Pioneers midfielder Kodi Jacques. Photo: Andrew Perryman

THE Bendigo Pioneers have started their TAC Cup Girls campaign in brilliant fashion, with an impressive first round win over the Western Jets.

Sophie Kerridge starred with three goals as the Pioneers booted 8.12.60 to the Jets’ 3.5.23 to run out convincing winners.

Kerridge, the sister of Carlton midfielder Sam Kerridge, showed all her footballing pedigree in a dynamic display in her first competitive match.

Kodi Jacques highlighted her status as a player to watch with an eye-catching display in the midfield, while Megan Williamson and Maddy Baldwin were also among coach Shawn McCormick’s best.

McCormick said he was pleased with the performance, especially the way the side played in attack.

The competition has a general bye this weekend before the Pioneers play Murray Bushrangers on Saturday, March 17.