Cal Men's Soccer: Bears Upset No. 1 Washington

Cal's Paolo Carillo-Weisenburger advances the ballPhoto by Juan Montermoso - KLC Fotos
Jake Curtis

Cal's men's soccer team recorded its biggest win of the season when it upset No. 1-ranked Washington 3-2 on Thursday.

The Bears' victory ended Washington's 10-game winning streak and handed the Huskies (14-2-0, 7-1-0 Pac-12) their first home loss of the season. With the victory, Kevin Grimes became Cal's all-time winningest head coach in men's soccer with 203 wins, moving past Bob DiGrazia.

Cal (7-5-3, 3-3-2) rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to pick up the historica victory. The game-winning goal was scored by Alonzo Del Mundo in the 79th minute.

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"It was a historic win tonight for a number of reasons," Grimes said, according to the Cal website. "First and foremost, it was a great performance by the players and the coaching staff to beat the No. 1 team in the country on their field. The players were so committed and so dialed into this game. I'm so proud of their effort tonight -- they were brilliant, especially in the second half."

Washington outshot Cal, 24-9, but Cal goalkeepers Noah Texter and Drake Callender combined to make seven saves to just one for the Huskies' Sam Fowler. 

Washington had a good chance to tie in the 89th minute, but Lucas Meek's close-range shot slammed of the post and Callender corralled the ball to end the threat.

Cal has two regular-season games remaining -- a contest on Sunday against Oregon State in Corvallis, and a game next Thursday under the lights at Stanford. The Cardinal is ranked fifth in the country and is 12-1-3 after tying Oregon State this week.

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