Boys Soccer: Scoggin, Cassidy play in Nassau-Suffolk game

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Mattituck goalkeeper Austin Scoggin making a save during Suffolk County's 2-2 draw with Nassau County on Saturday at Dowling College.
GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Brian Cassidy of Southold taking a throw-in for the Suffolk team.

Two North Fork players, Mattituck goalkeeper Austin Scoggin and Southold defender Brian Cassidy, played the final game of their high school careers on Saturday in the Nassau-Suffolk Exceptional Senior Games at Dowling College. They both played in Suffolk County’s 2-2 tie against Nassau County.

Scoggin and Cassidy both started, and Scoggin played the entire game on a perfect day for soccer.

Sean Bingham of Garden City scored the tying goal from a point-blank shot with 12 minutes 25 seconds remaining. No overtime was played.

Scoggin didn’t have much of a chance to stop that shot, nor a penalty kick by Elmont’s Justin Okoro with 26:32 to go.

Suffolk had taken a 2-0 lead through Chris Lange of Half Hollow Hills West and Sam Durkot of Newfield. Lange struck with 1:46 left in the first half, and Durkot’s penalty kick came with 32:48 remaining in the game.

Scoggin stopped about 10 balls.

In the first game of the doubleheader, another Suffolk team defeated Nassau, 2-1.