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Notre Dame takes good gamble on Ford in semis

Updated: December 6, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
By Graham Hays

CARY, N.C.  At this year's College Cup, depth isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. But Notre Dame coach Randy Waldrum went all in with one first-half gamble that paid off.

Watching his defense get pushed to the edge in the first half of Friday's semifinal by Stanford's array of quick, technical attacking players, Waldrum decided to go the bench. With a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute, he sent junior Haley Ford into the game for freshman Courtney Barg, who had earlier scored her team's ...

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