The Zimmerman Thunder won their section opener 25-11, 25-16, 25-15 over the Spectrum Sting at home on Thursday evening.
Brooke Borchardt and Gabby Antolak led the offense for the Thunder (12-14), who are seeded second in their half of Section 5AA and will host No. 3 Fridley on Tuesday.
Spectrum finished with an 8-12 record.
“We played tough, but could not overcome the attack of Zimmerman’s middle hitters,” commented Sting coach Tex Cuabo.
For the Sting, Meghan Hays had nine kills and four digs; Rachel Neiss three aces, two kills and six digs; Ellie Rogers five digs and seven assists; Maddie Hays three aces; and Sadie Ehr nine digs.