Men’s Rugby Defeats Notre Dame (Ohio), 40-6
Army West Point Men’s Rugby returned to the pitch at Warrior Field on Sunday and cruised to a 40-6 win over the Notre Dame College Falcons. The Black Knights outworked the Falcons from the first whistle, using a 33-0 run to claim their first win in Rugby East play.
The Army Men’s Rugby Team did not waste any time in this contest, jumping all over the Falcons from the first whistle. Firstie captain Matt Meehan punched in the first try score just three minutes into the contest to give Army the early lead. Sean McNulty followed suit, kicking the conversion to extend Army's early lead.
Notre Dame answered with back-to-back penalty kicks, bringing the score to 7-6 at the 15 minute mark. Those would be the last points for the Falcons in the contest as Army ramped up the defensive pressure to completely shut down the Falcon attack.
Army followed up the second penalty try with an unanswered 33-0 run to close out the contest over the final 65 minutes of action. Every player on the field contributed in one way or another to spark the run and clinch the first Rugby East win of the year for Army. Read more.