An arrow was shot through the Cavaliers' undefeated season in Hobart on Sunday.
Friends Arrows put an end to a 10-0 run by the Cavs defeating them 62-50.
The Cavs had a number of chances to close the gap, however the Arrows took control in the second half and never looked back.
Cavaliers coach Dan Roden said despite the loss he was proud of how the team has played so far this season.
"We've got nothing to be disappointed about, we played a really great brand of netball and we were beaten by the better team of the day," Roden said.
"I think we started to fatigue a little and our execution under fatigue wasn't as good as it has been in the first ten rounds.
"Once you have scoreboard pressure and that fatigue pressure I think they [the Arrows] made better decisions and as a result they came away with a win so hats off to them, they played a great game."
The weekend brought with it other troubles for the Cavs, with key defensive piece Rachael Tempo suffering an ankle injury during Saturday's win against Cripps.
"Tempo will be most likely out for four weeks," Roden said,
"That was a crucial loss for us - she's been one of our better players in every game that she's played."
The Cavs now head into a bittersweet bye.
Roden said the rest gives the team a chance to regroup and injured or sick players such as Isabel Maskell a chance to get back to full strength and back on the floor.
He also hopes to have key centre Shelby Miller back for the Cavs match against Devon on June 21 while she takes a break from the ANL.
"You learn more out of a loss than a win sometimes and I think as you go along a season undefeated there's an expectation that at some stage a defeat will come, and Sunday was that day," Roden said.
The Northern Hawks had a better result from their road trip, with convincing wins against Kingtson and Cripps.
Sunday saw the Hawks handle Cripps 71-42, co-coach Ruth Tuohy said this result was largely due to the girls' great play on defence.
"It's always a tough challenge heading to Hobart for a double-header and I think the girls get tired pretty quickly but it was really nice to see that our game had built after the first quarter," Tuohy said.
"Particularly on our defensive end we applied a lot of pressure together as a unit, which created a lot of opportunities for our attackers.
"I think we were really tight on the one-on-one and really ensured that we turned a lot of balls, Tessa Coote was player of the match but I think it was a real strong team effort down that end."
Tuohy added that it was great to have to team bounce back after their loss to the Cavs last week.
"We've taken a lot from that particular game and we've really gotten back to the game plan we want to play," she said.
"Ensuring that our game plan is consistently executed across the match, wherreas at times we can be a little patchy so it was a really good opportunity for us to reset.
"I think these last two games have shown what we're capable of, but we've still got a long way to go."