TWU nets at-large bid to NCAA tourney

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.

Basketball: TWU gives up late run, can’t muster comeback against CSU-Pueblo

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...

Rambelles oust TWU from tourney

STEPHENVILLE — TWU junior Mallory Kuechle recorded a double-double but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers fell to No. 25 Angelo State 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 26-24 on Friday in the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament.

Volleyball: Pioneers advance

STEPHENVILLE — Behind the strong play of Hillary Shaffer and Joey Redwine, the TWU Pioneers advanced to the semifinals of the Lone Star Conference tournament with a 25-14, 25-8, 25-16 win against Texas A&M-Commerce on Thursday.

Women’s volleyball: TWU enters LSC tourney with memory of upset

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.

TWU notebook: Pioneers flex depth in early victories

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.

TWU closes regular season with sweep of Texas A&M-Commerce

COMMERCE — TWU closed its regular season with a 26-24, 25-22, 25-17 sweep of Texas A&M-Commerce.

TWU opens season with victory over St. Mary's

WICHITA FALLS — TWU drained 26 free throws and shot 48.1 percent in the second half to capture a 77-72 win over St. Mary’s in its season opener at the Ashbrook Classic hosted by Midwestern State.

TWU Basketball: Pioneers gear up for another season

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.

TWU notebook: TWU has plenty to play for against Commerce

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.

Roundup: Mean Green top TWU by 10 in exhibition

TWU junior center Erin Maxwell scored a game-high 22 points but it wasn’t enough as the Pioneers dropped an exhibition game 69-59 Saturday at North Texas.

TWU falls to Texas A&M-Commerce in soccer semis

SAN ANGELO — TWU fell to Texas A&M-Commerce in the Lone Star Conference tournament semifinals and finished its season with an 11-7-2 record.

TWU rolls to win over Cameron

TWU senior middle blocker Hillary Shaffer recorded a career-high 21 kills to help the Pioneers to a 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, 15-25, 15-7 win over visiting Cameron.

TWU notebook: Pioneers turn focus to LSC 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.

Rambelles upend Pioneers

The TWU volleyball team dropped a five-set match to visiting Angelo State on Tuesday night at Kitty Magee Arena. The Pioneers led after three sets before ASU rallied to win the match 20-25, 25-19, 15-25, 25-14, 15-11.

TWU makes history with victory

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.

Basketball: TWU picked to finish second in LSC

The TWU basketball team, with its top three scorers and top three rebounders returning for last years squad, have been picked to finish second in the 2015-16 Lone Star Conference preseason poll.

Volleyball: TWU sweeps DBU in final nonconference match

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.

TWU notebook: TWU soccer seniors set on leaving legacy

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.

Soccer: TWU tops WTAMU, ties record for wins in a season

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.

Volleyball: Pioneers overcome sloppiness, best ENMU

Sometimes the TWU Pioneers forget just how good they’ve been this season.

Pioneers stop West Texas A&M

Four Pioneers recorded double-doubles in a five-set victory against visiting West Texas A&M on Friday night in Kitty Magee Arena. TWU won, 25-18, 25-12, 19-25, 22-25, and 19-17, and improved to 17-5 on the season and 7-3 in the Lone Star Conference.

TWU notebook: Freshman ‘great’ after TWU starter falls ill

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.

Pioneers weather Savage Storm

TWU tied its season high with nine aces and ended a two-match skid with a 25-9, 25-12, 25-18 win against Southeastern Oklahoma State on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.

TWU erupts in second half to down Oklahoma Christian 4-1

OKLAHOMA CITY — TWU exploded for four goals in the second half to take a victory at Oklahoma Christian.

Tarleton topples TWU in battle for first

STEPHENVILLE — TWU’s volleyball team suffered its first road loss Friday at Tarleton State, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, 25-18.

TWU notebook: TWU confident entering second go-round

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 needs two OTs to best Greyhounds

PORTALES, N.M. — Junior forward Nancy Chavez scored in the 107th minute to help the Pioneers to a 2-1 double overtime win at Eastern New Mexico on Sunday afternoon.

TWU extends win streak, defeats Texas A&M-Commerce

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).

TWU falls to West Texas A&M 1-0

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.

TWU drops St. Mary’s with sweep

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.

TWU notebook: Pioneers gain momentum off stellar upset victory

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.

Volleyball: TWU takes down undefeated Aggies

LAWTON, Okla. — TWU handed host Cameron its first loss 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20 Saturday at Aggie Gym.

TWU sweeps Midwestern State on the road

WICHITA FALLS — TWU defeated Midwestern State 25-15, 25-17, 25-20 at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. TWU posted a .285 hitting percentage, recording 42 kills on 123 attempts with seven errors. The Pioneers had seven team blocks and five service aces.

Soccer: Pioneers forge tie with first-place Lions

Heading into TWU’s third Lone Star Conference game, Pioneers coach Babak Abouzar knew first-place Texas A&M-Commerce was going to bring a direct, physical style of play.

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TWU notebook: Purdy makes most of chance with ball

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 can’t find the net in loss to Angelo State

The TWU soccer team fell to vising No. 7 Angelo State, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at TWU Soccer Field. The Pioneers dropped to 5-3-1 on the season and 1-1-0 in the Lone Star Conference.

Volleyball: Pioneers sweep visiting ECU

TWU defeated visiting East Central 25-7, 25-13, 25-18 on Saturday afternoon in a nonconference match.

TWU opens LSC play with 2-1 win over Midwestern

TWU started its Lone Star Conference schedule fast, scoring in the first minute in beating visiting Midwestern State, 2-1.

Cole kills it on offense in TWU victory

TWU sophomore right-side hitter Briley Cole posted a career high in kills Friday to help the Pioneers sweep visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville 25-20, 25-16, 25-18.

Volleyball: Tarleton star too strong for Pioneers

Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference showdown against Tarleton State was all about TexAnns sophomore outside hitter Hailey Roberts and TWU’s inability to control its passes off the Tarleton serve.

TWU notebook: Barberee beats Lady Buffs after 13 years

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.

TWU opens league play with road win

PORTALES, N.M. — Three players recorded double-doubles to help TWU start its Lone Star Conference volleyball schedule with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22 win Friday at Eastern New Mexico.

TWU notebook: Pioneers enter LSC play strong off tourney

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.

Morrison’s career day spoiled as TWU loses 1-0 against Mines

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.

TWU suffers first loss of season to Colorado State-Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. — TWU suffered its first loss of the season at Colorado State-Pueblo after the ThunderWolves scored a second-half goal.

Pioneers win two matches on Colorado trip

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.

TWU notebook: TWU soccer, volleyball start seasons on the right foot

The TWU soccer team stood a mere 54 seconds from making its good opening weekend into a perfect one.

Soccer: Pioneers win with ease despite iffy performance

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.

Volleyball: Shaffer stars as Pioneers dim Suns

TWU coach Shelly Barberee has a rule like many coaches do: Go with the hot hand.