*Story by Steve Diffey.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs opened pool play in the 2022 NJCAA Division II National Tournament with a 6-1 win over the Cape Fear Community College Sea Devils, 6-1.
Jaelyn Hanson scored three goals in the match, two in the first half and one in the second half. Holmes will play Schoolcraft on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Hanson scored on an unassisted goal and then added a goal on an assist from Lillian Harvey to put the Lady Bulldogs up 3-1 in the first half. Darian Blackburn snuck one in on an assist from Josephine Pittman to give Holmes the 4-1 lead at halftime.
Karly Murphy played 90 minutes and gave up one goal on three shot on goal attempts.