Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Upset of the Year

From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Upset of the Year. Friday, we'll unveil the candidates for Comeback of the Year. 

The fourth annual Frosty Awards will take place in April and honor athletic excellence in Carson-Newman's athletic department. 



Men's Soccer v. #7 Tusculum: Facing a team that had started the season by winning its first 12 games and would end the year as SAC Tournament Champions, C-N masterminded a stunning, come-from-behind upset at McCown Field. After the Pioneers moved in front in the 21st minute, a goal from Marius Staalby (Trondheim, Norway) in the 33rd minute evened the score. Following a scoreless second half and first overtime period, a set piece provided the Eagles with a chance in the 108th minute. Tom Read's (London, England) cross came to the head of Thibault Mathorez (Graces, France), who found the back of the net to seal the upset.

Men's Basketball v. LMU:   No. 6 LMU had won 29 straight consecutive regular season SAC games before it fell 111-109 in overtime to the Eagles in late November.  Coincidentally, Carson-Newman was the last league opponent to defeat the Railsplitters in both regular season and tournament play. The Eagles beat LMU 87-72 on February 4, 2015 before capturing a 63-48 win over the Railsplitters in the SAC Championship title game that year.  The win also snapped LMU's string of 24 straight SAC road wins.  In another unusual twist of fate, Carson-Newman is also responsible for the Railsplitters' last league road loss on February 5, 2014. LMU had gone 11-0 on the road in SAC play in each of the past two seasons. The loss for the Railsplitters also means LMU has lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2012. LMU lost in succession to Anderson and Carson-Newman in February of 2012. Excluding season-ending losses, Lincoln Memorial was 13-0 coming into Tuesday's game after a loss.   Carson-Newman improved to 5-3 against top 10 teams under coach Chuck Benson. 

Women's Soccer v. Limestone (NCAA Tournament): Carson-Newman entered the match as a six-seed in the tourney, facing the third-seeded Saints. After a scoreless first half, goals from Heida Ragney (Akureyri, Iceland) and Lara Hallgrimsdottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) staked C-N to a two goal lead. The Eagle defense allowed just five shots on goal and they were all saved by Jacqueline Burns as the squad scored the program's 12th NCAA Tournament victory by a score of 2-0.