Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Eya Laure UST Tigresses vs La Salle UAAP

Eya Laure celebrates during UST’s game against La Salle in the second round of the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at Araneta Coliseum. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—When University of Santo Tomas needed an anchor to break La Salle’s nine-game winning streak, Eya Laure stepped up to the plate to do the unthinkable.

Laure exploded for 29 points to give the Golden Tigresses a statement win over the top-seeded Lady Spikers, 25-19, 14-25, 25-18, 25-12, which gave her the Collegiate Press Corps Player of the Week nod in the process.

Laure capped off a week where UST rose to third in the standings with a 7-3 record.

On Wednesday, the star Tigress was also instrumental in downing University of the East, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17, with 17 markers.

Eya Laure UST Tigresses UAAP

Eya Laure and the UST Tigresses celebrate during a game against the La Salle Lady Spikers in the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at Araneta Coliseum. UAAP PHOTO

After back-to-back spectacular performances, however, the captain emphasized the need for team effort if they want to reach the goal at hand—which is to win a title.

“No one can do it alone. To get the win, you have to work as a team. That’s one of my learnings. It’s great to see my teammates step up. We rise as one. That’s the good thing about our team this season,” she said in Filipino.

Laure edged fellow Tigress Bernadette Pepito, FEU’s Chenie Tagaod, NU’s Bella Belen and Adamson’s Kate Santiago for the weekly plum backed by San Miguel Corporation and the Philippine Sports Commission.

Up next for Laure and the Tigresses is the Oliver Almadro-led Ateneo Blue Eagles on April 15 at Philsports Arena.

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