NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls lacrosse team advanced to the Essex County Tournament semifinals with a 9-8 victory over Montclair-Kimberley Academy in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday.

Jordyn Thies scored four goals for the Lady Knights, who led, 6-4, at halftime. Sarah Iannuzzi and Ellie Decker each netted two goals for West Essex. Allie Weinstein scored one goal and Julia Russo was responsible for two assists in the victory.

Goalies Megan Boeckel (3) and Sabrina Krasner (1) combined for four saves in the triumph.