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Foton activates Laure, replaces injured Ortiz

By Mark Escarlote on Aug 12, 2019 08:48 PM

Eya Laure will make her debut for Foton on Tuesday in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference after replacing injured Maika Ortiz.

Foton has activated Eya Laure as replacement for injured Maika Ortiz in the 2019 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference.

The University of Sto. Tomas hotshot will debut on Tuesday against Marinerang Pilipina at the close of the preliminary round at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

Laure, the UAAP Season 81 rookie of the year and 1st Best Outside Spiker, got the nod from the league on Sunday after the Tornadoes requested for a replacement following Ortiz's ACL injury.

Per competition regulation, a team can replace up to two local players during the competition with the players listed in the O-2 form.

Laure, whose older sister EJ is also part of Foton although currently in the reserve list, is expected to add more depth to the Tornadoes' offense as she joins the towering sisters 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago and 6-foot-2 Dindin Santiago-Manabat.

Laure, who was in the reserve list at the start of the conference because of an ankle injury she sustained in the UAAP Finals against eventual champion Ateneo De Manila University, is a versatile and athletic player who can operate on both wings with solid floor defense.

Her presence will give Foton the boost it needs as the Tornadoes prepare for the knockout quarterfinals.

Foton holds a 7-6 card tied with Cignal.

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