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Messiah Athletics | November 24, 2013

Messiah heading to San Antonio for semis

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.

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NCAA Wrestling Awards standings: Penn State holds top three positions for most dominant in Division I

No. 1 ranked Penn State holds the top three positions for most dominant in Division I. Bo Nickal is first for the Nittany Lions by producing 5.38 average team points per match, followed by Jason Nolf (5.23) and Vincenzo Joseph (4.95). Iowa 165-pounder Alex Marinelli is fourth with 4.74 points, while Cornell 141-pounder Yianni Diakomihalis is fifth with 4.67 points. 

Races remain close in the chase for NCAA Wrestling Awards

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