UW Rugby defeated Weber St. in the Quarterfinals of the DI-AA Varsity Cup on Saturday, and will move on to face Idaho State in the Semi-Finals in Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday April 26th.
The Northwest did us a favor and brought heavy rain at kickoff, which played in favor of UW as the Dawgs came out hungry. Freshman sensation Riley Poulson scored the first try of the match 4 minutes in, and the Dawgs never looked back. Heavy pressure on defense lead to turnovers and within the first 15 minutes of the match UW had a 22-0 lead with additional tries by Senior wing Aaron Carr, exchange student fullback Tom Donovan, and Senior Captain Just Santos.
It was a defensive battle with a lot of possession going back and for the remainder of the match. A charge down on a Weber St. kick, and some quick movement saw Senior Ian Booth charge in for a second half try to seal the deal at 27-0.
Up next for the Dawgs is a tough Idaho State team that downed Washington State in Pullman on Saturday 32-25, but the Dawgs have their eyes on the prize and will be ready for the challenge.
UW v. Idaho State
Idaho State University, Pocatello ID
Saturday, April 26th