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