In a showdown between two of the four highest-ranked teams in the nation, the No. 4 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team was handed its first loss of the year on Friday. The Seawolves (4-1) were defeated 13-8 in Illinois by the No. 3 Northwestern Wildcats. Stony Brook's defense had no answer for Northwestern attacker Izzy Scane, who erupted for eight goals and an assist to carry the Wildcats to a victory. Scane's performance led Northwestern to outscore Stony Brook in all four quarters and cakewalk to its sixth-straight victory.