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Pressure system earns UNC title again

Tar Heels blank Stanford to repeat as women's soccer champions

Updated: December 6, 2009, 7:11 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The pressure of the moment didn't get to Stanford in Sunday's national championship match. The pressure applied by North Carolina did for just long enough to prolong the most prolific dynasty in women's college athletics.

And a cold, damp and otherwise dreary afternoon in Texas offered glimpses of both a sport that is evolving at an accelerated pace, and the seeming permanence of a program whose success is the standard against which that change is measured.

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