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Lady Cavs earn top seed at national tourney

November 8, 2005

Albany - Last month, the Darton College women's soccer team moved into the number one spot in the national junior college rankings for the first time in school history.

Next week, the Lady Cavs hope to prove they are the top team in the nation on the field.

Darton College honoring their unbeaten women's soccer team after the Lady Cavs won their district title last weekend and earned their first ever trip to the National Junior College tournament which is next week in Phoenix, Arizona.

The top ranked Lady Cavs are the number one seed in the eight team national tournament and will play Anne Arundel Community college from Maryland next Thursday afternoon.

If Darton wins that game they will not only advance to the national semifinals, they will also break the national junior college record with their 24th consecutive win.

Darton coach Ken Veilands said "At the beginning of the season when I realized we were going to be good, I looked at the schedule and said we may have hiccup there and not make one there. But to be where we are now, I never even looked at the record until somebody mentioned it to me last week."

You not only need a good team to make it to the national tournament, you also need money. Darton's trip to Arizona will cost them $18,000 dollars and the team will be raising money this week to help pay for their historic trip to the national junior college tournament.

If you would like to help you can call the Darton athletic department at 229-430-6788.