The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Volleyball opened the 2017 season on Wednesday evening, August 30, with a pair of matches in Brainerd at Central Lakes College.
In the first match, the visiting Thunder lost 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 27-10) to the defending Minnesota College Athletic Conference champion Central Lakes College. Leading the Thunder statistics in their 2017 season -opening match were Shana Laveau with 3 kills and 3 digs, and Courtney Ableiter with 3 kills.
In the second match of the evening, Oak Hills Christian College of Bemidji defeated our Thunder 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 22-25) in an exciting and hard-fought match. Thunder statistical leaders were Shana Laveau with 11 kills, 16 digs, and 2 blocks; Sam Lorenz with 7 kills and 9 digs; Courtney Ableiter with 6 kills, 13 digs, and 6 ace serves; Kayla Jackson with 5 kills and 12 digs; Naazhe LaPrairie had 14 set assists, and Gloria Kingbird had 13 set assists.
The Thunder are back on the court next week on Wednesday, September 6, at Rainy River Community College. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.