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    Lakia Bright reminds Banko Perlas to stay grounded as they close in on PVL semis

    Jun 24, 2018

    BANKO Perlas is on a roll in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference but import Lakia Bright cautions the team against complacency as they gun for the third semis spot.

    The prolific American hitter led the way for the Spikers in a four-set win over BaliPure-NU on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan. 

    BanKo Perlas, looking to join early semifinalists Creamline and Paymaya, has a 4-0 win-loss record in the second round robin, followed by Pocari Sweat-Air Force and Petro Gazz, which hold 3-1 cards.

    “I think it kinda just lit a fire on our butt, you know. It just made us realize that we can’t just walk right here in any given day and just win, every team in this conference everyone wants to win, everyone is talented,” said Bright. 

    “We just have to realize in those tough situations that even if we’re down we should not give up. We just bonded more than ever and we just stick together,” she added. 

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      Bright was also quick to deflect the credit, saying her teammates are making her look good. 

      “Honestly it’s not from me, its from my teammates. My goal is to try to find ways to motivate them to play their best,” she said. 

      “No matter how hard I play, or how many points I make, I still need my teammates. I realized that that really pumps them up and fires them up so I try to go the extra mile,” she added. 

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