Eya Laure rallies Tigresses to point out Woman Bulldogs are usually not invincible


UST Tigresses star Eya Laure. –PVL PHOTO

UST Tigresses star Eya Laure. –UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Eya Laure made positive to instill within the minds of her younger teammates that College of Santo Tomas can match Nationwide College’s stage within the UAAP Season 85 girls’s volleyball event.

And the Tigresses confirmed simply that as Laure led the collective effort to stun the erstwhile-unbeaten Woman Bulldogs, 25-23, 27-25, 17-25, 22-25, 15-11, on Saturday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

“Nung nakita namin na nag-five set yung NU sa Adamson, parang nandun yung ‘kaya natin. Kaya rin natin.’ Tao din naman sila. Nagkakamali rin sila,” mentioned Laure after their massive win. “Kailangan namin simulan sa utak pa lang namin na kaya namin. Kaya namin ipakita kung anong sistema meron kami. Kaya yun lang sinisigaw ko na kaya namin. Kailangan lang namin magtiwala.”

(After they performed in 5 units in opposition to Adamson, we have been pondering that we are able to do it. They’re additionally people, additionally they commit errors. We now have to start out pondering that we are able to do it, that we are able to present what sort of system we have now. That’s why I’ve shouting to them, ‘we are able to do it.’ We simply need to belief one another.)


Laure, who completed with 18 factors off 14 kills and 4 blocks, together with the match-winning block on Alyssa Solomon, was emotional after they lastly earned an enormous win in opposition to the Woman Bulldogs, who’ve been their rivals since highschool.

“I used to be emotional and felt goosebumps as a result of I bear in mind the times when the line-ups [of both teams] have been nonetheless enjoying in opposition to one another since highschool. Earlier than we have been simply enjoying at Adamson gymnasium. It feels good to play in entrance of quite a lot of followers, it’s a dream for each NU and UST as a result of earlier than we used to play inside a small area,” Laure mentioned in Filipino.

“Now, we have been each in a position to present our potential in the entire nation. I’m so joyful as a result of we’ve been rivals since highschool. Regina (Jurado) is now a part of our staff as one in every of our homegrown abilities from highschool,” she added.

Laure was happy to see their progress as a staff and turn out to be the primary to beat the defending champion since April 27, 2019, when she and Sisi Rondina beat the younger squad, 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16.

“We’re joyful to see the expansion of each other since highschool. They’re the defending champions and we need to be taught from them. We studied their sport and labored arduous in coaching. As coach mentioned, we simply need to submit ourselves in coaching and consider in our system,” Laure mentioned.

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