Defensively, Jones posted five saves, including several diving stops. Jones nearly recorded his second shutout of the season, but two goals in the game's final five minutes thwarted those thoughts.
"We kept the ball on the ground and just worked together as a team," Clark said of the Cougars defense. "I was just really happy that we played together, just communicating more. Near the end, there was just a little less talking. We were just trying to get everyone out there and get them some experience. It was just little things we can practice on and get better at."
For Nitro (2-5), the team avoided its third shutout of the season when senior J.P. Mawyer scored twice in the final five minutes, with assist from Alec Bailey on the first goal.
"It was nice to get a couple goals at the end," Wildcats Coach Brian Young said. "Unfortunately, we would like to get that effort for the whole 80 minutes. When we woke up and started playing, we started playing a little better."
With the win, Capital enhanced its record to 3-4, and Clark said the Cougars will continue to work to improve.
"I feel like we can get better," he said. "I don't think that we've reached our pinnacle. The guys are constantly working hard in practice. They're trying to get better. They're trying to do all the small things right so the big things can happen."
Capital will return to action to visit Huntington 7:30 p.m. Thursday, while Nitro will play host to Parkersburg 6 p.m. Thursday.