Syracuse lacrosse coach Gary Gait reprimanded by NCAA

Syracuse's Michelle Tumolo is surrounded by Northwestern's Lacey

Syracuse's Michelle Tumolo is surrounded by Northwestern's Lacey Vigmostad (12), Kerri Harrington (33), Taylor Thornton (9) and Gabriella Flibotte (19) as she grabs a loose ball in the second half of Northwestern's 8-6 win over Syracuse in the NCAA college women's lacrosse championship at Stony Brook. (May 27, 2012) (Credit: AP)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse women's lacrosse coach Gary Gait and star Michelle Tumolo have been reprimanded by the NCAA for misconduct at the Division I national championship game in May.

The NCAA said Gait's postgame press conference comments were critical of the officiating crew that worked the game, which the Orange lost to Northwestern, 8-6.

Tumolo was found to have engaged in misconduct by making unsporting comments and placing her hands on a game official after being issued a second yellow card during the game. Tumolo, who also was issued a red card for her actions, had her transportation expenses and championship per diem withheld.

As part of her punishment, Tumolo also has to serve a one-game suspension beginning with the first game of the 2013 regular season.

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