Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Game of the Year

From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Game of the Year. Christmas Day, we'll unveil the candidates for Play of the Year. 

The fifth annual Frosty Awards will take place in early May and honor athletic excellence in Carson-Newman's athletic department. 


Game of the Year:

Women's Soccer vs. Tusculum SAC Semifinal

In the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Semifinal in Rock Hill, S.C. on Nov. 3, the Eagles and Pioneers were knotted at one following 90 minutes of play. Lauren Wade and  Sonja Ballmert's goals in the 12th and 16th minutes respectively kept the game on edge throughout as the teams traded opportunities. Just over two minutes into the overtime period, Magda Mosengo's missile from outside the 18-yard box curved past goalkeeper \Hannah Graham to give the Eagles their eighth straight SAC tournament win and sent C-N to their third-straight title game.

Men's Basketball vs. King

Carson-Newman got a dagger from the head of the key from Mason Bates in the final seconds to propel the Eagles to a riveting 92-91 win over King. King went on a 9-0 run to take an 83-80 lead with 4:30 to play. The Eagles found themselves down four with 1:05 to play after a Je'Don Young 10-foot jumper from the right side of the lane. The Eagles called for time with 52 seconds remaining to draw up a play.  It wound up in a give-and-go for Clark and Bates.  Bates did the giving and Clark did the going as the former knifed down the right side of the lane and looped in a left-handed shot to pull C-N within two. The Eagles got the stop they needed on the other end.  Mack Owens missed a baseline jumper and Shaun Jones  ripped down his sixth rebound before getting the ball into the forecourt to Clark. Clark drew a triple team, leaving Bates wide open at the top of the key to provide the heroics.  The junior calmly nailed the three-ball with 2.2 seconds left.  A last second heave from Jordan Floyd was off the mark for King and the Eagles improved to 4-0 for a second consecutive year. The game featured six ties and 12 lead changes.  

Volleyball vs. Anderson in SAC Semifinal

In the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinals at Holt Fieldhouse on Nov. 17, Carson-Newman was on the ropes against regular season champion Anderson. Down 20-13 in the fourth set on the brink of elimination, fourth-seeded Carson-Newman scored 12 of the final 13 points before posting a .529 attack percentage in the fifth set to upend top-seeded Anderson 18-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-21 and 15-10. Dave Franklin's team never trailed in the fifth set starting the game off on a 5-1 spurt. Back-to-back smashes from Marnie Streeter sealed a semifinal win for the Eagles. Offensively, Streeter had the best night of her career pounding out a career-high 24 kills while picking up 10 digs. Anna Patton handed out 43 assists with seven digs and two rejections while Morgan Ballard had 26 scoops.

Volleyball vs. Augusta

In the South Atlantic Conference/Peach Belt Conference Crossover, C-N overcame a 2-1 deficit in the match to pull out a 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 26-24 and 15-13 victory over the Jaguars. The fourth set was a seesaw battle with five ties and two lead changes. Augusta opened up a five-point lead at 15-10 and led 21-18 with a chance to close out the match. The Eagles fought back to tie the score at 23. After fending off a set point, the Jaguars succumbed to a pair of Streeter kills to send the match to a fifth set. Dave Franklin's group never trailed in the fifth set padding its lead as the frame progressed. It was a massive day statistically for the Eagles. Oldenburger pounded out a career-high 21 kills. Morgan Ballard notched 53 digs on the day, her second outing with at least 50 scoops in a match. The sophomore notched the top two marks in the country this season while holding three of the top four performances amongst liberos.

Women's Basketball at North Georgia

C-N faced its largest deficit of the season to date against the Nighthawks on Nov. 17 when the school was behind by 12 points at 45-33 two minutes into the second quarter. With 3:44 to go before the break, C-N trailed by eight at 41-33 before going on a 10-2 spurt to knot the score. The Lady Eagles went into the locker room down by two at 47-45. Haris Price and Briana Smith scored 34 of Carson-Newman's 49 second-half points to lead the Eagles to a 94-90 victory.

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