NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls lacrosse team pulled away from a halftime deadlock for a 12-8 victory over Mendham on Monday.

The Lady Knights outscored Mendham, 8-4, in the second half. Allie Weinstein finished with five goals and two assists for West Essex (7-10).

Jordyn Thies contributed three goals and one assist, Julia Farese had two goals and one assist, Julia Russo netted one goal and assisted on three others, and Lindsay Fusco scored a goal in the victory.

In goal, Sabrina Krasner of West Essex turned away eight Mendham shot attempts.