Since Clark's upset of nationally-ranked Wheaton back on September 25, they have dropped six of their subsequent seven games including three straight.
The stats were pretty even with Springfield holding a 12-10 edge in shots, and the Cougars led with a 4-1 edge in corner kicks.
Pride netminder Erica Greenstein (Framingham, Mass.) recorded her seventh shutout of the season with her six save performance. Cougar keeper Joanna Clark (Windham, Maine) turned back five shots in a valiant effort in net for the Scarlet and White.
Clark returns to the field on Saturday when they visit Mount Holyoke, while Springfield plays its final two games of the regular season at home beginning with Saturday's showdown with Babson.