UAAP 82: Reunion sparks sisterly rivalry between EJ and Eya

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Mar 04, 2020 04:42 PM
UAAP 82: Reunion sparks sisterly rivalry between EJ and Eya
Eya is more than happy to share the court with her sister in the UAAP, but their reunion has also sparked some nice ol' sisterly rivalry. (Photo by Arvin Lim)

For the first time in six seasons, sisters EJ and Eya are back together in the UAAP.

The Laures played for the first time as senior Golden Tigresses on Wednesday, although the reunion was spoiled by a five-set loss to National University.

Eya led UST in scoring with 20 points while EJ showed little sign of rust after a two-year absence as she finished with 17.

Playing in the UAAP for the first time in a long while, Eya couldn't help but marvel at her older sister.

"Ang sinasabi ko kasi sakanya kanina, 'Grabe no ate? Ikaw tapik-tapik ka lang pero nakakapuntos ka, pero ako kailangan kong brasuhin, bago muna ko magkaroon ng puntos.' Nandon talaga yung veteran talaga siya, makikita mo talaga na familiar siya sa court na pinaglalaruan niya and kumbaga, pinapa-simple niya yung volleyball," Eya said of EJ.

"Sabi ko next time parang gusto ko din mga style mo kaso ngayon magkaiba pa kami ng laro," the younger Laure added.

Eya is more than happy to share the court with her sister in the UAAP, but their reunion has also sparked some nice ol' sisterly rivalry.

For one, EJ is challenging her younger sister to develop into an all-around star and deliver on both ends.

"China-challenge niya talaga ako sa depensa, lagi kaming nagta-trash talk, pati sa training," Eya said.

"[But] sobrang happy na kasama ko siya, hindi ko inisip na mangyayari pa to pero happy na nandyan siya sa tabi ko and naglalaro kami together," she added.

 

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