Alaskans accounting for 47 percent of Lane soccer team’s offense

October 12, 2017

Danielle VanOrd soccer

Danielle VanOrd

Whenever the Lane Community College women’s soccer team scores a goal, chances are an Alaskan played a role in making it happen.

The Titans feature four freshmen starters from The Last Frontier, including leading scorer Danielle VanOrd from Anchorage.

Overall, Alaskans have produced 47 percent of the team’s total offense with 33 of 71 points.

VanOrd, of Bartlett High fame, leads the way with 10 goals and 22 points.

Her goal total is tied for 11th in the NWAC and her point total is 17th. She has scored two goals in back-to-back games.

The other Alaskans on the Lane team include Alia Donley of Wasilla, Autumn Straub of Anchorage and Jessie Scott of Eagle River.

Alia Donley soccer

Alia Donley

Donley, of Mat-Su Career & Tech High fame, has accumulated 3-1–7 totals in 13 games.

The midfielder scored on her first shot in her first college game and never let up.

She is currently riding a three-game points streak with a goal-assist-goal.

Lane sits in second place in the NWAC’s South Region standings with 15 points and a 5-3 league record. The Titans are 6-5-2 overall.

Autumn Straub soccer

Autumn Straub

Straub, of Service High fame, has four assists in 13 games.

The defender eased into the college game while going pointless in her first seven games.

Then she found her offensive grove with four assists over her next six games.

Her first career assist was on a goal from VanOrd in the 73 minute. She added another assist in the 89th minute. Beter later than never.

Jessie Scott soccer

Jessie Scott

Scott, of Eagle River High fame, has started 12 of 13 matches, and although she hasn’t recorded a point, all six of her shots have been on goal. So it’s only a matter of time.

All four Alaskans played at different high schools, but now they are on the same side in college and leading Lane into playoff contention.