June 14, 2024

Chery Tiggo's Eya Laure slays to take her first PVL Player of the Week nod

Chery Tiggo
Eya Laure has Chery Tiggo in prime position for a PVL semis push after a strong game and win over Cignal. Photo (c) PVL

Eya Laure took the wheel in Chery Tiggo's giant-slaying road trip, propelling the Crossovers to a pivotal victory over Cignal in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference.


The open spiker showcased her all-around game to lift Chery Tiggo past Cignal, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24, last Thursday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. 


Laure unloaded 16 points built on 11 attacks, two kill blocks, and three aces on top of 13 excellent receptions as the Crossovers improved to a 6-2 win-loss slate, tied with Petro Gazz in the top-heavy PVL standings. 


Displaying consistency on offense and defense, the University of Santo Tomas product earned her first PVL Press Corps Player of the Week nod for the period of April 9 to 13 in the flourishing professional league organized by Sports Vision. 



Trust was paramount for the 25-year-old hitter and the Crossovers, who trailed Cignal for much of each set before rallying to victory.


“Malaking bagay talaga na nagtutulungan. Merong bibitaw, pero may hihila pabalik. Isang malaking bagay po ‘yun lalo na pag padulo na ‘yung game, yung set, na may nagre-remind samin sa labas kung ano yung mga dapat pa naming gawin, dapat pa naming resolbahin para ‘di na nangyayari,” said the younger of the Laure sisters.


“May mga malalaking factor kasi na kung titingnan minsan maliit lang. Hindi bababa yung morale mo na okay magkamali ako, pero meron pa rin naman akong kakampi na nagtitiwala sakin and of course yung mga coaches din so isang malaking bagay din ‘yun.”


That trust paired with Chery Tiggo’s collective effort keyed in a four-game win streak, most of which came against powerhouse teams in defending champion Creamline, Petro Gazz, and Cignal.


Laure, a three-time Player of the Week nominee, outshone Nxled’s Ivy Lacsina, PLDT’s Kiesha Bedonia, Akari’s Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Galeries Tower’s France Ronquillo, Choco Mucho’s Royse Tubino, and Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez for the weekly citation given by print and online scribes covering the league, which is also being aired live at www.pvl.ph.


The red-hot Crossovers look to end the preliminaries on a high note, but most importantly booking a return ticket to the All-Filipino semifinals. 


Chery Tiggo will wrap up its elims campaign against PLDT, Akari, and also-ran Galeries Tower.


“Syempre po back to training, lahat pagtatrabahuhan,” said Laure. “So itong mga nakikita niyo, result na ‘to. Pero sa training din kami nagpupukpukan, dun namin tinatama ‘yung mga mali namin, ‘yung mga pagkukulang namin, para pagdating sa laro madali na lang, sabi nga ni Coach Kungfu.”