SAN ANTONIO, Tx. -- Sophomore Mike Kovach booted home the game-winner in the 99th minute of Messiah's 1-0 overtime win over Loras College Friday at the NCAA Division III national semifinals.
Kovach's score, off a deflection in front of the Loras net, came with just 1:21 remaining in the game's first overtime. It was his fourth goal in the past three NCAA Tournament games for Messiah.
With the win, the Falcons advance to play Ohio Northern on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT (2:30 p.m. ET). The Polar Bears defeated Williams College, 3-2.
The Falcons advanced to their ninth NCAA championship game, but first since 2010.