The signs of fall dotting the country also signifies that the final stretch of the women's college regular season is drawing close.
An enticing race for the top team in the country continues to take shape, with a number of heavyweight programs holding serve over the past week, leaving this week's TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 unscathed.
The weekend's most significant result took place in the ACC, as No. 3 Duke took down No. 8 Viginia(w) thanks to a Christina Gibbons penalty kick in a 1-0 win.