NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The West Essex girls soccer team broke up a scoreless duel with a pair of goals in the second half in a 2-0 victory over Pascack Valley in the quarterfinal round of the North East D tournament on Wednesday.

Mia Saccone and Molly Simon scored the goals, and Samantha Balzano had an assist, for the Lady Knights (8-3-1).

Ella Clausi made seven saves for West Essex, which finished with an 10-7 advantage in shots on goal in the game. 

West Essex will host either Northern Highlands or Paramus in the sectional semifinals on Friday. The winner would move on to the championship game on Sunday.