The 2019-20 FHSAA girls soccer championships continued across the Jacksonville area with Friday's regional semifinals.
Olivia Surrency had never scored a high school hat trick.
So a regional semifinal against a Panhandle power didn't seem like the time to expect one.
"It was just crazy," she said.
Creekside's striker tallied her first hat trick, with all three goals in the opening 20 minutes, to key the Knights' 6-1 Region 1-6A semifinal win against Tallahassee Lincoln.
Surrency scored her first goal in the third minute, a driven shot from 20 yards out, and netted two more before the water break as she linked up with Delaney Tauzel, Gianni Badon and Grace Kennerly in an electric attack.
"Olivia in front of the goal is lethal," Creekside coach Brent Johnson said. "The kid can finish."
That was more than enough for the Knights (13-5-1). Tauzel scored off a Surrency corner kick in the second half, and Badon and Kate Wagner wrapped up the scoring.
Chase Merrick scored the lone goal for Lincoln (12-6-3) on a penalty kick.
Creekside advances to a Tuesday night home game against Tallahassee Chiles, which eliminated Navarre 1-0.
The nation's No. 2-ranked team, Bartram Trail needed only two goals to clear the second round.
Olivia Glass scored five minutes in to start the Bears on their way to a 2-0 shutout of Lake Mary (10-5-2).
Jori Follenweider also found the net before halftime for the Bears (18-1-3), who will play host to perennial state power Oviedo on Tuesday night.
To return to the regional finals, Stanton turned once more to some set play magic.
Camille Prosswimmer struck a go-ahead free kick to spark the Blue Devils past Lynn Haven Mosley 3-1.
Prosswimmer, one of six Stanton seniors to start the state final as freshmen in 2017, belted her sixth goal of the year.
Fellow seniors Imani Ashman and Kristen Norton scored a minute apart in the second half to seal victory. Mary Beth Whitlock scored late for Mosley (13-5-1).
The Blue Devils (16-4) advance to meet Ponte Vedra, which defeated Gulf Breeze (16-4-1) in a 5-4 penalty kick shootout.
Regulation ended scoreless for the Sharks (14-5-4), who avenged their loss to Gulf Breeze in the 2019 playoffs.
University of North Florida signee Haynes Grant scored twice to send Bishop Kenny past Menendez 4-0 and into the program's first regional final in 12 years.
Chloe Iuliano and Mackenna Gregory added more goals for the Crusaders (13-4-2), who will play Pensacola Tuesday.
The Falcons end their deepest-ever playoff run at 10-8.
Vason Lyerly's game-winning goal completed a thrilling Episcopal rally in Tallahassee, scoring with 27 seconds remaining in double overtime to beat Florida High 4-3.
The Eagles had trailed 2-0 to the Seminoles (11-12-2) before forcing the extra session on goals from Reese Edwards, Abigail Jones and Kristen Taylor.
Episcopal (10-9-1) advances to a rematch against two-time defending champion Bolles, which coasted to a 7-0 rout of South Walton (11-8-1).
Auburn commit Olivia Candelino dominated again with four goals for Bolles (20-6), while Abby Lynch, Avery Patterson and Aubrey Ramey also got onto the scoresheet.
St. Johns Country Day (21-1) won by forfeit against St. Joseph (13-7), which cited an inability to field enough players. The Spartans, winners of the last eight titles, play Tuesday.