GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Joshua Wood scored in the 37th minute and the Falcons scored three times in the second-half as Messiah punched a ticket to the semifinals with a 4-1 win against Franklin & Marshall.
The Falcons advance to the national semifinals for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons.
Mike Kovach scored just 1:56 into the second-half to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead before Jeremy Payne put Messiah in control with their third goal midway through the frame. Jacob Bender also tallied in the second-half (79th minute) before Franklin & Marshall earned one back with less than eight minutes to play.
The Diplomats end their season with a 17-4-2 record.