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Celia Balf | Excelle Sports | September 7, 2017

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  Top-ranked UCLA visits Charlottesville Thursday night for a matchup against No. 8 Virginia

As you grab your pumpkin spice latte and lay out your favorite college football jerseys ahead of this weekend, don’t forget that Division I women’s college soccer is also in full swing and slated for top action Thursday through Sunday.

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Thursday, Sept. 7

The latest United Soccer Coaches poll ranked UCLA No. 1 after what has been an almost perfect start to its 2017 campaign. The Bruins are 6-0-0 and face No. 8 Virginia on Thursday night. The Cavaliers were No. 3 last week before falling to Wisconsin at home 1-0. The UCLA match is one of two epic matchups for the Hoos this weekend as Virginia hosts No. 5 Penn State Sunday.

Before heading to Charlottesville, the Nittany Lions will take part in another huge ACC-Big Ten showdown, hosting North Carolina Thursday night. The Tar Heels are hot off a 2-0 win over UNCW while Penn State is lcoming off a road loss to West Virginia on Saturday.

Friday, Sept. 8

Andi Sullivan and Stanford will look to continue climbing the rankings when the Cardinal hosts San Francisco. The Cardinal dominated Navy 7-0 on Sunday and Sullivan earned her first goal of the season.

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Depending on the progress of Hurricane Irma, No. 9 Florida is scheduled to play No. 13 Florida State on Friday. The Gators are coming off a 1-0 win over Portland on Sunday, while the Seminoles are also cruising after a 4-0 win against Kentucky on Sunday.

Clemson shot up in the rankings this week from No. 8 to No. 4. The Tigers are undefeated with a 6-0-0 record and are coming off a road win over Georgia this past Sunday. Clemson will take on No. 7 South Carolina at home Friday before taking a week breather ahead of Notre Dame on Sept. 16.

Sunday, Sept. 10

There are 125 games in action on Sunday, with the biggest being No. 14 Rutgers vs No. 15 Georgetown, No. 5 Penn State vs No. 8 Virginia and the Boston rivalry of BC vs BU.

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