Battle of the Young Guns

Richmond’s Monique Conti lead the disposal count all day with 28 disposals, 13 contested. Her decision-making and evasiveness were on show as she played one of her best games this season, utilising her run and carry out of the middle of the park to find her team mates forward in time and space.

Her defense game was also impressive, continuously putting pressure around the ground with a few strong tackles. Conti was able to get the Tigers back into the game in the third quarter, despite Geelong’s dominant second term, unfortunately she couldn’t quite do enough to get them their first win of the season.

Liv Purcell was equally impressive for the Cats and was a driving force in the contest all game. A stoppage and clearance specialist, Purcell was often found in and under the pack, getting the ball out to her team mates on the outside with ease.

She also kicked a good goal in the third quarter as she crumbed a marking contest right on the goal line. Her ability to apply so much pressure at stoppages allowed Geelong to be so dominant in contested possessions.

Purcell was a key factor in Geelong earning their first win for the season, finishing the day with 20 touches, four tackles and a goal.