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Girard shouldered the load for Gladiators volleyball team
Girard shouldered the load for Gladiators volleyball team

Coming into this season, Glenelg senior volleyball player Sarah Girard knew that she would be jumping high into the air and swinging her arm many, many times. After her team graduated a trio of players — Morgan Perry, Molly Calvert and Lauren Wright — who had contributed 570 of the team's 860 kills, Girard knew that the missing offense was going to have to come from somewhere. And as a returning all-county hitter who helped her team get to the state semifinals, Girard only had to look in the mirror to see whose shoulders the Gladiators' offensive load would fall on. "Coming in I knew we were going to be like a baby team ... We were just like, 'it's my...

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