September 30, 2003
Albany- The Darton Cavaliers soccer team, ranked 8th in the latest National Junior College poll, are making up for lost time.
The Cavaliers will play their first home match in more than a month tomorrow at Gordon College, in what will be the first four home matches over the next six days.
Darton soccer coach Ken Veilands scheduling four games in six days to prepare his Cavaliers for the state tournament that Darton will host at the end of October.
The four games should also help Cavalier forward Chris Hemphill continue to get his soccer legs back under him.
The former Lee County star is back playing soccer after spending last year trying to make the Georgia football team as a walk-on punter.
The time away from soccer hasn't hurt Chris Hemphill who is one of the leading scorers in the state and nation with 11 goals in 10 games.
Hemphill said "It had been awhile since I had played soccer, gotten out on the field and competed in the soccer enviroment and my touch was off and some things like that. But the more you come out here and the more you play, you sort of pick up."
8th ranked Darton plays Gordon at 5pm tomorrow at Cavalier Field. The Lady Cavaliers, who are 8-2 on the season, play 13th ranked Gordon women at three.