Volleyball: Thunder outlast Rockford 3-1

The Zimmerman Thunder pulled out a close four-game duel with the Rockford Rockets 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 at Rockford on Thursday evening.

“We struggled in the first game, with many unforced errors,” said coach Cassandra Olson, “but came back strong in the next three to beat a very good Rockford team. ”

Brooke Borchardt delivered 13 kills, 3 aces, 5 digs, and 3 kill blocks for the Thunder (2-0). Gabby Antolak added 9 kills, 4 aces, 3 digs, and 2 kill blocks.

Catherine Lewandowski and Rachel Hoheisl notched 7 kills each while Hoheisel had 10 digs and Lewandowski 8. Janessa Ortberg provided 16 assists, 2 digs, and 2 kill blocks; Kayla Christopherson 16 assists and 3 digs; and Olivia Zachar 7 digs.

The Thunder will host Mora on Thursday, Sept. 5.