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Santa Clara stays in the big-time despite smaller size, budget

Originally Published: September 9, 2008
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Missing two injured stars for the second season in a row and staring down the reality of a sport whose own success paradoxically threatens to push some of its premier programs to the brink of championship extinction, Santa Clara remains more intent on thriving than simply surviving in women's college soccer.

It's a big-picture mind-set that plays out on the smallest scale every time the ball finds its way to the feet of junior forward Kiki Bosio, one of 22 non-seniors ...

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