UAAP 84: Eya Laure sparks UST comeback win vs. La Salle

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Posted at May 12 2022 10:19 PM | Updated as of May 13 2022 12:10 AM

UST's Eya Laure. Photo from the UAAP Facebook page
UST's Eya Laure. Photo from the UAAP Facebook page

Eya Laure duplicated her career-high in UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball Thursday night while towing University of Santo Tomas past De La Salle University in a thrilling 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12 win.

Laure dished out impressive numbers, finishing with a tournament-best 28 points off 23 attacks, 3 aces, and 2 blocks to go along with 20 excellent digs and 19 excellent receptions.

Down by four points in the final frame, the 23-year-old took charge, scoring three consecutive points in an 8-1 blast to put UST at match point, 14-12. She then punctuated the game by blocking Jyne Soreno.

Ysa Jimenez poured in 13 points, while Victoria and Kecelyn Galdones each had 11 points for the Golden Tigresses, who now went up to 3-1.

Mafe Galanza steered the offense with 31 excellent sets while Bernadette Pepito and Janel Delerio had 26 excellent digs and 24 excellent receptions.

Alleiah Malaluan’s 26-point performance led La Salle.

Thea Gagate and Jolina Dela Cruz each had 12 points for the Lady Spikers while team captain Marrione Alba tossed 37 excellent sets.