The Zimmerman Thunder won their section opener against Milaca 25-12, 25-17, 25 at home on Tuesday evening.
The Thunder got 11 kills from Nicky O’Keefe and seven from Brooke Borchardt, with Amy Melene putting up 21 assists. Top servers were Melene 17-for-18 and Janae Mettling 12-for-13, each with three aces.
Zimmerman is seeded No. 6 among 16 teams in Section 5AA. Milaca was No. 11.
The Thunder (11-14) will play at No. 3 Park Center (16-10-1) on Tuesday evening.