NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex girls soccer team scored all its goals in the second half for a 3-0 victory over Verona in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Thursday.

Samantha Balzano scored two goals for the Lady Knights (9-3) and Mia Saccone had one goal. Faith Leu had the only assist in the game.

Zoe Boggier made three saves for West Essex, which enjoyed a 22-3 shot advantage over Verona.