SACO — Stout defense and a touch of scoring was enough to give Scarborough a 2-0 victory against Cape Elizabeth in a girls’ hockey game Saturday at MHG Ice Center.

Scarborough (2-0-1) took a 1-0 lead with 9:28 left in the second period when Lucy Bogdanovich scored from Cara Reynolds.

“Reynolds, you look at her, she’s an itty bitty thing but she’s tough and she’s mean. She’s fantastic on the breakout,” said Scarborough Coach Caitlin D’Amour.

Reynolds had five shots on net plus the assist.

Bogdanovich played despite dealing with stomach flu.

“She feels really sick; all she’s had to eat in the past two days is a sandwich,” said D’Amour.

Cape Elizabeth (1-3), part of a co-op team with Waynflete and South Portland, had a great opportunity late in the second period. With 4:08 remaining, Cape was 37 seconds into a power play, then drew another penalty for a five-on-three advantage for 1:23.

Scarborough killed off both penalties without allowing a shot.

“Not getting a shot on net on that five-on-three power play was a real game-changer for us,” said Cape Coach Bob Mills.

In all, Cape came up empty on three power plays without a shot. Scarborough, in fact, had one shot on a Cape power play. The Red Storm were unable to convert their only power-play chance, getting two shots on net.

“We’re a younger team but they have a lot of energy. We have a lot of speed. So no matter if we’re down a man or two men, we’re going to continue to play really aggressive,” said D’Amour.

Scarborough finished with a 22-4 advantage in shots.

“We just had a hard time connecting on passes. Bounces of the puck weren’t going our way; it was just one of those games,” said Mills.

The Red Storm tacked on an empty-net goal by Taylor Veilleux with 27 seconds remaining.

Scarborough was without three centers: Sami Shoebottom, Madison O’Reilly, and Ivy DiBiase.

“(Shoebottom) is gone for the weekend; she’s in an all-star tournament,” said D’Amour. “O’Reilly broke her thumb and then I have Ivy (DiBiase), our other center, who has a concussion.

“As long as everybody is healthy and good in January, I’m set.”

Abby Joy made 20 saves for Cape, which will meet Scarborough again Dec. 3 in Portland.