The Western Bulldogs suffered a heavy loss to Carlton in the final round of the 2022 VFLW season.
The Bulldogs kept close in the first quarter, but were unable to match the Blues after quarter-time, which stormed home 13.7 (85) to 0.2 (2) at IKON Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Dogs’ defence was under siege for most of the day, doing their best to repel Carlton’s forward forays.
But the experience and polish proved too great in the end, as the hosts showed no mercy against the young Bulldogs.
Lucy Schneider found plenty of the footy with 26 disposals and five marks, while Eliza Morrison fought hard for her 14 touches and four tackles.
Megan Chadwick laid a game-high 10 tackles to go with her 10 disposals, while Mikayla Barnes followed suit with 13 disposals and eight tackles.
It closes a challenging 2022 campaign under first-year coach Kirby Bentley, but will leave the group hungry for success in seasons to come.
Their closest triumph came in round 12 against Collingwood, falling an agonising 10 points short in the last quarter.
CARLTON 3.3 6.4 10.7 13.7 (85)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 (2)