‘Everybody’s team’: Tigresses ready to operate without Laure, says Reyes

first_imgUST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes already had his bases covered the moment star hitter EJ Laure told him she would be sitting out the 80th season of the UAAP.With a chronic shoulder injury forcing her to miss this year’s women’s volleyball tournament, Laure will leave a big hole in the Tigresses office but Reyes is unfazed by the absence of his top scorer.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “As for the position, Carla is there,” said Reyes. “Hopefully she’s matured enough after we played in the Uni Games, PSL, and in Thailand. This is the reality; she has to be there because EJ’s not here. That’s my motivational thought for her.”Reyes also insisted that it’s only Laure’s injury that kept her from the team’s lineup, and not because of speculations that the fourth-year hitter is sitting this season out so she can play with younger her sister Eya in Season 81 .“When we talked around Christmas time, EJ told me that it was a chronic shoulder injury, so that’s where we’re at right now,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Chung’s stunning run continues into Australian Open semis Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We don’t even talk about EJ’s absence because the team can still operate without her,” said Reyes in Filipino Tuesday at UST’s Quadricentenntial Pavilion. “This is not EJ’s team, it’s everybody’s team, this is team UST.”“Now where will we get 17, 16 points per game? That’s where we’re concentrating now, Sisi [Rondina] or Dimdim [Pacres] can at least take care of the 10, and the remaining will be up to the other players.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for Laure’s open hitter position, third-year substitute Carla Sandoval will be taking the mantle.Reyes said the team’s trip to Thailand and their inclusion during the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix will eventually help them in the UAAP. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img

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