NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex field hockey team advanced in the semifinal round of the North East A tournament with an 8-0 victory over Ramsey on Wednesday.

Cait Lutz scored four goals and handed out two assists for West Essex, which led, 2-0, at halftime before rattling in three goals apiece in the third and fourth quarters.

Halle Aschenbach had one goal and two assists, and Julianna Tornatore, Hannah Marcotrigiano and Gianna Puorro each scored one goal. Gianna Macrino and Evangeline Minnella each assisted on one goal.

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Although Ramsey came into the game with a 10-2-2 record, West Essex (11-0-1) launched 59 shots while the Bergen County team attempted just one shot on goal. 

West Essex will host Millburn in the sectional championship game on Saturday. Millburn was a 5-4 winner over Montclair in the other semifinal.