LEXINGTON, VA – Randolph-Macon Men's Lacrosse could not overcome a 6-1 first quarter deficit as ninth ranked Washington and Lee held on for a 13-9 victory Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets return to action Friday, March 22nd when they travel to arch-rival Hampden-Sydney for a 7:00 contest.
Luke Heinsohn opened the scoring for the Generals with a goal at the 11:56 mark which sparked a 4-0 run for W&L. Mac Means netted two straight before Garrett Paglia took advantage of a man up opportunity.
Robert Fox put the Yellow Jackets on the board to break up the rally but two more scores extended the Generals lead to 6-1 through one quarter.
After falling behind, Randolph-Macon junior Justin Butler ignited the offense with a score at the 13:21 mark. Ryan Davidson then scored on a Jason Andrews pass before Butler fired a shot past the goalie again to cut the lead to 7-4.
The two teams traded scores until Joe Wood extended W&L's lead to 11-6 to end the third quarter.
R-MC would not go away quietly as Butler and Fox scored within 28 seconds of each other to open the fourth frame and cut the W&L advantage to just three.
Washington and Lee then rallied for two scores to stave off Randolph-Macon's upset bid and win by a final of 13-9.
Butler and Davidson paced the Yellow Jackets' attack with three goals and an assist each. Fox finished with two scores and senior Tim Rowe added one of his own. Jordan Devito made 14 saves over 60 minutes between the pipes.
The Generals held a 34-26 edge in groundballs and a 56-29 advantage in shots.