NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex field hockey team defeated Montclair, 7-1, on Saturday to win the Essex County Tournament.

Lexi Palko scored three goals and Julia Russo had a goal and four assists. Russo, a senior captain, scored the 100th goal of her career.

Ellie Decker scored two goals for West Essex (16-2) and Alexis Lombardo scored a goal in the victory. Tara Smith made seven saves to preserve the victory. West Essex outshot the Mounties, 31-11.