LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston girls soccer team advanced in the Essex County Tournament with a 5-2 victory over Belleville in the first round on Thursday.

Lauren Belcuore scored three goals for the Lancers (10-2), who built a 3-0 lead by the half. Katherine Ricciardi finished with one goal and one assist and Kayla Parsons scored a goal for Livingston.

Caitlyn Leffler doled out two assists in the victory, as Livingston outshot Belleville, 22-4.