Thunder, Hawks dominate first games of season
BENDIGO Thunder and Eaglehawk dominated Sunday’s opening games of the Champions IGA-backed CVFL women’s senior football competition.
The Jac Louttit-coached Thunder was in awesome form against Strathfieldsaye at Weeroona Oval.
Thunder led 32-nil at quarter-time and then added 5.6, 5.3 and 7.3 in the three terms to score a 22.14 (146) to 0.0 (0) victory.
A list of nine goalkickers was led by Britney Mueck on nine.
The league’s number one goalkicker in 2021, Mueck again showed she will be a threat to all defences.
Other multiple goalkickers for Thunder were Georgia Gordon, three; Jac Louttit, three; and Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, two.
Best for Thunder were Jessica Kennedy, Megan Williamson, Abbey Barber, Britney Mueck, Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke, and captain Phoebe Cuttriss.
It was a tough start for the Jake Donegan-coached Storm whose best players were Eliza Long, Keisha Tonzing, Britt Tangey and Jessica Kopp.
Eaglehawk showed no mercy for North Bendigo on the Hawks’ turf at Canterbury Park.
The Geoff West-coached Hawks led 39-nil at quarter-time and added 41 points in the second, 38 in the third, and 28 in the last as North Bendigo was kept scoreless.
Led by the play of Freyja Pearce, Chloe Green and Lily Den Houting, Eaglehawk won 21.20 (146) to 0.0 (0).
It was another tough start for North Bendigo which was banking on being far more competitive.
Jasmine Burzacott led the Eaglehawk attack on five goals as Samatha Heron, Kristal Lugosi and Freyja Pearce added three apiece.
Best for the Two Blues included Lucy Dawe, Jasmine Burzacott and Anya Cardilini.
Details on North Bendigo’s best were not supplied.
Round two kicks off next Saturday when Castlemaine marks its league debut against Kyneton under the Camp Reserve lights from 5.15pm.
In Sunday’s play, North Bendigo hosts Golden Square at North Bendigo #2 Oval at 2.30pm, Kerang and Bendigo Thunder clash on the Blues’ turf at Riverside Park from 2.30pm; and Strathfieldsaye meets Eaglehawk from 2.30pm in Storm territory at Tannery Lane.
Written by Nathan Dole.