PARSIPPANY, NJ - The ninth-seeded West Essex boys soccer team advanced in the opening round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament with a 1-0 victory over eighth-seeded Parsippany Hills on Tuesday.

Nico Rosamilia scored the only goal with an assist from Dean Pascuito for the Knights (10-7-1). Ryan Leach made seven saves for West Essex.

West Essex moves on to face the section's top seed, Ramapo, in Franklin Lakes on Friday in the quarterfinal round.