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Messiah women survive PKs to advance to DIII national championship game

Messiah women’s soccer will play today for the sixth national championship in program history after overcoming a late deficit and surviving penalty kicks to advance to the program’s 10th national championship game on Friday.

After conceding a first half goal to Carnegie Mellon’s freshman All-American Alex Adams, the Falcons found an equalizer on a long distance shot from Lititz, Pa. native Kayla Herr with under 13 minutes remaining and goalkeeper Lydia Ewing (Palmyra, Pa.) took over the penalty shootout with three saves to put Messiah through to the program’s first final since 2016.