Volleyball: Thunder foils Foley 3-0

Zimmerman’s Nikki O’Keefe bumped a Foley serve. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The Zimmerman Thunder made a nice recovery to win the first game, then went on to sweep the Foley Falcons 25-23, 25-21, 25-13 at home on Tuesday evening.

Amanda Meleen popped a set into the air. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Zimmerman led 22-17 in game one, but Foley kept the pressure on, and the Thunder fell behind 23-22 with some shaky serve-receiving. However, a tip for a kill by Brooke Borchardt stopped the Foley rally, and the Thunder scored the next two points with Nikki O’Keefe serving.

Borchardt made 11 kills, six kill blocks and two aces, and O’Keefe had nine kills and 13 digs. Amber Magnuson added six kills. Amana Meleen notched 20 assists and six digs. and Cassie Ortberg two kills and eight digs.

The Thunder are 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the Granite Ridge Conference. Foley dropped to 1-9.

The Thunder will play at Little Falls on Thursday.