Women's lacrosse Game of the Week (March 1): No. 1 Stony Brook at No. 10 Northwestern

No. 1 Stony Brook (3-0) at No. 10 Northwestern (4-1)

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.

Outlook: The Seawolves took over the No. 1 ranking for the first time in program history this week as they prepare to meet Northwestern in a rematch of last year’s NCAA tournament second-round game. The Seawolves won, 13-9, by outscoring the Wildcats 7-2 in the final 26 minutes. Already this season, the teams have played one common opponent. Both have beaten No. 13 Southern California, which had been a top-10 team until the 9-5 loss at Northwestern on Sunday. The Seawolves opened with a 14-10 win in Los Angeles. Both teams are winning by about an eight-goal margin, but the Seawolves average about a goal more than Northwestern while the Wildcats allow about a goal fewer. Stony Brook, with three 100-point scorers back from last season, is led by Courtney Murphy (12 goals, six assists), 2017 Tewaaraton Award finalist Kylie Ohlmiller (11, 6) and Taryn Ohlmiller (nine, eight). Selena Lasota (15, six) and Danita Stroup (10, two) lead the Wildcats, whose only loss was 9-8 to No. 14 Duke on Feb. 18. Stony Brook leads the series with Northwestern 3-1.

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