Arizona Rugby gets their first win over Notre Dame
Reporter- Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor
Tucson (Arizona Rugby)- The Arizona Wildcats met the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time on Sunday, coming away victorious. Arizona was presented with the Parseghian Cup after defeating Notre Dame 17-5.
The match was played in benefit to the Parseghian family research towards combatting Niemann Pick Type C.
The Wildcats got on the board first. After Arizona's defense denied two Irish try attempts by holding the ball carrier up in goal, Cody Naber was launched into space on line out ball and scampered for a sixty meter try in the right corner.
The tough conversion attempt failed and Arizona took the 5 - 0 lead. Just minutes later, a missed 22-meter penalty kick from Notre Dame set up the second try of the day for Arizona.
Ryan Matyas broke the line and flew deep into Notre Dame territory, before tossing a scoring a perfect off load pass to wing Shane Carter who was in close pursuit. Again the try was dotted in the right corner and the conversion sailed right. Arizona led 10 - 0.
The Wildcats finished off the Fighting Irish in the 2nd half, going on to take the first game of the series.
Both teams will continue the new tradition with the next meeting occurring at the start of the 2013-2014 season. That match will be played in South Bend, Indiana.
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