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| Armed Forces Sports | May 10, 2016
The Navy defends the final barrage of shots to defeat Air Force 1-0 in the 2016 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship at Fort Benning, Ga. The 2016 Championship is held from 6 to 14 May featuring teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. Coast Guard personnel are competing on the Navy team. (Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote)
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class scores in the 17th minute,
topping Air Force 1-0 to win match three of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Soccer
Championship held at Fort Benning, Ga. on 9 May.
Despite losing two starters to red cards in their first
match, Navy bounced back from their defeat versus Army on day one of the
In the final minutes of the match, Air Force unleashed a
barrage of shots on goal forcing Navy’s defense to work overtime. However, Navy’s defenders held the line
raising their record to 1-1.
The 2016 Armed Forces Championship format consists of round
robin play, where each team faces one another once for seeding. The top two best records will face one
another in the championship match to claim the 2016 Armed Forces crown.
NAVY SCORING SUMMARY
#6 PO3 Devonte Ecford (17')
AIR FORCE SCORING SUMMARY
Navy - PO2 James
Air Force - 1st Lt John Melcher (74')
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