LYNCHBURG, Va.- The Randolph men's lacrosse team closed out the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon as it played host to Guilford. The Quakers would come out on the winning end as they claimed a 17-6 victory.
The WildCats recognized its three graduating seniors prior to the start of the game. Prince Charles (Virginia Beach, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate), Brett Pausic (Saluda, Va./Christchurch), and Quordel Carter (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) all contributed on the afternoon. Charles scored once and picked up 12 groundballs. Pausic scored twice and assisted on a third goal. Carter had two groundballs.
The Quakers led 8-0 almost midway through the second quarter. Randolph tallied two straight scores on goals by Sean Landis (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) and Lee Tookes (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) to cut the lead to 8-2. Guilford add one more goal right before halftime to lead 9-2 at the break.
Pausic scored two unassisted goals in the third quarter including a man-down goal with less than three minutes to play in the period. In the fourth quarter, Randolph scored the last two goals of the game with tallies by Charles and Louie Canas (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison).
The teams were even in groundballs with 23. Charles' 12 gives him 130 for the season and not only tops his previous season-best of 118 set last year but sets a new Randolph record and moves him past John Grundy's 119 (2014).
Goalkeeping duties were split among three players. Corey Boswell (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) ended up with nine saves on the day. William Doyle (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate) and Connor Dobbins (Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County) both had six.
Pausic finished with a career-high 32 goals, 25 assists, and 57 points. His 57 points are a new season record and bests Andrew Risse's 44 (2015). He ties Risse for most assists in a season and was second to Colton Wood's (2013) 33 goals. For his career, Pausic's 143 points rank second as does his 75 assists while his 68 goals are fifth.