1990 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

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1990 NCAA Division I Men's
Lacrosse Championship
Finals site Rutgers University
Champions Syracuse (vacated)
Runner-up Loyola Greyhounds
Attendance[1] 19,070 finals
57,418 total
NCAA Division I Men's Championships
«1989 1991»

The 1990 tournament championship game was played at Rutgers University in front of 19,070 fans. The Syracuse Orangemen defeated the Loyola Greyhounds, 21–9.

Tournament Overview[edit]

Syracuse's participation in the tournament was later vacated by the NCAA Committee on infractions. Syracuse was found to have violated rules when coach Roy Simmons, Jr.'s wife Nancy Simmons co-signed a car loan with Paul Gait.[2] Roy Simmons, Jr.'s 3-0 record as well as Gait's 7 goals and 7 assists in the tournament are not recognized by the NCAA.[3]

This Syracuse team is notable for being undefeated and featuring the Gait brothers, Paul and Gary Gait as well as hall-of-famer Tom Marechek, and is generally considered one of the best teams in NCAA lacrosse history.

The Orangemen won three consecutive titles from 1988 to 1990. They became the first team to win three in a row since Johns Hopkins from 1978 to 1980.

Tournament results[edit]

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
   Brown 12  
8  Massachusetts 9  
  1  Syracuse 20  
     Brown 12  
      
        
  1  Syracuse 21  
  4  North Carolina 10  
        
        
  4  North Carolina 18
    5  Harvard 3  
5  Harvard 9
   Notre Dame 3  
  1  Syracuse 21
  3  Loyola 9
6  Virginia 6  
   Rutgers 7  
  3  Loyola 19
     Rutgers 10  
      
        
  3  Loyola 14 *
  2  Yale 13  
        
        
  2  Yale 17
     Princeton 8  
7  Johns Hopkins 8
   Princeton 9  
  • * = Overtime

Tournament Boxscores[edit]

Tournament Finals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 5 1 3 4 21
Loyola 4 4 3 1 9
  • Syracuse scoring – Paul Gait 4, John Zulberti 2, Gary Gait 2, Rodney Dumpson 2, Tom Marechek, Greg Burns, Joe Bonacci
  • Johns Hopkins scoring – Matt Panetta 5, John Wilkens 2, Mike Morrissey, John Dressel, Greg Kelly, Jay Clarke, Brian Lukacz
  • Shots: Johns Hopkins 40, Syracuse 39
  • Saves: Johns Hopkins – Quint Kessenich 17, Syracuse – Matt Palumb 13
  • Attendance: 23,893

Tournament Semi-finals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 9 2 3 4 21
North Carolina 2 3 2 1 10
  • Syracuse scoring – Gary Gait 5, Paul Gait 3, Greg Burns 3, Tom Marechek 3, Dan Caughey 2, Rodney Dumpson, John Zulberti
  • Maryland scoring – Mark Douglas 2, Rob Wurzburger 2, Pat Gugerty, Tim Corcoran, Brian Burlace, David Willard
  • Shots: Syracuse 55, Maryland 29
  • Saves: Syracuse – Matt Palumb 10, Jerry DeLorenzo 0; Maryland – Mike McCanna 4, Matt Herrold 7
  • Attendance: 20,263

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Gary Gait Syracuse (Named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Lacrosse Division I Results / Records" (pdf). NCAA. p. 3 (51). Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Syracuse Loses Lacrosse Title". New York Times. June 11, 1995. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Lacrosse History". NCAA. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 

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