BIDDEFORD — Powered by Sami Shoebottom’s hat trick, the Scarborough girls’ hockey team defeated Biddeford 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Biddeford Ice Arena.

Shoebottom brought the Red Storm to life with some slick moves late in the first period.

With Scarborough trailing 1-0, Shoebottom carried the puck end-to-end up the right side, shifting through the Biddeford defense. As she approached the net, she made one final deke to fake out Biddeford goalie Rebekah Guay and tucked the puck into the left corner, tying the game with 59 seconds left.

“It’s just something you put a lot of hard work into. Every practice you try to dangle and it paid off. You can try that 10 times and it’s going to work twice. It was just really lucky and it was a lot of hard work,” said Shoebottom.

The goal appeared to spark the Red Storm, who dominated the second period, outshooting the Tigers 16-0 as Shoebottom scored two more goals.

“(Shoebottom) has good hands,” Scarborough Coach Caitlin Cashman said. “The biggest thing is she always has her head up so she sees the net, she sees the ice really well, and that’s why she scores the amount she does.”

Cashman added: “She has this calm, cool, collected attitude which some athletes have and some don’t. She’s got it.”

Biddeford had a couple scoring chances in the second, but every attempt was either blocked or sent wide of the net.

That was the afternoon in a nutshell for the Tigers, who were outshot 30-3 in the game.

“When you let a good team take more shots, they’re going to put more pucks in the back of the net and that’s what they did,” Biddeford Coach Ashley Potvin said.

Lauren Topchik added a third-period goal for Scarborough. Topchik also had an assist, while Meghan Doak chipped in with two.

Scarborough’s speed and skating ability contributed to a strong forecheck that allowed the Red Storm to control the play.

“That’s the way we’ve designed our forecheck. We want to get it in low and then use our speed to make their team second-guess what they’re going to do with the puck, and then we capitalize on turnovers,” Cashman said.

Biddeford took the lead early in the first on an unassisted power-play goal by Taylor Turgeon. The Tigers finished 1 for 3 on the power play while killing all four of Scarborough’s opportunities.

Guay was solid for Biddeford, making 26 saves.

Biddeford was without Paige Boudreau (back) and Jessica Laverriere (concussion).

“We came into today’s game down a couple of players due to injuries,” Potvin said. “We had a bit shorter bench than we’ve had. I think both teams battled extremely hard but I cannot say enough about how my team battled today. Being thrown some adversity with the injuries and the short bench and being able to come in and hang tough with one of the better teams in the league.”