MANILA, Philippines — Eya Laure provided Chery Tiggo’s hard-earned four-set win to teammate Imee Hernandez, who harm her left knee, within the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) second All-Filipino Convention on Thursday at Philsports Area.
Hernandez injured her left knee after a foul fall from a spike try when the Crossovers trailed the Chameleons within the second set, 15-20. The younger center blocker refused to be stretchered out however she was carried out of the court docket and didn’t return.
However Laure and the remainder of the Crossover stayed composed, preventing again within the prolonged second set en path to a 22-25, 31-29, 25-23, 28-26 win over Nxled for the joint second place.
Hernandez later got here out with a knee brace and watched the sport.
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“We simply talked to one another and provided this sport to Imee. Now we have an injured teammate, so we needed to combat for her,” mentioned Laure in Filipino after dropping 23 factors.
“She needed to win this sport so we labored laborious to attain it for her. She was an additional motivation for us that’s why we didn’t quit on this sport,” she added.
Mylene Paat, who chipped in 16 factors, lauded Laure for encouraging the entire crew after Hernandez was taken out of the sport.
“Now we have traumas from that type of scenario. Fortunately, Eya spoke to us to dedicate this sport to Imee. It type of loosened us a bit,” she mentioned in Filipino.
Chery Tiggo deputy coach Kungfu Reyes mentioned the crew is praying it’s only a minor damage for the younger center blocker.
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“We’re praying that she was simply shocked since she already has a trauma. I used to be praying in the course of the sport, hoping that she’s okay. She was in a position to land however her knee buckled. We’re all praying that she’ll be okay,” mentioned Reyes.
The Crossovers battle the PLDT Excessive Pace Hitters on Saturday on the identical venue in Pasig Metropolis.
Chery Tiggo deputy coach Kungfu Reyes, Mylene Paat, and Eya Laure after surviving Nxled. #PVL2023
Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Thursday, November 9, 2023