NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex field hockey team erupted for seven goals in the first half and went on to an 8-0 victory over Glen Ridge on Tuesday.

Cait Lutz scored three goals for West Essex (8-0) and Gianna Macrino posted three assists to go along with one goal. Gianna Puorro had one goal and two assists.

Julianna Tornatore, Ava Caruso and Cielle McInerney each scored a goal for the Lady Knights, who outshot Glen Ridge, 31-7. Tara Smith made six saves and Cameron Kinsella had two assists and Nuala Hanley one assist.