JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Next stop, the third round of the state playoffs for five area girls high school soccer teams.
Bartram Trail, the wire-to-wire No. 1 team in the News4JAX Super 6, crushed visiting Apopka 7-0 to surge into next week’s Region 1-7A final against rival and defending state champion Creekside. Olivia Bori had a hat trick for the Bears (18-0-1) to set up another collision with Creekside.
The Knights (12-5) outlasted visiting Lake Mary in penalty kicks (4-2) after playing to a 1-all stalemate in regulation. Creekside played without star midfielder Avery Robinson, who was called to play on the U.S. Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team in two matches next week in Burton upon Trent, England.
ROUND 4 PKs— Chris Boyle (@ChrisBoyleDBNJ) February 11, 2023
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Avery Upton fires in the winner. Creekside-Bartram Trail for the Region 1-7A final. pic.twitter.com/r3rMAgy6lS
Creekside stunned then-nationally ranked No. 1 Bartram Trail 3-2 in last year’s second-round game. The two teams met in the district championship game last week, a 4-3 instant classic won by the Bears.
Soccer dynasty St. Johns Country Day stacked another 8-0 playoff win, this time crushing Christ’s Church in Region 1-2A. The Spartans have won 11 consecutive state championships and appear well on their way to another title game appearance.
Bolles had no trouble with visiting Tallahassee Maclay in a 3-0 win in Region 1-3A. And Stanton ended Tocoi Creek’s season in Region 1-4A with a 3-0 win.
The area will have at least one more team moving on. In Region 1-6A, the Fleming Island and Ponte Vedra game was postponed. And in Region 1-5A, Clay will face Arnold on Sunday.
(1) Bartram Trail 7, (5) Apopka 0
(2) Creekside 1, Lake Mary 1 (Creekside won 4-2 in PKs)
(4) Fleming Island (11-4-2) at (1) Ponte Vedra (16-3), postponed
(7) Clay (11-4) at (6) Arnold (8-7-1), Sunday, 2 p.m.
(6) Stanton 3, (2) Tocoi Creek 0
(2) Bolles 3, (3) Maclay 0
(1) St. Johns Country Day 8, (5) Christ’s Church 0
Games Tuesday at 7 p.m. unless indicated
(2) Creekside (12-5) at (1) Bartram Trail (18-0-2)
(6) Stanton (10-7-2) at (1) South Walton (13-1-2), 8 p.m.
(2) Bolles (14-6-3) at (1) P.K. Yonge (14-4-1)
(2) Mount Dora Christian OR (6) Rocky Bayou Christian at (1) St. Johns Country Day (18-1-1)