New addition Stephen Berger scores in OT to get Boston Cannons past Charlotte Hounds

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Steve Mock #57 of the Boston Cannons is congratulated by his teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Charlotte Hounds during the game on July 6, 2013 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Cannons celebrated Steve Mock’s (no. 57) game-winning goal in overtime against the Charlotte Hounds Saturday at Harvard Stadium.Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

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It had been a hectic week for 31-year-old midfielder Stephen Berger, who was traded from New York to the Boston Cannons just minutes before Tuesday’s trade deadline. The 10-year veteran, playing with his fourth MLL club, was a welcome addition for the young team.

Berger made a seamless transition to the lineup, scoring just 1:58 into overtime to give Boston a 17-16 win over the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night at Harvard Stadium.

The Cannons entered the weekend entangled in a three-way tie with Charlotte and Rochester for the fourth and final playoff berth with 4-5 records, and exited with a more definitive hold on the final spot. Rochester plays Sunday and a loss by the Rattlers would leave the Cannons alone in fourth.

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