NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls lacrosse team advanced easily in the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 state tournament with a 17-2 victory over Parsippany Hills on Friday.

Jordyn Thies and Allie Weinstein each scored four goals for West Essex (8-10), which broke out to a 12-1 lead by halftime. Maddie Galligan connected for three goals and Devyn Aschenbach and Sarah Iannuzzi scored two goals apiece in the victory.

Ashley Iannuzzi and Lexi Palko each scored a goal, and Julia Russo helped with two assist for the Lady Knights.