Wright State makes memorable NCAA tournament debut with 3-2 win over Notre Dame


Of the four first-time participants in the Division I men’s soccer NCAA tournament, Wright State became the first to record a win. Zion Beaton broke a 1-1 tie and Deri Corfe followed less than two minutes later with what would be the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame.

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The Fighting Irish were selected as an at-large bid, one of of 10 ACC teams in the 48-team field. The Raiders, however, made the cut by winning the Horizon League championship. Wright State found itself behind early in penalty kicks during the conference’s tournament final before rallying to earn automatic qualification.

On Thursday, the Raiders never trailed. They’re now the first Horizon League team to advance in the…

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