NEWARK, NJ -- The Columbia-Nutley hockey co-op turned in a decisive 8-1 victory over Newark East Side on Monday.

Eli Verdun, Chase Nicolette and Rocco Albanese scored two goals apiece for Columbia-Nutley (10-2-3), which broke the game wide open with five unanswered goals in the second period for a 6-0 lead.

Zach Fagin and Joe Melillo also scored goals in the victory. Melanie Conca assisted on three goals and Melillo contributed two helpers in the triumph.