Ararat has fought out the closest possible contest against Horsham with the match finishing in a draw.
It was a see-sawing encounter with the home team edging ahead of the Demons by three goals at the first break.
The visitors responded in the second term with a 13-goal quarter off the back of Emma Buwalda’s 12 goals, narrowing the deficit to just one goal at half time.
The Rats struggled to contain Buwalda in the third term, as she netted 10 of her teams 14 goals to take the lead with a quarter to play.
Ararat’s Tahnee Walker and Tayla Borelli combined in goals to get the home team back into the game and despite a tense final few minutes of play, neither team could create a game-winning lead, finishing 48-48.
Walker top-scored with 29 to be named the Rats’ best alongside defensive duo Rebecca Skrabl and Krystal Fisher.