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Climbing to New Heights

August 1, 2006

Albany -- The Darton soccer team is quickly reaching new levels.

The men's team played in its sixth-straight region final four last season, while the women advanced all the way to the national championship game.

The teams were climbing to new heights Tuesday at their annual kick-off celebration to start the season.

With players changing over every two years, team chemistry can be hard to achieve.

The Cavaliers were on "The Wall," a ropes course at Darton.

Darton begins practice later this week, and Cavs assistant coach Davis Mann says "the climb" is a great bonding experience.

"It's just kind of laid back, something they can do. Tomorrow we start fitness testing and see where they are physically. After that it's three-a-day training. It's gonna be rough. They're going to get hot and angry at each other. This is something fun they can do to get to know each other before they really get out there and start to work."

Darton will have its first practice of the season on Thursday.

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