UST coach Kung Fu Reyes hopes Milena Alessandrini injury ‘just minor’

first_imgUST head coach Kungfu Reyes gives instructions to his players during the game against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach Kung Fu Reyes remained optimistic despite star sophomore Milena Alessandrini coming down with an injury in the early part of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Alessandrini, Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, injured her left knee in the Golden Tigresses’ match against Far Eastern University but Reyes exhibited calm when asked about his outside spiker.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes added that Alessandrini’s injury greatly affected the team’s morale and that was evident in the Golden Tigresses’ depleted offensive power in the third and fourth sets.Eya Laure put up 20 points while Cherry Rondina had 16 but UST needed Alessandrini to complete its three-piece offensive puzzle.“We can’t deny that the team was affected but we fought it out until the end,” said Reyes whose Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-2. “I think they are also regretting what happened because if we were complete we had a chance to win.”Reyes added that his team sorely felt Alessandrini’s absence in the offensive end especially with the second year hitter averaging 15.7 points in her first three games.“Milena brings 15 or 17 points a game and although we had someone get 20 and another 16 the next ones were in the seven-point region,” said Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FEU topples shorthanded UST for 2nd win Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Hopefully, it’s just a minor injury, I feel it too,” said Reyes in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I think it’s just a minor one because Milena has a really low pain tolerance.”“Well my interpretation is that was just a minor injury. That’s my gut feeling but we’ll still for the MRI results.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlessandrini suffered the injury in the second set after landing awkwardly on her left leg after a spike attempt when UST held an 18-17 lead against FEU.UST eventually lost the game in four sets, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 27-25. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Aguero hospitalised after collapsing in Nigeria friendly

first_imgAguero had earlier scored to put his side 2-0 up, becoming the Albiceleste’s third-highest scorer in the process.But he suffered health issues at the break and was forced to leave the Stadion FK in Krasnodar to be given medical attention.He later recovered consciousness, according to TyC Sports.Aguero underwent tests in hospital as Nigeria came back to record a famous 4-2 win.Aguero has eight goals in eight Premier League appearances for City so far this season, and his condition will be of huge concern for boss Pep Guardiola.Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned two-time former World Cup winners Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar.Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring Nigeria’s fourth goal against Argentina. PHOTO/DMSevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero fired Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.But Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one back on the stroke of half-time before Iwobi netted a second-half brace either side of a goal from Brian Idowu to shock the South Americans.Argentina, who beat Russia 1-0 in Moscow on Saturday at the ground that will host next year’s World Cup, left Messi out of Tuesday’s friendly following an agreement with Barcelona.Banega delivered the opening goal on 28 minutes with a well-struck free-kick after Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was penalised for a handball outside his area.Argentina promptly doubled their advantage when Aguero, who scored the late winner over Russia, converted a right-wing cross by Cristian Pavon, the Boca Juniors winger making his first international start.But Nigeria, who went unbeaten throughout their World Cup qualifying campaign, refused to surrender and Iheanacho halved the deficit before the break with a 25-yard free-kick.Iheanacho then found an unmarked Iwobi who equalised from close range on 52 minutes, with Amkar Perm defender Idowu drilling Nigeria into a 3-2 lead moments later.Argentina’s attempts to claw their way back into the match were ended when Iwobi grabbed his second goal on 73 minutes, taking a pass from Ahmed Musa and hammering home to seal just a second win over Argentina in eight meetings.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aguero went down during the first half of the international friendly that was played in Russia. PHOTO/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 14 – Sergio Aguero collapsed during half-time and was taken to hospital as Nigeria stunned Argentina 4-2 in a friendly played in Russia on Tuesday.The Manchester City striker fell ill in the changing room. He was replaced by Dario Benedetto.last_img read more

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