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Madaming nag-eexpect pero tao din ako, rookie pa lang ako -- Eya Laure

By Philip Matel on Feb 20, 2019 07:06 PM

"Madaming nageexpect pero tao din ako, rookie pa lang ako," Laure said.

UST Golden Tigresses rookie Eya Laure asked fans to temper expectations as she continues her UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball campaign.

Laure scored 12 points in the 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 22-25 loss against the Ateneo Lady Eagles Wednesday afternoon at the Filoil Flying V Centre, just five points less from her debut Sunday.

"Sinasabi ko naman every game na kailangan mahanap mo yung confidence mo as a player kasi nga importante yun nga lang parang gasoline ang tagal kong uminit and ang tagal ko rin nahanap yung confidence ko kung paano ko ilalaro yung normal kong laro," the rookie said.

"Madaming nageexpect pero tao din ako, rookie pa lang ako," she added.

Laure also mentioned that she had been reading comments about her in social media, mostly positive, but asks for patience as she treads along her inaugural collegiate campaign.

When asked on what area of her game she needs to improve on, she noted that a healthy mind will be most integral.

"Siguro yung swag. I mean hindi naman swag sa kalaban pero yung kunwari confidence ko sa sarili na chinicheer up ko yung sarili ko, chinicheer up ko yung teammates ko nagsasalita ako na nadadala ko sila kasi kapag nila nakita ako na nginingitian ko minsan yung kalaban, hindi naman personally, pero dun ko lang nakukuha yung confidence ko na maglaro kung ano yung nilalaro ko."

The 19-year-old, who is part of the roster that should have seen action in the Asian U23 Women's Volleyball Championships in Thailand, expressed her sadness at the sudden pullout.

"Nalungkot ako pero pinagpray ko na lang din yun kasi siguro hindi pa time ngayon pero madami pa naman, madami pa namang dadating na mga liga-liga sa international kahit papaano siyempre as a player sino ba namang hindi gusto na parang irepresent yung country," shared Laure. 

"So yun for me nalungkot pero sabi ko nga ipagpe-pray ko na lang kung ano yung plans ni God sa Philippine volleyball. Dito muna tayo magfofocus sa UAAP na lang."

 

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