Round one of the AFLW finally arrived and it did not disappoint.
Carlton 3.4 (22) d Collingwood 2.2 (14)
Friday night at Ikon Park
A scrappy encounter between last year’s season openers got AFLW 2.0 underway, with Carlton taking the win.
All the damage was done in the opening two quarters with no goals scored in the second half.
Jasmine Garner repeated history kicking the first goal of the night.
The Blues’ new recruits shone with Tayla Harris’ marking abilities and Nicola Stevens’ composure in the back showed why the club chased them so hard.
Collingwood’s Chloe Molloy, the number three draft pick, impressed with a cool head under pressure and a game high 20 disposals.
A major talking point was the Pies’ Sarah D’Arcy kicking Carlton’s Sarah Hosking and what kind of punishment she will receive.