In their first home meet of the season at Kitty Magee Arena on Sunday against North Carolina State, the TWU Pioneers were led by Courtney Cochefski’s uneven bars performance, but fell 196.175-193.275 despite posting a season high.
CANYON — The TWU basketball team suffered a 80-65 loss at No. 10 West Texas A&M on Sunday evening at First United Bank Center in Canyon.
Down one point with 17 seconds to go after two free throws by Eastern New Mexico, TWU coach Beth Jillson didn’t want to take a timeout to allow the Zias to set their defense for the Pioneers’ final possession.She...
Having a bye in the second week of the schedule is perfect timing for the TWU gymnastics team, which returns to action this weekend with a pair of meets 48 hours apart, including the Pioneers’ home debut.
WICHITA FALLS — Sophomore center Erin Maxwell recorded her second straight double-double to lead the Pioneers to one of the biggest upsets by beating No. 6 Midwestern State, 57-55, on the road at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls.
Riding a season-best three-game win streak during which they outscored each of their Lone Star Conference opponents by double digits, TWU had been hot. But on Thursday against Cameron, the Pioneers couldn’t keep up with the sharpshooting Aggies in the second half and lost 77-65 at Kitty Magee Arena.
Like most basketball coaches, TWU’s Beth Jillson knows that occasionally an offense takes an unexpected night off — when shots seem to have a hard time falling.
A balanced scoring attack led TWU to a 68-59 win over visiting Angelo State on Saturday afternoon at Kitty Magee Arena.
It’s too bad that gymnastics uniforms don’t feature jersey numbers, because a game program with a numerical roster would come in handy this season when identifying the TWU Pioneers, who open their season Saturday.
KINGSVILLE — Three players scored in double figures as the Pioneers captured a 57-43 road win at Texas A&M-Kingsville on Wednesday night. With the win, TWU improved to 9-5 on the season and 2-1 in the Lone Star Conference.
TWU has closed out 2014 and started the new year — and Lone Star Conference play — with a solid 4-1 record over its past five games and can point to its bench as one of the reasons for their successful stretch the last two weeks.
TWU hit the ground running, literally and figuratively, on Monday to signal the end of the NCAA’s mandatory seven day Winter Break and the beginning of preparation for the start of Lone Star Conference play.
TWU’s Kenesha Saygo was scoreless in the first half, going 0-of-2 from the field, but the second half was a different story as she erupted for 15 points — including the final eight of the game — to put Wayland Baptist away and secure a 83-71 victory Saturday at Kitty Magee Arena.
TWU’s trip to Puerto Rico last weekend for two games will be a road trip that the Pioneers are going to remember for a long time and for reasons beyond the fact they brought home two victories.
Sophomore Taylor Nolan came off the bench and led the team in scoring to help the Pioneers to a 69-66 win over the host Puerto Rico-Bayamón on Sunday afternoon.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Four players scored in double digits as TWU cruised to an 80-55 win over Puerto Rico-Mayagüez on Saturday afternoon in an open-air gym.
TWU won the first half against Texas-Permian Basin. The Pioneers outscored the Falcons 35-21, using their aggression to get to the paint and the free throw line, but it takes two halves to win a game.
Against a Lubbock Christian offense that entered Wednesday’s game averaging more than 80 points per game, the TWU Pioneers stifled the Lady Chaparrals to 36 percent shooting in the first half and top scorer Haley Burton to seven points in the game.
Two weeks into the basketball season, the TWU Pioneers have shown themselves to be strong starters — a team that plays its best in the first half. It was inconsistent play in the second half of games that resulted in the team’s 2-2 record heading into Tuesday night’s contest against Texas Wesleyan.
TWU defeated visiting Texas Wesleyan 70-65 on Tuesday at Kitty Magee Arena.
Holding a six-point lead at halftime Saturday, TWU looked to be replicating Friday’s hot start against St. Mary’s. After yielding a 15-2 Cental Oklahoma run to start the second half, the Pioneers found themselves in a completely different contest.
TWU built a 28-point lead and held off a late rally to knock off No. 25 St. Mary’s in the Marriott Champions Circle Pioneer Premiere.
Opening the basketball season with a split of two weekend games might not be an obvious success, but the two games showed TWU coach Beth Jillson two important qualities about her team.
WICHITA FALLS — TWU hung tough with No. 7 Emporia State early but suffered a 76-61 loss in its season opener Friday at Midwestern State’s Archbrook Classic.
During volleyball coach Shelly Barberee’s 12 years at TWU, the Pioneers advancing to the Lone Star Conference Championship tournament has become a common occurrence. She’d like to see advancing to the NCAA regionals become an autumn habit as well.
PORTALES, N.M. — Four Pioneers recorded double-digit kills Saturday but it wasn’t enough as TWU lost 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-12 at Eastern New Mexico in their regular-season finale.
For the TWU volleyball team, the wins just keep coming. It’s the way the Pioneers are winning, however, that concerns coach Shelly Barberee as the team heads into the final weekend of the regular season before gearing up for the Lone Star Conference tournament and a possible berth in the NCAA regionals.
The TWU volleyball team defeated visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville 28-30, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17, 16-14, on Saturday in its final home match of the regular season.
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.
North Texas, after dropping the first set, stormed back to defeat Florida Atlantic 23-25. 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 on Friday night.
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.
TWU celebrated senior night but lost to visiting Texas A&M-Commerce 1-0 in front of a school-record crowd of 654.
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.
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.
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.