The Mora Mustangs beat the Zimmerman Thunder for the second time this season, 25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-11, on Tuesday evening in Zimmerman. For the Thunder, Brooke Borchardt had 13 kills and six digs; Nikki O’Keefe 11 kills, eight digs and five aces; Amber Magnuson five kills; Bailey Bircher Keynes five digs; Cassie Ortberg nine digs; [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder lost two close matches before salvaging one win at the Braham tournament on Saturday. Kimball edged the Thunder 20-25, 26-24, 15-12, and Apollo beat them 24-26, 25-18, 15-5. The Thunder (15-6) beat Braham 25-13, 25-18. They will host Mora on Tuesday evening.
The Zimmerman Thunder swept the Princeton Tigers 25-23, 25-19, 25-14 on Thursday evening in Princeton. Amanda Meleen supplied 28 assists, 3 blocks and 100-percent serving. Brooke Borchardt made14 kills 6 digs, and 12 blocks. Nikki O’Keefe delivered 8 kills 10 digs, and 3 aces. Amber Magnuson added 6 kills and Gabby Antolak 3 kills. “Great [...]
A challenge by Zimmerman was met and repelled by the Albany Huskies on Tuesday evening. The Huskies solidified their hold on first place in Granite Ridge Conference with a 25-15, 25-17, 25-18 conquest of the Thunder in Albany. “We struggled passing,” said Thunder coach Rita Belka. “They are a good team and they took us [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor There are some athletes who can really bring the hammer down. Zimmerman volleyball is fortunate to have one of those in Nikki O’Keefe, whose powerful spikes and serves have helped the Thunder win 14 of 17 matches so far. And it’s a huge bonus that this fourth-year starter is also [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Zimmerman Thunder overcame a pair of furious streaks by St. Cloud Cathedral and beat the Crusaders 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18 at home on Tuesday evening. Powerful serving by Nikki O’Keefe sparked the win that put the Thunder in position to challenge for conference lead next Tuesday when first-place [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder rallied in all three games and swept the Little Falls Flyers 25-21, 25-18, 26-24 on Thursday evening in Little Falls. Thunder kill leaders were Brooke Borchardt with 13, Amber Magnuson with 11 and Nikki O’Keefe with 10. Amanda Meleen made 36 assists. O’Keefe also made 21 digs and three aces. Borchardt added [...]
The Princeton Tigers took charge in the last 32 minutes and pulled away from the Zimmerman Thunder 5-0 on Tuesday evening in Princeton. Gabby Henke and Bridget Walters scored two goals each and Alana Mattson had the other for the Tigers (4-0-1 conference, 6-2-2 overall), who share the Granite Ridge lead with St. Cloud Cathedral. [...]