NAB League Girls Team of the Week - Round Nine
The NAB League Girls 2021 minor season comes to a close on the back of several one-sided Round Nine results .
The Geelong Falcons kicked three unanswered goals during the opening term to help set up their 7.6 (48) to 4.5 (29) win over Calder. The Falcons were supported by the usual suspects, with Annie Lee, Poppy Schaap and Renee Tierney all putting in strong performances.
The Northern Knights hold off the Stingrays during a classic shootout to win, 9.5 (59) to 7.3 (45). Leading by 16 points at halftime, the Knights had to hold off the fast finishing Stingrays who booted four second half goals--but ultimately the Rays finished 14 points shy.
Tassie Devils strung together four quarters of strong footy to overcome the Rebels, 2.6 (18) to 6.5 (41). The Rebels, who were well-supplied by Lilli Condon and Tahlia Meier, tried to get over the top but they were no match for Perri King and the Devils' scoring power.
Overcoming a slow start, the Eastern Ranges brushed side the Northern Territory Thunder by kicking five unanswered goals after quarter time to win, 5.3 (33) to 1.1 (7). Bridget Deed led the way for the Ranges by collecting 26 touches.
Caitlin Sargent's four goals helped spur the Western Jets to an impressive 46 point win over the Pioneers, 8.10 (58) to 1.6 (12). The Jets kicked four straight goals during the opening term--and the Pioneers wouldn't respond with a goal of their own until the final term.
Oakleigh celebrated Round Nine with a 100 point win over the Power, 15.11 (101) to 0.1 (1). With the likes of Eliza James, Amanda Ling, Charlie Rowbottom and Jasmine Fleming, the Chargers pretty much had the game in the bag at halftime as they led by 56 points.
The fast starting Bushrangers managed to get over Sandringham by 32 points, 9.11 (65) to 5.3 (33). Kicking 2.5 (17) to nothing during the opening term, the Bushrangers stormed home by kicking seven goals to five before the final siren sounded.
Scroll down to see this round's Team of the Week, plus a small breakdown of the squad.
Captain: Perri King Vice-Captain: Caitlin Sargent
The two leaders of the Round Nine Team of the Week are a high scoring forward and a high possession getter. Tassie Devil midfielder, Perri King gains the captaincy, while the dangerous Western Jets forward, Caitlin Sargent, earns the vice-captaincy.
The Vice-Captain of this week's side headlines the attack, with Caitlin Sargent joining the side after booting four majors for the Jets--which sits nicely alongside the 15 touches and 6 marks that she also managed to collect.
A fantastic duo of Falcons join this week's side, with Renee Tierney joining Poppy Schaap. Renee finished with three majors to her name, while Poppy collected 20 touches and two goals.
Tassie Devils forward, Amy Prokopiec, joins the attack for this week on the back of her two goal performance during the Devils' big Round Nine win.
The final two spots up forward belong to Sandringham's Ebony Angelopoulos and Sophia McCarthy from the Bushrangers. Ebony collected 15 disposals and three majors, while Sophia finished with 10 touches and three majors.
Rucking duties belong to Calder's Peppa Poultney, who finished the match with 10 touches and 22 hit outs.
Charlie Rowbottom joins the followers after having one of the best displays on the weekend. In total, the exciting Charger collected 20 touches, 7 tackles and added three goals to her tally.
Also amongst the followers is the Jets ball-magnet, Charlotte Baskaran, who played a strong role for the Jets once again--this time by collecting 31 touches and 5 tackles. Joining her on the wing is another exciting Jet in the form of Montana Ham, who finished with 24 touches and 7 marks.
Lilli Condon, an exciting Rebels prospect, finds herself in the middle after gathering a whooping 30 touches and 7 tackles. Alongside her is Oakleigh's Amanda Ling, who finished with 15 touches and three majors.
Continuing her standout season by once again making the Team of the Week is Geelong's Annie Lee, this time on the back of a performance that included 20 touches,7 marks and 4 rebound 50s.
Dandenong's Felicity Crank and Northern Knight's Tannah Hurst round out this week's defense. Felicity finished with 17 disposals and 5 rebound 50s, while Tanner collected 15 disposals and 7 rebound 50s.
A talented Tassie midfielder finds herself at half back this week. Perri King, this week's Captain, joins the side on the back of an outstanding display which included 25 possessions and 13 tackles.
Deep in defense is an exciting Thunder prospect, Shanoah Leedie, who collected 12 touches and 5 rebound 50s for the Northern Territory. Joining her is Leesa Guastella, who finished with 5 rebound 50s during what was a tough day for the Power.
Headlining the rotations for this week is an exciting Rebels prospect, Tahlia Meier, who finished Round Nine with 20 touches, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Also amognst the rotations is Bridget Deed, who finished with 26 touches and 5 tackles to her name. Stella Reid adds plenty of x-factor to the rotations as she finished Oakleigh's big win with 15 touches and two goals
Rounding out the rotations is Keeley Skepper, the talented Bushranger who finished their Round Nine win with 24 touches, 6 marks and a goal.
The final two spots in our Anzac Round Nine Team of the Week belong to the familiar named Calder Cannon product, Georgie Prespakis, and an exciting Eastern Ranges product, Mia Busch.
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