NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Allie Weinstein scored five goals to propel West Essex to an 18-10 girls lacrosse victory over Madison in the semifinal round of the NJSIAA Section 2, Group 2 girls lacrosse state tournament on Tuesday.

Julia Russo connected on four goals and Lindsay Fusco scored three goals and had two assists for West Essex (9-10), which led, 8-4, at halftime.

Jordyn Thies finished with two goals and three assists, and Mia Oyama also netted a pair of goals for the Lady Knights. Ashley Iannuzzi and Sarah Iannuzzi each scored one goal.

West Essex will visit Bernards for the sectional title on Friday.