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Bolen's Return Sparks Archers

September 26, 2011

Tolga Bolen  
Tolga Bolen's creativity bolstered the Archers'
offense over the weekend as the team split a pair
of contests.

St. Louis Community College ended a season-long four-game slide on Sunday, as the Archers team improved to 4-6 with a 3-2 win over Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.

The Archers were aided by the return of freshman forward Tolga Bolen (Turkey), who had seen only sporadic action in previous weeks due to a persistent groin strain. Bolen provided an offensive boost to a team that had struggled to complete scoring opportunities in their recent four-game losing streak.

“With Tolga out there, everybody becomes a threat, because he passes so well,” head coach Mike Mayberry said. “I still think we have guys that can score goals, but we don’t have anyone who is as creative as Tolga.”

Bolen’s return became particularly important after sophomore forward Joe Woneswith (St. Louis), who leads the Archers with five goals and three assists, received a red card in Friday’s 4-2 loss to MCC-Maple Woods.

With Woneswith unavailable for the remainder of the weekend, the Archers’ scoring came from sophomore midfielders Joe Tibbles (Seckman), who scored twice in Sunday’s victory, and Greg Stevens (Oakville), who added his first goal of the season to provide the winning margin.

The Archers continue their string of road matches on Thursday (Sept. 29) in a 4 p.m. contest at East Central College.