RUTHERGLEN emerged as a wildcard to go deep into September after brushing aside Barnawartha 47-30 in the elimination final at Sandy Creek on Sunday.
With Emily Browne dominating in the centre, the Cats charged clear early and went on to post one of their most impressive wins of the season.
Coach Tracey Way asked her players to main the intensity at quarter-time and they didn’t disappoint as Jamie Sandilands and Brittni Williams kept up the pressure.
In the qualifying final, Kiewa-Sandy Creek were relentless in dismantling Thurgoona 57-31.
With shooters Haylee Penny and Rebecca Cameron being given ample opportunities, the Hawks bolted out of the blocks and had the match in their keeping by half-time.
Penny finished with a game-high 35 goals.
Kiewa-Sandy Creek, who were stung into action after losing their final round match to Wahgunyah, will now take on Tallangatta.