Messiah College took on Alvernia University in MAC Commonwealth Conference action Wednesday, Oct. 16 on Shoemaker Field. The Falcons scored early and often as they defeated Alvernia 8-0.
Jeremy Payne put Messiah on the board first with a goal just 2:40 into the match. Mike Kovach added his first of two goals 4:52 later. Jack Thompson, Sheldon Meyer, and Josh Wood scored their own goals and put Messiah up 5-0 before the game entered the 20th minute.
Messiah clearly dominated Alvernia and showed the crowd why they are nine-time NCAA Division III National Champions.
In the second half, Kovach and Wood notched their second goals on the night, while Jacob Bender capped-off Messiah's scoring.
With the win, Messiah improves to 13-1-0 and stays perfect in conference, while Alvernia falls to 4-8-2. Messiah's next home game is Saturday against Stevenson University.