Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Academy And St. Pius Tie For the Title.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

Repeat of '99 Finals Result; Chargers Goalie Stands Out

SANTA ANA PUEBLO New year, same result.

Bitter boys soccer rivals Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius played 100 minutes Saturday and decided nothing at the New Mexico Soccer Tournament Complex, leaving the teams walking off the field as Class AAAA co-champions with a 0-0 tie.

Last year, the Sartans (20-2-1) and Chargers (13-5-3) battled to a 1-1 deadlock. St. Pius has won or tied for the state championship eight straight years and has 10 titles overall.

Players wandered around the field not quite sure whether to cry or celebrate. Most settled for a slightly dazed look as the coaches tried to console the players. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.