The Bendigo Pioneers couldn't capitalise on a strong start in their NAB League girls clash with Tasmania on Saturday.
The Pioneers kicked the only two goals of the first quarter, but couldn't maintain the momentum and were overrun by Tasmania.
The Pioneers only trailed by two points at the final change, but the visitors kicked five goals to none in the last quarter to win 7.7 (49) to 2.3 (15).
"Tassie are a very good side,'' Pioneers coach Danny O'Bree said.
"They were very impressive. They were quick and strong around the footy.
"We tried hard all day, but they got the better of us in the final quarter."
Midfielder Elizabeth Snell continued her great form to be the Pioneers' best player.
Octavia Di Donato, Tegan Williams, Tara Slender and Freja Pearce also played well.
"Our more experienced players are really leading the way for us,'' O'Bree said.
The Pioneers have a short break ahead of Wednesday night's re-scheduled round two clash against Greater Western Victoria Rebels at Epsom-Huntly Recreation Reserve.
O'Bree expected to regain number one ruck Maddie Marks, who was a late withdrawal from Saturday's game because of illness.
Wednesday night's game starts at 6pm.
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