A penalty kick from Bella Gullatta in the 63rd minute broke a 7-7 tie, as Nisaiah Berkeley and her Lander University Women's Rugby teammates would hold on to defeat American International 10 - 7 in the NIRA Semifinals, advancing to the program's first National Championship birth November 18th on the campus of Harvard University. Lander University will take on Davenport for the Division II Championship.
Sami Tripi would score in the eighth minute to give Lander a 5 - 0 lead and a Conversion by Gullatta would make it 7 - 0. Lander University would keep American International off the board until the 34th minute when American International scored and picked up the Conversion to tie the game at seven.
The defensive battle continued, with neither team able to score until Bella connected on the Penalty Kick to give Lander University the lead once again. Lander would hold American International scoreless for the final 27 minutes to secure the win and the National Championship birth.