Softball: No. 1 Rambelles stifle Pioneers

SAN ANGELO -- TWU dropped a pair of games to top-ranked Angelo State on Saturday at Mayer Field, falling 4-0 and 7-1.

TWU contains ASU but not enough

SAN ANGELO -- The pitching of Abby Walker and Hailey Dixon held No. 1 Angelo State to two hits and TWU's offense collected 12 hits against the Rambelles, but the Pioneers fell 4-2 on Friday at Mayer Field.

New report: Tricep pushups led TWU volleyball players to hospitalization last fall

A new report by a consulting firm revealed that a series of 75 tricep pushup led eight volleyball players to seek treatment at area hospitals for rhabdomyolysis. The exercise, paired with dehydration and the overexertion, led to the students developing rhabdo, a condition where the muscle tissue breaks down and begins to enter the bloodstream.

Pioneers split at Oklahoma Christian

OKLAHOMA CITY -- TWU split a pair of nonconference contests with Oklahoma Christian by taking a 6-1 victory against the Lady Eagles before falling 11-3 in five innings Tuesday at Tom Heath Field.

TWU notebook: Pioneers set sights on NCAA regionals, USAG nationals

After finishing second at the Midwest Independent Conference meet over the weekend, the TWU gymnastics team sets its sights on both the NCAA regionals and the USA Gymnastics national meet.

TWU second at MIC meet

CHICAGO -- TWU placed second at the Midwest Independent Conference meet Saturday with an overall score of 194.000. Lindenwood took the title with an 194.675.

Softball: TWU caps sweep of Eastern New Mexico with 10-2 win

Starting 1-5 in Lone Star Conference play, TWU was in a slump, but after a 10-2 win over Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep, the Pioneers are thriving and riding a 10-game overall win streak. After run-ruling the Greyhounds twice  Friday in six-inning games, TWU was even more efficient Saturday, as it needed just five innings to do the job.

Women's gymnastics: TWU second at conference meet

CHICAGO — TWU placed second at the Midwest Independent Conference meet Saturday with an overall score of 194.000. Lindenwood took the title with an 194.675.

Women's gymnastics: Jones keeps things simple as TWU enters conference meet

Strong. Quick. Tall and tight. One thing at a time. Those are just a few of what TWU junior Schyler Jones calls cue words. She repeats the mantras to herself while competing, and they facilitate focus her while helping to command her body to follow her mind.  

Softball: Pioneers take two from Eastern with walk-off homers

Tylia Sylestine and Abby Walker hit walk-off home runs for TWU in 11-3 and 12-2 wins against Eastern New Mexico on Friday at Pioneer Field to increase TWU's win streak to nine games.

TWU's Saygo earns all-region honors

TWU's Kenesha Saygo has been selected to the 2016-17 Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) South Central All-Region first team announced Tuesday.

TWU Notebook: Pioneers look to build on seven game winning streak

Pioneers look to build off LSC sweep

After struggling out of the gates in Lone Star Conference play, the TWU softball team got back on track with a four-game sweep of Western New Mexico last weekend.

Huebner to be 3rd TWU volleyball coach in 7 months

Following a subpar season for the TWU volleyball team that saw both head coach Shelly Barberee and interim head coach Jessica Beaner resign, the Pioneers have their next coach as Jeff Huebner was hired on Monday.

TWU bests Wis.-Whitewater, falls to MIC’s Lindenwood

ST. CHARLES, Mo.-- TWU took its second win of the weekend with a 194.350-192.600 victory over Wisconsin-Whitewater while falling short to MIC opponent Lindenwood's overall score of 195.275 on Sunday afternoon at Robert F. Hyland Arena. Since being defeated by Lindenwood on Feb. 5, the Pioneers raised their team score 1.450 points and also increased their regional qualifying score to 194.350 -- .330 higher than Lindenwood.

Preparation key for TWU in rubber match with Lady Buffs

It's 5 a.m. Monday morning, and TWU coach Beth Jillson is already awake, sipping coffee and watching film. She knows if the Pioneers are going to open the Lone Star Conference tournament at the Allen Event Center on the right foot, it's going to start with preparation.

TWU finalizing next provost

Texas Woman's University officials are in the final steps of hiring the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university.

Texas Woman's University briefs

The annual Jamison Lecture will bring national researchers to TWU for a discussion titled, "Women in Politics: A Conversation About the Future."

TWU gymnasts can’t keep pace with No. 1 Okla.

The TWU gymnastics team closed out its home schedule at Kitty Magee Arena on Sunday against the top-ranked team in the nation in Oklahoma. The stands were packed for senior night and the Pioneers had several solid individual performances, including a season-high from junior Schyler Jones, but at the end of the day it was the Sooners who came away with the 198.175-192.975 win.

Notebook: TWU set to host No. 1 Sooners on Sunday

After tying a 14-year-old team record by posting a score of 196.00 at Kitty Magee Arena on Sunday, the TWU gymnastics team is preparing for what it hopes will be another strong performance in its final home competition.

TWU ties team record from ’03

It was Gymnastics Alumni Day on Sunday when the Pioneers registered a team score of 196.00, tying a school record set on March 3, 2003 — by a team that later went on to win a USAG National Championship.

TWU splits twin bill

Texas Woman’s University split its 2017 home opener series with Oklahoma Christian with a 1-0 win and 8-0 loss Wednesday at Pioneer Field.

TWU notebook: TWU hoping to enter conference tournament on high note

The TWU women’s basketball team picked up a crucial 78-52 win against Western New Mexico on Saturday and now has its final two home games of the season as the Lone Star Conference tournament rapidly approaches.

TWU tallies two wins at Bash

GRAND PRAIRIE — Texas Woman’s University closed out the final day of the North Texas Softball Bash with a 7-5 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State and cruised to an 11-0 defeat of Oklahoma Panhandle State behind a one-hit shutout by Abby Walker and home runs from Chelsie McClure and Alexis Elizondo on Sunday at Jennifer McFalls Park.

Pioneers win pair in Stinger tourney

LAS VEGAS — The Pioneers notched a pair of wins in an eight-inning battle over Concordia (Ore.), 6-5, and a 3-2 victory over in-region foe New Mexico Highlands on Sunday at Majestic Park, wrapping up the Desert Stinger Tournament with a 3-1 overall mark.

Lindenwood eludes TWU in conference

TWU faced off against Midwest Independent Conference opponent Lindenwood University in their first conference matchup of the season with the Lady Lions recording a season-high team score of 194.125 and the Pioneers coming in with a 192.900 on Sunday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.

Women's basketball: Grace, Kara Mitchell coming up big as TWU teammates

Growing up as the two youngest of six children, Grace and Kara Mitchell were always competitive. They would play simple games like who could get to the car first or who could outrun the other. But now that they play on the same basketball team at TWU, that competitive spirit has turned into loving support and their teamwork has helped transform the Pioneers.

Women’s basketball: Hounds end TWU streak at five wins

A 7-0 lead for TWU gave way to an overall sluggish offensive effort by the Pioneers in a 60-49 loss to Lone Star Conference co-leader Eastern New Mexico on Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.

Women’s gymnastics: TWU’s Jones wins all-around at opener

TUCSON, Ariz. — Schyler Jones of TWU opened the 2017 season by claiming the all-around title with a score of 38.650 at a three-way meet against Arizona and Utah State on Friday night at the McKale Memorial Center.

Women’s basketball: Pioneers run win streak to five

Riding a four-game winning streak, but facing a layoff of 18 days without a game, the TWU Pioneers looked inward. With nine days of practice instead of their usual three days to focus on themselves instead of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference opponent, defense was the emphasis.

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TWU notebook: TWU returns to action at home after lengthy break

After going more than two weeks without a game, the TWU Pioneers have spent the past few days preparing for their return to action this week at home against Western New Mexico and Eastern New Mexico.

TWU goes into break riding high on four-game winning streak

In its final two games before the NCAA’s mandatory holiday break, TWU knocked off Barry and Embry-Riddle at the Bahama House Classic in Florida to improve to 9-3 on the season.

TWU notebook: TWU in search of 1st conference win

After getting off to one of its best starts in several years, the TWU basketball team was unable to carry that momentum into the the hot start it was hoping for in Lone Star Conference play.

Women’s basketball roundup: UNT rally falls short at Tulsa

SAN ANGELO — TWU opened the contest against sixth-ranked Angelo State on a 9-0 run, but ASU controlled the boards in a 74-53 win at Stephens Arena to give the Pioneers an 0-2 start in Lone Star Conference play.

Roundup: UNT women take home opener

Kara Mitchell hit a game-winning bucket in the paint with six seconds remaining to give TWU a win over Oklahoma Christian in which the Pioneers erased a 13-point deficit late in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Eagles 31-16 in the final 11 minutes at the Eagles’ Nest.

Spector heats up as TWU holds off late Mountain Lion rally

After losing to Newman for their first loss of the season on Saturday, the TWU Pioneers knew Sunday’s matchup against University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was crucial if they wanted to lay the groundwork for a berth in the regional tournament. The Pioneers corrected their errors against the Mountain Lions after they let Newman shoot 48 percent from the floor the previous night. Coupled with an offensively sound second half, TWU’s defense held UCCS to 38 percent shooting and held off a furious late-game charge for a 70-66 victory at Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU opens year with 17-point win over A&M-International

WICHITA FALLS — Grace Mitchell notched a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds in her first game as a Pioneer, Deja Pointer added 11 points and Andrea Mapua and Alexis Nezianya each scored 10 in TWU’s 59-42 season-opening win against Texas A&M International on Friday at Midwestern State’s Ashbrook Classic.

Lady Buffs sweep Pioneers

CANYON — TWU struggled offensively in a 25-13, 30-28, 25-12 loss to West Texas A&M on Friday night at The Box, as the Pioneers hit just .047 compared with .274 from the Lady Buffs.

Lone Star Conference

Seasoned Pioneers primed for big year

TWU was picked to finish third in the Lone Star Conference in the league’s preseason poll, and while coach Beth Jillson’s expectations are high, she said the Pioneers aren’t focused on early projections.

TWU notebook: Pioneers control postseason destiny

The TWU volleyball team knew it needed two wins in three matches last week to have a shot at qualifying for the Lone Star Conference tournament, and the Pioneers posted a sweep over Midwestern State and a four-set win over Western New Mexico.

Eastern New Mexico defeats TWU

Sara Oxford provided a blistering performance at the net with 19 kills and five blocks, but TWU fell 25-23, 27-29, 25-23, 25-10 to Eastern New Mexico at Kitty Magee Arena on Friday night.

TWU defeats Angelo State 1-0

TWU’s Gaby Larson scored the winning goal against Angelo State by heading in a free kick on the right side from Aryana Maricle-Conroy in the 16th minute for a 1-0 victory..

TWU soccer season ends with 2-2 tie

COMMERCE — TWU’s season ended in the first round of the Lone Star Conference tournament with a 2-2 tie with Angelo State on Thursday night. The Belles outscored TWU 4-3 on penalty kicks to advance to the semifinals.

TWU Notebook: Pioneers looks for late push into postseason play

With just two games left in the Lone Star Conference regular season, the TWU soccer team is hoping to build on several strong showings in recent weeks to improve on its regional ranking.

TWU rally comes up short

Sara Oxford recorded a game-high 16 kills and Kerstin Jenkins totaled a dozen in a four-set loss (20-25, 23-25, 29-27, 16-25) to Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday evening inside Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU can’t keep up with WTAMU

CANYON — Texas Woman’s University tied season-lows of three shots and one shot on goal in a 2-0 loss to West Texas A&M on The Pitch on Sunday afternoon.

TWU soccer blanks Eastern New Mexico

PORTALES, N.M. — Cara Zwilling scored her second game-winning goal for Texas Woman’s University in as many games to give TWU the win.

TWU falls to No. 10 Angelo State

Sara Oxford and Briley Cole each registered 11 kills for Texas Woman’s University, but the Pioneers fell in straight sets, 25-15, 25-21, 25-23, to 10th-ranked Angelo State in Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU nets only goal in win against Mustangs

Rachel Peters found Cara Zwilling in front of the net for a goal with 16 seconds left in TWU’s match against Midwestern State to give the Pioneers a 1-0 win Sunday afternoon on TWU Soccer Field during the annual Kick for a Cure game.

TWU drops match to Texas Permian Basin

Sara Oxford and Briley Cole recorded career highs in kills and several reserves stepped up for TWU against Texas-Permian Basin at Kitty Magee Arena, but the Pioneers lost 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, 22-25, 16-14.