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William Paterson Takes Tri-State 7s

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William Paterson Takes Tri-State 7s

William Paterson University Men ran away with the Tri-State Conference 7s title in style and the New Jersey school collected their third consecutive conference 7s crown. Not only did WPU win the championship but their ferocious defense held all attackers at bay as they did not concede any points over their 3 pool games games, the quarterfinal, semifinal and final! Three championships now and this one with 6 shutouts. Hats off to the Pioneers on a very special weekend.

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Pool Play

Group A

William Paterson quickly dispatched Marist College B in the tournament opener 35-0 and rattled through SUNY-Oneonta 49-0 and Seton Hall 33-0. So the fight was for second place and it was the Hall that emerged as runner-up by virtue of a 10-5 win over Oneonta.

Group B

Hofstra University had reached the last 8 the previous year but they faced Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) who have been highly competitive recently in 15s. But the Hofstra Pride squeaked past the Engineers 12-5 and both advanced to the quarters.

Group C

This was the most competitive group as Marist jumped ahead 2-0 but the game with Drew University was close 24-21. The Monroe College Mustangs were well beaten in their first game but had arrived late to the field and with little warm-up time Drew put them away 28-7. Monroe surprised Marist upsetting last year's finalist 15-14 but the bonus point Marist earned saw them and Drew advance.

Group D

SUNY_New Paltz and Molloy College went through from this group but there were close fought games that might have gone the other way. Vassar lost a must win game against New Paltz 10-12 and missed the conversion at the end from right in front of the posts that would have earned them a tie. The deserved winner Molloy as they went undefeated in this group.

The entire day was officiated by the Rugby Referees Society of New York (RRSNY) and a host of Vassar volunteers, with most of them being members of the USA Rugby National Championship winning team. Thanks are due to all these young women and the cadre of referees.


Tri State Conference 7s
Game # Team   Team  
1 WPU 35 Marist B 0
2 Seton Hall 10 Oneonta 5
3 RPI 12 New Paltz B 0
4 Hofstra 26 Montclair 5
5 Marist 27 WPU B 0
6 Monroe 7 Drew 28
7 New Paltz 21 Bard 10
8 Molloy 29 Vassar 12
9 WPU 49 Oneonta 0
10 Seton Hall 38 Marist B 0
11 RPI 24 Montclair 10
12 Hofstra 50 New Paltz B 0
13 Marist 24 Drew 21
14 Monroe 37 WPU B 0
15 New Paltz 12 Vassar 10
16 Molloy 22 Bard 7
17 WPU 33 Seton Hall 0
18 Oneonta 12 Marist B 0
19 RPI 5 Hofstra 12
20 Montclair State 22 New Paltz B 10
21 Marist 14 Monroe 15
22 Drew 45 WPU B 0
23 New Paltz 0 Molloy 29
24 Vassar 24 Bard 0
25 Winner A WPU 26 2nd B RPI 0
26 Winner B Hofstra 37 2nd A SHU 0
27 Winner C Marist 20 2nd D New Paltz 5
28 Winner D Molloy 17 2nd C Drew 22
29 WPU 34 Hofstra 5
30 Marist 21 Drew 5
31 WPU 31 Marist 0