Eya Laure emerges as top scorer after first round

Published May 21, 2022, 5:15 PM

by Carlo Anolin

University of Santo Tomas standout Eya Laure emerged as the top scorer after the first round of UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament.

Eya Laure of UST (UAAP Media Bureau)

The 23-year-old Laure ruled the leaderboard in scoring after tallying a total of 160 points built on 143 spikes, 11 blocks, and six service aces.

Faith Nisperos of Ateneo followed suit in distant second with 127 points on top of 108 attacks, nine blocks and six aces.

Alleiah Malaluan of De La Salle came in at third with 109 points, Janeca Lana of University of the East placed fourth with 102 markers, while Michaela Belen of National University ranked fifth with 97 points.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Alyssa Bertolano of University of the Philippines (96), Alyssa Solomon of NU (83), Vannie Gandler of Ateneo (82), NU team captain Princess Robles (79), and Chen Tagaod of Far Eastern University (76).

Meanwhile, Robles, Belen, and Solomon were the Top 3 in terms of spiking efficiency. Robles came on top with 38.64 percent attack efficiency while Belen and Solomon followed suit with 38.05 percent and 36.62 percent, respectively.

Also completing the Top 5 in spiking were Laure with 34.29 percent and Nisperos with 33.75.

In blocking department, Lorene Toring of Adamson dominated the net defense with 15 kill blocks and an average of 0.58 per set. Alex Miner placed second with 13 kill blocks for an average of 0.50 per set.

Baby Jyne Soreno of De La Salle (0.48), the lone opposite spiker in the Top 5, Joan Narit of Ateneo (0.56), and Fifi Sharma and The Gagate of De La Salle (both 0.44) complete the cast for the first five blockers in the first round.

Another statistics haul for NU goes to Solomon and Belen as the two did best in serving with 11 and 10 aces, respectively. Solomon had 0.48 average per set while Belen tallied 0.43. Nisperos came in third with 0.38 while Malaluan and Gagate both averaged 0.32 service aces per set.

All five liberos are in the race for the best diggers so far led by De La Salle’s Justine Jazareno with 125 digs for 5.00 average per set. Alexandra Juangco of FEU ranked second with 115 digs for 4.26 average per set, while Jen Nierva of NU (95 for 4.13), Bernadett Pepito of UST (91 for 3.25), and Jenina Zeta of UE (71 for 2.95) followed suit.

Camille Lamina of NU (5.09 average per set), Marionne Alba of De La Salle (4.68), Louie Romero of Adamson (4.54), Jaja Maraguinot of Ateneo (4.23), and Marianne Sotomil of UP (3.44) claimed the Top 5 seats in the setting department.