NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex field hockey team captured the Section 2, Group 2 championship Friday afternoon with an 8-0 victory over Vernon.

Cait Lutz finished with three goals and one assist for the Lady Knights (21-1-1), who had a 6-0 lead at halftime.

Gianna Puorro collected two goals and two assists, and Julianna Tornatore, Gianna Macrino and Cielle McInerney each scored a goal. Cameron Kinsella, Halle Aschenbach and Emily Holleuffer each had one assist.

West Essex goalie Tara Smith made seven saves against Vernon (16-3).