CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Erika Raagas’ homecoming sport was a household reunion as over 80 of her relations had been among the many ecstatic 9,000 followers within the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) on Tour match right here.
Impressed by being surrounded by household, Raagas helped Akari snap a three-game skid with a 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 victory over the also-ran Gerflor and keep within the semifinal hunt within the second All-Filipino Convention.
Raagas later acquired a Plaque of Recognition from the town.
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“It was tremendous humbling to see the folks I grew up with, the individuals who supported me from the very starting. So it’s very heartwarming to come back again right here after which to indicate them the person who I’ve grow to be. I wouldn’t be right here if it weren’t for them so taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa mga tao dito,” mentioned Raagas.
The Cagayanon spiker delivered 5 factors within the sport the place her grandparents had been in attendance.
“I knew that this is able to be one of many possibilities that a few of my relations might lastly watch me play since I moved to Manila particularly my grandparents as a result of they’ve all the time supported me from the very starting. So tremendous tremendous completely happy to be right here,” Raagas mentioned.
The previous Ateneo spiker was additionally completely happy that her teammates loved their expertise within the Metropolis of Golden Friendship, which warmly welcomed them since they arrived on Friday.
“I mentioned this place is called the Metropolis of Golden Friendship and they’ll welcome you with the warmest hospitality there may be. They agreed that it’s electrical right here in CDO. We actually felt their power,” Raagas mentioned.
As she flies again to Manila with a full coronary heart, Raagas vows to proceed serving to the 4-4 Akari which must win its remaining three video games for an opportunity to enter the PVL semifinals for the primary time.
“We’re gonna take this one sport at a time as a result of each single sport is simply as necessary because the final and as an alternative of trying again and regretting our earlier [losses], we’re gonna look ahead and see that we nonetheless have a combating probability. Look straight, give attention to ourselves, and see the place we went improper previously and work on it much more,” she mentioned.