Volleyball: Thunder wear down Becker 3-1

Zimmerman’s Cassandra Ortberg fields a serve from Becker while libero Morgan Feldick follows the action. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The Zimmerman Thunder are 7-2 after topping the Becker Bulldogs 25-17, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21 in a conference match  at home Tuesday evening.

“Good match for us,” said coach Rita Belka. “The team is still learning how to work together.”

Brooke Borchardt (12) of the Thunder watches the ball that she spiked past Korie Floe. She got the kill on the play. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Nikki O’Keefe and Brooke Borchardt each knocked down 13 kills for the Thunder (2-1  conference). Borchardt also made five kill blocks, and served three aces. O’Keefe had 10 digs and served eight aces.

Amber Magnuson added five kills and three kill blocks. Gabby Antolak aced three of her five serves and made two kill blocks. Amanda Meleen put up 30 assists and Morgan Feldick made 10 dogs.

Becker (0-7) made the Thunder work for it, taking game three and sticking close in game four.

Zimmerman will play at Milaca on Thursday.