BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Bernards scored 13 goals in the first half and went on to a 19-6 victory over Caldwell in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 girls lacrosse tournament on Tuesday.

Elise Cohan, who had two assists, and Laurel McHale, who had one, each scored four goals for the Mountaineers (17-3), who built a 13-2 lead by halftime.

Hanna Christian finished with three goals and four assists and Paige Petty had three goals and two assists in the victory. Annie Thomas accumulated five assists to go with her goal, and Bernards also got goals from Abby Cawley, Bridget Cawley, Ann Gillis and Madison Paulik.

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Sam Gargiulo netted two goals for Caldwell (11-9) and Allie Behre had one goal and two assists. The Chiefs also got goals from Jackie Behre, Vienne Cocha and Caitlyn Buermann.

Bernards will host West Essex in the sectional final on Friday.