ST. CHARLES, Mo. — After a week off since its last meet, TWU turned in a strong performance at the Gymquarters Invitational against Southeast Missouri State, Lindenwood and Iowa State on Friday afternoon.
A season-high effort on the floor resulting in a score of 48.700 highlighted the team score of 190.725 for the meet.
“I thought the team looked well-rested and strong today after our week off competition,” TWU coach Lisa Bowerman said.
Erin Alderman led the way with a 9.850 on the floor while Isabel Goyco logged a 9.775 and Bria Northrop a 9.750.
Hope Parkin anchored the Pioneers on vault with a 9.825 as Morgan Colee posted a 9.750. On beam and bars, it was a different story as the Pioneers struggled.
The Pioneers will remain in St. Charles for one more meet at 2 p.m. Sunday with Lindenwood.
Texas A&M-Kingsville 9, TWU 1
KINGSVILLE — TWU struggled to get anything going on the road in its conference opener.
Neither team scored through the first three innings. In the fourth, the Pioneers threatened when Tara Solomon led the inning off with a single to left field.
Three batters later, Tylia Sylestine drew a two-out walk to put runners on first and second, only to have the inning end with the runners stranded.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Javelinas capitalized on their opportunities, scoring five runs on five hits.
After two more runs scored for the Javelinas, the Pioneers scored their only run of the game in the sixth inning when Sylestine ripped a double to right, scoring Solomon, who led the inning with a single.
The Pioneers and Javelinas will wrap up their three-game set Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.