Air Force captures soccer gold medal
By 2nd Lt. Ali Tedesco, 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 14, 2002
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFPN) -- The Air Force soccer team won close games over the Army team and the Marines to secure first place in the recent Armed Forces Services Soccer Championship.
"It (was) a long tournament," said Air Force head coach Orville Reid. "We had to play tough all six games to win."
The Nov. 8 match-up against Army proved pivotal to the outcome of the tournament. Prior to the game, Army was leading the tournament with three wins. A loss in this game would have made a first place finish impossible for Air Force. After a very competitive match, the Air Force team came away with a 2-1 victory.
Although beating Army was imperative, the Air Force team still had to face the Marines on Nov. 9. At the end, the Air Force team left the field with a hard-earned 1-0 win.
The Army team took the silver medal, followed by the Navy and Marine teams, respectively.