In its third trip to the NCAA Division II regional tournament, TWU had a Lone Star Conference rival standing between it and the semifinals, and Angelo State defeated the Pioneers for the third time in four meetings this season with a 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 sweep Thursday in Canyon.
TWU and Midwestern State will get an early start — by nearly a month — on their Lone Star Conference season when they face off Thursday in the only LSC game scheduled this month.
In the second game of the Marriott Champions Circle Pioneer Premiere, the TWU Pioneers showcased the consistency that head coach Beth Jillson wished she’d seen more of in Saturday’s win over Regis.
CANYON — Middle blocker Marcela Alves posted a match-high 13 kills Thursday to lead TWU to a 25-23, 25-12, 25-19 sweep of Texas A&M-Kingsville in the Lone Star Conference tournament. TWU advances to the semifinals to face Angelo State for the second straight season.
Sometimes in sports, in order to achieve, a team must truly believe. The TWU Pioneers already know they will be advancing to the NCAA South Central regional, but this season will go down as one of the most prosperous seasons in program history and that progress hasn’t been for a lack of confidence.
One week into the basketball season, TWU coach Beth Jillson has seen the good, the bad and the frustrating.
STEPHENVILLE — Sophomore Danielle Westerfield and freshman Kenesha Saygo set career highs in scoring but TWU suffered an 88-66 loss to Lubbock Christian at the TexAnn Tip-Off Classic on Friday.
TWU outblocked the top blocking team in NCAA Division II in No. 6 West Texas A&M, but the Pioneers were unable to limit the few mistakes they did have as they lost a close four-set match — 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 — on Friday night at Kitty Magee Arena.
TWU has had an appetite for swift wins lately and is even more hungry for a strong finish to its season. On Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena, the Pioneers’ 20th win of the season and their sixth consecutive sweep set the table for what will be the most anticipated match of their season Friday against first-place West Texas A&M.
After failing to eclipse more than 73 points in all of last season, the TWU Pioneers showed on Monday night at Kitty Magee Arena that this year’s team can provide the scoring firepower when needed as they came away with an 80-72 season-opening victory over the Ouachita Baptist Lady Tigers.
Like a puzzle that must be put together each season, the pieces that make up the 2013-14 TWU basketball team seem to be fitting together nicely.
First-year soccer coach Babak Abouzar saw enough positive things this season — despite the fact that TWU missed advancing to the Lone Star Conference tournament — that he’s nothing but optimistic about the future.
With a trip to the Lone Star Conference tournament within their grasp, the TWU Pioneers layered West Texas A&M with a multitude of shots and chances in the final 10 minutes of Sunday’s game, but they couldn’t recover enough from a two-goal deficit and fell 2-1 at home to wrap up the regular season.
Whether the TWU Pioneers are scrambling for digs, towering for blocks or huddling after a point, they’re doing it with relaxed shoulders and smiles on their faces. It’s that winning approach that’s helped them rattle off four consecutive sweeps.
North Texas made quick work of Louisiana Tech in its most lopsided victory of the season on senior night, beating the Lady Bulldogs 25-10, 25-16, 25-16 on Friday to push its Conference USA record to 6-4.
With memories of last season’s run to the Division II national tournament fading and the fall scrimmage season coming to an end, TWU has a clear vision for how it wants the spring season to end and the building blocks it needs to get started.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The North Texas offense entered the weekend ranked among the nation’s top 10 in scoring and proved its prowess again Friday in a 3-1 victory at Middle Tennessee.
Twice in the last three weeks, the TWU Pioneers have faced regionally ranked Angelo State in volleyball. The outcomes say a lot about the location and circumstances of the two battles.
North Texas started off slow and never recovered Sunday in a three-set loss at UT-San Antonio, falling 25-23, 25-19, 25-12.
North Texas came out strong Friday and defended its home court on Dig Pink night with a 29-27, 25-15, 25-22 sweep of Charlotte.
After dropping a heart-wrenching 1-0 decision to Midwestern State on Friday, TWU soccer coach Babak Abouzar decided the Pioneers would benefit more from a Saturday film session than his usual light practice to prepare for the next day’s game.
After falling to Texas A&M-Kingsville in five sets Friday, the TWU Pioneers had redemption on their minds when they hosted Angelo State at Kitty Magee Arena on Tuesday.
After a scoreless first half on Sunday, TWU’s recently refined defensive back line had proven it could handle the Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State Rambelles, but the Pioneers’ offense hadn’t been able to piggyback off of its defense’s success.
The North Texas volleyball team ushered in a new era Friday night, netting the school’s first victory in Conference USA play by beating East Carolina 25-13, 25-13, 25-13.
TWU’s philosophy of scoring by committee is paying big dividends for the soccer team — just in time for Friday’s Lone Star Conference opener.
When TWU senior defender Tareyn Blanton found freshman forward Tori Crook’s well-placed corner kick and headed it toward the opening in the right side of the goal late in the second overtime period Friday, she thought she had given the Pioneers their third win of the season.
When TWU plays East Central at 7:30 p.m. tonight for the first of three games in the first of three homestands this soccer season, the question is whether the Pioneers’ young roster can put together a complete, 90-minute effort.