For one play, Brodie Merrill looked like the Steph Curry of Major League Lacrosse. The Boston Cannons’ defenseman scored a crucial, long-distance goal in a 15-14 overtime win over the Rochester Rattlers at Harvard Stadium on Saturday.
With the Cannons trailing, 14-12, and just 3.3 seconds left in regulation, Merrill chucked a full-field, two-point shot for a goal. The improbable score sent the game into overtime.
“I just looked up at the clock to see that there were three seconds left. Mitch [Belisle] was about to throw it and I said ‘Mitch, Mitch, I’m going try to shoot it here,’” Merrill said after the game. “I whipped it as hard as I could. The way the lighting was, it went off into the dark and I saw the reaction from the guys,”
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Just how far away Merrill was from the Rattler’s net was up for debate. 80 yards? 92 yards?
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Following Merrill’s game-tying shot, Cannons attackman Will Manny scored the game-winner for the win with 8:52 left in the overtime period.