Bullet Shot: Francesa Garison

Francesca Garison (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

Francesca Garison (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

By Garrett Glaeser, Contributing Writer

Junior Francesca Garison has returned to the court after a season-ending injury last year to help lead the Bullets Volleyball Team to an impressive 12-1 start to the season.

In her past five games, Garison has averaged nearly three more kills and five more digs per game than her first eight.

“I think we’re just gaining our confidence back and the team is becoming more cohesive,” said Garison.

Last year, Garison tore her ACL in the first game of the season and had to miss her entire sophomore year. A successful surgery and speedy rehab ensured that she would be ready to take the court again for her junior season.

“I’m just more thankful to be out there. Now it’s a privilege to be playing,” Garison said.

Garison said that she could have gone easy on her knee, but she felt that with only four years of college to play, and one of them already taken away, it was best to jump back into things and not worry about re-injury.

Last week on September 19, the Bullets’ suffered their first defeat of the year to McDaniel in five sets.

“I thought we stepped up and played hard but the score just wasn’t in our favor,” said Garison.

Despite the loss, the team returned to winning form with a 3-1 victory over Ursinus this past Saturday to earn their 12th win (2-1 CC). With mostly Centennial opponents left, every match is crucial for achieving the team’s goal of making the playoffs.  They continue conference play this Saturday at Bryn Mawr at 5 p.m.

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Author: Charlie Williamson

Charlie Williamson '19 is the sports editor for The Gettysburgian. A psychology major, he is a psychology lab research assistant and a Student Senator representing the Class of 2019.

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