The Zimmerman Thunder won the first two games but could not complete the job in a conference match against Becker on Tuesday evening.
The Bulldogs prevailed 21-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-16, 16-14.
Brooke Borchardt logged 22 kills, 13 digs and three aces for the Thunder (0-3 conference, 8-5 overall). Gabby Antolak had 12 kills, Catherine Lewandowski 17 digs and three aces, Kayla Christopherson 22 assists, and Olivia Zachar 13 digs.
Zimmerman will play at Ogilvie on Thursday evening.