After posting a 24-7 overall record, the TWU volleyball team was rewarded with an at-large bid to the 2015 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament. The Pioneers earned their fourth NCAA tournament berth (1996, 1997 and 2013) in program history and second under coach Shelly Barberee.
As TWU and Colorado State-Pueblo sat tied at 31 after an offensively inefficient first half, it became apparent that whichever team could discover its offensive game would have the advantage in the closely...
Although the memory is from a year ago, it lingered in TWU coach Shelly Barberee’s consciousness this week as she prepared her Pioneers for today’s opening round of the Lone Star Conference tournament.
Nearly as big as last weekend’s two victories to open the basketball season for TWU, whom they beat also was important to the Pioneers.
COMMERCE — TWU closed its regular season with a 26-24, 25-22, 25-17 sweep of Texas A&M-Commerce.
All of the components seemingly needed to make a serious run as a challenger in the Lone Star Conference appear to be in place for the TWU Pioneers basketball team as it prepares to open the 2015-16 season this week.
At first glance, this week’s final regular-season match against Texas A&M-Commerce might seem like little more than a simple tune-up for the TWU volleyball team as it eyes next week’s Lone Star Conference Championship tournament.
With a record-setting regular season in the books, the TWU soccer team turns its attention to the Lone Star Conference tournament, which begins Thursday at regular-season champion Angelo State.
WICHITA FALLS — The TWU soccer team picked up its 10th win of the season breaking the school record for most wins in a season with a 2-1 overtime victory at Midwestern State. The Pioneers are now 10-6-2 on the season and 5-4-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
DALLAS — Freshman outside hitter Makayla Mayfield recorded a double-double to help the Pioneers to a 3-0 victory against Dallas Baptist in their final nonconference game of the season. TWU won, 25-23, 25-17, 25-19, to improve its record to 19-5 on the season.
After the five seniors on the TWU soccer team were recognized prior to Monday’s final home game of 2015, coach Babak Abouzar pulled them aside and issued a challenge to them to lead this year’s Pioneers team to a historic level — the winningest team in the program’s history.
When TWU faced Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M earlier this month, the Pioneers came away with a 1-0 loss and a sour taste in their mouth.
Sometimes the TWU Pioneers forget just how good they’ve been this season.
It wasn’t the easiest of situations for TWU freshman goalkeeper Samantha Jimenez to make her collegiate debut when she trotted onto the field 22 minutes into Thursday’s game at Texas A&M-Commerce, with the Pioneers facing a 3-0 deficit.
OKLAHOMA CITY — TWU exploded for four goals in the second half to take a victory at Oklahoma Christian.
Having had the opportunity to play every soccer team in the Lone Star Conference, the TWU Pioneers head into the second round of league play this week in the thick of the conference race and confident of improving their position in the standings over the stretch run.
TWU extended its winning streak to six with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 sweep over visiting Texas A&M-Commerce. TWU’s Hillary Shaffer led the match with 11 kills, Sara Oxford added nine and Mallory Kuechle chipped in with eight. Oxford led the Pioneers with a .562 hitting percentage, while Shaffer hit .400. Joey Redwine had a match-high 24 assists, while Makayla Mayfield was the leader in digs (12) and aces (five).
CANYON — TWU dropped a tough decision at West Texas A&M. The teams traded shots through the first 35 minutes. The Lady Buffs scored in the 37th minute when Karyn Forbes scored her second goal of the season. She found the far post on an assist by Ashlee Craig.
Six games into conference play, the TWU Pioneers find themselves atop the Lone Star Conference with a 5-1 record, so when Heartland Conference’s St. Mary’s arrived at Kitty Magee Arena on Wednesday, they brought with them a different style of play the Pioneers hadn’t seen too often.
Throughout the first half of the 2015 season, TWU volleyball coach Shelly Barberee has watched the team chemistry of her Pioneers evolve both on and off the court.
Being in the right place at the right time — coupled with a little luck — got TWU senior Maddy Purdy into the Pioneers’ soccer record book and a memory that should last a long time.
TWU’s three-set sweep of West Texas A&M on Saturday in Canyon was way more than a mere Lone Star Conference road victory. It was, in fact, historic.
The TWU volleyball team appears primed and ready for the start of Lone Star Conference play this weekend after the Pioneers returned from a 3-1 trip to the Steel & Silver Classic in Colorado.
GOLDEN, Colo. — TWU senior goalkeeper Ariana Morrison tied her career-high with 10 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to the host Colorado School of Mines 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.
PUEBLO, Colo. — TWU suffered its first loss of the season at Colorado State-Pueblo after the ThunderWolves scored a second-half goal.
PUEBLO, Colo. — TWU cruised to two wins on the first day of the Steel & Silver Classic with a pair of three-set victories Friday. The Pioneers defeated Western State Colorado 25-17, 25-21, 25-18 before knocking off Colorado State-Pueblo 25-18, 25-20, 25-18.
The TWU soccer team stood a mere 54 seconds from making its good opening weekend into a perfect one.
Through the first 45 minutes of the Pioneers midday matchup against Rogers State, TWU had four of its nine shots on goal and had secured a 1-0 lead, but as the second half wore on, many of the chances the Pioneers created never materialized until they finally struck gold on two long-ball passes that lead to two late-game breakaways.