Volleyball: Zimmerman outlasts Becker in five

Zimmerman libero Emily Garmen lunged to pick up a serve against Becker. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)

The Zimmerman Thunder prevailed in five games over the Becker Bulldogs at home on Thursday evening. Scorers were 19-25, 25-10, 25-22, 24-26, 15-5.

Brooke Borchardt delivered 12 kills, and Janae Mettling and Nikki O’Keefe 11 each. Mettling served 22-for-22 with one ace, O’Keefe 16-for-16 with two aces, and Amanda MeleenĀ  20-for-20 with two aces. Meleen made 32 assists. Emily Garmen made 28 digs and had a 1.9 passer rating.

“Great high school volleyball match. Both teams played well,” said Thunder coach Rita Belka, adding that the team served 95 percent and made 82 digs. “Our defense kept us in the match.”

Zimmerman is now 5-8 and Becker is 8-5.

Brooke Borchardt spiked against Becker's Josephine Kent. (Photo by Erik Jacobson)