ALLENDALE, NJ -- The West Essex girls soccer team advanced in the Section 1, Group 3 tournament with a 2-1 victory over Northern Highlands on Thursday.
Samantha Balzano and Brooke Schatz scored goals and Alexa Devlin provided an assist for West Essex (14-4), which held on despite yielding more than twice as many shots as it took.
Freshman goalie Zoe Boggier made 10 saves for West Essex, which was outshot, 11-5. Northern Highlands has an 11-4-2 record.
West Essex, the sixth seed, will play at second-seeded Wayne Valley in the sectional semifinal on Monday.