PVL: Para kaming nag-day off –- Eya Laure on loss
Mark Escarlote on Sep 01, 2018 08:18 PM
Siguro parang mentally absent kami pero physically prepared kami kasi siyempre nagti-training din naman kami lagi -- Eya Laure
"Physically present, mentally absent.
This was University of Sto. Tomas rookie Eya Laure’s description of the Tigresses’ performance Saturday in a four-set loss to Far Eastern University in Game 2 of the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Final Four.
“Siguro parang day off namin ngayon,” said Laure after UST’s 25-22, 13-25, 14-25, 20-25, defeat that extended the series to a do-or-die decider Sunday.
“Siguro parang mentally absent kami pero physically prepared kami kasi siyempre nagti-training din naman kami lagi,” added Laure. “Siguro parang walang nagsasalita kanina sa loob, hindi namin alam anong gagawin namin after an error.”
The Tigresses were able to recover from a 0-9 deficit in the opening frame, sparking a telling run that allowed UST to steal the set and looked poised on sealing the series.
But FEU was quick to recover and UST just faded.
“Siguro may pagkaganoon na rin, medyo complacent nga kasi parang after ng isa (panalong set) walang ginagawa, walang backup na gagawin,” said Laure.
The freshman also admitted that their lack of maturity did them in.
“Siguro ‘yun nga sinabi rin kanina ni coach na ‘yung pagkabata namin sa papel lang dapat siya. Dapat kapag naglalaro na kami hindi na kami bata. Pero kanina nga feeling ko medyo lumabas ang pagkaganoon naming,” she said.
Laure was also a shadow of her usual self, scoring only six points – a far cry from her 19 markers in Game 1.
“Sa nakita rin naman kanina sa stats, hindi siya medyo eh, mababa talaga ang nilaro ko today,” she said.
“Kailangan lang siguro mag-recover tonight. Makapagmuni-muni, makapag-isip kung ano ang dapat gawin para bukas.”
Laure vowed to bounce back and bring the Tigresses to a breakthrough Finals appearance.
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