Legends Of Lacrosse: The 1988 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Featured The “Air Gait” Shot In Syracuse-Penn Semifinal (Video)


In the 1988 NCAA lacrosse tournament championship played at Syracuse University, the Orangemen defeated the Cornell Big Red, 13-8 for the first of their three straight NCAA titles. This Syracuse team is notable for being undefeated and for featuring the Gait brothers, Paul and Gary Gait, as well as lacrosse Hall-of-Famer Tom Marechek. It is also significant for being the NCAA tournament where Gary Gait took his famous “Air Gait” shot in a tight semi-final game against University of Pennsylvania. Syracuse won that semifinal game on a goal by Paul Gai with 3 seconds to play.

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