May 7, 2016 –
Airman 1st Class Christopher Grant scores two goals as Air
Force smash the Marine Corps 5-0 to open the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Soccer
Championship held at Fort Benning, Ga. on 7 May.
Air Force held off a barrage of shots on goal during the
first ten minutes of the match, before capitalizing on a solid shot by 2nd lt.
Scott McGillivray in the 15th minute (15’).
Before halftime, Air Force would take the lead 4-0 with
goals from Grant (28’), 1st Lt. Darren Nottingham (39’) and Staff Sgt. Nicholas
Grant scored his second goal (53’) in the second half to
seal the deal.
Air Force will face Navy in match three and Marine Corps
will face Army in match four on May 9th.
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.
Army won the 2015 Armed Forces Men’s Championship and are
looking to repeat.
2d Lt Scott McGillivray ('15)
A1C Christopher Grant ('28)
1st Lt Darren Nottingham ('39)
SSgt Nicholas Cardenas ('41)
A1C Christopher Grant ('53)
USAF: 1st Lt
Anthony O'Conner; A1C Timothy Betts
USMC: Sgt Nicholas Grasso; Sgt Noel Veragonzalez