ASHLAND, Va. – Randolph-Macon scored four times, but fell 5-4 at home to Roanoke to kick off ODAC play.
Senior defender Brock Barbeau (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) scored 50 seconds into the contest on an assist by senior midfielder David Sullivan (Middletown, Md./Middletown) as the Jackets (0-1, 2-3) took the early lead.
Freshman defender Jack Maxey (Salem, Va./Salem), whose father is the President of Roanoke College, tallied an unassisted goal just over three minutes in to give R-MC a 2-0 advantage.
The Maroons (1-0, 5-0) got on the board early in the 10th minute before freshman defender Sam Bowen (Collegeville, Pa./The Haverford School) found the back of the net in the 12th minute as the Jackets took a 3-1 edge.
Roanoke added a goal in the 22nd minute to pull to within one at 3-2.
The Maroons tied it in the 59th minute before sophomore forward Andrew Oakes (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) scored in the 55th minute to give R-MC a 4-3 advantage.
Roanoke added a goal in the 59th minute to tie the score at 4 and tallied the game-winner in the 89th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Cris Rowe (Rome, Ga./recorded five saves for the Jackets.
R-MC returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Lynchburg.