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February 15, 1997 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Gary Gait scored seven goals and had six assists for a career-high 13 points to lead the Wings to an 18-11 victory over the Boston Blazers last night before 12,400 at the CoreStates Center. The Wings raised their record to 5-1 and remain in first place in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. Boston fell to 2-5 and is fifth in the six-team league. Gait now has scored a goal in 32 straight games and, since joining the Wings in 1992, has scored 131 goals. Tom Marachek scored four goals and had two assists for the Wings, and John McEvoy added three goals.
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January 23, 1993 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Gary Gait scored four goals last night, including two short-handed scores, to lead the Wings to a 12-9 victory over the Boston Blazers in a Major Indoor Lacrosse League game at Boston Garden.
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January 3, 1998 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even coach Tony Resch doesn't know what to expect tonight when the Wings open their National Lacrosse League season against the Buffalo Bandits at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo. After all, the Wings will be without Gary Gait, their all-star scorer who was traded to Baltimore in the off-season so he could play closer to home. They also will be playing in a new league with two expansion teams. So when Resch was asked yesterday to summarize his objectives for this season, he had trouble being specific.
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February 9, 1991 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NBA's Houston Rockets once had their Twin Towers in Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson. Well, the Detroit Turbos of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League have their Twin Terrors - Paul and Gary Gait. The 23-year-old rookie twin brothers, who make their only Spectrum appearance of the season at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow against the Wings, are wreaking havoc on the league. Paul Gait holds the record for most hat tricks in a season with five, and Gary Gait holds the mark for most points in a game with 12. Three more individual records - held by the Wings' Brad Kotz and John Tucker - could fall tomorrow: Kotz holds the single-season record for goals, 28, in 1989.
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February 18, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Philadelphia Wings, defending champions of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League, clinched a playoff berth last night when they overcame strong resistance from the last-place New York Saints and won, 11-8, before 16,623 at the Spectrum. The Wings (5-1), who never trailed, led at halftime by 5-4. Tom Marechek got his 23d goal during a fourth-quarter run that made the score 10-7, Wings. After New York (0-6) scored again, Gary Gait scored his 24th goal to provide the final margin.
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April 4, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Losers. That's how the Wings described themselves after last season. Sure, they'd made it to the championship game of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the fifth straight year. But they blew their chance for a "three-peat" by losing to the Buffalo Bandits, 15-10. "When you've tasted what it's like to be the champion, you really feel the failure when you can't do it again," Wings coach Tony Resch said. Their next chance comes tomorrow night at 8 o'clock when the Wings open the playoffs by hosting the Rochester Knighthawks at the CoreStates Center.
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February 11, 1991 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Gait brothers, Gary and Paul, demonstrated their dominance of indoor lacrosse yesterday at the Spectrum by combining for five goals and six assists - and breaking two Major Indoor Lacrosse League records - in the Detroit Turbos' 14-12 win over the Philadelphia Wings. "You almost marvel at their skills," said Wings coach Dave Evans. "The way they handle the ball - especially Gary with the stick. If you overcommit, it's too late. " With less than four minutes remaining in the game, Gary Gait, who finished with three goals and three assists, got the ball with the Turbos protecting a 14-11 lead.
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April 10, 1995 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Philadelphia Wings forward Gary Gait knew these things before the 1995 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began. He knew there would be pressure for his team to repeat as league champions, as Buffalo did in 1992 and '93. He knew there would be pressure for him to lead the Wings there, especially since his twin, Paul, left the Wings this year to play for the expansion Rochester Knighthawks. After all, Gary Gait is recognized as one of the better lacrosse players in the history of the game, but Gait knew that reputation and past laurels only go so far. So, he hired a personal trainer.
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January 26, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Gary Gait remembers well the night the New York Saints held him scoreless. It was in New York, Feb. 26, 1994. It was the only time in his six-year Major Indoor Lacrosse League career when the Wings forward went without scoring a point. "I'm trying to forget about it," Gait said, laughing. "I looked at it as a learning experience. " Don't expect it to happen again, when the Wings (1-1) play host to the Saints (1-1) in the CoreStates Spectrum tomorrow at 8 p.m. "That," Wings goalie Dallas Eliuk said, "was an aberration.
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March 10, 1995 | by Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
One of the cornerstones of the Philadelphia Wings has decided to hang up his shoes. Because of recurring injuries and the birth of his third child, 32-year-old Gary Martin will close out his eighth year with the Wings at the end of the season. He hopes to leave with a fourth Major League Indoor Lacrosse League championship. "It would be a perfect ending if we could do that," said Martin, who will be honored in a pregame ceremony tomorrow night when the Wings face the Baltimore Thunder at the CoreStates Spectrum (8 o'clock)
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May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Allie Murray thought she was never going to play lacrosse again. She had already graduated from Notre Dame in three years and spent the following year working with kids at a community center in South Bend, Ind. As she searched for graduate schools, her mother, Ellen, told her to have low expectations because she only had one year of eligibility. The goalie began preparing as if her playing days were behind her. Her Notre Dame career included 15 starts, a 9.87 goals-allowed average and 104 saves.
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May 28, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Each of the last three seasons has ended the same way for Syracuse: a loss to Maryland on Memorial Day weekend. The two teams will meet again on Friday in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament semifinals, and the stage provides another chance for the Terrapins to end the Orange's season or for Syracuse to finally break through. Top seed Maryland (21-0, 5-0 Big Ten) enters undefeated and in search of its third consecutive national title. Four seed Syracuse (19-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast)
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March 30, 2009 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Clearview senior Michelle Tumolo is good at picking things up quickly, especially when it comes to sports. There is no greater example than Tumolo's experience in grasping the nuances of lacrosse. She never played the sport until attending a camp of Clearview coach Megan Conklin the summer before her freshman year. Tumolo not only discovered it was another sport that she could play, but also that there wasn't much of a transition period. She ended up starting as a freshman and has been a force every since.
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May 16, 2008
After a record-setting campaign, it was no surprise that the National Lacrosse League announced Wings forward Athan Iannucci as its 2008 Reebok Most Valuable Player yesterday. In just his second season, Iannucci asserted himself as the league's top offensive force, surpassing Wings great Gary Gait as the single-season goal-scoring leader, ending the year with 71 goals (and 100 points). Iannucci also collected 138 loose balls, added 29 assists and netted five game-winners, yet another league high.
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July 10, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The Philadelphia Wings lost a geographical rival yesterday when Kroenke Sports Enterprises purchased the National Lacrosse League's Washington Power and relocated the team to Denver, where it will play in the 18,000-seat Pepsi Center. Last season, the Power averaged 3,500 fans per game, last in the league, while winning the Eastern Division. Kroenke Sports already owns the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and the Pepsi Center, and last month became co-owner of a new Arena Football League franchise, the Colorado Crush.
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March 31, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Washington shut out the Wings in the final quarter of a come-from-behind 12-11 victory last night and eliminated the defending National Lacrosse League champions. Former Wings player Gary Gait scored the winning goal and earned game MVP honors with three goals and an assist in front of 10,041 fans at the First Union Center. The Power advance to the NLL semifinals, where they will face the Toronto Rock. The Wings took an 11-9 lead into the final quarter, but were shut out while allowing three goals.
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February 27, 2000 | By Pete Schnatz, FOR THE INQUIRER
One of the largest crowds ever to attend an indoor lacrosse game filled the First Union Center last night to see two of the sport's greatest players. Paul and Gary Gait, identical twins who teamed up to lead the Wings to a league title in 1994, put on an offensive display that had the 18,911 fans on hand harkening back to one of the franchise's most memorable moments. Too bad they did it in the uniforms of the Pittsburgh CrosseFire. Despite a rash of mugging and stick-swinging that set a brutally physical tone early on, the Gaits hammered away at the nearly defenseless Wings, combining for nine goals and 10 assists in delivering a 14-8 win for Pittsburgh.
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April 29, 1998 | By Steven Kivinski, FOR THE INQUIRER
The Wings captured the National Lacrosse League championship last night before 3,137 fans at the Baltimore Arena. And not only did they do it without Gary Gait, they did it against him. Gait, who demanded to be traded to the Baltimore Thunder this season, could only watch as the Wings went into their championship celebration after the 17-12 victory. Wings all-pro goalie Dallas Eliuk came through once again, and his 39 stops helped him earn championship series MVP. The Wings also won the championship in 1989, '90, '94 and '95. Billy Miller, who scored just eight goals during the entire regular season, registered three goals and two assists and was named the game's MVP. "There were certainly some question marks when you lose a player who is maybe the best player of all time in Gary Gait, but from the minute we knew he was leaving, we tried to turn his departure into an opportunity for a lot of people," said Wings coach Tony Resch.
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April 27, 1998 | by Leigh Primavera, Daily News Sports Writer
What a difference a year makes. If this had been last season, the Wings would be the National Lacrosse League champions today thanks to their 16-12 win over the Baltimore Thunder yesterday. Unfortunately, this year the NLL has gone to a best-of-three series format and it will take one more victory for the Wings to be crowned the best. The Wings' victory gave them a 1-0 lead in the series, which continues tomorrow night in Baltimore. Yesterday, in front of 9,860 fans at the CoreStates Center, the Wings jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Greg Traynor.
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