A whirlwind season has come to an end for the Souwest Jets after falling short to the dominant West Coast Warriors by 25 goals on home turf. The Jets marked the end of their 2022 WANL campaign when they hosted the West Coast Warriors at Eaton Recreation Centre during round 14 on Saturday. From the first centre pass, the Warriors were quick to take control with quick driving earning them the early lead. Although the Jets managed to claw their way back with goals via Giselle Taylor, the Warriors took back control with Hana Stokes firing goal after goal in the midst of strong driving by Kellie Baker and Helen Taylor. Despite the Jets’ best efforts in trying to keep up via Brooke Gibson and Ingrid Moss, strong defence from the likes of Caitlyn Brown and Steph Cooper overwhelmed the Jets. At quarter time, the Warriors led 17-9. The Warriors continued to be an imposing presence during the second quarter as they continued to extend their lead with further goals from Stokes and Tamaii Hallett and good rebounds from their defenders. However, the Jets continued to fight hard to shave the margin down with strong driving by Gibson, good defence by Brooke O’Connor and a number of favourable long-range passes by Elycce Webb. Despite the contest picking up intensity, the Warriors held strong to lead 31-16 at half time. Following the main break, the Jets managed a fast start in a bid to make a comeback with Sophie Eastaugh making great movement and accurate shots on goal. However, the Warriors maintained their intensity and continued with their strong defensive approach, extending their lead out to 23 goals by the final change. The final term saw a fast paced start as the Warriors continued extending their lead while Simone Dalkin found her groove in shooting for the Jets. Moss continued to breathe life into the Jets side with quick driving from the mid-court. However, the Warriors began to run away with the contest despite the Jets’ best efforts, going on to take the win 59-34. Meanwhile the Jets’ 20 & under team ended their season on a high with a 58-50 win over the Warriors in a fierce contest.