The NAC Martyrs played on Saturday against Santa Maria della Riconciliazione, which has a number of Latin American and U.S. players.
Organizers of the the seminarian soccer series reported that the game got off to a slow start, but that the NAC put on the pressure in the second half.
Several missed shots-on-goal by both sides in the second half left the score 0-0. According to the Clericus Cup’s modified rules, a tie after regular play is broken with a shootout rather than by continuing play with overtime and the Santa Maria team won 3-2.
However, because of a previous big win against Redemptoris Mater and Santa Maria’s loss to St. Paul’s College, the NAC are number one in their division with four points.