RPI defeated SUNY New Paltz 41-0 to complete an undefeated run in the Tri-State Women's DII Conference, setting up a rematch with New Paltz on Saturday in the first round of the conference playoffs.
Six other teams are in the first round of the playoffs, while the top four from the North - Vassar, Albany, Marist, and Stony Brook - get a bye to the next round.
Both SUNY New Paltz and Vassar are 4-0 in the Tri-State Men's DII Conference Central Division, but they've arrived at that lofty spot in fairly different ways.
New Paltz has dominated, scoring close to 50 points a game and giving up less than seven. Vassar, on the other hand, has had to tough out some close ones.
Eighteen teams got in on the this weekend as the Tri-State Men’s DII college conference really got underway.
After taking six cup championships and placing as runner-up four times at The Beast of the East tournament, Vassar College has once again conquered the Beast with five wins against Southern Connecticut, Amherst College, Springfield College, Buffalo State, and Albany.
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.