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TWU sports struggle to stay on top

Texas Woman’s University’s Pioneer Softball team took a 4-3 win over the Oklahoma Christian Eagles Monday, Feb. 11. Their close call in Oklahoma City prepared their minds for conference play that started Friday, Feb. 15 against A&M-Kingsville. However, the Pioneers still fell to the undefeated Javelinas 9-1 in their first game against A&M-Kingsville. Saturday, Feb. 16, the Softball team started their second game off with a 0-3 loss to the Javelinas but turned around and took a 6-5 win in their final game. The Pioneers had their first game at home Friday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. to host Eastern New Mexico.

The TWU Gymnastics team traveled to Missouri this past weekend to compete against Southeast Missouri State, Lindenwood and Iowa State at the Gymquarters Invitational Feb. 15. The girls posted a season-high of 48.700 on Floor with a team score of 190.725 for the meet. The Pioneers improved their team score to 193.850 Feb. 17 when they took on Lindenwood. While the gymnastics team finished just short of a win, TWU gymnast Bria Northrop finished first All-Around, posting a 38.950 and a 9.700 or higher in each event. The Pioneers will host the Auburn Tigers this Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. for the Breast Cancer Awareness Meet.

Pioneer Basketball suffered a heartbreaking loss of 69-51 to Texas A&M-Commerce at home on Valentine’s Day. Saturday, Feb. 16, the girls sported pink uniforms for cancer awareness at their game against the TexAnns. The team played their hearts out for Alumni Day and the Play-4-Kay Foundation but stomached a much improved loss of 58-57 to Tarleton State. The girls will take their last road trip of the season to take on Cameron at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

More information and game recaps can be found on the TWU Athletics website.

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