Messiah garnered another national title as it routed Ohio Northern 5-1 for its eighth championship in 11 seasons. Jeremy Payne scored two goals to help Messiah cap an unbeaten 23-0-2 season.
Experience was evident for Messiah as the Falcons started strong and never looked back to earn the program's ninth DIII Men's Soccer Championship. They defeated Ohio Northern 5-1.
Sophomore Mike Kovach scored Messiah's game-winning goals in both its national semifinal win and its national championship victory against Ohio Northern. He said this season he became a leader.
Austin Windsor's goal in the 78th minute gave Ohio Northern a commanding 3-1 lead as the Polar Bears held off Williams to earn its first NCAA championship game appearance in program history.