The Cougars, though, are no strangers to the spotlight. They won the national title two years ago. They are led by twin sisters Megan and Alexis Bonny, seniors from Union Gap just outside Yakima.
WSU is 12-0 and won the Pacific Coast region by a large margin, outscoring Santa Cruz and Humboldt State by a collective 111-5 score before starting play in nationals with a blow out of Cal-State Northridge, 113-0. They followed that with a 34-7 win over Wyoming to earn their Final Four berth.
The winner of the WSU-Norwich game will play Staurday for the championship against the winner of Shippensburg vs. Winona State.
"Key for us has been our dynamic style of play," WSU head coach Leah Hammond said. "We have a lot of cohesiveness in this squad. We know Norwich is going to be a physical team that is going to try to poach the ball, so being in and around the breakdowns, getting a clean ball to our scrum half and attacking from different angles will be huge."