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Boston Cannons slip past Chesapeake Bayhawks in overtime

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Ryan Boyle #14 of the Boston Cannons celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Chesapeake Bayhawks during the game on May 18, 2013 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Ryan Boyle (arms raised) celebrated after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday, May 18, at Harvard Stadium. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Getty Images

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Attacker Ryan Boyle sprinted out from behind the cage and rifled his shot into the net just as the shot clock expired, giving the Boston Cannons a 15-14 overtime victory against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium Saturday night in front of a season-high 11,156 fans.

“I don’t think that was the top option,” Boyle said. “We ran a pretty well-choreographed offense, but at the end of the shot clock you have to make something happen. I was able to get through a check and [defender Michael Evans] just jumped, and I had a little bit of an opportunity to go underneath.”

Boyle edged close to the crease, and it wasn’t exactly clear if his shot beat the clock. But the referees didn’t review the play.

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