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Cheese get rare win over Madison Edgewood, 3-2
Times photo: Adam Krebs Monroes Jaclyn Ditter taps a kill over the arms of Edgewood blocker Kaitlyn Tessmer during the fourth game of the Cheesemakers 3-2 win Tuesday.
MONROE - Excuse the Monroe Cheesemakers girls volleyball team if they seem to be walking on air. Knocking off the top team in the Badger South will do that for a team.

After looking flat and dropping game one, the Cheesemakers came back to upend the Madison Edgewood Crusaders, 12-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 15-11. According to the coaches, it was the first time Monroe has beaten Edgewood in years.

Monroe head coach Dave Gersbach knew an adjustment had to be made following the game one loss and switched from a 5-1 alignment to a 6-2 alignment. The move payed off as the Cheesemakers won the next two games.

A Game 4 loss set the stage for the deciding game five in which the Cheesemakers roared out to a 13-4 lead only to see the Crusaders close to within 14-11.

After calling a timeout, senior Jamie Armstrong sealed the win with a one-handed smack to set off a celebration.

"The girls played wonderfully. They took it upon themselves and let the game come to them and didn't force it," Gersbach said. "We looked experienced out there. In doing so, we found open court and played really smart. Our defense turned nicely into offense. They had something to prove and they proved it."

Armstrong had another monster game for the Cheesemakers with 20 kills, 10 blocks and two aces. Senior Jessica Wyssbrod came through with 20 assists and senior Chelsea Wyss played a big role defensively with 15 digs.

Madison Edgewood was led by Ashley Ring with 19 kills.

The Cheesemakers will travel to Stoughton Thursday before finishing the regular season Tuesday at home against Milton.