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Iowa Olympic Sports: Volleyball loses two, cross country is done

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It was a quick week in non-rev world for the Hawkeyes

The Daily Iowan

We’re going to have a quick one this time around, everyone. Not a whole lot went on in non-revenue land for the Hawks, so we’ll stop wasting time and jump right in.

Volleyball

Tough, tough week for the Hawkeyes. After going 1-1 the week prior, Iowa failed to win a game this week, falling 3-0 to Nebraska six days ago and 3-1 to Purdue Saturday evening in West Lafayette. Sigh.

The Nebraska loss doesn’t hurt as bad as the one to the Boilermakers, considering the Huskers are the top team in the Big Ten and No. 2 in the nation in RPI. So, that could’ve been expected.

Purdue, now that hurts. The Boilermakers are below the Hawks in the Big Ten standings, and it would’ve been fantastic to get that win with Nebraska looming again Saturday, followed by No. 3 Wisconsin. Luckily, league basement-dweller Rutgers is nice enough to swing over to town Wednesday night to (hopefully) get the Hawks on the right track.

Cross Country

Following a disappointing finish at Big Tens a week ago (the men finished 12th and the women 11th), the Hawkeye cross country group was back in action at their NCAA Regional Friday. The men finished 11th, while the women took 17th.

As has seemingly been the case all season, Ben Anderson paced the men with a 44th place finish, and Tess Wilberding did the same on the women’s side, finishing 51st. With no one qualifying for the NCAA Championships, the Hawkeyes will now switch their focus to indoor track and field season. The team’s intrasquad meet is scheduled for Dec. 3, with the first ‘real’ meet coming on Jan. 7.

And that’s it. Told you this was going to be brief.