Published on April 9, 2019 1:25 pm

Isabella Grant (Western Jets)

NAB LEAGUE GIRLS STATS CENTRAL: Round 5

See some of the best stats from NAB League Girls Round 5, including how the Western Jets scored their first win of the season and a five-goal haul that proved golden for the Bendigo Pioneers.

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* CLICK HERE for the review of NAB League Girls Round 5.

 

THREE KEYS TO VICTORY

  1. The Western Jets broke their duck for 2019 thanks to excellent ball control in a 22-point triumph over the GWV Rebels. Western generated 26 inside-50s while restricting the Rebels to just 16, with prolific Jets Isabella Grant (game-high 25 disposals), Elisabeth Georgostathis (21) and Isabelle Pritchard (19) combining to keep the ball out of GWV hands.

 

  1. The Sandringham Dragons also posted a maiden win for 2019 in Round 5, but without the same statistical superiority as Western. The Dragons lost the counts for disposals and inside-50s to the Oakleigh Chargers but out-tackled their opponents 66 to 36 to set up a six-point victory. Alice Burke (game-high nine tackles), Bryanna Arnold (eight) and Chloe Saultry (eight) were Sandringham’s chief pressure players.

 

  1. From 22 points behind – and scoreless – early in the second quarter, the Geelong Falcons reeled off seven goals to one to overrun the Dandenong Stingrays by 16 points. In a devastating second half, the reigning premiers generated 18 of their 27 inside-50s for the match and booted five majors – including two from three-goal hero Poppy Schaap.

 

TOP FIVE STATS OF THE WEEK

  1. Northern Knights captain Gabrielle Newton has been a regular inclusion in this countdown in 2019, but it’s hard to ignore a player topping both the disposal count and hitout tally in any given match. The versatile 175cm top-ager produced game-highs of 23 disposals and 13 hitouts in Northern’s 24-point triumph over the Eastern Ranges.

 

  1. The Calder Cannons received contributions in the middle and up forward from some of their most important players in a 27-point defeat of the Murray Bushrangers. Stellar all-round performances from the likes of top-age duo Georgia Patrikios (game-high 24 disposals and one goal) and Alana Barba (21 and two) helped see Calder home.

 

  1. Oakleigh Chargers skipper Mimi Hill is still only 16 years old, but she’s enjoying a prolific season in her team’s midfield. Hill averages 18 disposals per game in 2019 and racked up a round-high 26 in defeat to the Sandringham Dragons – eight more than any other player on the ground – as well as game-highs of five inside-50s and five tackles.

 

  1. Paige Sheppard is the competition’s top-ranked player for total inside-50s and the Geelong Falcons playmaker was at it again in her team’s win against the Dandenong Stingrays. The damaging top-ager generated a game-high seven inside-50s from her 22 disposals and now averages six inside-50s per match across the season.

 

  1. The Gippsland Power just couldn’t stop Bendigo Pioneers 17-year-old Elizabeth Snell inside 50 in Round 5. From 14 disposals, Snell scored five of Bendigo’s eight goals in a 62-point victory – two weeks after also demonstrating her ball-winning ability with a team-high 23 disposals against the Geelong Falcons.

 

 

ROUND 5 STATS LEADERS

DISPOSALS (26): Mimi Hill (Oakleigh Chargers) and Annabel Strahan (Bendigo Pioneers)

KICKS (16): Annabel Strahan (Bendigo Pioneers) and Renee Tierney (Geelong Falcons)

HANDBALLS (15): Maeve Tupper (Bendigo Pioneers)

MARKS (7): Renee Tierney (Geelong Falcons)

TACKLES (10): Luka Lesosky-Hay (Geelong Falcons)

INSIDE-50s (8): Britney Gutknecht (Northern Knights)

REBOUND-50s (8): Mietta Kendall (Eastern Ranges)

HITOUTS (17): Taylah Kolevski (Western Jets)

GOALS (5): Elizabeth Snell (Bendigo Pioneers)

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