The West Essex field hockey team defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 3-1, Tuesday night in the NJSIAA Group 2 semifinal round.

West Essex (22-1-1) will play Seneca High School Saturday at noon at Bordentown High School in the Group 2 championship game.

Halle Aschenbach scored on a penalty stroke in the first half and Gianna Puorro and Cait Lutz scored goals in the second half for West Essex. Lutz had an assist on Puorro's goal.

Tara Smith made four saves in goal for West Essex, which led, 1-0, at halftime. West Essex outshot Rumson, 16-7.