Tuesday, April 22, 2014

UW Advances to Semi-Finals With Impressive Win

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
1pm Kickoff

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Playoffs Start This Weekend

D1-AA Varsity Cup - Quarter Finals
Seattle, Washington - IMA Field #3 (UW Campus)
1pm Kickoff

Come Support your Husky Ruggers this Saturday, 4/19 as they take on Weber St. in the Quarter Finals of the D1-AA Varsity Cup.  

A new competition was formatted by the top rugby schools in America to crown a National Champion called the D1-A Varsity Cup.  Schools such as Cal, St. Mary's, BYU, and Central Washington were invited to this competition to create a true crowning champion outside of the traditional USA Rugby National Championship.  

UW learned a few weeks back, that they were also formatting a D1-AA competition to complement the top tier teams, and UW is officially in the competition, with the Quarter Finals coming to Seattle this weekend.  

The finals of this competition will be played in Salt Lake City's, Rio Tinton Stadium as the curtain raiser to the D1-A Varsity Cup, which would be great exposure for the club as the D1-A Varsity Cup is being aired live on NBC on Saturday, May 3rd.  

For more information on the Varsity Cup, click this link:  http://varsitycup.us/d1aa-rugby-championship/ 

See you at the pitch on Saturday!