Huntington Alum Rides to Iona's Rescue
Casey Scully is making her final season in an Iona College women's lacrosse uniform special. The 2008 Huntington High School alum rode to the Gaels rescue last week, scoring the game-winning goal with 2:04 remaining in sudden death to lift Iona over Sacred Heart University in five overtimes, 11-10. It was the former Blue Devil stars' third goal of the game.
Scully, a 5'6 midfielder has won varsity letters in each of her first three collegiate seasons. Entering this season, Scully had played in 48 games for Iona, scoring 68 goals, contributing 17 assists, taking 160 shots (115 on goal), scooping up 85 ground balls, winning 69 draw controls and causing 34 turnovers.
The Huntington grad uses an aggressive, physical style of play. She was a fine soccer, basketball and lacrosse player for the Blue Devils before accepting a scholarship to play lacrosse for NCAA Division I Iona.
Against Sacred Heart, Scully scored her second goal of the game with a mere three seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give the Gaels a 10-9 lead. Sacred Heart responded with a goal of its own with 39 seconds remaining in the second overtime to force sudden death. All that was left was for Scully to work some more of her magical offense.
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Scully scored two goals in the final five minutes of the season opener, but Iona fell to the University of Connecticut, 10-7. The Huntington grad also added an assist.