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Eya Laure enjoys taking part in vs former UST teammates Sisi Rondina, Caitlin Viray

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Chery Tiggo’s Eya Laure squares off in opposition to former teammate Sisi Rondina within the PVL Invitational Convention. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Eya Laure relished her on-court reunion with former College of Santo Tomas teammates Sisi Rondina and Caitlin Viray regardless of Chery Tiggo’s straight-set loss to Choco Mucho within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Invitational Convention classification match.

Viray and Rondina had the final giggle in opposition to their UAAP Season 81 teammate Laure as  Choco Mucho swept Chery Tiggo, 25-20, 26-24, 25-15, to clinch seventh place on Saturday at Philsports Area.

Laure had a enjoyable time taking part in in opposition to her fellow Tigresses for the primary time since they led UST to the UAAP Finals in 2019 however settled for runner-up after dropping to Ateneo, bannered by Deanna Wong, Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino, and Bea De Leon, who at the moment are teammates by Rondina and Viray.

“I’m joyful as a result of we’re all in the identical league regardless of taking part in for various groups however we nonetheless convey the learnings we bought from UST,” stated Laure in Filipino after scoring 11 factors. “I’m joyful for all of us together with my teammates ate EJ Laure and Imee [Hernandez]. We’re having a wholesome competitors in opposition to one another.”

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“We had an opportunity to throw jokes at one another. However in the case of the sport, we did our jobs however outdoors the court docket, we’re all associates,” she added.

Choco Mucho's Sisi Rondina

Choco Mucho’s Sisi Rondina. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Rondina, who scored 15 factors in her first battle in opposition to Eya and EJ in addition to Chery Tiggo assistant coach KungFu Reyes, was thrilled to see their careers develop within the skilled ranks.

“It’s like UST’s transition. It’s good to see my former teammates develop from their respective groups. I noticed the maturity of their recreation. We simply performed our recreation for Choco Mucho,” stated the previous UAAP Season 81 MVP.

Viray, who unleashed a career-high 22 factors, agreed along with her Choco Mucho teammate.

“It felt like we had been faculty once more. I missed this sense.  We used to play collectively contained in the court docket however now, we’re taking part in for various groups. I’m joyful for everybody despite the fact that now we have totally different paths now,” Viray stated.

Laure additionally lauded the advance of Viray, who had a breakthrough efficiency as a beginning reverse spiker this season.

“Ate Cait improved lots since faculty. She has been a fighter since faculty. I’m joyful as a result of she has been contributing to her staff. As an open spiker myself, I’m additionally studying lots from her,” stated the Chery Tiggo rookie.

Chery Tiggo coach Aaron Velez and Eya Laure after their Invitational Convention stint. #PVL2023

Posted by Inquirer Sports on Friday, July 21, 2023

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