Now that the season is done and won, it’s time to take a look at the fantastic year the Cats had in the AFLW. There were big wins, close finishes and heartbreaking losses, but the trajectory is clearly trending in an upwards direction.
There were some key statistical metrics blowing previous seasons out of the water.
This is the third in a three part series where we take a closer look at the at the stats of the season, and it’s easy to see why Geelong had the season they did.
In Geelong’s highest ever scoring season, the forward partnerships were on full display.
Leading goalkicker Chloe Scheer, combined brilliantly with Jackie Parry having a career best season with the 16 goals and diamond in the rough first year player Aishling Moloney finishing with 10 goals for the season.
Putting this is perspective, Scheer, Parry and Moloney combined for 42 goals this season. In season 3, 4 and 5 of the AFLW, Geelong kicked 74 goals total.
Parry didn’t do it all easy however, getting down and dirty to record a team high 26 Forward 50 Ground Ball gets with Moloney, Georgie Prespakis and Amy McDonald (24) not far behind placing them. Chloe Scheer amassing 20 (equal 16th) as well.
Doing it at both ends was Nina Morrison who finished 6th in the comp for score involvements, with her 8 goal assists seeing her finish =2nd in the comp. Speaking of midfielders near the forward line, Georgie Prespakis accumulated 54 i50’s which ranked 4th in the League.
Finally, Aishling Moloney’s 43 marks, (18th) rounded out the Cats in the top 20. Aishling’s 25 marks inside 50 were 4th in the comp and her 16 marks on the lead saw her finish an impressive 2nd, only behind All-Australian Bonnie Toogood on 18.