The weekend brought semi-final showdowns for Premier B women’s, cementing the Cobras position in the grand final and putting an end to the season for the St Bedes/Mentone Tigers.
Aquinas and St Bedes/Mentone Tigers, headed to Sandringham with Aquinas rising to the occasion, creating a 19-point-margin between the final scores and securing their position in the preliminary final.
Putting on their final fight for the season was Madeleine Pearson and Courtney Ward who scored one goal each while Eliza Cooper tried her best to withhold the power of Aquinas, earning herself best on field.
Meg Dargan stepped up for her team this week, scoring two goals for Aquinas and obtaining herself best player, while Holly Spicer, Niamh Sanders and Melanie Hogg assisted her in leading the team to victory.
Although the Tigers’ grand final dreams were unfulfilled this season, Laura Amelung finished on a high, sitting in second on the stats board with a total of 27 goals.
Trevor Barker Oval had viewers on the edge of their seats while watching the Old Yarra Cobras give Monash Blues the blues with 3 points between the final scores.
The Cobras came out firing early and were able to carry that momentum through the four quarters to maintain a lead at every change. Unfortunately for the Monash Blues their efforts fell just short. They will be looking to rebound strong when they get a second chance in next week’s preliminary final.
Ainslee Elliott, Ella Stephenson and Emily Conroy were responsible for the short margin between the final scores, with one goal each, while Tereasa Heath put on a best-player performance that will hopefully get the Blues through next week’s preliminary final against Aquinas.
Will the Cobras take on the Blues one final time in the grand final or can Aquinas step up and earn themselves the opportunity to play at the big dance?