Messiah is one game away from winning its 11th NCAA Division III national championship after rallying to beat Brandeis, 3-2, in overtime in Friday's semifinals at UNCG Stadium in Greensboro, North
The Falcons will face North Park, which is playing in its first final after beating city rival Chicago in a shootout.
Messiah came back twice against Brandeis in a
wild second half, Adam Cole
and Adam Cole
matching goals by Sam Vinson -- the first of the senior defender's career -- and Andrew Allen
. Justin Brautigam
golden goal from 24 yards out sent Messiah to the final, where it is 10-0.
The North Park-Chicago game needed eight rounds of penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie.
goalie Mathias Stulen
was the hero with 11 saves in regulation and overtime and two saves in the shootout, the second on Chicago's Renato Corghi
in the eighth round.