NUTLEY, NJ -- The West Essex softball team moved on to the semifinal round of the Essex County Tournament with a 3-2 victory over Nutley in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Julia Vardiman was the winning pitcher and also came through at the plate with two singles and two runs scored. Vardiman struck out six batters and walked three while scattering seven hits.

Jessica Coia singled in a run and also scored a run for West Essex (10-7). Jenna Sperduto also roped an RBI single in the victory.