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West Coast upsets highlight Friday action
by Paul Kennedy, October 10th, 2009 7AM



MEN'S NEWS ... Visiting Washington pulled Friday's biggest upset when the Huskies beat No. 4 California, 2-0, in Berkeley. UW got goals from Matt Van Houten (diving header) and Brad Keller (blast from 30 yards) for its first win over Cal since 2005. Cal's starting goalie, David Bingham, was injured and had to be replaced by freshman Robby Gogatz in the 28th minute. The Bears were shut out for the first time this season.

"Needless to say, it's our biggest win of the season and the guys deserved it," said Washington coach Dean Wurzberger. "They played well and it was a mature performance, like a professional performance."

-- Friday's only other Top 25 upset also took place on the West Coast. Despite playing the last 39 minutes with 10 players after Tim Grey was shown a red card, San Diego knocked off No. 16 Portland, 2-1. Momentum switched after Collen Warner tied the score after Grey was ejected for a hand ball in the penalty area. The Pilots had several chances to go ahead before Marcelo Carminatti won the game for the visiting Toreros with a shot from 25 yards.

* BOUEMBOUE WATCH. Ronnie Bouemboue is making a case for Player of the Year honors with his play for N.C. State. The senior from Congo by way of Brooklyn scored his ACC-leading sixth goal of the season with just 49 seconds left to give the No. 25 Wolfpack a 1-0 win at No. 6 Duke Friday night.

* UNBEATEN HAWKS. Monmouth improved to 10-0-1 with a 1-0 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on freshman Ryan Clark's goal in the 86th minute, his fourth game-winning goal. "As we move forward," said Monmouth coach Rob McCourt, "we need to do a better job of finishing our scoring opportunities earlier in the game."

Oct. 9 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Wake Forest 2 North Carolina 2. Goals: Redmond (da Luz) 7, Lubahn (Schilawski, Redmond) 82; Dixon (Farfan, Graye) 2, Farfan (pen.) 57.
Wake Forest -- Fitzgerald, Arena, Opara, Lichtfuss, Adams, Norman, Lubahn, da Luz, Bone, Redmond, Schilawski. Subs: Courtney, Randolph, Newnam, Millington, Sokolow.
North Carolina -- Haggerty, McKinney, Graye, King, Velez, McCarty, Brown, Urso, Farfan, Dixon, Schuler. Subs: Lebo, Martinez, Tannous, Walters, Garner, Goodwin.
Referee: Abiodun Okulaja.
Att.: 3,661.

(Click here for all the Friday men's results and the weekend Top 25 schedule.)

Pac-10: No. 4 California 0 Washington 2 (Van Houten 23, Keller 54).
ACC: No. 7 Wake Forest 2 (Dixon 2, Farfan 57) No. 3 North Carolina (Redmond 7, Lubahn 82).
ACC: No. 6 Duke 0 No. 25 N.C. State 1 (Bouemboue 110) (OT).
ACC: No. 10 Maryland 2 (Tangney 87, Stretzer 90) Virginia Tech 1 (Bentley 9)
Big East: No. 25 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Connecticut-postponed.
Northeast: No. 14 Monmouth 1 (Clark 86) St. Francis (N.Y.) 0.
WCC: No. 16 Portland 1 (Warner pen. 51) San Diego 2 (Posa 26, Carminati 69).
Cleveland State 0 No. 18 Ohio State 2 (McAnena 2, Verhoff 19).
Pac-10: No. 21 Stanford 1 (Warshaw 4) Oregon State 0.
Atlantic-10: No. 25 Charlotte 6 (Gross pen. 7, 25, Exley pen. 12, Darby 41, Smith 47, Rex 68) George Washington 0.

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