RETURNING defender Beth Taylor will bolster Ballarat Lady Devils for a tough assignment against second-ranked Melbourne University in Football Federation Victoria women's state league one at Parkville on Sunday.
Melbourne University has been having one of its best seasons in the competition and the Ballarat Scrapmetal Lady Devils will be determined to improve on a five-nil loss in round five.
Taylor, who has been sidelined with a groin injury, will help lead an exciting young defence of Hannah Kozaris, Natalie Barbara and Tarryn Harris, who have been gaining confidence each week.
Tessa Curtain, Jasmine Emselle and Tess Meaden are dominating the midfield for the Lady Devils and will ensure Melbourne University will not have the game its own way.
Lulu Al-Huneidi and Alyson Pym have worked well together up front and should cause Melb Uni defence headaches.
Ballarat Lady Devils' development squad welcomes new player Jaz Joyce.
Claire Demuth is back in the team and looking to build on some great performances this season.
The Lady Devils' under-16s play Bulleen at Morshead Park, kicking off at 11am.
They welcome back Luisa Bonazzoli and Alex Murphy should be back to full training next week after recently injuring her knee.