WE.League: Bolden returns as AS Elfen settles for draw in Saitama derby
In her first match back in the 2021–22 WE League, Sarina Bolden was brought on late, helping Chifure AS Elfen secure a 2-2 draw against neighbors Omiya Ardija, Saturday afternoon at the Kumagaya Athletic Stadium in Saitama, Japan.
The 5-foot-8 forward was brought on for Japanese midfielder Hikaru Yumura at the 88th minute at the same time Chika Kato replaced Juri Kawano. It was a move by coach Etsuko Handa to bring on fresh legs for her side as it defended for a valuable point.
WE.League: Bolden tastes defeat as Saitama folds to Urawa in five-goal thriller
Sarina Bolden had to settle for another loss in the 2021-22 WE.League as her team, Elfen Saitama, failed to complete a comeback and folded 3-2 against Urawa, Monday afternoon, at the Kumagaya Athletic Stadium in Saitama.
Bolden was brought on for midfielder Kozue Setoguchi at the 76th minute as her side was chasing the game. Beforehand, Urawa Reds were able to gain a two-goal cushion thanks to a brace from their striker Yuika Sugasawa at the 55th and 57th minutes.