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SOCCER:: Cheesemakers top Blue Devils
Monroe's Catie Eiserman looks to pass the ball to freshman Chelsea Haffele in Monroe's win on Saturday.
EVANSVILLE - The Cheesemakers knocked off the Blue Devils 2-0 Saturday to finish the regular season with a 13-5-3 overall record - tied with Madison Edgewood for the most wins of any Badger South team.

Freshman Chelsea Haffele scored on a pass from sophomore Kylee Ritschard at the 34 minute, 16 second mark in the first half. The two reversed rolls in the 55th minute.

"Kylee and Chelsea are really figuring out how to work together," head coach Miriam O'Neill said. "Chelsea is making great runs and decisions lately, and Kylee really has the instinct to score. She is still the top scorer in the Badger South."

Gail LaVoie had four saves in goal for the Cheesemakers.

"We were pretty confident going out, and we controlled the game both halves. And we were able to play everybody," O'Neill said.

Monroe, getting the No. 3 seed in its regional, will host Cambridge-Deerfield in the first round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs on Thursday.

"This is the first time we as a program have ever been a top seed and hosted a game in the playoffs," O'Neill said.

Monroe looks to be the stronger team, and should the Cheesemakers win, they would likely travel to McFarland in the second round. McFarland was given the No. 2 seed and Madison Edgewood No. 1. Monroe has a chance to play Sugar River in the regional final should the Raiders get past Evansville in the first round and Edgewood in the second.

Monroe and Sugar River are each getting votes in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association poll, while Edgewood and McFarland are ranked No. 2 and 3.