Alaskans fuel nation’s No. 10 team (Soccer)

September 26, 2011
Joanna Graves

Soldotna striker Joanna Graves came off the bench for the Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team and registered her first assist of the season in a 5-0 win over Colorado Christian.

It came in the 85th minute on a crossing pass to the far post, putting the finishing touches on a shutout win by the 10th-ranked team in NCAA D2.

Graves, of Skyview High fame, has three points on the season on one goal and one assist.

Her goal came in a 2-1 win over Regis University when she scored in the 84th minute.

She has three game-winning goals for her career.

Alison Oien

Colorado School of Mines (7-0) also features Alison Oien of Eagle River.

Oien, of Chugiak High fame, is a senior starting midfielder and team captain.

She has one assist this season to go along with three career goals.