LEXINGTON, Va. – Senior Mike Doe (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) pulled in 11 catches for 199 yards in Randolph-Macon's 28-25 ODAC football loss at Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon.
The Generals (1-5, 1-2 ODAC) scored late in the first period to snap the scoreless tie. The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-2 ODAC) knotted the score at 7-7 on a five-yard run by sophomore Dom Kaopua (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) early in the second period. Senior quarterback Zac Naccarato (Spotsylvania, Va./Riverbend) ran in from 11 yards out with 3:46 left in the first half to give R-MC a 14-7 advantage. W&L scored with 15 second left in the second quarter to send the teams to the locker room at halftime deadlocked at 14-14.
The Yellow Jackets reclaimed the lead midway through the third period as R-MC took a 17-14 advantage.
The Generals tallied a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 28-17 lead. Kaopua punched it in from two yards out with 1:44 left and a successful two-point conversion pulled R-MC within three at 28-25. The Yellow Jackets could not recover the onside kick, but forced W&L to punt, taking over on their own 20 with 45 seconds left. R-MC moved the ball to the W&L 35, but an interception ended the drive with seven seconds remaining.
Naccarato completed 15 of 26 passes for 235 yards. He also rushed six times for 28 yards. Kaopua finished with 37 yards on 12 carries.
Junior Eric Long (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) led the Yellow Jackets with 14 solo tackles and 18 total stops. He had 1.5 tackles for loss. The R-MC defense recorded 13 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles, recovering two. Senior Tom Solak (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin) had 11 tackles and freshman Ryan Burns (Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge) contributed 10 tackles.
Randolph-Macon returns home on Saturday, Oct. 25 for a 1 p.m. Homecoming contest against Guilford.