Girls Soccer: Eheart’s first-minute goal enough for Regis Jesuit to move into 5A second round

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Mountain Range goalkeeper Makayla Johnson, right, stops a shot by Regis Jesuit's Emily Langenderfer during the first round of the 5A girls soccer championships on  May 5, 2015, at Regis Jesuit High School. The Raiders scored in the first minute to win and advance to the second round, where they will face Broomfield. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)
Mountain Range goalkeeper Makayla Johnson, right, stops a shot by Regis Jesuit’s Emily Langenderfer during the first round of the 5A girls soccer championships on May 5, 2015, at Regis Jesuit High School. The Raiders scored in the first minute to win and advance to the second round, where they will face Broomfield. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | In the blink of an eye Tuesday evening, the Regis Jesuit girls soccer team had all it needed to move on in the Class 5A girls soccer state playoffs.

Sophomore forward Karli Eheart put the Raiders on the scoreboard in the first minute of their postseason opener against visiting No. 20 Mountain Range and it would stand up the rest of the way in a 1-0 victory for coach Will Cropper’s team at Lou Kellogg Stadium.

Senior Natalie Baltizar had the assist on Eheart’s goal — her team-leading 15th of the season — and junior Emily Griffith stopped all six shots that came her way as Regis Jesuit move into the second round where No. 4 Broomfield awaits. The Eagles blanked No. 29 Grand Junction 4-0.

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(13) REGIS JESUIT 1, (20) MOUNTAIN RANGE 0

Score by halves:

Mtn. Range  0  0 — 0

Regis Jesuit  1  0 — 1

SCORING

First half

Regis Jesuit — Karli Eheart (Natalie Baltizar), 1st minute

Regis Jesuit saves: Emily Griffith (6 shots on goal-6 saves)

Full Class 5A girls soccer state playoff scoreboard & schedule, here.