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Aug. 8, 2018
KANSAS CITY – The Penn State women’s soccer team opens the 2018 season ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll. The Nittany Lions are slated to play five ranked teams during the 2018 campaign at home.
The Stanford Cardinal, the defending NCAA champions, took the top spot in the poll with 34 first-place votes. The 2017 NCAA runner-up UCLA Bruins were selected at No. 2 followed by the Duke Blue Devils at No. 3 and South Carolina rounded out the top-five.
The Nittany Lions are one of three Big Ten programs ranked in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll as Ohio State is No. 23 and Rutgers is No. 24.
No. 4 Penn State opens the 2018 season against No. 9 West Virginia on August 17. The match is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at Jeffrey Field.
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