LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Randolph College men's lacrosse team dropped a 20-4 decision to visiting Greensboro College on Wednesday night at WildCat Stadium.
The Pride broke open the scoring gates with 11:17 remaining in the first quarter. However, Randolph responded 10 seconds later as Gage Tutko (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) connected with the back of the net off a feed from Brett Pausic (Saluda, Va./Christchurch) to make it a 1-all game. Consecutive goals by Greensboro placed the Pride ahead, 3-1 before a goal by Sean Landis (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette), the first of his career, trimmed the gap to 3-2. The Pride would close out the quarter with one final goal for a 4-2 advantage.
Greensboro managed to shut out the WildCats in the second period, outscoring Randolph 7-0 for a commanding 11-2 lead at halftime. Although the Pride continued to run away with the lead, they were unable to shut out the WildCats as Pausic added the lone goal for Randolph in the third quarter while Matthew Piascik (Midlothian, Va./Trinity Episcopal) scored the fourth goal with 38 seconds left in the game off a feed from Prince Charles (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate) to cement the final 20-4 tally.
In spite of the loss, Randolph edged out Greensboro, 16-15, in ground balls and totaled 12 saves.
Pausic fired off six shots with three on target while Jack Dolan (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) recorded four shots and Tutko finished with three shots in the loss. Charles picked up six ground balls and won 7-of-16 face-offs while Tate Smith (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) scooped up three ground balls and Alejandro Castillo (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton) won 4-of-8 face-offs.
Corey Boswell (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) took the loss in goal, facing 23 shots and making 10 saves. William Doyle (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate) played 21 minutes in goal for the WildCats where he faced nine shots and made two stops.
The WildCats drop to 3-6 and head out on the road to face conference foe Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m.