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Worth the wait: UST rookie Eya Laure dazzles in collegiate debut

first_imgStarting in her first collegiate game, Laure put up 17 points on 13 spikes, three blocks, and an ace in a moment she waited patiently for.“I’m just thankful because I was able to showcase the talent that coach Kung Fu [Reyes] built up when I played for him in high school,” said Laure in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLaure was supposed to go to the Golden Tigresses in 2017 after she graduated high school but this was also the time that the K-12 program was implemented and she had no choice but to endure two more years of senior high school instead of becoming a college student right away.Those two years, however, are over and Laure was just happy she finally got to play in front of thousands of supporters for the first time in her young career. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I’m super happy and overwhelmed when I saw the UST crowd and they really helped us fight better,” said Laure, who played in front of 15,400 spectators in her debut.“Before we played the coaches told us that there would be a lot of people in the audience and they just told us to focus on the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES UST’s Cherry Rondina grateful to get much-needed help from Eya Laure, Milena Alessandrini Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The two-year wait is over and Eya Laure was finally able to showcase her skills in the collegiate level of the UAAP as a full-fledged member of University of Santo Tomas.Laure was quick to display her abilities as she led the Golden Tigresses to a five-set win over Adamson University, 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-16, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Course change reviews mixed

first_imgAnd many appreciated being able to get back and forth on the Red Line. “I’m very happy,” said Lee Gluckman of Redondo Beach, who followed his wife during the race by hopping on and off the subway, which followed the course for much of the way. “There’s no way I’d be able to do this driving.” Another welcome sight was people cheering the runners on, although there were few people lining the streets at the start or in East L.A., two of the new changes to the route. “Koreatown was great,” said Tina Sarafa of Manhattan Beach. “Some kids gave me high fives and that was worth its weight in gold.” Others enjoyed the view. “I liked all the landmarks – the Hollywood Bowl, the Coliseum and coming over the bridge on Sixth Street, you really got a nice view of the skyline,” said Steve Olear of Lakewood after his 12th L.A. race was delayed when he helped a couple of friends get aid from the heat. “This was more interesting than previous courses.” It was an interesting day, too, for Will Campbell of Silverlake. And a long one. He rode in the bike race at 6 a.m. and then walked the marathon, but was disappointed that the shuttle bus that in years past had taken riders from the finish of the bike race in Exposition Park to the start of the marathon had been scrapped. He had to scramble to change, ran to the Red Line and got to the start about 20 minutes late. “It was like a marathon within a marathon,” he said. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The decision to have the Los Angeles Marathon start and finish in different places for the first time in the race’s 22-year history drew mixed reviews from the masses. Some runners said they liked the convenience of being able to park close to the start near Universal Studios or spend the night at a downtown hotel near the finish. center_img Others, though, were not so thrilled. Several runners said they didn’t know the race started in the Valley until they arrived downtown Sunday morning, and added if such a notice was in the runners’ packets it wasn’t noticeable enough. “I’ll never do L.A. again,” said Cory Coder of Hermosa Beach, who was running in his third Los Angeles race and 20th marathon. “There should be a shuttle. “To have to get here two hours before the race is ridiculous.” Many complained about the heat and said the starting time should be moved from about 8:30 to at least 7:30, although the presence along the course of many fire trucks, whose firefighters used their hoses to cool off runners, drew praise. last_img read more