The Thunder Volleyball team defeated Vermilion Community College 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-11) at home on Friday evening, earning the team’s first win of the season and ending a long winless streak covering the past few seasons. Statistical leaders for the Thunder were Shana Laveau with 12 kills, 9 digs, 4 ace serves, and 2 blocks; Sam Lorenz with 8 kills, 7 digs, and 1 block; Kayla Jackson with 10 digs, 2 ace serves, and 3 kills; and Naazhe LaPrairie with 7 set assists, 7 digs, and 4 ace serves. It was a great win for the Thunder Volleyball team.
The Thunder didn’t get much time to rest as they took to the court on Saturday at noon vs. Mesabi Range Technical and Community College in the Briggs Center Gym. The Thunder Volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-9) to Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in the mid-day match-up. Statistical leaders for the Thunder were Tatianna Zimmerman with 5 kills and 10 digs; Shana Laveau with 11 digs and 1 block; and Tia Moore with 2 kills and 3 digs.
The Thunder Volleyball team continues a busy stretch of the season with home matches this week against top-ranked Central Lakes College on Wednesday evening (September 27), and then hosts Gogebic Community College next Monday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Week Four of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Football Season had the Thunder Football squad traveling north to play at Mesabi Range Technical and Community College, where the Thunder fell 31-9 on an unusually hot and humid September day. The Thunder led 9-8 at halftime but made a series of miscues in the second half, including a penalty on the offense that nullified a touchdown. Linebacker Jeff Krisik, along with Tyrik Carmickle, Kyron Jackson, and Christopher Fitzpatrick, led the Thunder defense in tackles, forced fumbles, and sacks. The typically strong Thunder rushing attack struggled but quarterback Jonathan Casimir was 15 for 28 with a touchdown pass despite being sacked 11 times.
Next up for Thunder Football is a home game, this week hosting Itasca Community College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, at the Spartan Field Complex in Superior.


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