Messiah men's soccer is off to its 11th NCAA Division III national championship game.
The Falcons beat Brandeis University 3-2 thanks to an impressive goal in double overtime by Justin Brautigam. The junior and Doylestown native's shot barely missed the keeper's hands in the 105th minute to set off a wild celebration.
Messiah trailed twice in the game. A Sam Vinson goal gave Brandeis the lead in the 60th minute, but Adam Cole evened the score 12 minutes later.
Then BU's Andrew Allen got in on the action in the 80th minute. But the Falcons' Kirby Robbins needed barely a minute to respond and send the match to overtime.
Connor Bell recorded two saves for the Falcons, who face North Park, which needed penalty kicks to beat Chicago 0-0 (7-6), on Saturday at 7 p.m. Shay Quintin, Robbins and Nick West all had assists in the win.
PSU promotes Rahne to OC
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State has promoted Ricky Rahne to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to replace Joe Moorhead, who left the Nittany Lions to become head coach at Mississippi State.
Coach James Franklin also announced Friday that Maryland offensive line coach Tyler Bowen would be joining the staff as tight ends coach and Rutgers special teams coordinator Phil Galiano was hired to take the same position with the Nittany Lions.
Franklin also announced receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator Josh Gattis will be passing game coordinator and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover will be run game coordinator.
- No. 1 Penn State women's volleyball beat Howard Bison 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Championships. Haleigh Washington had 13 kills and Tori Gorrell had 11 in the win.
- Camp Hill grad Leah Spring paced Messiah women's basketball with 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in an 82-52 road win over Lancaster Bible College. Messiah is 6-0.
- Northern grad Kyle Koser (197) advanced to the semifinals in the Petrofes Wrestling Invitational. Messiah holds the team lead in points after Day 1.
- Shippensburg junior David Brantley currently leads through four events in the heptathlon in the Bucknell Bison Opener in indoor track and field.