Tied 2-2 at regulation and tied 2-2 heading into Zimmerman’s fourth penalty kick of the evening, Thunder sophomore forward Grace Katter came up with the biggest goal of her career. Her penalty kick gave Zimmerman a 3-2 lead in the Section 6-2A championship match on Thursday night against Monticello. Needing a save to win the match, sophomore goalkeeper Andraya Sailor delievered, diving to her right to give Zimmerman (14-4-1) a 3-2 win over the Magic (14-3-2) and clinching the program’s first state tournament berth in history.

Thunder head coach Devin Chuba said he knew the Thunder could compete through a tight match.

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