Former Ateneo superstar Alyssa Valdez expects and wishes a strong return for UST’s Eya Laure after the rookie hurt her ankle during the Game 2 of the best-of-three Finals of the UAAP Season 81 earlier.
In a Twitter post, Valdez said Laure will not go down without a fight, wishing the injured spiker a speedy recovery in time for the final clash of the season between the Lady Eagles and the Golden Tigresses.
Valdez wrote: “Hindi susuko. Lalaban ang puso. @eyalaureee get well soon.”
Hindi susuko. Lalaban ng buong puso. @eyalaureee get well soon!
— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) May 15, 2019
Laure, who won the Rookie of the Year and 1st Best Outside Spiker citations, has had a tough night.
The rookie first sustained a mild left ankle sprain in the opening set before she twisted it anew after a bad landing at the start of the third, where she was carried out of the court and back to their dugout.
— Antoine (@anton_FOXPH) May 15, 2019
Laure was able to return on court, but obviously in pain, she was subbed out during the 23-13 mark in the fourth as Ateneo took advantage of UST’s woes.
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) May 15, 2019
She was emotional as coach Kung Fu Reyes escorted her back to the bench as the Lady Eagles forged a winner-takes-all.
Laure managed seven spikes, a couple of aces and a block for 10 points.