"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."
* GAME OF THE NIGHT:
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.
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* FRIDAY'S TOP 25 RESULTS:
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.