Elizabeth Welliver of Yokota Air Base, Japan, helped the All-Air Force team capture the All-Armed Forces women’s soccer tournament title for the second straight year.

The first lieutenant, assigned to U.S. Forces Japan at Yokota, scored in the 87th minute as Air Force shut out the combined Navy-Marine Corps team 4-0 in the tournament’s last match on Monday at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla.

The victory helped Air Force conclude an unbeaten run to its title repeat. The airmen went 3-0-1, the only blemish on their record a 0-0 tie with runner-up Army (2-1-1) on Day 4 of the event. No team scored against Air Force in its four matches.

Welliver also was chosen for the second straight year for the 19-player All-Armed Forces team, which will defend its title in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) championship May 22-31 at Zoutkamp, Netherlands.

Joining Welliver on the All-Armed Forces team is goalkeeper Kim Hemenway, a Navy seaman assigned to the USS Blue Ridge out of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. The Navy-Marine Corps team finished last at 0-4.

All-Armed Forces women’s soccer tournamentAt Mayport Naval Station, Fla.

Final standings


Air Force 3 0 1 10 0 10

Army 2 1 1 13 3 7

Navy-Marine Corps 0 4 0 2 22 0

Wednesday, May 3

Air Force 1, Army 0

Thursday, May 4

Army 9, Navy-Marine Corps 0

Friday, May 5

Air Force 5, Navy-Marine Corps 0

Saturday, May 6

Air Force 0, Army 0

Sunday, May 7

Army 4, Navy-Marine Corps 2

Monday, May 8

Air Force 4, Navy-Marine Corps 0

All-Armed Forces team

Air Force-Elizabeth Welliver, Yokota Air Base, Japan; Jennifer Wolfe, Marci Freund, Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas; Christine Miller, Nicole Burnside, Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla.; Wendy Emminger, Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Elaine Tatarek, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.; Amber Reynolds, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Leigh-Anne Fitzgerald, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Army-Hannah Mabel, Fort Sill, Okla.; Kelly Schachtler, Lauren Rowe, Marietta Squire, Fort Stewart, Ga.; Randee Ferrell, Kitzingen, Germany; Emily Nay, Fort Carson, Colo.; Karen Tien, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Navy-Kim Hemenway, USS Blue Ridge; Kathleen Craig, USS Mobile Bay.

Marine Corps-Staphanie Parker, Cherry Point Air Station, N.C.

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