SISTER ACT: Eya and EJ power Golden Tigresses in Season 82
Paul Lintag on Feb 12, 2020 01:38 PM
Eya, Season 81's top rookie, will welcome her ate EJ back in Season 82 as the Golden Tigresses look to one-up their Finals run last year. (Photo by Arvin Lim)
For the first time since their high school days, sisters EJ and Eya Laure will be teammates in the UAAP for the University of Santo Tomas.
Eya, Season 81's top rookie, will welcome her ate EJ back in Season 82 as the Golden Tigresses look to one-up their Finals run last year with a championship.
"As a younger sister, syempre dream ko rin naman na maka-sama ko siya sa collegiate, hindi lang sa high school and club team," Eya said.
"Syempre iba yung laro, sobrang nakaka-excite, sobrang happy. Although nandoon yung pressure, wala eh hindi na rin dapat isipin yun," she added.
EJ is coming back to the Golden Tigresses following a two-season hiatus.
As she looks to integrate herself back to the UST team and in the UAAP, EJ is counting on her younger sister Eya for guidance.
"Masaya, kasi nandiyan siya and may magga-guide sa akin kapag nagkaka-mali ako," EJ told ABS-CBN Sports.
"Normal naman yun samin, kasi kami parehas nagkaka-mali. Mas okay samin na sinasabi samin kung ano kailangan namin gawin or iwasan," she added.
From high school to college, the dynamic has certainly changed between the Laure sisters.
EJ is all for it.
"Nung high school kasi parang di naman kami ganun ka-close, away-away kami ganyan," EJ said.
"Ngayon naman, nag-mature na kami pareho. Super close na namin," she added.
That's how the Laure sisters operate off the court now, on the court though, that's a whole different story.
EJ was Eya's main attacker when she was still a setter in high school. For the Golden Tigresses, the Laure sisters will look to pile up the points for UST as spikers in Season 82.
"Ngayon kapwa spiker na, dati ako magse-set sa kanya, sakin siya humihingi ng bola," Eya said.
"Ngayon, siya na nagbibigay sakin gn advice on techniques. Bago din samin, hindi siya yung katulad nung dati. Yun nilo-look forward ko ngayon, yung connection namin as spikers," she added.
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