NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Cait Lutz scored three goals to lead West Essex to a 9-7 girls lacrosse victory over Verona on Thursday.

Kylie O'Connor scored two goals for the Lady Knights, who had a 6-5 lead at halftime. Molly Simon and Cameron Kinsella each scored one goal and assisted on one, and Lindsay Fusco and Jordyn Flusser each connected for one goal for West Essex.

Gianna Puorro doled out a pair of assists in the victory, and she and Emily Holleuffer each picked up five ground balls. Chloe Doolen made 16 saves.