CPSL First week summary (includes all first week results).
HAMILTON THUNDER IMPRESSIVE
IN CPSL SEASON OPENER
Kevin De Serpa scores hat-trick in Olympiansí win
VAUGHAN-Sunday, May 26-New entry Hamilton Thunder gave its fans plenty to cheer about with a 5-1 home win against Vaughan Sun Devils at the Brian Timmis Stadium on Thursday night, to kickoff a new 5-month long season in the Canadian Professional Soccer League.
The Thunder lived up to expectations that the team from Steeltown will be one of the strongest in the 14-team CPSL, and the way the new team coasted from a 4-0 half time lead to a 5-1 final, the result may well be a sign of things to come.
Jerry Cipriani led the way by scoring two goals in the first 15 minutes for Hamilton, followed by a third from Ian Bennett and a fourth by Gaston Bizera. Bizera also scored the fifth Hamilton goal, but not before Gus Kouzmanis scored the lone goal from the penalty spot for the Sun Devils.
But the best individual effort in the opening weekend of the CPSL season came from Kevin De Serpa of the Mississauga Olympians who struck a hat-trick in his teamís 3-1 win over York Region Shooters at Highland Park in Aurora on Friday night. It was Serpaís first game for Olympians, having been brought up from affiliate Cambridge Supersonics recently. Mike Glasgow scored the lone marker for the Shooters.
Toronto Croatia opened at Memorial Park also on Friday night, scoring a 2-0 shutout over Brampton Hitmen. Peter Curic and Hugo Asctiud, signed by Croatia from Argentina, scored the goals.
St. Catharines Roma Wolves upset London City, 3-1, at the Cove Road ground in London on Friday, with Carlo Arghittu leading the way with two goals for the winners. Sam Gatti scored the third for St. Catharines, to be followed by Londonís consolation second half marker by Eris Tafaj.
Toronto Supra scored two goals in each half to blank Durham Flames, 4-0, at the Civic Stadium season opener in Oshawa on Saturday. Selmir Sehic opened the scoring for Supra and newly-signed Willy Giammarra made it two at half-time. Dave Mancini added a third and Ryan Gamble completed the 4-0 win close to the final whistle.
Hamilton Thunder 5, Vaughan Sun Devils 1
Toronto Croatia 2, Brampton Hitmen 0
Mississauga Olympians 3, York Region Shooters 1
St. Catharines Roma Wolves 3, London City 1
Toronto Supra 4, Durham Flames 0
Fri., May 31 Twin Arenas 8.00 p.m. Mississauga Olympians vs. Toronto Croatia
Fri., May 31 Cove Road 8.30 p.m. London City vs. North York Astros
Sun., June 2 Victoria Park 7.30 p.m. Brampton Hitmen vs. Vaughan Sun Devils
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