Nina Morrison has continued her incredible run of form in 2023, putting together a superb second half against Collingwood that nearly lifted the Cats over the line on Sunday.
The young midfielder left her mark on the contest after the main break picking up 13 disposals and two clearances while also booting a stellar goal late in the third term.
The 22 year old was tough in trying conditions at Victoria Park, collecting nine contested possessions after half time while also racking up a number of score involvements.
Despite the second half comeback falling just short, Morrison said the Cats took plenty away from the contest that will help drive them to new heights in the final two weeks of the season.
"I thought we fought back really well in the second half,” Morrison said.
"I think that last half showed our ability to fight back under less than ideal conditions.
"We have to be able to win in different ways, I think we will take a lot from our ability to shift the momentum and bounce back when the tide was against us.
"As leaders within the group, you have to be able to step up and help to swing the momentum back in our favour at the right time.
"It was good to be able to get back inside in that second half and try to push things back our way a little bit."
After a quiet opening half, Morrison entered the midfield after the main break and went on to gain 312 metres for the game, the third highest on the ground in wet and wild conditions.
The performance further adds to a stellar 2023 season for the young on-baller, who is averaging a career high 23 disposals and five tackles per game.
Despite the increased time through the midfield this season, Morrison has remained an asset forward of the football for Geelong, hitting the scoreboard in five games so far in 2023.
Morrison has been recognised for her strong form this year, receiving coaches votes in six of her eight games to sit second at the club, narrowly behind Georgie Prespakis.