The Fresno State women’s rugby club team won the Division II spring national championship Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C., beating Salisbury of Maryland 25-19.
Coach Barry Foley said it’s the first national championship for the club after finishing third in 2018.
the Bulldogs endured two lightning delays (including a one-hour late start) to take a 17-7 halftime lead against Salisbury, fell behind 19-17 but got a go-ahead 3-point penalty kick by flyhalf Regan Garner. Fresno State took the kickoff down the field and scored a try by Megan Oleski to seal the win.
Fresno State beat Tulane 57-17 in the Friday semifinal.