GRR: Tri-State Conference
There were four play-in games scheduled for the NCR men's D2 playoffs, and here's how they all ended up.
Virginia's game with Bucknell wasn't played as Bucknell suffered too many injuries from the previous week's MARC playoffs and couldn't field a team. So Virginia advanced.
Marist won the men's D2 Tri-State Conference championship, beating RPI 47-10 Sunday to book at spot in the NCR national playoffs.
Federico Gubana was a scoring machine for Marist, logging an astounding 32 points from two tries, five conversions, and four penalty goals. Wing Shemar Phillip added two tries and outside center Albert Severini added a try as well.
The Tri-State Conference helds its semifinals Sunday, with one or two surprises.Women
In New Jersey on Sunday the Fairfield University Women came from behind to tie the game and then in the second period of overtime scored to finish up 29-24. Fairfield will face the Vassar College Women on Saturday in the final. RPI and MSU will match-up for third and fourth place.
The Tri-State Conference Women's competition is headed for its quarterfinals this weekend after the final day of regular-season play.
North #1 is, not surprisingly, Vassar, with Fairfield securing #2 with a 24-22 defeat of RPI on Sunday.
Marist traveled down to Kings Point, NY to play Merchant Marine Academy to decide Tri State regular season champions.
This has been a stop-start season in the Tri State but both Marist and Kings Point have managed to get through it ready to play. Both defeated RPI in tight games and really that's what set up this encounter. Officially both teams were unbeaten going into the match.