William and Mary, which is unbeaten in its last nine matches, improves to 5-1-4, 2-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play, while the Dragons fall to 4-7-1, 0-2-0.
“We had a tough task of starting the conference schedule on the road, but we battled and got two big results,” said head coach John Daly. “Even though were out shot tonight, we able to take advantage of our chances to win. I thought it was outstanding that we were able to get the shutout tonight as well.”
The Tribe got things started in the 11th minute of the match. Senior Audrey Barry slipped a pass through the box that found Madden. Madden was able to beat the goalkeeper, putting W&M up 1-0. The goal was the second of the season for Madden, while Barry recorded her third assist of the year.
Drexel looked to find the equalizer throughout the rest of the first half. In the 12th minute Shaynne Kimbrough fired a shot, but sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Casey was there for her first save. Again in the 17th minute the Dragons’ Andi Stampone put a shot on frame, but Casey was there. The Chesapeake, Va. native came up with three more saves before the end of the break.
The College opened the second half with a quick shot. In the 46th sophomore Nicole Baxter fired a shot on frame, but it was saved by Drexel keeper Eve Badana.
However, the Dragons regained possession after an offsides and continued to look for the equalizer. In the 48th minute Stampone fired another shot that hit the post, and was cleared away. On the ensuing corner kick, Kimbrough was able to fire a shot that was saved by Casey.
In the 70th minute the Tribe doubled its lead. Camper got free of a defender and ripped a shot into the back of the net, putting the Green and Gold up 2-0. The tally was Camper’s team-leading sixth of the season.
In goal, Casey finished the night with a season-high eight saves. She posted her fourth shutout of the season and the 11th of her W&M career.
Drexel did hold a 19-10 advantage in shots, including an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal. The Dragons also attempted 11 corner kicks, while the Tribe just had two.
William and Mary returns to action on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Delaware to Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.