GRR: Tri-State Conference
Greenville, NC welcomes a weird men’s DII bracket because in many eye it’s three conference champions and the favorite - but we’ll see.
Back in August Goff Rugby Report stopped by the first day of practice for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute rugby team; it was, in fact, not even a practice, but rather a way to get new payers acquainted with the game.
For Vassar and Rutgers, Sunday's conference championship is less about winning the Tri-State title and more about gauging the strength of their respective rosters. The pair have already guaranteed their places in the DII fall Round of 32, and regardless of Sunday's outcome, both will host their playoff-openers.
Two wild and tense games in the Tri-State Conference Sunday decided who would move on to the conference final.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which had been racking up big scores of late, had to battle with New Jersey Institute of Technology in a game that yielded just three tries and 18 points.
RPI, Sacred Heart, NJIT, and Molloy move on to the semifinals of the Tri-State Conference after all won quarterfinals this weekend.
This wasn’t easy for the winners. Molloy, which finished 1st in the South division at 5-1 just got by Marist 21-17 and Marist was 2-3 in the regular season. NJIT, 5-1 in the regular season, edged Siena 34-27.