Penn State Women’s Soccer Remains No. 6 In Latest National Poll

Penn State women’s soccer just can’t stop winning.

After posting a 9-1-1 record that was good enough for a Big Ten regular-season title, the Nittany Lions stayed put at No. 6 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll this week.

Penn State played just one game last week but made the most of it against Maryland. The Nittany Lions made their intentions clear with a third-minute opener en route to a 6-0 dispatching of the Terrapins on Senior Day. Frankie Tagliaferri and Ally Schlegel both earned braces, while Rachel Wasserman and Payton Linnehan added a goal apiece.

Despite the spirited performance against the Terrapins, the team couldn’t break into the top five. Florida State, UNC, and TCU retained their respective top three positions, while UCLA jumped West Virginia for the No. 4 ranking.

Ohio State was the only other Big Ten team to feature in this week’s poll, rising one spot to No. 22. Rutgers and Wisconsin both received votes, but they didn’t get enough to enter the top 25.

Penn State will now turn its attention to postseason play. The Nittany Lions received a bye to the second round of Big Ten’s “Regional Weekend” and will host the winner of Indiana and Michigan on Sunday. The matchup will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network.

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Otis Lyons

Otis is a sophomore majoring in print journalism and is one of Onward State's associate editors. He lives just north of San Francisco, and is a diehard San Jose Earthquakes fan. Feel free to send over your soccer hot takes to his twitter @otisnlyons1 and instagram @otislyons

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