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NCAA.com | August 13, 2014

Oregon's hiking trip unites team

  Before preseason practices opened, the Oregon volleyball team went on a team-building hiking weekend.

Less than 24 hours before their first fall practice, the Oregon volleyball team was maneuvering rapids on the McKenzie River. Instead of a time for rest and relaxation before their season starts, Oregon's backwoods beauty served as a battlegrounds for a water-fight skirmish. Players and coaches battled with squirt guns and buckets in a free-for-all water war with a dubious scoring system and each competitor claiming victory at trip's end. 

The goal of the trip, according to head coach Jim Moore, was to work on team-bonding and communication. The day before, after hiking halfway up the 10,000-foot South Sister in the Oregon Cascades, Moore challenged his team with a choice: Either finish their ascent toward the top or return down the mountain to save their legs for opening fall practice, which was days away. 

The team decided to return back unanimously, eager to prepare as efficiently as possible for their upcoming fall season. 

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