Fitzroy-ACU v Caulfield Grammarians (7.12 54 – 4.5 29)
Ramsden St Oval played host to two win-less teams at the commencement of Round 3 in Fitzroy-ACU and Caulfield Grammarians. With both sides desperate for the win, a hard-fought contest ensued with the Roys emerging as 25-point victors. The Roy girls put up too many strong individual performances and ultimately outclassed the Fields with Erin Gogerly, Lucy Kerr and Hillary Collett each contributing significantly. Kerr was particularly outstanding with 22 touches and a goal. Caulfield’s Emily Sandler was sensational in her side’s loss and dominated in the ruck with 36 hit outs and 5 marks. Rebecca Morrissy was tough in her in and under midfield role and Alex Thompson was solid in the forward line. Fitzroy-ACU is back on track after a slow start, now 1-2 for the season heading into Round 4 whilst Caulfield Grammarians are yet to attain a victory.
Fitzroy-ACU: H. Collett 2, E. Olney 2, L. Kerr, R. Condon, R. McDermott
Caulfield Grammarians: J. Cowell 2, A. Dumas, E. Harkin
Fitzroy-ACU: E. Gogerly, H. Collett, G Minuz, R. McDermott, L. Kerr
Caulfield Grammarians: E. Sandler, L. Lechich, R. Morrissy, A. Thompson, G. Gamble
Marcellin v SKOB (7.5 47 – 3.1 19)
In their third home game in a row, Marcellin were once again flawless in this much-anticipated grand final replay against SKOB Saints. Shaylee Taylor was superb booting 4 goals, and a multitude of stunning efforts from Angie Wang-Hartman, Eliza Roughead and Jessica Redmond contributed to Marcellin’s dominance. Sarah Cameron kicked 2 for SKOB, further cementing herself as one of the competition’s best goal kickers. Ellie McLinden and Rachel Gillett were also gallant in their side’s defeat. SKOB are 1-2 for the season thus far, succumbing to a few tough losses whilst Marcellin are asserting themselves as the fiercest side in the competition with many impressive all-round performances week in, week out.
Marcellin: S. Taylor 4, L. Collis, J. Redmond, T. Padfield
SKOB: S. Cameron 2, S. Minahan
Marcellin: S. Taylor, A. Wang-Hartman, E. Roughead, J. Redmond
SKOB: E. McLinden, R. Gillett, S. Straford, E. Hodgetts
Melbourne University v Old Trinity (11.15 81 – 2.4 16)
Melbourne University brought their A-game when they came up against Old Trinity at Melbourne University Oval on Sunday afternoon, running out 65-point winners. With some big-ins, MUGARS proved too strong for Trinity, with a multitude of goal kickers and some stellar performers getting them well across the line. Lucy Watkin was magnificent with 4 goals, as was Alexandra Gittings in a best on ground performance. Marinella Salafia and Ruby Grounds were also sensational for the MUGARS, while Mietta McDonald was all class. Melissa Poulton was best afield for Old Trinity in their side’s heavy loss, while Ness Murphy and Jodie-Lee Pirak-Murphy fought hard. The MUGARS are now 2-1 for the season and it is fair to say they are unstoppable when their strongest side is selected. Old Trinity are 1-2 for the season having only beaten the win-less Caulfield Grammarians.
Melbourne University: L. Watkin 4, K. Price 2, M. McDonald 2, M. Cantwell, L. Walsh, H. Ibrahim
Old Trinity: S. Peers, E. Vredenbregt
Melbourne University: L. Watkin, A. Gittings, M. Salafia, R. Grounds
Old Trinity: M. Poulton, V. Murphy, J. Pirak-Murphy, R. Anderson
Old Xaverians v Kew FC (3.2 20 – 9.7 61)
Kew proved too strong when they ousted Old Xaverians in a 41-point victory at Xavier College on Sunday. With a vast array of classy ball users and such a shared number of goal kickers, the Bears are coming along nicely after an early, tough loss to Marcellin. Michaela Harding, Danielle Calautti and Joelle Metres all racked up a considerable number of touches with 20+ each. Krystal Shaw was paramount for the Bears’ emphatic victory with 3 majors. Emily Archer was the best for Old Xav’s with a goal and 18 touches. Kew will be hard to beat with a relatively easy draw coming up, however Old Xav’s will have their work cut out for them in the upcoming rounds when they take on the toughest teams in the competition.
Old Xaverians: A. Benifer, E. Archer, A. Rhodes
Kew: K. Shaw, A. Bruce, D. Calautti, M. Harding, G. Markl, M. Coutler, R. Lambert
Old Xaverians: E. Archer, A. Rhodes, R. Christgoergl , K. Mullins
Kew: M. Harding, D. Calautti, J. Metres, A. Bruce