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McDonald voted Cats' best

AFLW R2 Play of the Day: McDonald Meghan McDonald's strong defensive marking has earned her the Round 2 Play of the Day presented by Bulla Dairy Foods.
Meghan McDonald has been Geelong's standout performer after two rounds. - Geelong Cats,Meghan McDonald,Olivia Purcell
Meghan McDonald has been Geelong's standout performer after two rounds.

Meghan McDonald has continued her impressive start to the AFLW season after being voted Geelong’s best in their 18-point loss to the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

Playing against her former side, McDonald received five AFLCA votes for the second consecutive week to move into equal eighth overall.

The 27-year-old recorded a game-high 21 disposals and was a constant presence down back with four strong marks.

Midfielder Oliva Purcell received one vote from the coaches after collecting 17 disposals and four tackles.

Geelong will head interstate for the first time this season to play Adelaide at Norwood Oval on Sunday.


Round 2 v Bulldogs
10 Ellie Blackburn (WB)
8 Monique Conti (WB)
5 Kirsty Lamb (WB)
5 Meghan McDonald (GEEL)
1 Olivia Purcell (GEEL)
1 Aisling Utri (WB)

Overall
17 Ellie Blackburn
15 Ashleigh Brazill
14 Ally Anderson
14 Dana Hooker
12 Jasmine Garner
12 Elise O'Dea
11 Karen Paxman
10 Emily Bates
10 Kiara Bowers
10 Jess Duffin
10 Meghan McDonald
10 Nina Morrison

10 Lauren Spark

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs