The Thunderbolts volleyball team returns several starters from last season. The Bolts begin the season ranked #9 in the preseason coaches poll.
Northmont got off to a good start with 2 wins Friday night. The Bolts started with a win against Chaminade Julienne, 25-15 and 25-21. The team was led by Dawson Walker with 11 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs and Ryan Foy with 20 assists and 2 aces.
The T-bolts finished the night with a win over Gahanna Lincoln, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16. Leaders include Dawson Walker with 8 kills, 12 digs, 4 blocks, Ivan Sampson with 7 kills, 7 digs, Matt Bridenbaugh with 14 digs and Ryan Foy with 26 assists and 4 blocks.
The junior varsity starts the season with a 1-1 record after defeating CJ, 2-1, and losing to Gahanna, 2-1.
The Thunderbolts will host #1 ranked Alter (DII) Saturday at 11am and #7 ranked Westerville South Saturday at 1pm in the Thunderdome.