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Virginia finally makes quarterfinals

Virginia finally makes quarterfinals

Originally Published: November 23, 2011
By Beau Dure

NCAA quarterfinalist Virginia is out to refute the notion college soccer has to be about athleticism and frenetic play.

Coach Steve Swanson, who also was hired as the U.S. Under-20 women's team coach in August, stresses a possession style. Players keep the ball and move it around with deft passing. Forwards and midfielders take on defenders one-on-one to create passing lanes and mismatches. Julia Roberts is nominally a defensive midfielder, but often starts the attack.

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