UAAP: Maddie Madayag ‘didn’t see’ Eya Laure’s staredown

UAAP: Maddie Madayag 'didn't see' Eya Laure's staredown

University of Santo Tomas newcomer Eya Laure summed up another play to her already extensive highlight reel when she blocked Ateneo veteran Maddie Madayag in the third set of their UAAP Season 81 game on Wednesday.

Laure’s block was noteworthy as she disallowed Madayag’s running hit — one of the most formidable sights in the UAAP this year. Afterward, she stared down the Ateneo veteran, then twirled slowly before celebrating with her teammates’ victory.

Madayag eventually had the last laugh: she scored 23 points, including a record-setting 11 blocks, and the Lady Eagles came from behind to down the Golden Tigresses, 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11.

“Actually, I didn’t see it, I didn’t see it,” she said. But Madayag says Laure could not be responsible for her actions, adding: “It’s just part of the game.”

“You can’t really do anything, kasi you’re hyped eh,” she pointed out. “Who wouldn’t be ally hyped up when you’d block, right?”

She and the Lady Eagles came away with the victory — their seventh straight of the tournament — Madayag was certainly impressed with Laure.

Laure finished the game with 21 points.

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