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AFLW | Utri produces career-best performance

The 20-year-old finished with 14 disposals, six marks and a goal in Saturday's win. (Photo: AFL Media) - Western Bulldogs
The 20-year-old finished with 14 disposals, six marks and a goal in Saturday's win. (Photo: AFL Media)

A career-best performance from Ash Utri helped the Western Bulldogs to their second AFLW win from as many matches in 2019.

The Dogs posted an 18-point win against Geelong at VU Whitten Oval, with Utri in for high praise from coach Paul Groves, who labelled it “her best game of footy”.

The 20-year-old finished with 14 disposals, six marks and a goal.

“I love it out there,” Utri said post-game.

“It felt like a bit more our style compared to last week where we were just getting hammered and hammered.

“Geelong did the same thing, but it just felt like we stepped up a bit more this week.

“That was awesome. Home turf, there’s nothing like it, to be back here and put that performance out with the girls was really special.”

Utri said it was pleasing to be able to take up the challenge against a tough opponent.

“We knew Geelong, a new team, they were going to throw everything at us,” she said.

“We absorbed it well and threw it back twice us hard, which we were really proud of. That’s what we wanted and that’s the game plan we were going in with.”