GRR: Tri-State Conference
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.
The quarterfinalists for the Men’s Tri-State Conference are set after a key final weekend.
The RPI Engineers continued their winning ways with an impressive 55-21 defeat of Marist to finish the season 4-1 and on top of the Tri-State North. But it’s not a runaway, as Vassar and Siena also finished 4-1.
In perhaps the biggest upset of the weekend in Men’s DII College rugby, RPI defeated Vassar.
It wasn’t so much the fact that Rensselaer Polytechnic won the game, but the fact that the scoreline was 56-14. RPI is just outside the Goff Rugby Report rankings, while Vassar was ranked #28.