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Cavs to play third-straight home game

After playing a solid game Sunday against Seton Hall, Virginia will enjoy the longest break from competition it has had since the season's first game. "I think this week has been very good so far and will be good in terms of trying to get better as a team and having the opportunity to do that," Virginia coach Steve Swanson said.


Cavaliers crush Liberty, Hofstra

[caption id="attachment_29849" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Freshman forward Caroline Miller scored one of Virginia's five goals against Liberty, contributing to the Cavaliers' impressive offensive attack over the weekend.

Virginia Cavaliers defender/midfielder Katie Carr (6) in action against Georgetown.  The #6 Virginia Cavaliers played the Georgetown Hoyas to a 2-2 draw in a NCAA Women's Soccer pre-season exhibition game held at Klockner Stadium on the Grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on August 18, 2008.

Virginia depleted by loss of experienced defenders

[caption id="attachment_29755" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Sophomore defender Katie Carr did not start a single game last season, but this fall, she could be asked to step up into a more pivotal role for the inexperienced Cavalier backline.

Virginia Cavaliers F Meghan Lenczyk (21)..The Virginia Cavaliers faced the Liberty Flames at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, VA on September 21, 2007

Depleted team leans on young starters for help

Every season, collegiate athletic programs across the country cope with losing talent and experience to graduation. "It's one of the challenges we face as coaches because just when you feel like they are coming together after four years they have to leave," women's soccer coach Steve Swanson said. How much a team is affected from losing experienced players may vary from season to season, but inevitably, there is no such thing as a "contract extension" in Division I. The women's soccer team said goodbye to seven seniors last year - most notably senior defender and two-time first team All-American Nikki Krzyik.