August 2, 2006 CSL St Catharines Wolves vs Serbian White Eagles (from CSL website)
FIVE GOALS FOR GABRIEL POP
Wednesday - August 2, 2006
Wolves crushed 8-0
“They’re a beautiful team to watch,” said Karren Rollings, who witnessed Serbian White Eagles crush her St. Catharines Wolves 8-0 at Club Roma in St. Catharines. And just two players did most of the damage, with Romanian-born Gabriel Pop, a former professional in that country, scoring a remarkable five goals while his attacking partner, ex-Serbia and Montenegro pro Sasa Viciknez, scoring a hat-trick in the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Wednesday night.
“I’m for my team, but as I pointed out to some young people close by, watch this kind of soccer, it really was good to watch,” said Rollings referring to the visitors who have developed a reputation for playing attractive, attacking soccer. The Eagles racked up a ninth straight victory to take back possession of the top spot in the CSL’s International Division from Toronto Croatia.
Pop struck at 22, 45, 59, 64 and 67 minutes, while Viciknez found the net at 8, 18 and 34 minutes. Wolves' goalkeeper Kyle Mendonca conceded the first five goals and was replaced by Jay Mason in the second half
Pop is the CSL’s leading goalscorer, increasing his 2006 league and cup tally to 16 at this midpoint in the season, while Viciknez is now in second position with 13.
Serbian White Eagles now have a 9-0-0 WLT record for 27 points, two ahead of Croatia with their 7-1-4 record for 25 points. The Whites, as Serbian White Eagles are also sometimes known, also now lead the league scoring with 38 goals from their nine league games played.
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