LYNCHBURG, VA – The Randolph College men's lacrosse team earned its program-record fourth win on Wednesday afternoon, taking down Bryn Athyn College 20-1 in non-conference play from WildCat Stadium. Randolph's win total surpasses the record set last year in 2012.
The WildCats (4-5) were a little slow out of the gate, being held off the scoreboard for the first five minutes of the game. First-year Andrew Risse (Annandale, Va./Blue Ridge Prep.) notched tallies 1:15 apart to make the score 2-0, but Terrence Johnson responded with an unassisted strike for Bryn Athyn to cut the Randolph lead to 2-1.
Randolph would take control from that point on, scoring the last nine goals of the first half to take a 9-1 lead into intermission. Junior Bobby Crosby (Bethel, Conn./Bethel) scored three of his four goals in the second quarter to pace the WildCats. After the halftime whistle, Randolph exploded for seven third quarter goals in rolling to their first back-to-back wins in program history.
Risse finished with a career-high six goals to go with two assists for the WildCats, as he set the single-game record at Randolph College with eight points. Senior Jon O'Hara (Yorktown, Va./Grafton) chalked up a hat trick for the 'Cats, and senior Stephen Allman (Goodview, Va./Roanoke Catholic) had a pair of goals and two assists.
First-year Andrew Gleitz (Plymouth, Ind./Culver Academy) potted a pair of goals for Randolph, which outshot their visitors Wednesday 46-19. First-year Cam Davis (Gibsonville, N.C./Western Alamance) made seven saves in net for Randolph, and fellow newcomer Baden James (Alexandria, Va./Edison) had a team-high four caused turnovers.
The WildCats dominated from the face-off dot, as first-year Brian Crosby (Bethel, Conn./Bethel) won 17 of his 19 draws. Brian Crosby also chalked up a game high of 13 ground balls for Randolph, while James, Bobby Crosby and Anthony Mangano (North Garden, Va./Monticello) each have five loose ball pickups.
Senior defender Ryan Blackwell (Brambleton, Va./Briar Woods) got a pair of assists, Colton Wood (Chula Vista, Calif./Otay Ranch) had a goal and two assists, and John Croney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) posted a goal and an assist. The WildCats dominated the ground ball category 61-39 and were a perfect 24-for-24 on clears.
The WildCats will jump back into Old Dominion Athletic Conference play on Saturday with the final contest of their current eight-game home stand as Bridgewater College comes to WildCat Stadium for a 1 p.m. start.