SHARKS CLAIM MAIDEN WIN
By KEL ROWE
Round 11 saw plenty of footy action in the VU Polytechnic Senior Women’s competition, with the weekend bookended by two important wins.
Division 1 kicked things off on Friday night, with Caroline Springs taking on Werribee Centrals in a pressure-fuelled hit-out under lights. The Lakers’ snagged a 7-point win, finally ending the Centurions eight-game winning streak. Jacinta Kondis bagged 4 majors and was best on for Caroline Springs, whilst Jessica Spall kicked two for the visitors.
Point Cook hosted West Footscray, with the Roosters claiming a 51-point over the home side. Jemma Hay kicked 5 majors for West, and teammate Courtney Manglesdorf was named in best for her efforts across the ground.
Also on Friday, Division 2 Spotswood welcomed Laverton to Converse Oval, getting up on the Magpies by 23-points. Mia Mcdonald registered 3 goals for the homeside, and was well supported by teammates Elissia Natale and Jasmyn Mathers.
Saturday morning saw the Spurs host Spotswood’s Division 1 side, suffering defeat by 56-points. Aleisha Casley was the sole goal kicker for her side, snagging 2, but the Spurs were no match for a dominant Spotty Forward line, led by Hannah McMahon (3), Kiara Henry (2) and Jasmine Farrugia (2).
Wyndhamvale executed a 141-point drubbing over Braybrook, with the Division 2 ladder leaders continuing their undefeated run. Poppy Popplewell was dangerous in front of goals, booting 7, whilst Kellee Mcintosh continued to boost her leading goalkicker status with 9 majors. Sarah Jamieson worked tirelessly under pressure and was named in best for the Brookers
The Caroline Springs Division 2 lodged a similarly sizeable win over North Sunshine, running over the Roadrunners at Taylors Run oval in a 94-point victory. The Lakers had 9 individual goal scorers for the day, whilst Amanda Portelli was named as best for North Sunshine.
To round out the weekend, Yarraville Seddon hosted Point Cook Centrals, with the Sharks securing a 15-point win — their first in Division 1. The Eagles lone goal came from the boot of Ann-Marie Geary, but it was Dakoda Lee-Feney who starred for the visitors, with the support of Leah Moss and Maddie Jonson through the middle of the ground.