ROME — The Pontifical North American College soccer team trounced St. Paul College 5-1 over the weekend and will head into the Clericus Cup quarterfinals.
First year seminarian, Scottie Gratton of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt., scored four of the five goals.
Clericus Cup organizers said it was a “lively and fast” game with the NAC Martyrs netting three goals in just the first 14 minutes of play.
Only eight of the 16 teams go onto the quarterfinals April 21.
The NAC leads its division with seven points, tied with the Pontifical Gregorian University (last year’s Clericus Cup champions) and Sedes Sapientae.