NIU NEWS: Cross Country, Volleyball notch wins

Weekend update for the non-revenue sports at Northern Illinois. Cross country and volleyball pickup wins.

Men's soccer drops two overtime matches while the women drop two as well. Volleyball wins over Belmont but loses to #3 USC. Golf finishes 13th and 15th in their respective tournaments. Also cross country destroyed North Central.

FOOTBALL

Linebackers aim to step up with departure of Clark - Northern Star Online: Sports

The departure of former linebacker Tyrone Clark is a huge blow to football’s defense and linebacking core.

Lynch vs. running backs: Who gets the call? - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | Don’t rush to assume redshirt senior quarterback Jordan Lynch will be the Huskies’ (1-0) leading rusher every game.

Turnover battle key for football in weeks to come - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | "Defense wins championships" is a common phrase in football, and the NIU defense is taking the phrase pretty seriously.

MAC Football Power Rankings: Week 2 - Hustle Belt
The bottom of the MAC is miserable, but at least the top half is starting to get interesting.

Football Travel Packages Available Now - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

SOCCER

Remaining sophomores step up play for men's soccer - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | There were nine players in the 2012 freshman class. Now, only three remain.

Overtime losses bury men's soccer in weekend matches - Northern Star Online: Sports
It was a weekend of tough overtime periods for the men’s soccer team at the Cincinnati Bearcat Soccer Classic.

10-Man NIU Falls to No. 14 Saint Louis - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Evansville Spoils Huskie Comeback in Overtime - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Spaulding's play holds up for women's soccer - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | The women’s soccer team didn’t have much to cheer about this weekend, but there was one bright spot: sophomore Sara Spaulding.

Women's soccer goes winless in South Dakota - Northern Star Online: Sports
The women’s soccer team had a rough weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted in Brookings, S.D.

Huskies Taken Down Late, Drop 2-1 to Jackrabbits - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Northern Illinois Falls to South Dakota, 3-1 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball seniors hope to turn the MAC tide - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Volleyball’s seniors are looking to reverse the trend of their NIU careers.

Sarah Angelos Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Volleyball bounces back from USC loss with win against Belmont - Northern Star Online: Sports
DeKalb | Saturday was a chance for volleyball to showcase its talent against two NCAA tournament teams from last season.

NIU Aces Belmont, 3-1 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Huskies Fall to #3 USC, 3-1 - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Two NIU Volleyball Matches Selected for Initial MAC TV Schedule - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

GOLF

Huskies Conclude Northern Intercollegiate - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

Women's golf has tough 2013 start - Northern Star Online: News
A 13th place finish for the women’s golf team is not what it envisioned in its opening weekend.

NIU Women's Golf Team Takes 13th at Redbird Invitational - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

CROSS COUNTRY

Cross country beats the heat in home win - Northern Star Online: News
DeKalb | With the heat bearing down on the cross country team, it won its first meet of the season.

Huskies Dominate NIU Open - NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site

AROUND THE MAC

Titanic'd! Nicholls sinks Western Michigan in Fleck's Waldo debut - Hustle Belt
Suffering their 1st loss to an FCS team in nearly two decades, P.J. Fleck and his Western Michigan Broncos suddenly look very vulnerable after a long week for Bronco fans.

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