Women’s basketball: Pioneer cagers picked fourth

After finishing tied for second place in the regular season and falling in the second round of the Lone Star Conference tournament, the TWU basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the LSC in 2014-15.

Volleyball: TWU weathers Savage Storm

DURANT, Okla. — TWU freshman middle blocker Elizabeth Pennington had a match-high 20 kills and a .548 hitting percentage to help the Pioneers to a 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 17-15 win Wednesday at Southeastern Oklahoma State.

TWU notebook: Pioneers control own LSC destiny

With two games remaining in the regular season — both this weekend — the TWU soccer team faces challenges on more than one level. The Pioneers need to win to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament, and must do so on what is considered the toughest road trip of the year.

Volleyball roundup: Pioneers take final three sets at MSU

North Texas, after dropping the first set, stormed back to defeat Florida Atlantic 23-25. 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 on Friday night.

Volleyball: TWU wins fifth straight, knocks off Cameron

Four players recorded double-digit kills for TWU, led by freshman Elizabeth Pennington with 13, as the Pioneers defeated Cameron 25-18, 25-20, 20-25, 25-21. With its fifth straight win, TWU improved to 15-7 overall and 9-3 in the Lone Star Conference.

Soccer: TWU drops 1-0 loss to A&M-Commerce on senior night

TWU celebrated senior night but lost to visiting Texas A&M-Commerce 1-0 in front of a school-record crowd of 654.

TWU notebook: Defense, offense shine as TWU climbs standings

After taking three days to fully digest last weekend’s two victories, including a stunning 3-0 upset of No. 19 Angelo State, TWU soccer coach Babak Abouzar liked what he saw from his defense and the foot of Natalia Diaz.

Soccer: Another record crowd sees TWU win against Midwestern State

For the second straight game, a record crowd packed the TWU Soccer Field and watched the Pioneers defeat Midwestern State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Lone Star Conference.

Volleyball: Redwine, Santos return as TWU sweeps A&M-Commerce

On their second run through the Lone Star Conference schedule, the TWU Pioneers look to be heading in the right direction with five league matches left.

Softball: Vrazel in Indy as Woman of Year finalist

Bailey Vrazel completed her softball career at TWU in the spring, but the accolades continue to pile up for her.

Soccer: Pioneers upset Angelo State

TWU sophomore Natalia Diaz recorded a goal and an assist to help the Pioneers pull off a 3-0 upset of No. 19 Angelo State on Friday in front of a school-record 526 fans.

Volleyball: Pioneers pop Patriots

TWU defeated visiting Dallas Baptist 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 16-25, 15-12 on Wednesday night in front of 633 fans at Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU notebook: Blocking game surprisingly a Pioneer strength

Two months ago, before the volleyball season, TWU coach Shelly Barberee figured blocking would be one of her team’s weak areas. Today it stands one of the Pioneers’ strongest strengths.

Women’s volleyball: Pioneers tackle TexAnns

Facing their toughest stretch of Lone Star Conference action headed into last weekend’s match against West Texas A&M, the TWU Pioneers knew what each win would do for them.

Women’s soccer: TWU falls 1-0 for third straight game

TWU lost its third consecutive 1-0 game Saturday against visiting Dallas Baptist in a nonconference matchup.

Volleyball: Pioneers rally from 10 down to take final set

Trailing by 10 points in the fourth set, TWU used a huge comeback to capture the set and match against Angelo State on Friday night at Kitty Magee Arena.

Soccer: Pioneers fall to A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE — The TWU soccer team dropped a tough 1-0 decision to the host Texas A&M-Commerce Thursday night at Lion Soccer Field. The Pioneers are now 7-4-1 on the season and 1-3-1 in the Lone Star Conference.

TWU notebook: Barberee: ‘We have to be more consistent’

Given 24 hours of reflection on Saturday’s loss to West Texas A&M, TWU volleyball coach Shelly Barberee was no less frustrated by the 3-2 outcome and how it happened.

Soccer: TWU loses tough  road matchup

SAN ANGELO — The TWU soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss at No. 10 Angelo State on Sunday afternoon at ASU Soccer Complex. The Pioneers are now 7-3-1 on the season and 1-2-1 in the Lone Star Conference.

Roundup: Lady Buffs rally past Pioneers

The North Texas men and women showed at the Chile Pepper Festival that they are able to go toe-to-toe with some of the best teams in the country.

Soccer: TWU, Midwestern State battle to 1-1 deadlock

WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore Gabrielle Larson scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute as TWU played Midwestern State to a tie.

Volleyball: TWU rolls past Eastern New Mexico

The TWU volleyball team cruised to a 25-8, 29-27, 25-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Friday night in front of 498 fans at Kitty Magee Arena.

Women’s volleyball: Pioneers tinker in sweep

Following a lackluster weekend during which TWU lost contests against St. Mary’s and Texas A&M-Kingsville, Tuesday’s tilt against Henderson State provided an opportunity to evaluate more lineups as the Pioneers search for consistency midway through the season.

Soccer: Larson scores twice in TWU victory

TWU sophomore Gabrielle Larson scored two goals to help the Pioneers to a 4-0 win over visiting Oklahoma Christian on Tuesday night.

TWU notebook: TWU fields highs, lows

In the span of 48 hours over the weekend, TWU learned just how humbling soccer can be, enjoying a record-setting high one moment and a heartwrenching loss the next.

Soccer: Pioneers slip in OT home loss

After picking up their first Lone Star Conference victory at home last Friday, the TWU Pioneers found themselves in overtime against another LSC foe in Eastern New Mexico on Sunday.

Women’s volleyball: Javelinas overcome Santos’ 16 kills

KINGSVILLE — TWU senior Jaqueline Santos posted a career-high 16 kills but the Pioneers fell 25-22, 25-17, 16-25, 25-16 to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday.

Soccer: TWU edges West Texas A&M before record crowd

Two second-half goals helped TWU beat visiting West Texas A&M in a Lone Star Conference opener in front of a school-record crowd of 523 at TWU Soccer Field. TWU (6-1, 1-0 LSC) captured its sixth straight win to set a new school record.

Volleyball: TWU falls to St. Mary's

SAN ANTONIO — TWU suffered a 25-19, 24-26, 23-25, 27-25, 15-10 loss to St. Mary’s in a non-conference match. Three Pioneers recorded 15 or more kills, led by freshman Elizabeth Pennington with a career-high 21. Jaqueline Santos and Mallory Kuechle had 15 kills apiece.

Volleyball: Pioneers sweep Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE — TWU posted a .320 hitting percentage and swept Texas A&M-Commerce 25-18, 25-14, 25-22 on Tuesday night.

Soccer: Larson posts hat trick in TWU victory

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Sophomore forward Gabrielle Larson recorded a hat trick to help TWU overcome a slow start in a 5-0 win Tuesday at Rogers State.

TWU notebook: Tarleton State match galvanized TWU

A strong finish Sept. 16 in a hard-fought win at Tarleton State set the stage for TWU’s successful two-match sweep of its home debut last weekend.

Soccer: Pioneers stun No. 18 St. Edward’s

Sophomore forward Natalia Diaz scored two goals and assisted on the other to help the Pioneers upset visiting No. 18 St. Edward’s 3-1 Sunday afternoon. TWU is now 4-1-0 on the season.

Women’s volleyball: Pioneers sweep Aggies

After picking up their first two Lone Star Conference wins of the season, the TWU Pioneers are still searching for more consistency.

Volleyball: TWU tops Mustangs for Barberee’s 400th win

TWU head coach Shelly Barberee earned her 400th career victory while senior libero Morgan Wilson broke the school record for digs with 1,773 as the Pioneers defeated Midwestern State 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22 on Friday in their home opener at Kitty Magee Arena.

Soccer: TWU rolls as Rupp scores twice in debut

After a lopsided victory at Harding on Sunday, TWU expanded on its offensive progress Friday in its home opener against Ouachita Baptist. Five Pioneers got into the scoring act as TWU (3-1) took down the Lady Tigers 6-0, posting three straight shutouts for the first time since 2009.

Volleyball: Pioneers win thriller against Tarleton State

STEPHENVILLE — Four Pioneers recorded seven kills or more, led by Jaqueline Santos with 12, in a thrilling 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16, 15-9 volleyball win Tuesday at Tarleton State.

TWU notebook: Diaz gives spark to Pioneers

Natalia Diaz is doing for the TWU soccer team exactly what coaches hope transfers can do for their program — make a seamless and immediate impact.

Soccer: Early goals lead TWU to 4-0 win over Harding

SEARCY, Ark. — The TWU soccer team scored two goals in the first 23 minutes and never looked back, taking a 4-0 road win at Harding Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Pioneers improved to 2-1 on the season. Sophomore Natalia Diaz scored two goals for TWU while seniors Erin Bolinger and Candice Davies recorded a goal and an assist each.

Soccer: Mean Green respond after loss

HOUSTON — The Mean Green soccer team bounced back from an overtime loss on Friday with a 2-0 road victory against Houston Baptist on Sunday afternoon.

Roundup: TWU splits pair in Commerce

UNT teams place in top five

Volleyball: TWU falls to Arkansas-Fort Smith in Classic

COMMERCE — Despite outstanding play from sophomore Mallory Kuechle, with 15 kills, and senior Jaquline Santos, with 14 kills, TWU fell in four sets to Arkansas-Fort Smith at the Texas A&M-Commerce tournament.

Volleyball: TWU falls short in loss at No. 25 Angelo State

SAN ANGELO — TWU opened its 2014 Lone Star Conference schedule Tuesday night and came out on the short end of a 3-1 road loss at No. 25 Angelo State. The Pioneers fell, 20-25, 15-25, 25-19, and 19-25,...

TWU notebook: Pioneers starts strong

As the start of seasons go, the four-game opening weekend turned in by the TWU volleyball team was about as close to perfect as one can get.

Soccer: TWU soccer falls at No. 24 Fort Lewis in season opener

DURANGO, Colo. — The TWU soccer team hung tough against the host No. 24 Fort Lewis for 71 minutes before falling, 2-1, in the 2014 season opener at Fort Lewis Women’s Soccer Classic on Thursday afternoon..

Volleyball: Pioneers seek new leadership

Although TWU’s Shelly Barberee has been around for 12 years, don’t think for a moment that the Pioneers’ volleyball coach is set in her ways and finds it difficult to adapt to her team’s new personnel each season.

Soccer: TWU gears up for another soccer season

Starting with the number of players on the Pioneers’ 2014 roster, Texas Woman’s University’s soccer program appears to already be in much better shape than one year ago.

Softball: Tourney final set for Sunday at TWU

TWU will host the RBI Softball World Series championship game at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pioneer Field.

TWU Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon: Triathlons are a family affair for the Gibsons

For 13-year-old Phoenix Gibson and her mother, Shona Gibson, 43, Sunday’s Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon at TWU was the first time they could compete together in a sprint triathlon.

5K returns with TWU triathlon

Now in its eighth year, the Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon and 5-kilometer run has expanded its visibility as one of the most popular sprint triathlons in North Texas while aiding the TWU soccer team as a reliable fundraiser.