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 3 6 5 7 21
Loyola 2 3 0 4 9
Syracuse
  • Syracuse scoring – Greg Burns 5, Gary Gait 5, Paul Gait 3, Tom Marechek 3, Joe Bonacci, Jim Egan, Rickey Cramer, Dan Caughey, Tom Gilmartin
  • Loyola (Md.) scoring – Chris Colbeck 5, Brian Kroneberger 2, Kevin Beach, Ted Nichols
  • Shots: Syracuse 57, Loyola (Md.) 41
  • Saves: Syracuse Matt Palumb 18, Lee Hine 1 - Loyola (Md.) Charley Toomey 12, Tim Dunnigan 1

Tournament Semi-finals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 6 7 6 2 21
North Carolina 1 2 3 4 10
  • Syracuse scoring – Gary Gait 5, Tom Marechek 4, Greg Burns 4, Jim Egan 2, Brook Chase 2, Rodney Dumpson, Joe Bonacci, Paul Gait, David Patane
  • North Carolina scoring – Mike Acee 3, Chip Mayer 2, Steve Huff 2, Joe Bedell 2, Jim Buczek
  • Shots: Syracuse 42, North Carolina 60
  • Saves: Syracuse – Matt Palumb 22, Lee Hine 3, Pat McCabe 1; North Carolina – Andy Piazza 14
  • Attendance: 15,154
Team 1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 Total
Loyola 3 2 3 5 0 1 14
Yale 5 2 4 2 0 0 13
  • Loyola scoring – Brian Kroneberger 5, Chris Colbeck 3, Jim Blanding 2, Kevin Beach 2, 4, Jim Egan 2, Ted Nichols, Sean Quinn
  • Yale scoring – Jon Reese 6, Kim Dunn 4, Karl Wimer 3
  • Shots: Loyola 56, Yale 36
  • Saves: Yale - Tony Guido 19, Loyola - Charley Toomey 13
  • Attendance: 15,154

Tournament Quarterfinals

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 7 4 5 4 20
Brown 2 2 2 6 12
  • Syracuse scoring – Gary Gait 5, Paul Gait 3, Tom Marechek 3, Greg Burns 2, Rodney Dumpson 2, Jim Egan 2, Matt Moore, Joe Bonacci, Brook Chase
  • Brown scoring – Rich Touhey 3, Jay McMahon 2, Tom Dwyer 2, Andrew Towers 2, Darren Lowe, Neil Munro, Sam Jackson
  • Shots: Brown 62, Syracuse 51
  • Saves: Syracuse Matt Palumb 18, Lee Hine 3, Pat McCabe 1 - Brown Steve Ayers 10

Attendance: 11,533

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
North Carolina 3 3 7 5 18
Harvard 0 0 1 2 3
  • North Carolina scoring – Steve Huff 4, John Webster 3, Dennis Goldstein 3, Dan Donnelly, Chip Mayer, Jim Buczek, Donnie McNichol, Steve Speers, Andy Dunkerton, Holmes Harden, Dan Levy
  • Harvard scoring – Seth Handy, Don Rogers, Tim Reilly
  • Shots: North Carolina 60, Harvard 30
  • Saves: Harvard Chris Miller 13, Mike Murphy 1 -North Carolina Andy Piazza 10, Lars Pederson 2, Billy Daye 1

Attendance: 869

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
North Carolina 3 3 7 5 18
Harvard 0 0 1 2 3
  • North Carolina scoring – Steve Huff 4, John Webster 3, Dennis Goldstein 3, Dan Donnelly, Chip Mayer, Jim Buczek, Donnie McNichol, Steve Speers, Andy Dunkerton, Holmes Harden, Dan Levy
  • Harvard scoring – Seth Handy, Don Rogers, Tim Reilly
  • Shots: North Carolina 60, Harvard 30
  • Saves: Harvard Chris Miller 13, Mike Murphy 1 -North Carolina Andy Piazza 10, Lars Pederson 2, Billy Daye 1

Attendance: 869

qfinals

Loyola (Md.) 19, Rutgers 10 Rutgers......................................... 2 2 5 1–10 Loyola (Md.).................................. 3 5 6 5–19 Rutgers scoring–M.G. Hollingsworth 2, Peter Tortorella 2, Doug Beeler 2, Scott Moore, Greg Rinaldi, Steve Locker, John Mone. Loyola (Md.) scoring–Chris Colbeck 6, Jim Blanding 4, Brian Kroneberger 3, Kevin Anderson 2, Kevin Beach 2, Todd Sloper, Ted Nichols. Shots: Rutgers 41, Loyola (Md.) 56. Saves: R–John Schmunk 17; L–Charlie Toomey 22, Tim Dunnigan 2. Attendance: 2,784. Yale 17, Princeton 8 Princeton....................................... 0 4 0 4–8 Yale .............................................. 3 4 6 4–17 Princeton scoring–Justin Tortolani 2, Torr Marro 2, Mark Ames, Highley Thompson, Ed Calkins, Mal Meistrell. Yale scoring–Jason O’Neill 4, Karl Wimer 4, Jon Reese 4, Kim Dunn 3, Brian Walter 2. Shots: Princeton 42, Yale 36. Saves: P–Jim Ardrey 9, Mike Millner 1; Y–Tony Guido 17, Chris Swanenburg 0. Attendance: 3,540.

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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