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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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..
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.
The TWU volleyball team, coming off consecutive 20-win seasons, has been picked third in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll released Tuesday.
TWU junior first baseman Kendra Sancet had added two All-America awards, earning first-team honors from Daktronics and making the National Fastpitch Coaches Association second team.
TWU senior shortstop Bailey Vrazel was named the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year and a member of the first-team Academic All-America team for Division II softball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
CANYON — TWU suffered a 9-4 loss to Metropolitan State in the first round of the NCAA South Central Region tournament on Friday. The Pioneers fell into the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will face Midwestern State or West Texas A&M at 4 p.m. today.
When the field for this weekend’s NCAA South Central Regional Softball Championship was announced Monday, TWU head coach Genny Stidham admitted to being thrilled — not for being awarded a berth in the postseason but rather for the new and unknown opponent the Pioneers will be playing.
The TWU Pioneers are headed back to the NCAA South Central Regional Softball Tournament after being awarded an at-large bid this morning by the NCAA.
After advancing to the national tournament last season where they lost the only two games they played, the TWU Pioneers have plenty of motivation to make another long run.
After taking two of three games at Cameron last weekend in the final series of the regular season, TWU accomplished its goals of winning the season series and locking down the No. 3 seed in this week’s Lone Star Conference softball tournament.
LAWTON, Okla. — Junior Kendra Sancet and freshman Alyssa Galaz hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning Saturday to lead TWU to an 8-5 win at Cameron in the Pioneers’ final regular-season game.
When it comes to TWU’s softball season, one door is about to close while another is about to open to what essentially is the Pioneers’ second season.