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Sophomore forward Michelle Cooper (left) was defended by Radford's Helena Willson (right) all Saturday evening.

Duke women's soccer adjusts on the fly to overcome Radford's unique defensive scheme in NCAA tournament first round

In their first-round NCAA tournament contest against the No. 2-seed Blue Devils, the Highlanders tried to shut down Duke's best players, albeit with a more unconventional approach. Radford man-marked the Blue Devils' front five players, which includes the three forwards and two wingbacks, for the entire 90 minutes of Duke's 4-0 victory Saturday evening.